Nest Learning Thermostat
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Nest Learning Thermostat
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- 90AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE5 ReviewsWired90Review: The Second-Generation Nest ThermostatThe 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.PC Mag90Nest Learning ThermostatThe 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.CNET100Second-gen Nest zeroes in on perfectionThe second generation of the Nest Learning Thermostat puts this device even further ahead of the (nearly nonexistent) competition.GottaBeMobile80Nest Thermostat Review: 6 Months With a Smart TherThe 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.DroidLife90Review: Nest Thermostat is My Favorite Android AccThe 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.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE24 ReviewsEngadget Reader90March 11, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadgetjs87100February 18, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!UK version with Heatlink: I have a Nest for my downstairs zone & one for my upstairs zone. It is exactly what I expected/hoped for. My wife loves it & so does everyone that see's it. Always a conversation piece. It allows me to perfectly tailor my heating needs to suit what we are doing. Meaning I can set downstairs to be off during the night but maintain upstairs at 19c (my wife has asthma plus expecting our first child soon). This just wouldn't be possible with a "dumb" thermostat/programmer. Since installation we have seen our heating bills already reduce. but that isn't the main point, it is more about the convenience factor. A change in plans/schedule means you can easily turn it on sooner or turn it off. This gives you added comfort with the side benefit of savings. Would strongly recommendEngadget Reader100January 6, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 18, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100July 16, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It is great to use. I would recommend it.Engadget Reader100May 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 favorite wifi thermostat, the Honeywell Smart Thermostat with Voice Control. It has awesome schedule feature the Nest didn't and if I don't have my iPhone on me to use the app, I just tell my thermostat to adjust from across the house :)Engadget Reader70February 15, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I own a couple of Nest Protect smoke/CO2 detectors, so decided to purchase the Nest thermostat to take advantage of the integration between the two devices. Specifically that the Nest Protect will signal the thermostat to shut down the heating system in the event that Carbon Monoxide is detected. While I hope to never see this in action, I thought it to be a great feature.Setup of the thermostat was fairly simple. My wiring was compatible so no issues with the installation. The thermostat connected easily to my WiFi, and immediately began downloading and updating itself with the latest version of it's software.There is no question that the device is physically appealing. It's heavy and feels well made, and the display is bright and informative. Changing the temperature is accomplished by rotating the bezel, similar to the thermostats of old.The software features are nice, but are missing some basic functionality that is included in many less expensive programmable thermostats. Noticeably missing was a temperature "hold" feature that would allow the current temp to be maintained when needed. I was also a little disappointed in the accuracy of the reported room temperature. The Nest thermostat was consistently reporting temps two degrees higher than the actual temp in the room. I confirmed this by comparing the temp on the old thermostat, as well as with a digital thermometer. I guess that some deviation should be expected, but thought that two degrees was a bit much for a device whose job it is to control the temperature. I would have felt better had Nest provided a feature to manually calibrate the temperature, but they do not.On the plus side, I like the ability of the Nest to learn my schedule and adjust the temp in my home accordingly. And the ability to control the thermostat from my phone is great. No more running down in the middle of the night to adjust the temp!Bottom line is that while I like the thermostat and the convenience that it offers, I would like to see Nest make some basic software improvements.Engadget Reader90February 1, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader100December 8, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!My wiring setup was not available on the website, but their tech support folks helped me every step of the way over the phone.Ed70November 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader20November 24, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 newer and bigger defects, big fat ones like Wifi connections which used to work great which after update connect sporadically. This wifi connection was the only other cool thing about this thing.When Daylight Savings Time change date arrive recently it totally sht the bed and just stopped. It sat there waiting for input from the user from the front panel. No heat, no cool, no web access, app access, nothing until you type into the pathetic user interface the current time. Amazing. I've not seen a consumer product fail this one so badly in years. Run the fan full time ? couldn't do this originally. Added by software update, great but now you can run fan full-time but don't expect it to control the heat at the same time. Nothing. Community helpful trying to debug why but suport team nowhere to be found. Some seem to think they are answering questions from about a month back because they are too busy trying to answer the phone with all the support calls.I"m tired of baby sitting this piece of junk. Don't trust me ? go to their forums and wander around. You will run far away from this product. Complete FAIL.Now they want us to trust them with a smoke detector ? not a chance.But it looks cool, sad but perfect example of engineers trying to create something pretty but never bothering to figure out the basic use cases and to test before shipping crap.Engadget Reader90November 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 afford/justify. Worth the luxury price tag but I hope it gets a price cut to better pursue the mass market.Engadget Reader80November 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90June 18, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 23, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I wrote up a review on Nest 2, you can find it here: http://bit.ly/VYhawMEngadget Reader90March 10, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader100February 10, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader100January 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 9, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100December 3, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The coolest thing to come to energy savings tech that doesn't require an engineering degree to useEngadget Reader100October 22, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Very good thermostat, the sensor doesn't work well though, nice ui, easy to use and very good looking, it is easy to mount but hard to get just right, the screwdriver that it comes with, weary good otherwiseEngadget Reader90October 18, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 choose to interface with the device directly (which in itself is very easy to use) or connect it to it's online service that is controlled via it's website or mobile applications. I was surprised to see that the latest iteration of the mobile client (both iOS and Android) is as versatile as the desktop browser app. I carry the mobile app everyone I go on a Galaxy Nexus phone and Nexus 7 tablet while my wife runs the software on her iPad and in all cases the software is excellent.I do have some thoughts to share regarding the installation process. It was a relatively painless process to install in terms of replacing my old thermostat, however the wiring process proved to be a little tricky. Neither the installation documentation or the virtual wiring walkthrough on the Nest site were able to give me a working wire configuration from the start and I had to resort to calling in to talk to a live support representative who troubleshooted the rest of the installation with me over the course of an hour. Not everyone will experience this since it's entirely dependent on the type of central air system you have, but it's worth noting it may be worth calling in directly if you are having difficulties installing it out of the box.On that note my customer support experience was very, very good. The rep patiently and courteously walked me through various wiring configurations and troubleshooting steps. I was most impressed by the level of service provided.In summary, there's allot of good to say about the product and the company as a whole. I'll be sure to update this review as I get to know the product a little better.
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