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tado v1 Smart Thermostat with Smartphone and Browser Control and Monitor

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Product overview

• Smart heating thermostat
• Access and control your heating and hot water (requires tado extension kit)
• Compatible with different systems - can be used for heating only, hot water and heating
• Full temperature control via the web browser or app
• Control from anywhere via Apple, Android, Windows devices through the app over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G
• The system is wireless, allowing for easy installation

Special Features

• Solar powered temperature sensor, reducing hassle and need for wires
• Automatic frost protection which will switch the heating on to prevent low temperatures
• Unlimited geolocation based events, allowing your home’s heating to adapt to your lifestyle
• Constantly monitors the weather forecast and adjusts heating to keep your home comfortable and energy efficient
• tado° Care free service, offering immediate help , DIY repair instructions and remote boiler checks

What can I do with the tado v1?

The tado operates both as a control over your central heating, but also as a personal heating assistant. This smart heating thermostat, has a number of features aimed at providing comfort whilst maintaining energy efficiency. One of the features the tado incorporates is learning your building and your lifestyle, from the moment you first turn it on.

The tado observes a number of factors, these include geolocation and checking the weather forecast to save energy and keep your homes temperature at a comfortable level. The geolocation events allow the tado to reduce temperatures to optimal levels, when you are not home and pre-warm your home for your return. The constant monitoring of weather forecasts allows the tado to change its behaviour, allowing the sun to naturally heat your home, whilst also greatly improving upon frost protection. The tado's adaptability makes it perfect for underfloor heating, or multizonal setups (requires additional tado v2).

The presence detection also offers the ability for other residents to detect who is home, preventing accidental overrides or temperature changes. Both optimal/comfort and manual control are possible via the app, allowing you to set custom sleep times to provide night time temperatures to fit your lifestyle, allowing you to wake up to a set temperature.

The tado has been designed to help you reduce your heating bill, generating a report showing when and why heating has been on, whilst giving you a detailed overview of heating costs and performance of your home. This even allows you to monitor how the sun has effected your heating, showing how much you save. The temperature sensor of the tado is solar powered, further lowering energy costs.

The tado does not have any annual fee/subscription, it is a solution to home heating that adjusts both your heating costs and comforts.

How can I control the tado v1?

Controlling your smart heating could not be easier. The tado v1 gives you full access to your home’s central heating, when you need it, wherever you are. An intuitive app, available for free, allows you to access and control your system from multiple devices simultaneously. Compatible with any iOS 7.1 device or higher including iPhones, iPods and iPads, Android devices running 2.3 and higher and any Windows smart phone. Control your smart heating over Wi-Fi as well as 3G/4G. You never have to worry about accidently leaving the heating on, saving on your heating bill and reducing your carbon footprint.

The tado also supports IFTTT (if this then do that) and an API (application program interface), allowing it to control and be connected to other home automation devices as well as expanding supported smart devices. This tool allows you to string together custom tasks from apps, websites and devices. For example, the geolocation data produced by the tado app, could be setup to automatically switch off smart lighting or reroute landline calls to your mobile when you exit your home, whilst placing your home heating to savings mode.

The tado v1 does not feature on-board controls, which is a feature that exists in the newer generation models (A39RX)

Will the tado v1 work with my existing central heating system?

The tado v1 is compatible with almost all systems: combi, system and heat-only boilers, conventional and condensing boilers, zoned systems, hydronic and electric underfloor systems and heat pumps.

For multizone installations, additional zones will require a tado v2, the modular design will allow the different thermostats to control heating of rooms independently or sync with each other, giving a more granular control of heating.

Upgrading from an existing wired thermostat, the tado can replace wired, analogue, and digital or relay controlled units. When replacing wireless thermostats, or setups where there is no existing thermostats, you will require the tado extension unit (not supplied).

The tado extension unit is a direct replacement for the basic time (mechanical) clock or blanking plate usually supplied with some boilers. It is suitable for both combination and system boilers and requires no rewiring.

How do I install the device?

