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    Ambi Climate 2 Smart Air Conditioner Controller Review

    Ambi Climate 2 Smart Air Conditioner Controller Review

    Ambi Labs is an IoT (Internet of things) startup founded & headquartered in Hong Kong. It’s been around three years since the company released their first small KickStarter-backed device – the Ambi Climate (a smart add-on for Smart Homes that let users manage their air conditioners via a smartphone app). The company has now come up with a more recent version of the device, the Ambi Climate 2. The new Ambi Climate 2 retains everything that made its predecessor a reliable device, but now comes with a more premium look, features a better integration with any smart home environment (compatible with some smart assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Home and supports Siri Shortcuts), and features a more mature application.

    The Ambi Climate 2 Smart Air Conditioner Controller offers easy personalized comfort via its Artificial Intelligence. While the original Ambi Climate was a small device made of plastic, with three small LED lights integrated in the casing, the new model (Ambi Climate 2) features the same shape (half octagon with rounded corners), but it’s a bit smaller. The Ambi Climate 2 measures 4.25 inches long by 1.65 wide by 3.18 inches tall, and it’s also lighter than its predecessor, weighing 3.88 oz (instead of 5.29 oz). Despite the reduction in size and weight, the Ambi Climate 2 is still stable and it will stay in place thanks to the integrated silicone band located on the bottom of the device. The case is also less squeaky than on the original model and feels a bit more solid when in hand.

    The device now features a more premium look; the company added a wooden base and swapped the three front LEDs for a single LED indicator that changes the color depending on the status of the device: when the device is ready to be installed, the LED will slowly flash, displaying an amber color, and when everything is set up and working, the flashing LED will then turn green. On the rear side of the device, there’s a micro-USB port for powering the device, while next to it there’s a USB port (used only for diagnostics purposes) and a small Reset button (to return the device to its factory default settings).

    The core of the system is its Artificial Intelligence Engine, which is mature and robust and was built based on millions of data points that correspond to the collected insights of users from 40 different countries. Its AI Engine features Machine Learning (training a machine to learn from a large amount of data, so it adapts its program pattern based on what it learns), which is considered to be the most effective approach to achieving Artificial Intelligence.

    The Ambi Climate 2 removes the need of constant AC adjustments, since it uses machine learning to maintain your comfort, thanks to its AI Engine, live data and multiple sensors. With its integrated smart sensors, the device is able to measure temperature, humidity and sunlight. These 3 statistics are combined with online weather data, which is analyzed to account for clothing, and the device also tracks the time of day to account for your metabolic cycle, meaning the more feedback you give the system, the better the Ambi Climate 2 will continuously adjust your air conditioner to build the ultimate comprehensive profile of your personal comfort.

    With its AI Engine, the Ambi Climate 2 Smart Air Conditioner Controller learns from your feedback to auto-adjust your air conditioner, ultimately managing your AC for better comfort while virtually eliminating overheating and overcooling, which helps you save of up to 30% on air conditioning energy consumption.

    Thanks to the App (available both for iOS and Android), users can always stay on top of things; they’re able to view AC run time, average temperature and humidity, allowing them to set up their favorite modes and their unique comfort profile. The app also features Multi-User Geolocation, which intelligently switches your AC based on your pre-set radius, or automatically turns it off when you leave your house radius, using geofencing and your phone’s location, and considering everyone at home.

    With the App, users can control and monitor their AC on-the-go, and have the ability to access it from anywhere they are. The Ambi Climate 2 Smart Air Conditioner Controller also features unlimited timers and rules, allowing users to plan out their day and create the perfect automation. The Ambi Climate 2 is the ultimate smart home integration, since it also supports many voice assistants, like  Alexa, Google Home, and Siri, and it’s also IFTTT compatible, plus it comes with an open API for you to enjoy.

    The application seems refined and the options are laid out clearly, meaning any user with any type of technical knowledge can easily navigate around it and manage its settings freely, while the integration with Amazon Alexa, Google Home and the support for Siri Shortcuts are a welcomed addition for anyone that truly wants to experience the smart home dream.

    The Ambi Climate 2’s Smart Scheduling offers you the ultimate personalized Comfort Profile thanks to its sensors and live data analysis, optimally adjusting your environment based on you. If you’re interested in getting one Ambi Climate 2 Smart Air Conditioner Controller as an addition for your Smart Home, it goes for around $130 MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price). You can find it available at Ambi Climate’s official website, by clicking here.

    David Novak
    David Novak
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