The Challenge

To develop a class-leading Wi-Fi connected smart thermostat for the USA market to compete with established brands on performance, price and platform connectivity in a very short time-frame.


Our holistic approach from start to finish included:

  • Basic research to establish market needs and points of differentiation
  • Created a unique appearance and feature-set anchored on intuitive operation to expand appeal of connected thermostat product category
  • Touch Points: clear white-on-black display, real metal control knob, changeable covers to allow personalization
  • In-depth market research to verify chosen design has deep customer positive impact
  • Rapid hardware development and testing. 3D analysis of RF performance to ensure best in class networking reliability
  • Thermal modelling and hysteresis analysis for optimal temperature control as “best in class”
  • Developed robust device to cloud API with industry-leading high levels of security and Smart Home integrations, including Apple HomeKitTM certification.