The indicator which displays the heating level (1, 2 or 3) has been removed from the V3+ app, this is a step backwards as this is a very useful indicator to show the status of the current system. Please add this indicator back.
I'm missing this as well - please bring this back.
Can someone confirm if this is still missing from the V3+ app? I've held off updating, waiting for it to be added.
You may wish to add your vote to this existing request: https://community.tado.com/en-gb/discussion/465/add-back-the-heating-level-indicator-in-v3-app
+1 here... Surely this is a basic function...
Tado's recent comments about this on Twitter from 24th September:
We had hoped to have it included at launch, but there were issues which we haven't been able to resolve yet. As such, we can't even give you a ball-park figure for implementation.
it's currently been mothballed until the issue that's blocking it has been resolved.
That's disappointing; would be nice to explain this in a bit more detail; moreover, what's the point of having this forum if tado aren't keeping us updated?
Another vote for the return of the wavy lines.
I wrote and queried what the different shades of grey implied on the graph chart and got an answer referring me to what is missing! so their internal help sheets are out of sync. So as I see it if you check on the page showing last 24 hours heating then you will see up to 4 levels of grey background one being basic heat level and the other three I think showing the degree of heat applied which would fit with the three wavy lines??
On the home page of the app, could each tile have a heat / radiator symbol when heat is being called? I.e. next to the temperature, rather than just "heating to" or "set to" could it be more obvious.
today we are releasing a new beta update, which adds support for the Heat Request indicator!
IMPORTANT: Currently available only in the iOS beta. The Android beta will be updated early next week.
How it works:
• The Heat Request indicator is located in the Room screen, bellow the set-point temperature.
• The waves indicate the amount of heat tado° is currently requesting from your system: Low (1 wave), Medium (2 waves), High (3 waves) or None (0 highlighted waves).
Learn More: https://support.tado.com/hc/en-gb/articles/115002748426-What-do-the-different-levels-of-heat-request-in-the-app-and-the-Climate-Report-tell-me-about-when-the-boiler-has-been-on-and-off-
Thanks a lot for your feedback!
The Apps Team @ tado
Great, that works for me in the latest iOS beta. But can I suggest that you also add the indicator to the individual tiles on the home screen. There seems to be enough space to fit it in. That would make it much easier to see at a glance which rooms (if any) are calling for heat.
@Nigelito @jcwacky Thanks for your feedback! We would like to keep the amount of info on the widgets (tiles) to a minimum, i.e.: the most essential info. The Heat Request indicator is a supplement to the existing state text "Heating to xy.z°", which is already available on the Home screen widgets (tiles). With that said, it doesn't mean we won't consider this in the future.
Really appreciate that you're implementing a change to bring back some of the lost functionality. However, as @Nigelito and @jcwacky already pointed out, I don't understand why you're not making the heating indicator visible on the home screen; the pre-V3+ app used to show it on the home screen. Not doing this makes using the app unnecessarily cumbersome as you have to go into each individual zone to see what's going on. You're already using the top right corner of a zone tile to show indicator for open window, or off status; therefore, it would make perfect sense to also show the heating indicator in that top right corner.
This would make for a consistent UI and improve usability of the app.
@Adrian (tado°) - please urge your team to add the indicator to the home screen.
@Adrian (tado°) The "Heating to ..." text is very misleading as it appears when there's just a heat request. The way it's worded makes it suggest the heating should be on when you see that, but most of the time it hasn't reached the requested request level yet. I'd say remove that text, and just have it say the "Set to ...". I also add a vote to having it on the home screen tiles as it's more convenient but this is a great addition as I don't have to load the graph anymore to see the request level! 🙂
I understand the team wants to keep the tiles to a minimum, but key information needs to be fixed & added! 😊
Also when another room has a very low heat request, whilst another room has requested heat; the app doesn't show any heat request lines for the very low request. Just looks a bit odd having an increase in temperature on the graph, a warm radiator but 0 waves on the request.😅 Should at-least be one wave I'd say.
Without knowing the specific % numbers, so just an example, I would've thought it'd go like this:
1 wave. 1 -> 24% request
2 waves. 25% -> 66% request
3 waves. 67% -> 100% request
Thanks to the team for this.
@Jakosaur Thanks for your feedback.
The percentage for the "waves" is as follows:
0.1% < 33.3% = 1 wave
33.3% < 66.6% = 2 waves
66.6% <= 100% = 3 waves
"Heating to" is displayed for values equal or bigger than 0.1%.
Great update indeed! Thanks!!
Would be keen to know the rest of the release notes for both app and firmware :-)