The Ecobee4 is predicted to feature a microphone speaker, allowing users to give voice commands directly to the smart thermostat without the need for Amazon’s Echo. The Ecobee3 featured Alexa functionality but the Amazon Echo was still necessary to use voice commands with the device.
Build-wise, the Ecobee4 features a blue light and appears to be slimmer than previous Ecobee devices.
The Ecobee3 and 4 aren’t the first products to feature Alexa integration in Canada. For instance, the CoWatch, a smartwatch made by iMCO that released last year, is also Alexa-enabled.
The ill-fated Pebble Core was also supposed to feature Alexa functionality, however, the device’s release was cancelled following Fitbit acquiring Pebble.
Source: David Zatz