“Honeywell today announced its first HomeKit-enabled product, introducing a second-generation Lyric Round Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat with HomeKit support,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.
“Designed to compete with existing HomeKit-compatible thermostats like the ecobee3 and the iDevices thermostat, the Honeywell Lyric connects to a home’s Wi-Fi network to allow the thermostat to be controlled via Siri or by using an iOS device and the accompanying app,” Clover reports. “The new HomeKit-enabled Lyric thermostat is identical in design to the original Lyric thermostat, featuring a round body and a 3-inch polished glass face that clearly displays the current temperature and the target temperature.”
Clover report, “With the accompanying app, the Lyric can be controlled with an iPhone either at home or remotely, and with HomeKit integration, it will respond to Siri voice commands and interface with other HomeKit products.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yes, aligning your IoT products with the platform of people who have disposable income and the proven will to spend it will lead to greater success than shackling yourself to a privacy-trampling OS from a search engine/online advertiser that’s slapped into cheap knockoff handsets peddled to ignoramuses and/or cheapskates via endless “Buy One Get One Free” deals.
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