ZEN Thermostat : Beautiful, Simple, Connected

The first smart thermostat that doesn't think it's smarter than you.
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Ben Druce
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THE SIMPLE, BEAUTIFUL, CONNECTED
THERMOSTAT

AS SEEN ON

THE IDEA

Most home thermostats are either extremely unattractive, or too complicated and loaded with features that you don’t really use.

Zen is a new home thermostat that looks beautiful on your wall, is incredibly simple to use and allows you to control the temperature of your home from anywhere using your smartphone.

BEAUTIFUL

Zen fits beautifully into your home or office environment. 

The LED screen provides clear and simple feedback, icons only display when they are required.

Available in black or white, Zen blends seamlessly into your existing interior design.


SIMPLE

Comfort doesn't have to be complicated.

Thats why we've designed Zen and the smartphone app to make it easy to stay in control of your home heating and cooling.

TOUCH SCREEN
INTERACTION

• WAKE UP

Touch ZEN to wake the display.

• SET THE MODE

The left and right arrows allow you to switch between heating, cooling and controlling the fan.

• SET THE TEMPERATURE

Use the up and down arrows to set the temperature.

• FADE

Once you are done, the display fades, but ZEN keeps working in the background.


SET THE TEMPERATURE
WHEREVER YOU ARE

Zen allows you to control the temperature of your home anytime, from anywhere, by using our smartphone app.

Our phone app provides you with convenient functionality including:

• REMOTE CONTROL

Set the temperature of your home anytime from anywhere.

• ZONES

Manage multiple thermostats in your home.

• SCHEDULES

Set up a schedule to match your routines.

• PRESETS

Create and modify presets for your ZEN.

ZEN FOCUSES ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS,
MAKING YOUR HOME COMFORTABLE

"We looked at how people use thermostats and we found that complicated units with embedded learning algorithms don’t really work the way people expect. You can spend a lot of time correcting the assumptions it’s made about you. We wanted to avoid this.
We didn’t want to create a thermostat that thinks it’s smarter than you. We wanted you to only interact with Zen when you really need to."

CONNECTED

ZEN CAN WORK AS A STAND ALONE UNIT
OR WITH YOUR EXISTING HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM.

Zen is designed to be an open system using Wi‐Fi or ZigBee. It will work with smart home systems like Apple HomeKit and, once OpenHome Certified, it will work seamlessly with other OpenHome devices. This allows home owners to access scheduling and energy saving apps if they choose.

MULTIPLE THERMOSTATS?

No problem - You can connect up to 5 Zen WiFi thermostats on your home network, giving you the control you need over the temperature in all parts of your home.

Check out our perks for ways to get Zen and support our team.

If you like what we are doing but are unable to contribute, it would be great if you could share this campaign and help spread the word.

INTERACTIVE 3D MODEL


INSTALLATION

INSTALLATION IS SIMPLE TOO

ZEN comes complete with everything you need in the box. Our interactive installation guide generates a personalized set of installation and wiring instructions.

If you’re not comfortable installing ZEN yourself, we’ve made it easy for your HVAC contractor to get you up and running quickly too.

MAGNETS FOR
EASY ATTACHMENT

ZEN uses a patented magnet mounting system that makes it easy to click it on and off the wall.

WHAT DO YOU GET IN THE BOX?

DESIGN

• Simple and intuitive touch interface
• One-touch magnetic mounting
• Screwless wiring terminals
• Web-based system setup and wiring guide

FEATURES

• 2 year battery life (on 4 AA batteries, with typical operation)
• Continuous operation on C-wire (where present)
• Cool, heat, auto and emergency heat modes
• Fan mode - Auto or On

OPERATIONS

• Adjust temperature by 1 ° F or 0.5 °Celsius
• Display languages – English, French, Spanish
• Zigbee Home Automation 1.2 compatible
• WiFi compatible (with included Zen WiFi Bridge)
• Supports Over-the-air firmware updates

COMPATIBILITY

• For 24V systems, 2A maximum per output
• Supported heating system types: Forced Air, Heat Pump, Gas, Electric, Millivolt, Hydronic
• Supported cooling system types: Heat Pump, Evaporative, Hydronic
• One or Two Stage Conventional Heat
• One or Two Stage Conventional Cooling
• Two Stage Heat Pump (with Auxiliary Heat)

PERKS


YOU CAN CHOOSE THE COLOR YOU PREFER
BLACK OR WHITE


For supporters of the campaign we will be in contact with you to receive your color selection and review your connectivity, and platform compatibility requirements.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR REFERRAL PROGRAM

We want to help you get your Zen for free! Take a few seconds to share our campaign with friends and earn a chance to get referral rewards!

Simply log in to Indiegogo if you have not already, or create an account by signing up here. Be sure to use the same account you used when you claimed your Zen! Then, visit the Zen Indiegogo page and look below the main video to share and copy your unique URL.

