With tado° you control your heating and air conditioning more easily and
conveniently than ever before. tado° helps you create a comfortable and
healthy climate at home. Its intelligent control works to save energy - good
for the environment and for your wallet. For all Smart Thermost...
Charging for a product support app?
Subscription apps are unacceptable, particularly in the case of hardware support apps that switch to subscription pricing after a substantial hardware investment was made. Obviously the developer had a change of heart to switch from subscription pricing to one-time upgrade fee (at least for legacy customers, don’t know how it is for new customers) That makes a huge difference. Updating my rating from one to four stars correspondingly. I’m glad this was changed! ================= Original Review ================= The whole point of buying their devices was maximal energy savings, of which the software is an integral part. That now, after people have spent lots of money to buy into their system, they start to charge monthly fees to use something we already bought, is outrageous. Imagine this sets an example: you convert your home to hue lighting, then Philips starts to charge a subscription fee for the app. Apple sells you an iPhone, then starts charging a monthly fee for using iOS. You buy a sofa, a year later the carpenter stops by and installs a meter that charges you a cent each time you sit down. If you add some serious functionality, charge for the upgrade, letting me choose if I need the features or not. But stop beings leeches who think they deserve an income stream for perpetuity for work done and paid to employees one time only.
It available after 3 days away
We have no connection anymore after 3 days in vacation. After I’ve had internet after another 4 days again, it worked. Since then I let the app be open all the time, no list of connection.
Can’t Add/Assign Rooms
This product has a lot of potential and I’d like to increase my rating later but right now I’m too frustrated. Had to wait for custom instructions for installation because my existing thermostat and heating configuration wasn’t pre-loaded into Tado’s automated installation instructions program. When I did finally get the instructions via email it caused my separately-controlled in-floor heating in my kitchen (operating off the same boiler and boiler controller as all the room thermostats) to stop working - at least the radiators kept working. To top it all off, I also cannot create and assign individual room names to each of my radiator thermostats which prevents me from controlling them individually from my phone. This was a big reason why I wanted this product!! Instead, I keep getting an annoying message that says “Assignment to new room by user not possible yet. To reassign the device to a new room please contact our Technical Support. You can find the number for your country in our Help Center.” This seems to be such a simple but critical update and easy problem to solve - why the heck hasn’t Tado fixed this yet!?! I want to like this product and to increase my rating of it. It has potential. But I’m too frustrated right now.
Secure. Reliable. Perfect.
We wanted a solution for managing our home radiators - and - wanted something where our data was going to be secure. All other solutions on the market are selling/using your data for something other than the core service ( eg Google’s Nest). Tado is exceeds them all. Not only is the interface totally slick and the components reliable, but it’s a German company that is governed by German data protection laws (the strictest in the world) - which means all they are doing is building and delivering the best possible product. No sketchy data collection here. We love Tado and highly recommend it!
Apple Watch integration
I’m enjoying the convenient UI of the Applications. It’s needing a refresh that includes the Apple Watch capability where if I go for a jog and leave my iPhone at home, the geo-location from the Apple Watch could be added as a second device. The ability to teach the tadö AC Control to perform settings that the remote allows will also benefit this app. My Fujitsu AC unit has a humility control, fan, and stage change options for the vent that the app does not offer for my AC unit. Fixes for that and this app will be receiving a change in rating.
Used to work but then they removed its best feature
The Tado Smart AC Controller used to be a great piece of hardware, giving the ability to manually program your air conditioner’s commands if you didn’t like the presets or your brand wasn’t available. Now you can no longer do that. Even though the device itself supports swinging, the lousy preset Tado made doesn’t, so I used to program it in myself. I had to factory reset due to getting a different model AC and now this feature is gone. This is what their support team had to say “We are sorry to inform you that it is not possibile to register single commands (like swings). Unfortunately, with the new software release, this possibility is no more supported because it was too time consuming. We apologize for the inconvenience.” Basically, even though I was willing to go through the trouble, they decided for the consumer that it wasn’t necessary. Competing IR blasters let you do manual inputs, yes it takes time. The worst part is the “Teach Tado” option is in the app and on the website still, it simply doesn’t work. Essentially this is false advertising. Very, very disappointed.
