Nest’s Smart Thermostat Chills Out With New A/C Feature
The gadgets in your smart home now come with software updates.
Nest Labs today released the equivalent of version 2.0 software for its smart thermostat on the Web, iOS or Android. The software tweaks for the $249 Learning Thermostat are designed to help people better understand how thermostat changes affect energy usage.
The update presents energy history data over 10 days, a longer period than before and indicates when heating and cooling systems turned on. It can also show what caused setting changes — the weather, a manual adjustment, or an auto-away setting.
This is going to be the next thermostat I buy. It’s about time someone added these kinds of features to one of the most important devices in the home.