Global Smart Thermostat Market Grew 123% In 2015, Indicating Smart Home Is Finally Becoming Mainstream

PRESS RELEASE. Hamburg, Germany – 08 Mar 2016 //  IoT Analytics, a leading provider of market insights for the Internet of Things (IoT), and Priori Data, the app store intelligence company, have teamed up and today published the results of the first-ever app-usage based market model for Smart Thermostats.

The model is based on downloads of more than 120 thermostat apps and reveals insights never-seen before for the Smart Thermostat market. The model is accompanied by a Market Report that is focusing on sizing the opportunity of the Smart Thermostat market for the period 2015 to 2021.

The analysis reveals that the $879M (4.9M devices) Smart Thermostat market is currently seeing its strongest ever momentum as Smart Home adoption and assisted-living solutions are quickly becoming more prevalent in the consumer market. The uptake has been especially strong in North America in 2015 and was driven by very strong Q4/2015 sales.

The study examines the Smart Thermostat market of 14 countries in detail (USA, Canada, Mexica, Great Britain, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China, India, Japan, Russia, Brazil, Korea) on a monthly basis for the past 18 months, both by number of devices sold as well as realized revenue. The study also gives an outlook by key country until 2021 with the total market size reaching $4.7 billion by 2021.

Smart Thermostat market

To better understand the different market players IoT Analytics profiles 10 of the top Smart Thermostat providers, estimates corresponding market share and sales split by country (see Report Structure below).

Demand for Smart Thermostats is currently strongest in North America with 70% global market share. The overall market is currently dominated by US vendors with Honeywell and Nest emerging as the market leaders. European markets are also starting to pick up but interestingly with a more diverse landscape of vendors such as Hive, Netatmo, and eQ-3.

Commenting on the findings, IoT Analytics Managing Director Knud Lasse Lueth said:

“Leveraging the app download data of Priori Data and combining that with our primary market research enables us to generate extremely granular insights. Smart Home markets have thus far disappointed most growth expectations, however the new model highlights a market explosion in November and December. This could indicate that we are at the beginning of a new growth wave in consumer IoT. Looking at the data, it is also very interesting to see how Canadian startup Ecobee has beaten all other players in the marketplace month-by-month in the second half of 2015. Going forward, we believe growth for Smart Home and specifically Smart Thermostat markets remains strong with approximately 60% global growth in the short term and 35% annual growth foreseen for the next 6 years.”

Smart Thermostats Market Report 2015-2021 Cover

The Smart Thermostat Market Report is available to download HERE. You may also subscribe to the quarterly market model updates.

About IoT Analytics

IoT Analytics is the leading provider of market insights for the Internet of Things (IoT), M2M, and Industry 4.0.

The specialised research firm helps more than 30,000 Internet of Things decision-makers understand IoT markets every month. IoT Analytics tracks important data around the IoT ecosystem such as M&A activity, Startup funding, company projects and latest developments. Product offerings include in-depth market reports, technical white papers, sponsored research, regular newsletter, as well as Go2Market and consulting services.

As a research pioneer, IoT Analytics combines traditional methods of market research such as interviews and surveys with state-of-the art web-mining tools to generate high-calibre insights.

IoT Analytics is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. For more information, visit .

About Priori Data

Priori Data is an App Store Intelligence company that provides comprehensive market data and competitive benchmarking information on the global app economy.

Leading mobile app and gaming developers, investors, and advertisers rely on Priori Data for key metrics such as app revenue, downloads, and ranks on more than 3 million apps across more than 55 international markets.

Priori Data is trusted by over 1K top global publishers including AllState Insurance, Buzzfeed, National Geographic, Rosetta Store, and Soundcloud. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Berlin

Report Structure – Smart Thermostats Market Report 2015-2021:

1 Introduction
1.1 Typical benefits and product features
1.1.1 Typical benefits
1.1.2 Product classes and typical features
1.2 Technology architecture
1.2.1 Hardware
1.2.2 Communication
1.2.3 Software
1.3 Market characteristics
1.3.1 Market evolution
1.3.2 Main players and their market access
2 Smart Thermostat Market
2.1 Overview
2.1.1 Current global market for Smart Thermostats by devices sold
2.1.2 Current global market for Smart Thermostats by revenue
2.2 Market deep-dive by region/country (devices, revenue, market share)
2.2.1 Regional overview (Smart thermostat revenue)
2.2.2 North America
2.2.3 Europe
2.2.4 BRIC countries
2.3 Market forecast 2016-21
2.4 Special analyses
2.4.1 Global market share (top-30 vendors)
2.4.2 Regional market share
2.4.3 Top-10 vendors over time (globally)
2.4.4 Top upcoming vendors
3 Key Players At A Glance
3.1 Honeywell
3.2 Nest
3.3 Ecobee
3.4 Hive
3.5 Netatmo
3.6 Emerson Climate
3.8 Lennox
3.9 Vivint
3.10 Xfinity
4 Innovation & Trends
4.1 General outlook
4.2 Innovation lies in software (rather than hardware)
4.3 Ecosystems will be a game changer
4.3.1 Case study: Introduction of Apple HomeKit & its consequences for Ecobee/Nest
4.3.2 Apple HomeKit
4.3.3 Works with Nest
4.3.4 Other ecosystem standards
4.4 Data privacy and security will make more headlines
4.4.1 Network and endpoint access security
4.4.2 Data encryption
4.4.3 Data privacy
4.5 Cooperation with external partners
4.5.1 Utilities
4.5.1 Contractors
4.6 M&A and Funding Activity
4.6.1 Funding history
4.6.2 Acquisitions
5 Methodology & Definitions
5.1 Product definitions and scope of study
5.1.1 Product definition
5.2 Data sources, reliability and limitations
5.2.1 Download data
6 Appendix
6.1 List of vendors
6.2 List of exhibits and tables

Companies Mentioned (selected):



For further comments or more information on this press release, please contact: Stephanie Baumann, Press team, IoT Analytics GmbH

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Since founding IoT Analytics in 2014, my focus has been to build a team that produces high-quality research in areas such as IoT, AI, Cloud, and smart manufacturing. Throughout my journey, I have authored or co-authored over 100 reports, always with a commitment to delivering analyses that are not only trustworthy but also rich in insight and uniqueness.

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