Save $50 on the Ecobee Smart Thermostat and control the temperature with your voice

Ecobee Smart Thermostat
Ecobee Smart Thermostat (Image credit: Android Central)

The Ecobee Smart Thermostat has dropped to $199.99 at Best Buy. This deal is part of Best Buy's deals of the day and matches the lowest we've seen for Ecobee's newest device. The smart thermostat normally sells for around $250, which is the price you'll find it at other retailers like Home Depot (opens in new tab). The last time we saw this thermostat drop to $200 was last year during the holiday shopping season. It's nice to see it back down, and it looks like it's going on sale at the perfect time with summer coming up.

Use the smart sensor to monitor important rooms in your home. Get dual-band Wi-Fi, far-field voice recognition, a touch display, and smart home integration. Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control. Use app on Android or iOS for scheduling. (opens in new tab)
Use the smart sensor to monitor important rooms in your home. Get dual-band Wi-Fi, far-field voice recognition, a touch display, and smart home integration. Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control. Use app on Android or iOS for scheduling.

We love the Ecobee 4 and have written about it many times. Despite the name not continuing the numbers, this version on sale today could be considered the Ecobee 5. The SmartThermostat features a whole new design with a glass finish, a vivid touch display, a quad-core processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and far-field voice recognition that can pick up your commands from across the room.

The smart sensor that comes with it can be used to monitor the temperature in a specific room, giving you more accurate control where you need it most. It will even automatically adjust your thermostat based on occupancy and temperature to keep things at a comfortable level.

The Ecobee will actually help you reduce waste and save up to 23% on your heating and cooling costs. It's also super easy to install. You can do it yourself in just 45 minutes. Ecobee includes video walkthroughs and a step-by-step guide on the free app.

Not only does the SmartThermostat work with Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and Samsung's SmartThings, it also has Amazon Alexa built right in. You don't even need to connect it to an Amazon device to talk to Alexa. Control your entire smart home straight from your thermostat.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.