Excellent Thermostat - Highly Recommended
Reviewed on 05/23/2017
We have four of these thermostats in three locations. They work perfectly and so far are totally reliable - they work extremely well with Iris. One location is a vacation rental and the ability to set a minimum cool temperature was critical - the GoControl thermostat allows you to do that in the advanced settings menu. We have the minimum temperature set to 68 degrees because some renters would set the thermostat to 65 degrees and leave for the day in the middle of July. There are no conflicts with scheduling because it's done in the Iris App/software - not on the thermostat. We tried the Radio Thermostat CT101 but never could resolve Iris conflicts - they just were not reliable with Iris and did not allow minimum temperature settings.
Easy to install. No constant power line required.
Reviewed on 02/01/2017
I had been thinking of getting an internet accessible thermostat for a while until I found out they all require a constant power line that I don't have. After giving up that idea for months, I came across this unit that can use battery if there is no constant power input. With the free Iris hub offer, this is amazingly affordable. Although the Iris app is below average and there is a fee for many function, I gave this a try. If I don't like the Iris system, I can always switch to Wink Hub2 or Smartthings Hub. First I put in the battery and have it paired with hub. Then I program it on the app. It took me around 20min to set up all the events and temperature settings on the app. The actual installation is actually very simple. Just remove the old thermostat, put this one on, and connect the 4 wires. It also works well with Amazon Echo. Once it is up and running, it does not really matter how bad the Iris app is. It is either controlled by the schedule I set, or I just tell Echo to change the temperature setting. After getting this, I added a couple GE dimmer switch to the Iris system and I am going to get the garage door controller too. The temperature control is very sensitive and little delay. It has a protective mechanism that prevent you from changing the setting too soon though. I have it up and running for a few weeks and I did not experience any problem. I have no idea how long the 4 batteries will last, but it should not be an issue as the program is not stored in the thermostat but in the app.
Worked great, connected quickly
Reviewed on 01/17/2017
I'm using this with a Wink hub and controlling it via the Wink app and also Alexa. It connected immediately with no problem. Its been working well and I really like the scheduled jobs. I'm using it with 4 AA batteries and no C wire attached.