The tado is designed to replace existing wired thermostats, with documentation and videos to assist in DIY installations across analogue, digital and replay systems. It must be fitted by a competent person, and installation must comply with the guidance provided in the current IEE Wiring Regulations and current Building Regulations. The tado offers a professional installation service, allowing you to book a tado certified installer, which is available directly through tado.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the rest, Nest, Hive etc. Had TADO since March before it was on Maplin. Simply brilliantly clever. Saving about 15 % on bills. Works especially in households where you've got adults who come home at different times of the days and I guess also for couples. Best energy and money saving investment I've made for years. Fit it and forget it and it does what it says on the tin.
Date published: 2014-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Simple Great product, so simple to install, already noticed a saving. Website is very helpful IPHONE app ideal but does not always refresh correctly but I guess that will be fixed
Date published: 2014-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent support from Tado We were lucky to have free fitting from Tado as part of an opening promotion. Tado have continued to improve the service. Whenever I have contacted customer support they have always been very helpful. My wife and I have flexible working hours. By using the Tado app on our iPhones we have been able to reduce daytime heating whilst out of the house and still have heating on whatever time we return home. Tado estimates that typically we are saving Ј1 a day winter time on our heating costs. This based upon our system's use. We have just changed boilers as the old (7 years) one broke. the new boiler may also contribute to reduced energy use but together it looks like we will get our money back from the cost of Tado in less than 2 years. Another advantage is far more flexible timer, hot water and temperature controls.
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Avoid like the plague! What a truly terrible experience! Waited 2 month for system to arrive, installed today by approved installer. Well, system is flat out at maximum, app does not control neither does manual, we are seeing 25 degrees constant and have had to turn electric off to boiler to bring house temperature down!! Bought the extra extension kit for hot water, installer installed and removed old system and nothing shows for the hot water so at moment we have zero way of heating our water as the old unit is sitting on window sill! Hugely hugely disappointed, all radiators are red hot, no hot water and wished we had gone with another service as can't see this saving any money, quite the opposite with system running flat out!:-( Did lots of research and had high hopes for this system but at the moment would advise anyone in the UK to think twice and avoid!!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tado as good as they say? I installed the Tado version a year ago. The concept of learning your house heat profile , detecting your distance from home and local weather conditions seemed a coming of age and 30% projected saving seemed a no brainer. I raised a service ticket with Tado as I started experiencing some odd behaviour so I developed a test script to try and isolate the issue. As soon as. I started to look under the hood not all is as seems. The location faculty will only remember your last location so if you turn off your phone whilst at home the heating will stay on constantly , this the same as putting constant heat on. Secondly the system does not learn as it states using local weather but instead simply turns the heating on called coffee cup time, this is anything upto 90 minutes prior your desired heating on time, no different to just setting the in time a bit earlier. There are numerous other functional quirks about the sensor and thermostat toggling taking a while to eventually necessitating the need to select just the thermostat, the sensor serves little or no purpose as far as I can see. So in summary the only real function that offers benefits over a programmable thermostat is the away mode. But if have a family at home the benefits will not be delivered in reality certainly not 30%, this may be possible for those away all day or extended periods. I raved about this little device but in reality with what I now know, i believe for a family stick with a programmable thermostat available for as little as Ј30. In summary I am disappointed by the promises they fail to deliver Ј289 I paid, and Connot realistically see pay back in less than 4 years , based on a 5 bed detached house, this nowhere near the projected Ј000s savings claimed PA. If you like tech you will be enticed but don't believe the hype, unfortunately I did.
Date published: 2014-12-04
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Power Source
Mains Yes
Wireless Yes
GSM Smart Device No
Push Notifications Yes
Remote Controlled via App Yes
Remote Controlled via Text No
Operating Systems and Protocols
IOS iOS 7.1+
Android 2.3+
Wi-Fi 2.4GHz
Browser IE, Chrome, Safari, Firefox
Expandable Yes with other Tado products
Operating Power Box: 7-32 V (solar powered)
Geolocation Yes
Automatic Frost Protection Yes
In Home Control No
Indoor Yes
Track Your Heat Temperature History Yes
Pin Lock No
Hot Water Boost No
Usage and Location In Home
Works with Existing Wi-Fi Router Yes
Package Contents
Tado Smart Thermostat
Temp sensor
Screws x 2
Dowels x 2
USB Cable
Tado Bridge
AAA Batteries x 3
Housing Screw
Sticky Pads x 2
Power Adapter
Ethernet Cable
Bridge: 89 x 25.5 x 52.5 mm
Box: 100 x 100 x 17
Gateway: 52.5 x 89 x 25.5
Model Name / Number tado version 1
Installation This accessory must be fitted by a competent person, and installation must comply with the guidance provided in the current IEE Wiring Regulations and current Building Regulations
Programmable Daily Heating Events Yes
Maximum Events Unlimited Geolocation based.
Installation Requirements
The tado thermostat is compatible with one zone systems and setups. Additional zones require further units, which need to be tado v2.
A compatible working central heating system is required.
The tado offers support for the following systems;
- combi, system and heat-only boilers
- zoned systems (one tado° Smart Thermostat per zone)
- conventional and condensing boilers - switched live systems
- hydronic underfloor systems
- potential-free (dry-contact) systems
- electric underfloor systems (maximum switching current of 6A)
- systems with low-voltage analogy and digital bus interfaces included
- air source and ground source heat pumps (heating only)
An existing broadband connection with Wi-Fi and spare Ethernet port connection.
An extra power socket close to your broadband router.

What is the benefit of V2 over V1? Does the V1 require the extension kit if you currently have a wireless thermostat as is just says that the extension kit is for hot water (not required). Is it compatible with volt free switching boiler? Thx!

Asked by: Claire625
The v1 tado° contains both the Smart Thermostat and the Extension Kit, however the most recently updated unit is the tado° Smart Thermostat V2 and we would recommend this as the most recent product. If you require the Extension Kit, you can purchase this separately, although Maplin do not currently stock this. If you could provide the make and model of the boiler and thermostat, we can advise compatibility on the following number, the Tado tech support number is 020 3514 4881.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-11-12

I like this idea but what about the simple function of turning the heating on or off at certain times, morning and evening etc.  Can this device replace the heating/hot water on/off timer controller too?

Asked by: Julian
This would wire in place of the thermostat, so other functions like timers on the boiler would still be active and controlled by your boiler.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17

Does this item work on batteries when used wireless?

Asked by: Baziel
Yes that is correct.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17

Does it support android phones?
Asked by: AJ
These are Android compatible. RW
Answered by: RW
Date published: 2015-07-17

Two questions: does the app work for IPAD, latest version? Also, do the company collect data over the internet re use/ at home-out schedules?
Asked by: Esben
Yes the app works with the current updates. As for the collection of data - its not the kind of info we hold for this. Please contact the manufacturer for their policies on data collection.
Answered by: DB
Date published: 2015-07-17

Does this item support android (over 80% of all smartphones)?
Asked by: John
We can’t confirm the availability of this app across all Android devices.
Answered by: DB
Date published: 2015-07-17

Does it support Windows Phone mobiles?
Asked by: Barry Smith
This item has no Windows Phone support.
Answered by: DB
Date published: 2017-01-27
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