Read on to find out the Ecobee 4 pros and cons as well as the Nest pros and cons.
There have been great advances in smart technology in recent years, which has seen our homes become increasingly intelligent.
Joining the smart TV, the smart speaker and even the smart kettle is the smart thermostat, which allows the control of heating and cooling systems from anywhere through their Wi-Fi connectivity.
They can also help reduce your energy bills, and many of them have learning capabilities to work efficiently with the routines in your home.
The smart thermostat is the perfect addition to the modern home, but with more models being developed all the time, how do you know which device will be the best one for your home?
Ecobee 4 and Nest Comparison
Ecobee 4 vs Nest
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With their 4th generation model, Ecobee has released its best smart thermostat to date.
The Ecobee 4 features a responsive touchscreen display, a remote sensor, as well as a number of additional features, including a built-in Amazon Alexa speaker. This device is easy to use, is compatible with all heating and cooling systems, and can be controlled remotely through the mobile app.
|✅ Pros||❌ Cons|
|Built-in Alexa – Whereas the latest model of the Nest is compatible with Amazon Alexa, the Ecobee 4 actually has a built-in Amazon Alexa speaker. For those who are looking to upgrade their home with smart technology, the Ecobee 4 is an attractive prospect, being 2 smart devices in 1, plus it means that you can control your heating with voice commands.||No Sunblock Feature – The Nest has a pretty nifty ‘sunblock’ feature, which detects when the thermostat is in direct sunlight, being aware that the temperature reading will be higher than it actually is. However, the Nest’s ‘sunblock’ feature is a much simpler solution to the problem of direct sunlight affecting temperature readings.|
|Excellent Features – The Ecobee 4 has an impressive array of features, which can be controlled via the touchscreen or the mobile app. It is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit, whilst the Nest is yet to be made compatible with Apple operating systems.||The Nest adjusts its settings to compensate for the temperature. The Ecobee does not have such a feature, but it does have room sensors, which feedback the temperatures in the corresponding rooms to the base unit.|
|Ecobee has an extremely useful ‘Follow Me’ mode, which uses room sensors (included in the kit), which detect which room of the house is occupied and use that room to take a temperature reading.||No Battery Back Up – The Ecobee 4 does not have a battery back up power source, unlike the Nest, which comes with a large rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, which can last a good few months fully charged.|
|‘Home/Away’ feature detects if the home is occupied, automatically switching off if no one is at home||The Ecobee 4 draws its power through the C-wire, which some older homes may not have, they compensate for this by providing a Power Extender Kit (PEK).|