iPhone Screenshots

Description

Upgrade your air conditioner with Ambi Climate AI to boost comfort and save energy*.

*Requires purchase of Ambi Climate device

How it works:
• Simply indicate if you feel hot, cold, or comfy
• AI learns how various factors affect your comfort
• Ambi AI auto-adjusts your AC for optimal comfort
• Reduces excess heating and cooling

Factors considered by Ambi Climate AI:
• Temperature
• Humidity
• Outdoor weather
• Sunlight
• Time of Day
• Seasonality

Smart Home Features:
• Control your AC anywhere from your smartphone
• Voice control via Google Home / Amazon Echo**
• 7 day scheduling via up to 20 timers
• Use GPS to turn on/off your AC automatically
• Set temperature & humidity rules to turn on/off AC
• Integrations: Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, OpenAPI and more

**Google Home / Amazon Echo purchased separately

What’s New

Version 2.6.0

Multi-User Comfort mode. Our AI considers all users’ profiles and adjusts the AC to balance and provide the most comfortable temperature for everyone.

Disable Random Signals
This setting helps avoid random remote control signals from disrupting your AC settings.

Access Lower Humidity Threshold for Away Mode
Allow you to select the humidity threshold to be as low as 30%.

Bug fixes...

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

BostonFrank ,

Shortcuts and widget; finally!

They finally added support for Siri shortcuts and a widget! Without those things you have to fumble for your phone to try and adjust your air-conditioner and it’s a pain!

Unfortunately they still don’t appear to have anyone who knows anything about user interface design. Wasted space, fonts so small you can barely read them, features buried deep in menus and unintuitive overall. I’m especially confused as to why I need my current temperature displayed out to 6 decimal points.

1407LA ,

Ambi Climate

Ambi Climate is an A.I. enabled smart air-conditioning remote control. With a mini split air conditioning unit, the remote bypasses the traditional remote and speaks to the air-conditioner directly via infrared. The artificial intelligence allows you to select seven different comfort levels that over a week span learns your comfort levels based on your personal feedback including humidity, temperature, time of day etc. based on all of those conditions it will predict your most optimal comfort level and it adjust on its own. Great product and sleek design.

Ches Martin ,

Pleased with the product, app is adequate

I’d call this 3-3.5 stars for the app itself, rounding up for overall product and support.

+ Gets the job done
+ Siri Shortcuts, Today widget
+ Broad range of platform integrations
+ Developer API, already enables useful 3rd party extensions like AmbiBridge

- UI/UX design needs improvement
- HomeKit support is through a 3rd party bridge
- Needs iPad display optimization

As with many smart home / IoT products, some patience is required at the beginning.

I concur with other reviews that app ergonomics could stand to improve, particularly that key functions have small and awkwardly placed buttons. But most people who buy a product like this aren’t going to open the app much for day-to-day usage after the first week—Siri Shortcuts, Google Assistant, and Alexa skills have the main voice assistant / smart speaker bases covered; for quieter moments, the Today view widget handles the essentials, and Siri Shortcuts or IFTTT button widgets could go the extra mile if needed. The Apple Home app and its Control Center widget become another option with the third-party AmbiBridge app running on a nearby Mac.

That said, since the intended primary model of usage is not to set specific temperatures but to guide and train Ambi, it’s not a perfect fit for the assistants’ conception of thermostat control in their baseline smart home functionality. Custom commands may be needed in routines—macros like IFTTT applets and Shortcuts can be helpful, see below*.

And back to the app: what you are still going to use it for regularly is reviewing stats, and that also needs work. History chart view responsiveness is sluggish (on an iPhone XS), cramped, and decidedly non-native feel. The Deployments log is useful for troubleshooting but could be designed more elegantly.

The app is not universal for iPad and does not rotate to landscape at all. An iPad makes a nice home automation control center, and Ambi Climate is the eyesore among the apps I flip between for this purpose.

Nonetheless it does what it needs to do, just needs polish. I’m happy with the overall product experience.

Praise for the support: my remotes are physically identical to a model that was in the database, with a one-letter model number variation. I expected it would work, but it didn’t, and the IR learning mode left some capabilities of my AC unavailable. Support was very responsive, and within 24 hours they had a newly developed remote profile pushed to my device. It took a couple rounds of tweaking to get right, but communication was timely and helpful.

* For those who find the “Tell Ambi” voice command sequences awkward for Alexa and Google Assistant: with some grunt work, IFTTT integration gives the means for custom phrases (matching your recorded Siri Shortcuts phrases is sensible).

Information

Seller
Ambi Labs Ltd
Size
292.7 MB
Category
Utilities
Compatibility

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
© 2017 Ambi Labs Ltd.
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

You May Also Like