Copy your unique URL link to post around the Internet or begin sharing on social media by simply clicking the Facebook or Twitter buttons.

When you click on any Share Tool on the Zen Indiegogo page then you’ll get a post or Tweet that’s ready-to-go with your personal URL.

Feel free to get really creative with your referrals!

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR REFERRAL PROGRAM HERE

CHECK OUT ZEN ON THE AUGMENTED APP


THE TEAM

Zen has an experienced design team based in Australia and North America who have led hundreds of projects in global markets. The team has significant experience in developing medical, consumer, clean technology and energy efficiency products.

Our development partners are Planet Innovation, which was recently voted Australia’s Most Innovative Company and North America’s MMB Networks, renowned as the gold standard in Zigbee smart home devices.

"Our goal is to create a thermostat for everyone,
one that looks great and is easy to use.
Because we believe that truly smart products are both
beautiful and simple."

WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

We have built a great team of product designers and engineers who have been developing thermostats and hi‐tech devices for many years.

We’ve sketched the concepts, engineered the details, run usability and field trials, and refined and simplified the design. We’re ready, and now we need your help.

By backing us, and sharing our story with your family and friends, you’ll be helping us take Zen through to production, investing in tooling and manufacturing automation.

PRODUCT TIMELINE

FAQ



What regions is Zen compatible in?

Currently Zen is compatible in the following countries:

- United States

- Canada

- Australia

- New Zealand

We will be working to make Zen compatible with other countries in the future.

Will Zen work in my home?

Zen works with almost all heating and cooling systems, and will work even if you don’t have a home automation system already installed. When you select one of our perks, we will contact you to review your current system so you can be confident Zen will work in your home when you get it.

What home automation platforms is the Zen thermostat compatible with?

The Zen thermostat uses ZigBee for communicating to existing home automation platforms. We will be OpenHome certified which means Zen will work with the IControl platform used by leading US retailers and cable providers. We are also working to add compatibility with other platforms, including Apple Homekit, SmartThings and Revolv.

Can I use the Zen thermostat if I don’t have an existing home automation system?

Yes. Zen also comes in a WiFi version, which connects to your home WiFi network using a small bridge which plugs into any wall power outlet (it’s about the size of a phone charger). This means you can use the Zen app to control the thermostat from your smartphone without needing a home automation system. Alternatively if you just want a beautiful thermostat you can use your new Zen thermostat the same way you use your existing one.

Do I need a professional installer to setup my Zen thermostat?

In most regions a professional installer is not required to setup your Zen thermostat, however it is recommended.

What heating and cooling systems is the Zen thermostat compatible with?

The Zen thermostat is a compatible replacement for most existing 24VAC thermostats. Check out our section on Technical Specifications, or use the configuration website (www.zenthermostat.com/install) or contact us if you are unsure.

When you select one of our perks, we will get in touch with you to get your specific details so you can be confident Zen will work in your home when you get it.

What is the power source for the Zen thermostat?

The Zen thermostat can be powered permanently when a “C” wire is in place on your current system. Don’t worry, if your home doesn’t have this, Zen has 4 AA batteries which keep it powered. In typical usage patterns the Zen thermostat's batteries will last approximately two years.

What smartphone platforms is the Zen compatible with?

The Zen smartphone app runs on both iOS and Android platforms.

Can I schedule Zen to turn on my heating or cooling system?

Yes. We’ve created a simple user interface for scheduling, so you can program your system from anywhere using the Zen smartphone app. If you are connecting to an existing home automation platform you can use their scheduling or remote access apps.

Are there any on-going fees for using the Zen app?

No, there are no on-going fees for using the Zen app.

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping costs are included in the perk prices. We will ship anywhere around the world.

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  • $150USD
    Featured
    PACK ONE

    If you missed out on the early bird offer, you can still get a Zen Thermostat at our special introductory discount. Support us and save off the recommended retail price of $199. Includes free worldwide shipping.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2015
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    SUPPORTER

    Can’t decide which color Zen you like best? Receive an e-mail with a special image that you can stick on your wall, then use our Augmented Reality app to see a rendering of what a black or white Zen will look like in your home.

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    Estimated delivery: October 2014
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    $99USD
    EARLY BIRD

    A limited release of the very first Zen thermostats for those who share our passion for simple and beautiful. Includes one Zen thermostat. Includes free worldwide shipping.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • $280USD
    PACK TWO

    Need more than one Zen for your home? Get two Zen Thermostats at a discount, making it easy to stay in control of your entire home. Includes free worldwide shipping.

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    PACK TWO & BRAINSTORM

    Got awesome ideas? Join a brainstorming session with the Zen team over Skype so we can help you develop the next great product. Includes two Zen Thermostats. Includes free worldwide shipping.

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    Want to offer Zen to your clients? This pack includes 20 Zen Thermostats at a special discount price and includes personalized installation support from the Zen team. Includes free worldwide shipping.

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