This Second Generation Wi-Fi Smart Color Thermostat is ideally suited for the connected home. It's packed with smart features, a customizable color touch screen and a simple, DIY set up. You can control the thermostat using the touch screen and change the background color to match your paint color or personal preference or use your tablet or computer. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection, or use the free app for smartphone/tablet to mange the thermostat remotely. Intelligent alerts help to keep your equipment running at peak performance by sending you air filter and humidifier pad change reminders, and also to notify you of extreme high or low indoor temperatures and humidity. 1) View local weather - Daily forecast on screen and 5 - Day Forecasts on app, 2) Fully flexible progamming options, 3) Auto change from Heat to Cool - automatically determines if your home needs heating or cooling to provide maximum comfort, 4) Reliable, secure network ensures app availability, 5) Permanent/Temporary/Vacation Hold - adjust temperature to suit your schedule.