Awesome Little Device
Initial set up didn’t work, but Support took care of everything for me. This device works! After power outages it works! After internet outages it works! Not like finicky Wemo products that disconnect for unknown reasons and never reconnect. I use this for the main airco unit in a second home thousands of kilometers away and it’s always there for me. It runs the ac four times a day like clock work, plus allows me to override as needed if additional cooling or dehumidification is required. Love it!!
I’m returning the whole kit
After hours of research and days of thinking it over, I settled on the tado smart thermostats. Two features that appealed to me most were open window detection and geofencing to automatically control the temperature. There is NO mention anywhere on tado’s website that you have to pay a monthly subscription fee for these features. What’s the point in getting smart thermostats to save money if I’m pouring the savings into subscription? It wouldn’t have been so bad if they actually mentioned this anywhere on their site. Not even the box says you need a subscription for this. I’m packing these back up and returning them. I’ll probably get a Netatmo or Elgato Eve instead.
Pay for an app update
Since 8 months I have Tado iny home. I start using it 2.5 months ago (before the heating was off). It work very well until there was a server breakdown at Tado. Then I realised that most of its features did not work anymore. Then you start thinking, wat if Tado stops? Then I have a very expensive system which does nothing more than my old system. Today I opened the app and it showede there was an update! Nice. But Then I saw I need to pay for the new version. Serious Tado? Have a look at Sonos or Apple. They provide New features Too existing customers instead of scare them.
Very bad UI, inflexible automation
It takes way too many taps to turn the AC on and off and to change temperature. Have a look at Apple’s HomeKit interface for ACs to see this done well. Also, very annoying that there is no option for a scheduled automation to override manual control function. Bad, bad app.
Spams you to buy a useless feature
This app just sent me a notification to advertise their 30% off promotion for their "upgrade". This is against App Store rules (rule 4.5.4) and extremely annoying. Especially because the "upgrade" is a bunch of hot air, what they're selling is not a new feature (they claim the "Air comfort skill" is a feature but it just looks like 3rd party easily available data that's not very accurate) but just a new design. I really regret buying these thermostats, this company's behavior is terrible
Some broken features
A nice looking app with a clean and relatively intuitive UI. Unfortunately some key features are broken, rendering the app large useless. For example, the app allows you to switch to away mode when you are remote, but you can't switch back to normal mode unless you are in the house. That means coming to back to a cold house.
Misleading development process
The tado system, hardware part, works largely as advertised. Sure it eats batteries kind of fast but I can live with that. On the app and software side: - where is the child lock function? Promised in development for years - where is the multiple-homes integration? I have to keep seperate accounts for each and log in-out. - where is the EMS integration? No news for years - you asked for customer feedback a while ago to basically develop a NEW & PAID upgrade!? - how exactly do you plan to offer “new features” to the legacy app? By splitting and doubling development team& costs? If this is the beggining of some new “shaddy” strategy I will stop making long term investments in your products. My advice: stick to roots, good engineering, light and practical software as an unseen accessory.
I have one Tado in my office, and another in our home gym. They’re great for letting me turn on the heating or AC remotely. And the geofencing is great, because it stops those rooms from heating or cooling when I’m not there. But please can we have some Siri shortcuts? I’d love to be able to tell Siri to “set the gym temperature to 65 degrees”. And I’d also love to do away with separate heating and cooling options: I just want to set a temperature and then have my Tado work it out from there. And I’d love to have notifications, so I can see when the Tado I question is nearing the setting I’ve asked for. Is any of this in the pipeline? (Oh, and for my own sanity, how do you pronounce “Tado” in the first place? “Tadoo”? “Tah-Doe”? :-)
Several simple issues to improve
The app seems to have gone down in past few days with some strange imagery on the usage profile. There are several improvements that could be added quite simply. For example giving total hours of use of boiler, timeline along home plan etc.
Yes. tado° is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 545 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.5/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for tado° Is 20.5/100.
Yes. tado° is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 545 tado° User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for tado° Is 20.5/100.
tado° works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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