Best energy-monitoring smart plugs

The best energy-monitoring smart plugs give you all the good things we love about run-of-the-mill smart plugs, like voice control and touch control with your smartphone and smart home hub, while also keeping a minute-by-minute accounting of your electrical usage.

So, if you have an inkling that your fresh-out-of-the-box smart TV or smart coffee maker is consuming more electricity than it should, you could connect those devices to your smart plug and confirm your suspicions.

And just like basic smart plugs, energy-monitoring plugs work with smart home hubs like the Apple HomePod 2 and Apple HomePod Mini 2, and all Google Home and Amazon Alexa devices.

If you want to up your smart plug game and save on your electric bill, take a look at our list of the best energy-monitoring smart plugs.

Govee H5086 (4-pack)

Govee energy-monitoring smart plugs next to iPhone

Govee energy-monitoring smart plugs work over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and connect with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You control the plugs with your smartphone or your voice. This four-pack of plugs monitors energy usage in real time, tracking the current and voltage of anything plugged in. And if you do find an appliance that’s using excessive amounts of electricity, you can schedule your plug to turn on and off when you need it.

Govee smart plugs are found on Amazon and Govee

SwitchBot Smart Plug Mini (2-pack)

energy-monitoring smart plug next to smartphone

These mini-sized smart plugs connect to your home’s Wi-Fi and all Bluetooth devices and don’t require a hub. When paired with an Amazon Alexa or Google Home hub, though, you’ll be able to turn these plugs off and on with just your voice. Energy consumption monitoring happens in real-time, and data is available on the dashboard of the free app.

Get the SwitchBot smart plugs at Amazon

Kasa KP125MP4 (4-pack)

Four-pack of smart plugs in product box

Kasa smart plugs with energy monitoring are Matter-certified, so they’re compatible with every smart home hub, including Apple Home, Google Home, and Alexa. This four-pack of smart plugs works over your home’s Wi-Fi and keeps track of energy usage by the second, giving you easy access to data in the free smartphone app. Kasa mini plugs are small in size and never block the second outlet.

Grab this four-pack of Kasa smart plugs at Amazon

Eve Energy (2-pack)

Eve Energy smart plugs next to iPhone

The sleek-looking Eve Energy smart plugs are backed by Matter and work with every single home hub in existence, including Apple HomeKit, Alexa, Google Home, and SmartThings. Eve Energy plugs provide energy consumption data on a dashboard in their free app, which is compatible with iPhones, Android smartphones, and all tablets. Outlets can be put on a schedule so you can turn off the source of power to your TV, lights, and other devices.

Find Eve Energy smart plugs on Amazon