Nest and Ecobee have a new challenger in the Amazon Smart Thermostat, a new $59 device that will control your heating and air conditioning system.
The Amazon Smart Thermostat looks fairly simple: The main face of the thermostat shows the temperature in large numbers, with up and down arrows beneath. In between the arrows is a small circle.
Amazon’s Smart Thermostat is basically a square with rounded edges — more like Ecobee’s thermostat than the ones made by Nest. Amazon said it partnered with Honeywell Home to design the device; indeed, it looks similar to some of Honeywell’s devices, themselves inexpensive smart thermostats.