Press release

Pioneered to Perfection: Introducing the New ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control

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Redesigned and reengineered, ecobee today introduced a new smart
thermostat for the digital age. The new ecobee SmartThermostat with
voice control will help people reduce their energy consumption, save
money and stay in control while home or away – all while enhancing the
way they experience comfort and convenience. ecobee’s flagship
thermostat combines hardware and software enhancements to deliver home
automation that is easy to enjoy. By infusing more power, improved
communications capabilities, and a more robust set of features and
functions, ecobee’s most powerful smart thermostat yet signals a new era
for the company and sets a new precedent for category excellence.

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“We see the smart home emerging as an oasis where great technology can
fade into the background and free you from the chaos of everyday life.”
said ecobee President and CEO, Stuart Lombard. “We’ve designed the new
ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control to be the foundation of that
vision. It’s packed with more power than ever before to deliver a
best-in-class user experience and effortlessly connect you to the
solutions and services you love, but also work quietly in the background
so you can focus on the things – and people – that matter most.”

Redesigned and Reengineered

Building on ecobee’s iconic squircle shape and clean sculptural design,
the fifth-generation ecobee SmartThermostat marries unprecedented
processing capabilities with the infallible ease of use users have come
to expect from the brand. A crisp glass finish and LCD screen offers a
vivid color display and enhanced touchscreen sensitivity for intuitive
control. Supercharged with a powerful quad-core processor, the new
ecobee SmartThermostat enables advanced machine learning and AI for
improved natural language processing and speech detection. The device
also boasts three times the speed and rock-solid reliability, with 2.4
GHz and 5GHz support for dual-band Wi-Fi. With this kind of power, speed
and connectivity, there is no limit to what the new ecobee
SmartThermostat can bring to users’ homes.

Advanced Sensor Technology

The new ultra-refined ecobee SmartSensor completes the experience and
unlocks the potential of the ecobee SmartThermostat. Featuring a new
state-of-the-art industrial design and an enhanced wide-angle detection
range, SmartSensor is made for optimal motion sensing and temperature
detection. Plus with an extended five-year battery life and new pairing
range of up to 60 feet, SmartSensor offers improved reliability,
connectivity and distance detection.

Bigger, Better Sound

The ecobee SmartThermostat features a powerful new speaker with twice
the intensity of its predecessor offering richer sound and a wider
dynamic range, delivering an audio experience that users would never
expect from a smart thermostat. Users can listen to podcasts, playlists
or news directly from their SmartThermostat or they can stream to a high
quality speaker thanks to new Bluetooth support. ecobee SmartThermostat
is compatible with Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora, TuneIn and for
the first time – Spotify via Spotify Connect.

Intuitive Control

Amplify the power of voice with built-in Amazon Alexa and added support
for Alexa Calling, Messaging and Drop-in. Use voice to control the
temperature, make a call, send a message, or connect through other
Alexa-enabled devices. ecobee has moved audio processing from analog to
digital microphones, meaning improved wake word detection, echo-spatial
participation, signal to noise ratio and echo cancellation. All this
combined delivers a communication experience one would never expect from
a smart thermostat. Plus control the ecobee SmartThermostat from
anywhere with the ecobee mobile app available on iOS or Android devices
including Apple Watch.

Engineered for Energy Savings

ecobee remains committed to its founding principle of planet positive
innovation and continues to prioritize solutions that offer families
easy ways to help fight climate change at home. Consistent with all
ecobee smart thermostats, this next generation product is Energy Star
certified and can help customers save up to 23%* annually on their
heating or cooling costs. The new ecobee SmartThermostat with voice
control is one small change that can make a big impact.

*Compared to a hold of 72°F/22°C

Pricing, Availability and Compatibility

Beginning June 3, 2019 the new ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control
($249 USD) will be available to purchase on, through select
retail partners including Amazon, Lowes, HomeDepot and Best Buy, or an
ecobee certified installer. The device comes with one SmartSensor in the
box with additional sensors available for purchase in packs of two for
$79. Additional in-home compatibility information is available at

ecobee is dedicated to maintaining an open ecosystem, and like all
ecobee products, the new SmartThermostat with voice control integrates
with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, SmartThings and


ecobee empowers people to transform their lives, homes, communities and
planet through innovative technologies that are accessible and
affordable. The company introduced the world’s first smart Wi-Fi
thermostat in 2007 to help millions of people save energy and money
without compromising on comfort. ecobee has since continued to expand
its suite of technologies and services to deliver a state-of-the-art
connected home experience to customers across North America. ecobee
products combine the company’s pioneering sensor technology with the
power of voice, machine learning and artificial intelligence to help
customers control their home’s comfort and energy consumption while
effortlessly connecting them to the online streaming and service
platforms they love. For more information, visit