The Venstar ColorTouch programmable thermostat received a perfect score for ease of use from Top Ten Reviews' roundup of 2015's best programmable thermostats. Two other thermostats out of the 11 reviewed, the Ecobee Smart and the Nest Learning, received a 95 percent score for usability.
The Venstar ColorTouch received high marks for its simple user interface, mobile app and Wi-Fi connectivity. It also has a keypad lock to prevent unauthorized changes. Despite a perfect ease-of-use rating, it only received an 8.13 out of 10 overall score from Top Ten Reviews. In comparison, the Nest Learning thermostat received a 9.73 score and the Ecobee Smart received a 9.23 score.