Among dozens of manufacturers, finding the best smart thermostat that does its job without trying to sell you on additional gizmos can be a tough trail to follow. Compare this smart thermostat with the options in our Ecobee vs Nest review. Rather than pay outrageous prices for features you aren\u2019t interested in, the Resideo Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat does its job (and then some) without added baggage and being easy on your budget. If you want a thermostat that's easy to program, you might want to read our Mysa Smart Thermostat review to compare.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Honeywell T9 Thermostat\r\nThe Resideo Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat argues functionality and performance over aesthetics, performing well against competitors while staying affordable.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nWhat sticks out the most with the Honeywell Home T9 is its performance compared to other smart thermostats. It\u2019s clear there was a focus on providing precise remote sensors. Tickering with its temperature controls, it\u2019s rather quick to alter the HVAC system at a moment\u2019s notice.\r\n\r\nHowever, it lacks a motion sensor in the main unit. To alter temperature on occupancy, you\u2019d need smart room sensors installed\u2014just one is enough. Since one sensor comes bundled, that\u2019ll usually be used in your main unit. You\u2019d have to purchase additional smart sensors.\r\n\r\nYou can control the thermostat through the Honeywell Home app. Additionally, voice control is an option with Amazon Alexa Google Assistant, Cortana, and IFTTT, but strangely, not Apple HomeKit.\r\nDesign\r\nAesthetically speaking, the Honeywell Home T9 isn\u2019t quite as modern looking as, say, the Emerson Sensi Touch, but still more modern than the Honeywell Home Wi-FI. To be honest, it\u2019s rather bland in design, sporting a very simple white color. Of course, that by no means affects its performance.\r\n\r\nThe T9\u2019s dimensions are 3.70 x 4.92 x 0.94 inches, so it\u2019s taller than it is wider, with a display that\u2019s about two-thirds the size of an average smartphone. This thermostat is strictly meant for C-wire configuration. If you don\u2019t have one, you\u2019ll need a C-wire adapter or G-wire jumper.\r\nValue\r\nThe best way to gauge the T9\u2019s value is comparing it to the Ecobee4. Both are neck and neck when it comes to performance. Both have sensors that work well, support a wide range of voice assistants, and come bundled with a single smart room sensor. Aesthetically speaking, the Ecobee4 is arguably better looking, but it\u2019s also $100 more. That makes the T9 one of the best deals, especially among the Honeywell smart home devices.\r\nHoneywell T9 Thermostat Wrap Up\r\nThe T9 thermostat Honeywell developed is a solid workhorse that isn\u2019t about to let you down. With how easy it is to set up, you\u2019ll have it controlling the temperature in no time. Through voice assistants, you\u2019ll even control it with your voice. Sure, it lacks a motion sensor, but it comes bundled with a smart sensor anyways. It doesn\u2019t support Apple HomeKit, but it does support four other common voice assistants.