I've had a look through older threads regarding Tado but there is nothing recent (August last year was the last mention I saw).
I have a few 'gadgets' around the home: Sonos through the house, including a Sonos One with Alexa (which prompted an immediate trip to buy a Dot for another room) and a Netatmo weather station. I have a Presence I haven't installed yet, and rain and wind gauges being shipped as I type.
I've also just ordered a Vera Plus (NZ frequency) and Aeotec garage door opener and plan to upgrade the current keyless entry to something automated, and I'm looking forward to getting things running through a single point of control.
Regarding Tado, they appear to have recently released a new version (Smart AC Control V2), but it's only available in the UK and a few European countries at the moment. I have 2 existing heat pumps and 3 more being installed next week and I want to be able to control them all remotely, preferably via the Vera plug in. I know there are z-wave to IR options compatible with Vera (eg Remotec) but they don't look as nice, and seem like the set up is more complicated.
Does anyone have any experience with the new Tado AC control? It is available as a 2 pack on the website which would save a bit, but I don't want to run up nearly $500 for something that won't work (eventually I'll want to add the other 3 - it's less expensive this way than getting wifi heat pumps out of the box). One of the main reasons I want it for the existing heat pumps is they don't have the ability to schedule past one cycle of time on and time off, which is fine until we forget. The new
I gather it won't come with a NZ plug and I can work with that. Historically comments have been pretty mixed, but it looks like it's more 'plug and play' than in the past, and assuming the Vera plug in works well it should be a relatively smooth and painless process.