Skip to main content
All CollectionsUsing tado°Know more about tado°
What is a tado° Starter Kit, and what are the differences between versions?
What is a tado° Starter Kit, and what are the differences between versions?
tado° avatar
Written by tado°
Updated this week

Please note that tado° X devices are not compatible with earlier tado° product lines (V1-V3+) because of their different underlying connectivity standards. It is not possible to add tado° X products to a V1-V3+ tado° Home. If you currently own earlier tado° products and want to extend your tado° setup, we recommend adding V3+ devices. If you’re interested in switching to a tado° X Home, you can learn more in the FAQs for existing customers.

You can buy tado° X devices combined in Starter Kits, multi-pack bundles, or as single products.

A tado° X Starter Kit is a convenient first purchase when setting up your tado° home because they contain popular combinations of tado° X devices, including a Bridge X. The Bridge X connects all your tado° X devices to each other and the tado° app, so it’s essential to have a compatible Thread border router like the Bridge X in your setup. You can then expand your heating setup with other single tado° X products.

tado° X devices can work with Thread border routers from third-party manufacturers. So if you already own a Thread border router (like the tado° Heat Pump Optimizer X or other compatible home hubs), you won’t need to add a Bridge X, and you can buy your devices individually or in multi-pack bundles. An additional Bridge X can improve the range of your Thread network, but this is not typically necessary unless your home is very large or has multiple storeys.

The following tado° X Starter Kits are available:

  • Smart Radiator Thermostat X - Starter Kit

  • Smart Thermostat X - Starter Kit

  • Smart Thermostat X Multi-Room - Starter Kit

You can buy tado° V3+ products combined in Starter Kits or as add-ons.

A tado° V3+ Starter Kit should always be the first purchase for getting started. You only need one Starter Kit per home.

All V3+ Starter Kits contain:

  • the Internet Bridge, which allows you to control tado° via the app (works with Apple HomeKit)

  • individual room control devices (e.g. a Wireless Receiver or a Wireless Temperature Sensor)

You can then expand your heating setup with tado° add-on products, which are only compatible with tado° V3+/V3/V2 versions.

The following V3+ Starter Kits are available:

  • Starter Kit - Wired Smart Thermostat V3+

  • Starter Kit - Wired Smart Thermostat V3+ Black Edition

  • Starter Kit - Wireless Smart Thermostat V3+

  • Starter Kit - Wireless Smart Thermostat V3+ Black Edition

  • Starter Kit - Smart Radiator Thermostat V3+

  • Starter Kit - Smart Radiator Thermostat V3+ Basic

For the UK

  • The Starter Kit - Wireless Smart Thermostat V3+ [incl. Programmer with Hot Water Control] replaces the Starter Kit - Wireless Smart Thermostat V3+

  • Starter Kit - Wireless Smart Thermostat V3+ Black Edition [incl. Programmer with Hot Water Control]

Discontinued

  • Smart Thermostat - Starter Kit V3

  • Smart Radiator Thermostat Horizontal Mounting - Starter Kit V3

  • ​Smart Radiator Thermostat Vertical Mounting - Starter Kit V3

  • Smart Thermostat - Starter Kit V2

  • Connector Kit (V1)

Did this answer your question?