95

conclusion:We like it

95

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. The 2nd-generation version is even better looking than the first model, and is now easier than ever to connect to your home's heating system.

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Critic reviews

9.1
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    9.0
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User reviews

8.9
20 reviews
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CNET Oct 2, 2012

The second generation of the Nest Learning Thermostat puts this device even further ahead of the (nearly nonexistent) competition.

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9.0
PC Mag Nov 30, 2012

The Nest Learning Thermostat is a must have for high-tech homeowners or anyone looking to save on heating and air conditioning costs through interactive programming and online management.

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9.0
Wired Dec 11, 2012

The increased control you have over the temperature, the fact that the Nest learns how to set the temperature, the ability to adjust the temperature from anywhere, and the energy savings potential make it worth every penny.

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8.0
GottaBeMobile Nov 30, 2012

The Nest Learning Thermostat is an excellent thermostat that is worth the price for users looking for a thermostat that learns their schedule without my need to set it up and want the ability to control the heat or cooling with an iPhone or Android.

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9.0
DroidLife Apr 1, 2013

The Nest isn’t necessarily the cheapest home accessory you’ll find, but for the reasons I listed above, it has been completely worth it thus far.

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9.0
pkajirian pkajirian

I've only had the 2nd gen Nest for a couple days but I wanted to share my thoughts. Overall I'm elated to own this product! I live in a 2-story condo with a single thermostat located on the bottom floor and being able to operate central air conditioning and heating remotely is a god-send. I can...

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2.0
kevinma kevinma

Wow. Total FAIL . These guys don't understand thermostats and left out basic thermostat functionality which almost every programmable thermostat has had for 20 years. They seem to think they know better. They don't. Defects are rampant. Lacking functionality. Software updates introducing...

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9.0
coreyod coreyod

It's a thermostat, but it evokes the same gadget lust and pride as the latest tablet. It's incredibly easy to install, configure, and use, and it provides real utility thanks both to its auto-learning and energy savings. Ultimately, it's something every home should have, but can't...

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9.0
othersmith othersmith

The installation was dead simple. The only concerning thing was the actual "current temperature" displayed for the first 12 hours or so seemed off by five or six degrees, but eventually everything has evened out and the thermostat is working great.

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10
thermostatnerd thermostatnerd

I had to try out a Nest thermostat. The craftsmanship is stunning. I thought it would be an annoyance to turn the knob until it "learned" my schedule. But I was amazed at how much I enjoyed interacting with that smooth stainless steel ring. However, beauty aside, I have gone back to my current...

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10
CableMonkey CableMonkey

My wiring setup was not available on the website, but their tech support folks helped me every step of the way over the phone.

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10
brycew331 brycew331

If you ever wanted to manage your home from an iPad, this is the first device to get your hands on. Installation couldn't have been made easier or simpler. I've used the Nest for about a week now, and I love reviewing my energy reports and checking to see when I'm saving energy.

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9.0
chuckst chuckst

Hooked up two Nests in my home (two zones) about a month apart. Both had real issues connecting to my wireless in the house. Not sure why, perhaps the WAP, maybe the router. Eventually it just worked. Otherwise it works great, it has learned very well, and I haven't had to tweak it yet.

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7.0
GoatHerderEd GoatHerderEd

Needs the ability to guide the thermostat why you made a change, and if it is temporary, or should be scheduled in the future. And if scheduled, how to schedule.

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