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ecobee3 Update 3.6: What’s new in the mobile apps?

by on April 2, 2015

Along with performance improvements, update 3.6 brings some of our most requested features to the ecobee3 mobile app for iOS and Android.

Once you update your ecobee3 mobile app for iOS and Android and we have applied the 3.6 update to your ecobee3 thermostat, you will be able to view the following details for all wireless remote sensors paired with your ecobee3 smart thermostat.

  • Wireless remote sensor name
  • The temperature currently measured by the sensor
  • The current occupancy status of the room the sensor is in (occupied or unoccupied)
  • The current participation status of the sensor
  • The current connectivity status of the sensor (connected or disconnected)

Having all this information from the remote sensors available at your fingertips gives you peace of mind like never before. Whether you’re watching TV in the living room or doing dishes in the kitchen, a couple of taps will tell you that your baby’s room is at a comfortable temperature, putting your mind at ease.

The sensor participation feature enables you to choose which of your sensors to use for each of your comfort settings (Home, Away, Sleep, and custom comfort settings).

For example, using the Sensor Participation setting, you can choose to use the sensor in the living room when you’re “Home” (say from 6 PM to 9 PM) and use the sensor in the bedroom during “Sleep” (say from 9 PM to 7 AM), but use the sensor in the baby’s room during both the “Home” and “Sleep” periods.

To configure your sensor participation settings, navigate to Menu > Sensors > Sensor Name (the sensor you want to edit the settings for) > Participation > and select all of the comfort settings you want this sensor to participate in.

Alternatively, you can also navigate to Menu > Comfort Settings > Select a comfort setting > and choose all of the sensors you want to participate in this comfort setting. Please review our FAQs to learn more about about the remote sensor status icons.

Please note: you must have at least one sensor participate in each comfort setting (by default this will be the sensor in your ecobee3 thermostat).

Please note that we will be doing a staged rollout of update 3.6 over the course of April to ensure a great customer experience. You can download the new ecobee3 mobile app for iOS and Android right away, however, the new features will become available on your app, thermostat, and web portal, once update 3.6 has been applied to your ecobee3 thermostat.

Thank you for your continued support. Keep the great feature suggestions coming and we’ll keep on delivering!