Google has launched a new Nest Thermostat, confirming a previous rumour a new model was coming.
This new Nest has a “clean, simple, sustainable design – in fact, its plastic parts contain 49 percent recycled post-consumer plastic. And the new Nest Thermostat Trim Kit, which is designed to cover any imperfections, is made from 75 percent recycled post-consumer plastic,” explained a Google Canada spokesperson in an email.
The 2020 Nest Thermostat can be controlled using the Google Home app (instead of the Nest app), and uses Soli technology “for motion sensing and your phone’s location to check if you’ve left the house and automatically sets itself to an Eco temperature so you don’t waste energy when you’re not there.”
You’ll also be able to control your Nest Thermostat from your Google Home speaker. The thermostat will essentially smart monitor your HVAC system and make suggestions to optimize the heating and cooling in your home.
The Nest Learning Thermostat ($329) is still available from Google’s online store, but the Nest Thermostat E is no longer available, as this new Nest looks to replace that. This new Nest Thermostat only comes with a one year warranty, versus two years for the original Nest Learning Thermostat.
The new Nest Thermostat costs $179.99 CAD in Canada and comes in Snow, Charcoal, Sand and Fog, available to pre-order today. A Trim Kit is available for an extra $19.99 CAD, also available in four colours.
You’ll also be able to buy the 2020 Nest Thermostat at Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Lowes, Rogers and Staples in Canada.