Nest Learning Thermostat
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Nest Learning Thermostat
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- 90AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE9 ReviewsArs Technica90A thermostat that learns? Three months with the NeAfter having used a Nest for several months, I feel very comfortable saying it's high on the "worth it" scale.AnandTech90A thermostat that learns? Three months with the NeMy 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.GigaOM100Nest thermostat reviewed: A smart device for all sEssentially, 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.CNET100Nest Learning Thermostat ReviewThe 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.ZDNet90Nest learning thermostat provides mobile control aI 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.New York Times80A Thermostat Thatâ€™s Clever, Not ClunkyThe 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.GottaBeMobile90Nest Learning Thermostat Review Installation & FirThe 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.Popular Mechanics80Nest Thermostat: Long-Term Gadget TestThe 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.USA Today90Review: Newfangled Nest thermostat is hotIf you need a new thermostat, consider warming up to Nest. It is the Nest Best Thing.
- 89AVERAGE USER SCORE24 Reviewsjose100January 22, 2016Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100October 15, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is a great product. I love mine. Im not real good at reviews but what made me buy mine was a review I read on kgreviews.com http://www.kgreviews.com/the-nest-learning-thermostat-2nd-generation-t200577-review.html Theres the link. Hope this helps someone.Christian100July 31, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Way better then any other thermostat sold today.Engadget Reader100July 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 14, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80April 2, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!So I installed this in my mothers house for my benefit as much as hers. Before, she would wait for me to visit and gripe about the temperature of the house always being wrong so I could attempt to re-program her old unit. (too hot when she's getting dressed, too cold when she's sleeping). Now I can program it for her from anywhere in the world (with an internet connection) but even when making it perfect for her, she is not complaining it's made her energy bill go way up. I don't know what to do to make it perfect for her but she seems to think that having the air shut off while she's away in the summer heat makes it harder to cool the house and therefore making it work harder. Nest was made in SF where I assume temperatures aren't as crazy extremem as Las Vegas. I can't say she's wrong for saying this about the nest but she may be. I wish they would take this into consideration if this is the case. I'm thinking this is not a common issue they've ran into or it could be my moms extreme picky-ness on how her house feels at any given moment.Engadget Reader90April 2, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100December 1, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 companies like that. And the ease of use is unmatched. I'm a technical guy, so I can figure out how to program even the most confusing thermostats. But most people don't have that patience and with the Nest you don't need it. Programming involves setting the temperature the way you like it for a few days and the Nest will take care of the rest. My favorite part of the experience is using the iPhone app. I can turn the Nest on and off remotely so I don't waste energy heating an empty house. And the auto-away feature alone will pay for the cost of your nest. I forgot to turn off my Nest before I went away for Thanksgiving for a week, and I also forgot that I forgot to turn it off. But the Nest auto-away kicked in and shut the heater down while we were gone. My only issue so far is that I had some difficulty getting the Nest set up in my new house because it was drawing off enough electricity that it messed with the signal to keep the heat going. A call to Nest support solved that problem and I am up an running smoothly. The is a second generation Nest that is better than what I have, but I what I am really waiting for is the next great device from this company.Engadget Reader90November 18, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader10October 2, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 $277 and spent the next month or so trying to get it to work in my home, to no avail. I spent almost 300$ in electrician bills and hardware but no go. Fine, I thought, so I returned it May 22.They received it just fine but then the nightmare began. I waited, waited, waited for a refund. I called and many times was promised a follow-up but no answers. Finally after 4 Months I spoke to "Edgar", who stated he had "sent three separate checks over the past few months and all were returned". This is a load as I personally check my mail every day, and my address on file had no mistakes. After some obvious questions like, "Did you track the checks via certified mail?", he answered they did not use any tracking methods for sending checks through the mail, and no, for some reason they could not simply credit my credit card. I told them to simply fed ex me a check (or some other traceable method), or credit my card back.Finally frustrated, I proceeded to do a charge-back using my credit card company, who gave me a temporary credit while researching the transaction. "Edgar" emailed me to say I should just proceed with the charge back to get my money back that way. Fine. After a month, my credit card company reversed the temporary credit, saying Nest had not sufficiently given them the information they needed and canceled the dispute, putting me back at stage one with Nest.After discussing this latest turn of events with yet another Nest employee, she stated,"Edgar doesn't work here anymore, but I spoke with billing and your credit card company has your refund, its between you and them". Speechless, I asked for proof how Discover could have somehow received cash from Nest, and they had none. A quick chat with Discover showed they never had access to Nest's bank account. The runaround and lies have been so blatant I am astounded.At this point I will be taking Nest to court if I do not receive a check by Friday, all for a measly $277. My trust in this company is so destroyed I am sure my story will cost them much more than $277 in sales in the long run.I tried contacting the CEO through his twitter but no avail.Engadget Reader100August 9, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90July 1, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader100June 18, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90June 6, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Just being able to turn of system from phone while out make this the ultimate energy saver.Engadget Reader100April 13, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Really