Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control Review

Posted on Mar 25 2014 - 9:43pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received these products for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.


One of the neatest things about being a homeowner is being able to try a variety of gadgets in your home. When we bought our home, it came with the most ugly thermostat – likely the cheapest thing the builders could find when the house was built in 1998. Don’t get me wrong, it worked well, but it was ugly. As we are redecorating and redoing some things in the house, I asked my husband if we could buy a new cover or an all new thermostat all together. Since it was functional, he said it would have to wait – boo! Lucky for me, I was approached by Honeywell, asking if we would like to review their new Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control.  After reading about it on their website, I couldn’t wait for it to arrive!

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control: What is It

Looking for a thermostat that is easy to use and give you full control of the temperature of your home anywhere, while looking good? If so, we are happy to introduce you to the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control. This fun thermometer allows you to use simple, pre-defined verbal commands to tell your thermostat to make the house hotter, colder, or change the temperature by specific degree increments. Not only that, but you can control your thermostat anywhere that has internet access, including your smartphone, tablet, or even your computer at work, letting you change the temperature or program it with just a few button presses. This thermostat also has a variety of other cool features including:

  • Password Protection
  • Indoor Humidity Sensors
  • Detailed Programming & Special Event/Holiday Programming
  • Advanced Fan & Comfort Control
  • Customizable Color Touchscreen
  • WiFi Connectivity
  • Outdoor weather information
  • Simple Setup

With the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control, you can save yourself time and money when it come so  heating and cooling your home. To learn more, make sure to watch the video below!

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control: Overall

I will freely admit, the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control is the neatest thermostats I think I have ever seen. After we got it installed (which was pretty easy after we troubleshooted an issue with our old wiring), the thermostat was a breeze to set up. One of the first things we tested as the voice activation feature. Not only could we easily get her to make the room hotter or cooler, but could do from a variety of distances – I could even tell her to make changes from our kitchen. To us though, the really neat feature was the ability for us to control our thermostat from our cellphones. Through our Honeywell iPhone app, we can control the temperature in the house, program the thermostat, see the weather outside, the current temperature in the house, or even turn on the air conditioning if we desire. As well, if you want to keep your house in comfortable ranges all the time, you can set your thermostat to automatic, where it decides based on house temperatures if it needs air conditioning or heating and switches as needed.

I am also excited that Honeywell is still updating our smart thermostat. Since we installed our thermostat they have added 5 new voice commands that I think are very helpful. Such as:

  • “What is the Time” – Provides the current time as set on your thermostat
  • “What is Today’s Date” – Provides the current date as set on your thermostat
  • “What is the Outdoor/Outside Temperature” – Provides the outdoor temperature using your registered zip code on Honeywell Total Connect Comfort
  • “What is the Indoor/Inside Temperature” – Provides the indoor temperature as recognized directly by your thermostat
  • “Never Mind” – Cancels/ends your current voice control session

In the end, this Honeywell thermostat gave us full control of the temperature in our home, anywhere – inside or out. Between voice commands and our cellphones, keeping our house comfortable is easier than ever. Based on our own experience with this thermostat, we are delighted to give the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control an A+ rating!

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Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control: Where to Purchase

Would you like to purchase this awesome thermostat for your own home? You can purchase the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control at Home Depot or on for $299.99.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Dorothy Boucher March 26, 2014 at 9:27 am - Reply

    great review, and although i don’t own my own home, my land lord is using this , i know i reap the benifits also.. because not only does he use it in his house be he has it installed in this house…so many great features to this.. thanks for share

    • Susan Bewley March 26, 2014 at 10:37 am - Reply

      It is pretty amazing! I love the convenience of being able to control it from our phones as well. Nothing is better than being able to make sure the house is comfortable after coming back from a weekend trip or vacation (or making it warmer without getting out of blankets!)

  2. beverly i paquin March 26, 2014 at 10:19 am - Reply

    this thermostat is way to expensive for me to buy, no matter how good it is.

  3. Mary McCloy March 26, 2014 at 11:26 am - Reply

    The technology these days are amazing 🙂 This smart thermostat can save money too .

  4. Mary McCloy March 26, 2014 at 11:30 am - Reply

    This is a great thing to have to save money by reducing the amount of energy we use. It is so neat to even use your cell phone to adjust it .

  5. Kadie March 26, 2014 at 11:35 am - Reply

    This is so cool. I couldn’t justify the cost upfront as we’re pretty diligent as it is with monitoring our air usage so our bill isn’t too high. However, if I found we were becoming forgetful and the bills were going up, I would imagine we could make that $300 worth it with in several months!

  6. Shannon March 26, 2014 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    This is really nice if you can afford it.

  7. tj March 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Switching to an automatic thermostat was one of the smartest things we have done. it’s not voice controlled tho. sounds neat.

  8. Ashley Miller March 27, 2014 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Technology amazes me. This is pretty awesome! =)

  9. Marcia Lee March 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    The voice activation is a great feature, especially if it can be done from a short distance. Though the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat is pricier than your standard thermostat. It looks like it is worth saving up for, not only for its convenience, but also for the savings of being able to change the temperature of your house when you forget and leave without lowering the temp in winter, etc.

    • Susan Bewley March 31, 2014 at 12:13 am - Reply

      It is super nice! I am amazed at how much it is controlling our house now. It is no longer too hot or too cold since it is smart enough to know our activity and normal schedule.

  10. carey Oberly April 4, 2014 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Wow voice controlled, getting smarter all the time! I like wifi accessible and looks esy to use. Will save money using.

  11. Ben April 14, 2014 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    WiFi thermostats are perhaps the best solution to gain control of your heating and cooling needs while lowering energy usage in your home. Nowadays, they’re quickly gaining popularity among astute homeowners.

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