Just noticed that this is “In Development.” Cool! I’ve already got Nest E thermostats, but I’m definitely interested to see what you guys can come up with.
I will say that from a hardware standpoint, I really love the Nest’s ring. Ecobee has a touchscreen, which makes complex interactions easier, but I rarely need to do complex interactions with the thermostat itself. For something complex, I’ll open the app. If I’m touching the physical thermostat, I’m probably just adjusting it up or down, which is super easy with the ring on the Nest.
One minor annoyance I have with Nest is that I can’t ask Alexa what the current humidity level is. (Although the Google Home can successfully answer the same question. Makes sense, since Nest is a Google product. But still annoying.)
Although my place is small enough that I don’t use it, I think a good thermostat system should allow separate battery-powered temperature sensors that can be placed in other rooms, too. Ecobee and Nest both have this. Ecobee’s are superior because they double as motion detectors, so that you can set rules based on when someone is in the room. Nest’s temperature sensors can’t do that.
Since Wyze already has a motion detector device, it might not be as necessary to build that functionality into the temperature sensor itself, but if not, the rule system should be robust enough that someone could buy a temperature sensor AND a motion detector and create rules based on when someone is in a specific room, and based on the temperature in that room.