great product. Everything is exactly as described. Very happy with my purchase.Engadget Reader100April 13, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 "common wire" that the old thermostat didn't need but nest did. it was a simple fix, finally done with a little guidance from nest and common sense after an hvac pro totally missed the mark. nest customer support is great, btw. tireless.Engadget Reader60April 13, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 thermostat schedule for me. The UI is certainly much, much better than any thermostat I've used in the past and I love going to the web UI to use sliders and temp settings for different times of day, day of week - but people revere this thing like it has solved our dependence on foreign oil and created lasting peace in the Middle East. It's good and if you have the disposable income to throw at it, go for it.Engadget Reader100April 13, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 wall. I didn't have to drill any holes or anything. It fit nicely in the existing setup. It's probably the best thermostat on the market. It's very simple to install and setup. I love the new features that just came out too. The iPad, iPhone, and website applications are very straight forward and easy to use. I love that you can view how much time your a/c has been running during the day. I was very surprised at how accurate it learned when we like the a/c on. We rarely have to override the system which was a nightmare before the NEST. I recommend this product!!!!Engadget Reader90April 13, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Love every aspect of this unit. It has a brain!Engadget Reader90April 10, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 hadn't I'm pretty sure it would have taken less than 10 minutes from unboxing to having it working with my wi-fi. The instructions and videos on the site are all outstanding primers to what is a very easy process.I am using this in a single zone, upstair only system that is a single state 3 ton/13seer unit.Now that it is hooked up I am learning along with the device. Yes, it is missing a few advanced HVAC features it should have (work with 2stage cooling, pre-warm/cool a space, auto heat/cool), but those are features I'm sure are coming with a software upgrade. Should a thermostat cost $250? Probably not, but I am hopeful this allows me a new level of control, or actually, ability to not feel I need to control the HVAC system, and that it will do what I need it to without me goofing with it.Or, it will end up being an expensive needless gadget... But on first impressions it is such a well thought out and executed design I was willing to give it a try.Engadget Reader100April 6, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Worth twice the price. Honestly.Engadget Reader90April 5, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Iâ€™ve now had my Nest Learning Thermostat for a month. Â And I love it. Â You might scoff at paying $250 for something as simple as a thermostat, but the features, control, and beauty of it makes it a great investment. Â Iâ€™ve already saved on my heating costs by having it since I rarely touched my old one other than the occasional increase in temp when I was home unexpectedly. I loved it so much I typed over 2000 words explaining it all over at http://tasel.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/my-first-month-with-the-nest-spoiler-i-love-it/ (yes shameless plug but this space is way too small to fit everything) . I've told my friends and family about it and will be getting it for my parents for their anniversary. Trust me... Well worth the $250 investment.Engadget Reader60April 5, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 temperatures improperly, and one or more of the thermostats routinely lost it's connectivity (which means it no longer is available remotely). I've turned off the learning feature as it tends to over adjust the schedule (sometimes with no regard to what it has been told). We've come home to the house fully heated after a day of work - as it had decided that we wanted the house warmed all day long, even though we weren't home. :(If you already had a programmable thermostat, or an internet connected thermostat, you may find that it doesn't behave the way you want and that the learning makes some odd choices. The software has been getting better and the web site is far more usable than when it first became available. I like that the 2.0 software shows the heating/cooling that was done during the day. As we use liquid propane to heat our house and the temperature has been wildly warm this winter season, it's been impossible to tell if there have been any savings (as it's not a month-to-month bill).(A lot of others have added some great comments as well about their experiences):http://www.wiredprairie.us/blog/index.php/nest-thermostat-reviewsEngadget Reader100April 5, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 thermostat, but that isn't all. It learns your habits, and can then adjust your programming accordingly. Let's say that like me, you have a household who's schedule has a tendency to shift. Simply by adjusting the temperature (no programming needed at all) you'll make things more comfortable immediately. However, the Nest is smart and knows that this could just be a one time adjustment. But if it sees the same adjustment at the same time consistently, it will automatically change your programming to that temperature on that day without any effort on your part.On top of this, the Nest has proximity sensors to detect your presence. If it doesn't see you for a while, it will go to Auto Away Mode, and conserve energy, only heating or cooling to a temperature you specify for the mode. When you come home and walk by it a couple times, it will pick up that you're back and resume normal heating or cooling. It will also let you know how long it was in the mode, saving you money. The prox sensor also detects your very close presence when you go to adjust the thermostat and auto illuminates the display so it isn't constantly on. Nothing that saves you money here, but just one of those little things that you see and think "That's awesome they thought to do that."Since the Nest has built-in wireless, it can automatically connect to the Internet to pick up updates to firmware that can add new features and tune algorithms. But that Internet connection also lets you remotely monitor and adjust your thermostat, which may be the coolest feature of all. Say you forgot to adjust the thermostat before you left, and it's still learning? No problem. Whip out your laptop, iOS or Android device and fix the issue. Leave the house for vacation and didn't set the manual Away Mode? Problem solved. Need to switch from heat to cool for an unseasonably warm day? Easy as cake.The device does carry a hefty price tag of $250, but in my opinion, it will return that investment easily, since I live in a cold weather state. If you're a geek and love to save money on your energy bills, you've GOT to have one of these!
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