Ambi Climate review: AC under control

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The constantly changing seasons in the Philippines means that it’s difficult to predict the temperature in any given day. In your home or in the office, this means that you need to have an air conditioner to get the right amount of coolness or warmth to stay comfortable all day long. However, having to get up or reach for the remote to change the temperature every now and then can get really tiring. Luckily, there’s Ambi Climate. Ambi Climate is a small device that can turn your regular air con into a smart one through AI.

Unboxing

Although an AI air con controller might sound intimidating, Ambi Climate keeps it really simple. In the box comes the unit and a charger.

At the device’s back, you’ll find the USB connector and a reset button. Setting it up is easy: you just have to plug it in like you would your smartphone. It just needs to sit relatively near your air conditioner.

To control the device, you need to download the companion AmbiClimate app. Adding the device can be done in a few taps. The location and Wi-Fi just needs to be turned on. More than one device can be added to the app, which is great if you have more air cons to control.

Connecting the unit to the AC was quick, too. The app lists all the different brands and units. When I couldn’t find mine, the app required me to pair through the AC’s remote.

Control at your fingertips

The app displays your AC unit’s analytics, settings and modes. It’s whole purpose is to keep you comfortable in your air-conditioned room. To do this, it allows users to input their take on the current temperature whether it’s too cold, too hot, or in between.

What I liked most about the Ambi Climate was I only needed to reach for my phone to change the temperature. There’s no need to get up to get the remote. The app learned my comfort profile as I put in how I’m doing with the temperature. Other modes include Temperature mode, Away mode, and Manual mode.

This AI-powered device considers indoor temperature, indoor humidity, outdoor weather changes, ambient light levels, thermal radiation, time of day, and seasonality. All these factor in in the automatic adjustment of the room temperature.

Other useful features with Ambi Climate and its companion app includes being able to turn the AC on or off even when you’re not in the room. Users can also choose between comfort mode

Ambi Climate specs

  • LED: RGB status
  • Power: 5V DC, 1.0A
  • Compatibility: iOS 9 or later, Android 4.1 or later
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, microUSB, 7 infrared transmitters for AC connection]
  • Languages: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Arabic
  • Dimensions: 10.8cm x 4.2cm x 8.1cm, 110g

Speed says

A must-have for a smart home, the Ambi Climate can control any infrared-powered remote-controlled air conditioner with just a few taps on a smartphone. Its companion app houses many features that helps make the environment comfier.

Purchase an Ambi Climate online at Lazada for P7,995. Visit Ambi Climate’s official Facebook page here for more details.

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