Tado ° is a brand specialized in intelligent home air conditioning. After smart thermostats and smart thermostatic valves, here is the accessory to make the air conditioner smart and use it with iOS, Android and with the various virtual assistants.
UPDATE: The product is discounted at € 70.90 on Amazon.
Tado ° has recently launched the new “Intelligent Air Conditioning Control V3 +”, a device compatible with Apple HomeKit that allows you to connect air conditioners and heat pumps to the home Wi-Fi, thus replacing the infrared remote control and making everything smart. We finally got to try it and we report below all our impressions about it.
After having seen – here the review – the smart thermostat, working very well in combination with the thermostatic valves, we immediately found ourselves very well with this product, dedicated to air conditioners.
This accessory is in fact designed to improve the home air conditioning system. It can be installed in a few minutes and adapts to all interior styles thanks to its discreet and minimal design. But let’s go point by point.
The installation of this product is very simple and takes a few minutes. Whether with an iOS, Android smartphone or with a PC, the configuration takes place through an access point created ad hoc by the accessory. Once you have connected your smartphone or PC to Tado °, simply continue with the configuration via browser, app or HomeKit and enter your home WiFi credentials. After these small steps, the product will be ready to work.
Product compatibility is ensured for most air conditioners whose original remote control also shows the temperature on its display. In any case, just look at the list of compatible air conditioners on the official website or contact customer support in advance – now available via instant chat – to obtain purchase assistance.
Compact and minimal, this product must be positioned in line with the air conditioner, having to work as a remote control. It adapts well to all domestic environments as it is really elegant and clean. The product is thin and white in color, so it can be fixed to the Wall in front of the air conditioner or simply place it on a piece of furniture, as we did in our test.
Use and functionality
The application for smartphones and tablets works very well and has a series of commands useful for managing the temperature, manual or automated, for switching the air conditioner on and off and so on.
Apple users Homekit can now integrate Smart AC Control V3 + into their Home app. This way they can ask Siri to change the temperature and add air conditioning to the scenes and scenes automations. Like the V3 + Smart Thermostats, the new product also integrates with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for total versatility in every home.
The new app management system introduces a renewed design and several new functions, such as the “Environmental Wellbeing” skill, which measures the freshness of the air inside and outside the home. The app also provides tips for achieving optimal air quality, which can help improve sleep quality and productivity, as well as reduce the risk of catching a cold.
La skill “Environmental Wellbeing” completes a series of features such as Geolocation, Open Window Detection, Weather Data Integration, and detailed energy reports that allow you to save energy and improve comfort. Users can also use the Smart Schedule and specific settings to minimize the noise produced by the air conditioner by changing the air speed and duration of the chosen mode.
Those who want complete automation in the management of their home climate can subscribe to the skill “Auto-Assist” at a cost of € 2.99 per month or € 24.99 per year. With Auto-Assist, le skill “Geolocation” e “Open Window Detection” they are automated and act on the air conditioner or heat pump when necessary without notifying the user.
Tado ° is confirmed as a choice of excellence for smart home temperature management. First with the heating, now with the air conditioners. A perfect solution for the summer, thanks to the ability to automate operations and take advantage of the geolocation to return to the house already finding a fresh and comfortable environment. The accessory can clearly also be used in winter by managing the heat pumps. Recommended, especially to manage everything from a single app if you have other products from the Tado ° brand. Very convenient integration with Google Assistant and Alexa.
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