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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nest Learning Thermostat now available on Google Play for $249


Nest ThermostatIts Earth Day today and Google has decided to celebrate by putting Nest, a smart, “learning thermostat,” up for sale on Google Play for $249. Google agreed to purchase Nest back in January for a sum of $3.2 billion.

Nest is a home-automated enabled thermostat. It is fairly easy to install, Google claims most people can do the job in under 30 minutes whether they have “home improvement” skills or not. If there are problems, Google has enabled an online widget to help you match the wired connections.

Once Nest is connected to your home’s HVAC, it then connects to your Wi-Fi so you can control the thermostat remotely via either an Android or iOS app (of course, nothing for Windows Phone) which can be downloaded from the traditional sources. You can also just turn the dial the way you would a traditional rotary thermostat. Nest then learns about your usage and provides prompts via the appearance of a “green leaf” to let you know when you are operating efficiently.

With the Nest app for iOS and Android, you can program Nest to do things automatically for you. The ultimate goal is to help you save money on your utilities.

Android iOS
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Price Free Free
Requirements Android 2.2 or greater iOS 6.0 or greater


Nest comes with a two-year warranty, is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery, consumes less than 50MB of data per month, and will work with about 95% of the existing 24-volt HVAC system connections.

If you buy one today, Google Nest will plant a tree for every Nest Learning Thermostat sold today in observance of Earth Day.





source - Google Play
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