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This $65 thermostat works with Alexa and your phone, just like a $250 Nest

Published Apr 29th, 2021 1:39PM EDT
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I have a Nest Learning Thermostat in my home and I absolutely love it. It’s sleek, it’s smart, and it definitely helps me save money on my energy bills. It’s also so awesome to be able to control the temperature in my home with simple voice commands thanks to support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. That said, the Nest Learning Thermostat is pretty pricey at $250, and it’s still pretty pricey even while it’s discounted at Amazon.

While it’s definitely true that I love my Nest, I might make a different choice if I was in the market for a new smart thermostat now instead of 5+ years ago. Any decent model will pay for itself over time with savings on your gas and electricity bills, of course. But the less you spend upfront, the quicker you’ll recoup your investment — and Amazon has some fantastic new options like the Vine TJ-225 Smart Thermostat that costs just $65!

Vine’s smart thermostat has so many great features at such an affordable price. It might not have the “Learning” mode that made Nest famous, but not everyone uses it anyway. That’s especially true for people who now work from home because of the pandemic; since you’re always around, you always want the temperature in your home to be comfortable.

The Vine TJ-225 Smart Thermostat features packs of smart features into a nice modern design. You can set up flexible schedules and then change things on the fly from anywhere using the Vine app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. And best of all, you can control your thermostat with your voice using simple Alexa or Google Assistant commands. All that for just $65!

If this particular model isn’t to your liking but you still want a smart thermostat that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, we’ve rounded up four more good options that you can check out below. Our favorite is probably the stunning GLAS Smart Thermostat with a see-through OLED touchscreen display. It retails for $249 but it’s on sale right now at Amazon for only $132!

Vine TJ-225 Smart Thermostat

  • 【PROGRAMMABLE AND ENERGY-EFFICIENCY】. Ultra-flexible 7-Day & 8-Period settings, save over 23% on HVAC energy cost.
  • 【REMOTE CONTROL WITH VARIOUS DEVICES】. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, also you can control from your phone, tablet, or laptop with the smart Vine App.
  • 【QUICK INSTALLATION AND EASY OPERATIOIN】. Including necessary hardware and detailed instructions, most people finish installation within 30 minutes and be familiar with the operation within 20 minutes.

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Honeywell Home Wi-Fi Thermostat

  • THERMOSTAT THAT FITS YOUR LIFE. 7-day, 4 periods per day, flexible programming lets you sync your comfort with your schedule.
  • EASY-TO-USE-APP. Choose from the Total Connect Comfort app or the Honeywell Home app to control your WiFi thermostat anytime, anywhere.
  • SMART HOME INTEGRATION. The Wi-Fi 7-Day is compatible with voice assistant devices like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana, and more.

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Saswell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

  • Large LCD display with backlight, continuous backlight option.
  • Touch Button easy operation
  • Menu Driven Programming Display of room temperature, set temperature, and current time simultaneously

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Honeywell Home T5 Smart Thermostat

  • Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately).
  • The product requires a C-Wire and will not work without it.
  • Control your Smart Home with Amazon Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately) and Apple HomeKit with voice control using Siri, the Apple voice assistant

GLAS Smart Thermostat

  • Indoor air quality monitoring including humidity, total VOCs, and equivalent CO2
  • Outdoor air quality reporting including allergens, air quality index, and UV index. Compatability GLAS can control the following types of split or packaged units- Conventional, single-stage up to 2H/2C, Heat pump, up to 2H/2C/2 Aux Heat. GLAS is compatible with the following HVAC configurations- Gas Heat, Oil Heat, Electric Heat, Ground-, Air-, and Water-source heat pumps, Dual-fuel support for Heat Pump
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant

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Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada has been the Editor of BGR Deals since it launched in 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience testing more than 1,500 products, and reviewing a wide range of consumer electronics including mobile devices, smart home products, computers, and home appliances.

Previously, she was a leading consultant specializing in copywriting, product development, and new product launches.

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