The AC looks fantastic & works great as an AC unit, quiet , cools room down pretty quickly, but lacks features as a ‘smart’ appliance. Connecting the AC to the wifi network is cumbersome. The AC will only connect to a 2.4ghz network & the network name or password can’t have special characters or it won’t connect. The app is sluggish to operate, after making any changes it'll take some time to apply the changes or just time out (which happened frequently). A recent update seems to have alleviated some of the issues a bit.
The app lets you control the temperature, mode, fan speed, see filter status, & set a schedule but besides that it's pretty limited. There is no way to see energy consumption of any kinds, any history, or set multiple schedules per weekday, weekend, & night operation.
The ECO mode on the AC is broken because it takes inaccurate room temp reading after cycling on for too short a period of time (10 sec every 10-30mins). The AC shows room temp to actually drop after AC has turned off for an hour! In Eco mode, the room has drifted to 80F+ all the while the AC thinks the room is below set temp.
What I want to see in a future update:
1.) Have the ability to control the AC through a web browser (not just a mobile app).
2.) Be able to see energy consumption & savings stats (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, annually). I want to know when & how much energy the AC is using at which settings. How much do I save if I set the AC a few degrees higher, etc. Modlet seems to have some of these features, why not Frigidaire?
3.) Be able to set multiple operation schedules for each day or time period especially since the ECO mode is broken.
4.) Be able to set the cycling on time period in eco mode from 10 seconds to 1 minute so that it can get an accurate room temp reading.
5.) Be able to control the volume of the beeping sound on the AC as well as the display brightness.
6.) Be able to control the temperature drift range in ECO & Cool mode. Right now it looks like it is set +3 degrees in ECO mode.
7.) Maybe an android widget so I can quickly control the AC.
Overall, the smart features are disappointing but the AC functions great, it's quiet most of the time & cools room down pretty quickly. Is it worth the extra cost for the smart features, not really, but i like the ability to control the AC with my smart phone.