What's this we have here? We just got a tip from a reader that this is Honeywell's answer to Nest.
It looks like a Nest, it smells like a Nest, and the only difference is that Honeywell branding. We're thin on details, but this screenshot reportedly came from the Facebook page of a (maybe soon-to-be-former) Honeywell employee.
Honeywell has had its own smart thermostats in the past. They look like regular old thermostats — except they're app controlled. This, however, is a very clear design change, one that looks very informed by Nest. We've reached out to Honeywell for comment.
Update: Honeywell responded to us with the following:
We don't comment on rumor and speculation – we have no comment at this time. 1