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Ecobee 6 Release Date

As the devices for the smart home continue to grow in the market, all attention turns to the prospects of Ecobee 6.

We know that the latest version of Ecobee SmartThermostat did not have a serial number, as it did with Ecobee 4. Therefore, from now on, we will call the new version – Ecobee 6. However, the company can skip this number, and release Ecobee 7 or refuse to number it all together.

Let’s take a closer look at the current state of affairs.

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The Estimated Release Date of Ecobee 6

Smart devices are constantly improving by adding new features and more developed technologies overall, meaning that existing products can be superseded by newer and better models.

Ecobee SmartThermostat (GEN 5) was released in May 2022. There is no official statement from the company yet. But we can take a look at Ecobee’s historical release cycles to perhaps get an idea of when we can expect Ecobee 6.

If we look at the release dates of previous models, we can observe some patterns:

  • Smart Si – January 23, 2012
  • Ecobee3 (1st generation) – September 16, 2014
  • Ecobee3 (2nd generation) – June 2, 2015
  • Ecobee3 lite – October 17, 2016
  • Ecobee4 – May 3, 2017
  • Ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control – June 3, 2019
  • Ecobee Smart Thermostat (Enhanced and Premium) – May 17, 2022

We see that until 2017 there was a gap of 1 year between releases, but starting with Ecobee 4, the gap increased to 2 years.

Assuming that 1 year is the minimum time scale, the release date for Ecobee 6 is probably summer 2023.

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The Price of Ecobee Gen 6

Let’s take a look at the price history of all models so we can get an idea of what new Ecobee Gen 6 price we might see:

  • Smart Si – $179 (USD)
  • Ecobee3 (1st generation) – $249 (USD)
  • Ecobee3 (2nd generation) – $249 (USD)
  • Ecobee3 lite – $169 (USD)
  • Ecobee4 – $249 (USD)
  • Ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control – $189 (USD)
  • Ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced – $189 (USD)
  • Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium – $249 (USD)

We currently expect the Ecobee Gen 6 to have a launch price of $249.

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The Features We Want to See

When it comes to features, the Ecobee Smart Thermostat was the leading product when it was released. But new versions of the Ecobee Thermostat will inevitably continue to offer new features, and there are always ways to improve the device.

Let’s take a look at the list of what can be improved in the new Ecobee Gen 6:

  • Fast and reliable Wi-Fi 7. That’s 4.8 times faster than the latest Wi-Fi 6. And connect even more smart home devices.
  • Geolocation support for multiple Android devices. One of the main problems that users experience is connecting only one device to the geolocation.
  • Bigger screen. Yes, the screen of the Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium is large, but users cite that a frame of the screen wasted a desired space of it.
  • Even faster processor. With an increase in capacity, a more powerful processor is needed that can process information faster from all connected devices in a smart home.
  • Even more powerful battery. One of the biggest problems with almost any smart device is battery life. And now we are not talking about SmartSensor, whose battery life is 5 years. Ecobee battery. It’s not that bad, but we’d always like to see technological improvements.
  • Bluetooth v5.4. This is the latest, fastest, and most secure version that allows devices to exchange information with minimal delays. A distinctive feature is the optimized power consumption and increasing the reliability of the connection.

Last Words

As we said, at the moment we do not know the exact name of the new model, it could be either Ecobee 6 or Ecobee 7. The expected release date is summer 2023. Why this particular date is written here.

Ecobee has a lot of potentials to improve on the already excellent Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium. And we’ll keep you updated as we get more information about what the company’s planning to offer with the Ecobee 6.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many generations of Ecobee are there?
Together we have seven versions. They are Smart Si, Ecobee3 (1st generation), Ecobee3 (2nd generation), Ecobee3 lite, Ecobee4, Ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control, Ecobee Smart Thermostat (Enhanced and Premium).