94

conclusion:We like it

94

We know, we know, who cares about their thermostat? Well, not too long ago your amazing smartphone used to be a clunky handset wired to the wall; we've come a long way, and there's no reason controlling your home's basic functions should be any more difficult than checking your email. But Nest does even more than turn on your AC: by learning your habits and your home's unique thermal profile, it can automatically save you energy in ways a standard programmable thermostat can't, and provides you an energy usage history to boot. It's gorgeous and thoughtfully designed, top to bottom, which is part of the reason why installation far less intimidating than we expected. Without a doubt, we think everyone will love owning a Nest.

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Critic reviews

9.1
9 reviews
  • Design and form factor
    9.2
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    9.2

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User reviews

9.0
25 reviews
10
CNET Apr 5, 2012

The Nest Learning Thermostat makes home climate control, yes, interesting. With lovely design, charming extras (it reports the weather!), and integrated Wi-Fi, this thermostat of the future can restart an industry.

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10
GigaOM Jun 24, 2012

Essentially, the Nest thermostat should look good when you see it and manage your environment automatically in the background. If that’s the case, the Nest should simply be forgotten once it learns your comfort zones. Does it achieve that goal? Yes, it does.

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9.0
ZDNet Mar 6, 2012

I never thought I would say I was excited about a thermostat, but now that my Nest is installed I can’t help myself from monitoring my heat patterns and tweaking the temperature.

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9.0
AnandTech Aug 2, 2012

My personal metric for whether a home modification was a good purchase is whether I want to take it with me when I move. In this case, I do—desperately. It would be hard to go back to a "normal" thermostat after having become attached to the Nest's capabilities.

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8.0
New York Times Nov 30, 2011

The Nest is gorgeous, elegant and very, very smart. It will keep your house at the right temperature, save you money and do some good for the planet. Put another way, it can make you comfortable in more ways than one.

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9.0
GottaBeMobile May 18, 2012

The Nest Learning Thermostat breaks the mold, taking a pinch of iPhone style, a dash of Google algorithm smarts and iPhone connectivity to deliver a Thermostat that is easy to install, easy to use and nice to look at.

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8.0
Popular Mechanics Jan 17, 2012

The Nest’s user interface is as elegant and simple as any thermostat this capable could (or should) be. ... But it’s worth quibbling over the price. At $250 a pop, Nest units are five to 10 times the price of standard programmable thermostats.

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10
daringone daringone

I purchased the Nest about three weeks ago, and have absolutely loved it. The Nest is essentially a programmable thermostat. But it's how it's programmed and how you interface with it that set it apart from anything else on the market. Sure, you can program it just like any other programmable...

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6.0
aaronsjunk aaronsjunk

I've had three of the Nest thermostats installed since mid-December and while I like the overall concept and design, it's not without its flaws and issues. I've written a detailed history of the experience on my web site (linked below). I've had to replace one of the three due to it reading...

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9.0
peet2 peet2

Received my Nest two days after ordering it (a Saturday, no less). I had it installed about as quickly as it would take to unbox and mount. The part that took a few minutes was managing the mangled state of the wall space my previous thermostat was mounted. I had to repair that first, but if I...

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6.0
slipperyp slipperyp

This is by far the most overrated piece of technology of the 21st century. It's got a great cool/geek factor, but it is just absolutely not impressive and I have a very hard time convincing myself that it was worth the additional $200 this thing costs to have it figure out my preferred...

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10
cbslocum cbslocum

nest works as advertised and stylishly so. two caveats (but i still give it a 10). first, the great vareiety of heating/cooling system designs and set ups make this a tricky set up. wiring is not standard. second, even heating/ac pros don't always get it right. in my case, it was a...

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10
sftech sftech

This is a fantastic device. I never thought I would think twice about a thermostat, but I threw out my old one as soon as I opened the box for the Nest. It's just a beautiful thing to have on your wall compared to all the horrible biege plastic crap that you get from Honeywell and other...

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9.0
jondagle jondagle

Amazing product that works very well and is like no other. Minimalist look yet provides many capabilities, but you hardly have to touch it at all. Internet-connected thermostat is a big win. The display activates when you are near. Setting your wifi password is like opening a safe! So cool.

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1.0
carbonero carbonero

I have a horror story about Nest, the thermostat company created by former Apple Employee(s). The Nest, as I am sure you know, is the much sought after, sexy, crazy expensive iPhone-like thermostat that has been selling like hotcakes. I bought a Nest in February for $277 and spent...

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10
midas360 midas360

I purchased 2 of these thermostats. I have never installed a thermostat before but the Nest instruction video and manual made it very easy. You literally hook up 4 wires and you are good to go. I think the biggest decision you have to make is determining how you want to look installed on your...

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