Google-owned Nest has today unveiled its brand new 3rd generation Learning Thermostat, which is thinner, sleeker and has a bigger and sharper display, with an all new ‘Farsight’ feature. With more temperature sensors, the Nest Thermostat is now more accurate and is even better at learning about your home. When you walk into the room, Farsight lights up and shows you the temperature you set or the time. You can even choose a digital or analog clock face.
“It gets to know how it heats and cools, or how drafty it is, and adjusts accordingly. And if your furnace is acting up, the Nest Thermostat will let you know. Most heating and forced air furnaces have an automatic shutoff to avoid overheating. The Nest Thermostat is always looking out for shutoff patterns that indicate a persistent problem with your furnace. If anything’s out of the ordinary, every heating or cooling season you’ll get a Furnace Heads-Up message on your phone or tablet and the thermostat screen. And you’ll also get a notice in your monthly Home Report”.
The new Nest Thermostat works seamlessly with other Nest products as well. So if Nest Protect senses smoke or carbon monoxide, the Nest Thermostat will automatically shut off your heating system. Similarly, if Nest Protect sounds an emergency alarm or a Heads-up alert, you’ll see a message on the Nest Thermostat to let you know what’s going on. And when you set your Nest Thermostat to Away, your Nest Cam can start recording automatically.
The new Nest Learning Thermostat is now available for purchase on nest.com for $249.