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Thermostat controlled with a smartphone by Philippe Starck for Netatmo

This smartphone-controlled thermostat by French designer Philippe Starck can regulate itself by tracking residents' activities.

Philippe Starck designed the minimal device for Netatmo, which creates products and apps for monitoring the weather and environmental conditions.

The thermostat allows heating in the home to be monitored and regulated using an app on a smartphone or tablet.

Thermostat controlled using a smartphone by Philippe Starck for Netatmo

It syncs with the app to provide the user with real-time temperature readings, and memorises routines and usage patterns to regulate the temperature automatically unless instructed to do otherwise.

The simple interface includes an E-ink screen in the centre of the case, which shows the temperature and other information either vertically or horizontally depending on which way up it's facing.

Interchangeable films can be applied onto the back of the square case to colour its transparent edges.

Thermostat controlled using a smartphone by Philippe Starck for Netatmo

The product can be used with fuel, gas and wood heating systems, and controlled manually if the user doesn't own a smart device.

More information from Netatmo follows:

Netatmo presents the Thermostat for smartphone by Philippe Starck

Netatmo, an innovation company developing consumer electronics for a better and connected lifestyle, unveils the Thermostat designed by Starck. Developed to control heating remotely and reduce your energy consumption, the Thermostat's intelligent design is made to use from smartphones and smart devices.

The Netatmo Thermostat for smartphone designed by Starck is the perfect balance between functionality and design.

Anywhere, anytime, from the touch of a button the user can control and monitor their heating from a smartphone, tablet or PC.

The Thermostat adapts to your life by observing your habits: it knows what time the day starts, when the kids get home from school and when it's time to go to sleep. It self‐regulates to provide a comfortable temperature adapted to your activities while economising energy.

Thermostat controlled using a smartphone by Philippe Starck for Netatmo

Effortless Comfort

To ensure the ultimate comfort for its users the Thermostat Netatmo sets the temperature according to your activities. Forget waking up to chilly mornings, returning from vacation to a cold house or weekends at the country home below 15°Celsius.

Thanks to the Netatmo Application, free on the App Store and Google Play, the user can easily control their heat remotely, from their bed or from the other end of the world! Using a Wi-Fi connection the Thermostat syncs with the Application, constantly transmitting the most up to date information. Moreover, the interface of the Thermostat is simple, intuitive and efficient.

By evaluating the habits of the user, the Netatmo Thermostat adapts to his or her lifestyle. It monitors sleep habits and periods of absence from the home and then adjusts to the optimal temperature.

For those without smartphones the Thermostat can also be used manually.

Something for the Planet

The Thermostat is for anyone interested in reducing their energy bill and doing something good for the environment.

According to the l’ADEME, better management of heating can help save up to 25% on energy bills. By seeing the temperature data and the history of energy consumption, the user of the Thermostat can manage their budget and impact on the environment. The Thermostat enables the user to avoid wasting energy and reduce their carbon footprint.

"Problems linked to energy are some of the most important issues facing our society today. Everyone is looking for practical and economically‐savvy solutions to help the planet and ensure its future. It was with this in mind that we created the Thermostat. We are looking to bring solutions, functional and well‐designed, that respond to this need and fit into your life. Our Thermostat for smartphone combines simplicity, ecology and technology to create an exceptional, elegant and minimalist design," said Fred Potter, President and Founder of Netatmo.

Thermostat controlled using a smartphone by Philippe Starck for Netatmo

Designed by Starck

Designed by Starck, the Netatmo Thermostat for smartphone incorporates the values and aesthetics of the brand. The audacious yet minimalist design fits perfectly into any interior.

Magic, it goes from white to colour in an instant! All you have to do is apply one of the five interchangeable colour films on the back of the device. Soft and light, the colour brings a delicate touch of originality.

The E‐ink screen chosen for its unparalleled quality and minimal energy consumption, offers a clear presentation and readability of the temperature and other information.

Simplicity and Adaptability

The Thermostat combines simplicity and adaptability. Widely compatible, it replaces most wired and wireless thermostats on the market. It can be used with fuel, gas and wood systems.

Its simplicity gives the user the possibility to install the thermostat by themselves in less than ten minutes. Another option is to have the thermostat installed by a professional.

Price and availability

The Thermostat is available for sale from November on our website, Suggested Retail Price ‐ €179 TTC.

The App is available on iOS for iPhones (from 4 model), iPad 2, iPod Touch (last generation) and on Google Play for Android 4.0 and higher.