What is a tado° Starter Kit and what are the differences between versions?

tado° products can be obtained individually or combined in Starter Kits. A tado° Starter Kit contains everything you need to get started with tado° at your home: an Internet Bridge and the respective tado° devices, e.g. a Smart Thermostat or two Smart Radiator Thermostats.

All current Starter Kits contain the new HomeKit enabled Internet Bridge which allows you to control tado° via Apple HomeKit.

In the UK, the following Starter Kits (v3) are on offer:

Smart Thermostat - Starter Kit (v3)
Smart Radiator Thermostat Horizontal Mounting - Starter Kit
Smart Radiator Thermostat Vertical Mounting - Starter Kit

There is no technical difference between the Smart Thermostat devices in the v2 and v3 Starter Kits. Therefore all Starter Kits (v2 and v3) can be enhanced by further Smart Thermostats and Smart Radiator Thermostats.

However, in contrast to the Starter Kit (v3) our earlier Starter Kits (v2) contain the earlier version of the Bridge (without the pairing button), which does not work with Apple HomeKit. The earlier Bridge can be replaced by the newer Internet Bridge to use tado° with Apple HomeKit.

Smart Thermostat - Starter Kit (v2)

The earliest tado° product, the Connector Kit (v1), is not combinable with any of the later versions. If you would like to use tado° for multi-zone systems, with Smart Radiator Thermostats or with Apple HomeKit, you can upgrade to the latest Starter Kit version.

Connector Kit (v1)