Internet of Things (IoT) is subtly infiltrating our lives. A good example is the Smart Thermostat Tado, a system able to manage the temperature of the house depending on whether you’re in it or not. Interestingly, it’s able to detect the user’s presence and optimize the temperature based on that information. But the real difference is that Tado get this information directly from the GPS geolocation of the mobile user. That’s how it can reduce the temperature when it detects that there’s no one at home or start to heat it when it interprets someone’s back home. All automatically.
Tado’s part of a new generation of smart thermostats that adjust the temperature of the heating according to various parameters. The first, of course, is defined by the user. From here the operation’s adjusted using other values such as the weather forecast -which Tado derives from its connection to the Internet- and depending on the energetic efficiency of the house or the routines of the inhabitants.
Tado has a differential design that lacks display as such. The information’s showed through a matrix of integrated LEDs that light up and are invisible when it’s off leaving an ultra minimalist white panel. Of course you can activate the panel to adjust the temperature or you can use the app (iOS and Android) for a more advanced managemen of the systemt.
The device’s compatible with more than 5000 heating systems of 290 brands saves up to 31% of heating costs (about €300 per year on average). The price is €249 (or rent it for €6.99 month) and is easily replaced by the installed regulator. If you lack the previous installation you have to add the extension kit that connects to the boiler and that increases the price in €99 (or € 2.99/month)