It’s been a busy few weeks of rumours related to Toronto-based Ecobee’s upcoming smart home products.
First, news leaked that the company is working on a smart camera. Next, we learned that it could also be planning to release a ‘contact sensor,’ though the company later denied that the device exists.
Zatz says that the new Ecobee4+ will feature a more premium design when compared to other smart thermostats from the company. For example, rather than a plastic screen, the rumoured Ecobee4+ will feature a glass display and new, redesigned room sensors. Every Ecobee4+ will also be packed-in with a room sensor, says Zatz.
Zatz goes on to say that the new sensors will feature a magnetic base that replaces the current sensor’s plastic snap-in stand. That said, the new sensors will not support the ability to detect humidity, according to Zatz.
It’s unclear when the Ecobee4+ will be released or even if it will make its way to Canada at launch. 9to5Mac reports that the rumoured smart thermostat has been registered with the FCC, indicating that it could be revealed by the Toronto-based company soon.
The Ecobee4 finally made its way to Canada in November of 2017, a number of months after its U.S. release. The thermostat is nearly the same as the Ecobee3, with Amazon Alexa voice-activated assistant integration being its main draw.