The tado° smart heating app arrives for Windows Phone

Smart thermostats and appliances are the new rage in 2014 and now tado° ( (opens in new tab)) is on board with Windows Phone.

For those who do not know tado° heat was a Kickstarter project from a few years back. The device connects to your wall mounted heater and makes it 'smart' by detecting your phone's presence and adjusting the temperature accordingly.

tado° smart heating Windows Phone

The same company is now doing a Kickstarter for tado° cooling, which looks to do the same for wall mounted AC units. These devices are different from something like Nest, which presumes you have a centralized HVAC system for your house or apartment, and instead have smaller, wall-mounted or individual units instead.

The tado° heating apps looks gorgeous with a minimalist UI.

You can learn more about tado° from their website (orders are Europe only). The device itself is a reasonable $149, and it seems like a decent investment if you want to make your abode 'smarter'.

Thanks, Heinz M., for the tip!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Keep bringing the first party apps!!!
  • Hehehe! LMAO!
  • We need updated for the current apps, new out dated apps will not make our platform better
  • Nothing satisfies humans
  • Human wants are unlimited dude ;)
  • My 925 is a smart heater. I just use it and it heats right up. Who wants eggs?
  • Thought I was the only one
  • +925
  • +1020
  • Lol +925
  • How does it know who's home and not? Does everyone have to be connected to it with their phones for it to work or what?
  • Neural chip implant. Relatively painless. Only 15% mortality rate. Or, alternatively, yeah, probably everyone has to have the app.
  • Hahaha.
  • No reason to be snide, it could have been with sensors of some kind.
    Nevertheless, thanks for answering.
  • Well you did ask a really dumb question :-)
  • Not dumb at all, there's many different ways an app could know if anyone's home.
  • I like those odds!
  • It probably does a location check on all connected devices every couple minutes. And yes if you leave a connected device at home it will have no way of knowing you've left.
  • Kinda warm here
  • Who cares about tado, what about big names Honeywell?
    Come on MS!
  • Sounds fun
  • Yes!! Can't wait for a smart home ;)
  • Seems pretty neat, but it doesn't appear that they have a unit that controls both heating and cooling.
  • Ya welcome
  • When I saw the title, I thought this was an app that hammered the phone's CPU and turned it into a small heater!