Looking into installing a Honeywell Wifi thermostat and wonder how much data this will use, by remote access weather updates, etc

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Minimal
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I have no idea how much my RTH6580WF uses, but it is a fantastic thermostat and being able to get emails when something is wrong with the boiler is fantastic. I can’t believe it uses more than a few KB an hour unless you are constantly checking it.
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Oh this is something I did a bit of research on for our blog https://corpblog.viasat.com/keeping-an-eye-on-the-data-usage-of-all-those-smart-home-devices/

The Nest thermostat (which should be similar) should be about 50MB a month. A lot of that is attributed to system updates each month. 
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Thanks! I knew it was very minimal, just not sure how minimal.
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I couldn't find the Honeywell's usage exactly but I would imagine it should be similar because it's largely using data for updates and that's minimal compared to like a streaming device or Echo. This is just a area of interest for me being a fan of smart house automation (got some lights programmed and changed the Echo's wake-word to "Computer"....sometimes Star Trek triggers it to answer a question) and just got a smart thermostat but haven' t messed with it much outside of changing the temperature to see how much data it uses or anything.