Yeah…this is madness. But, I will say maybe avoid the big companies like google for your home stuff. I went with Honeywell Wifi thermostats in my home, and have been super happy so far. I get notifications when the kids change the settings during the day.
Mine actually isn’t smart in the sense that it does not “learn” anything. I basically got it because you can configure the schedule for both of them (upstairs and down) with a web browser, and that is awesome.