Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Nest Thermostat Now Available On Google Play


We are not sure where Google Play is heading, but it is definitely going to be more than just a mobile device web store touting Google’s mobile OS. Case in the point: the second generation Nest Learning Thermostat is now available on Google Play for the same $249. we didn’t managed to feature the Nest Thermostat when it first surfaced until now and so for the benefit of the uninitiated, the newer Nest Thermostat is 20% thinner over its predecessor and sports a new solid stainless steel ring, a smooth lens, and most importantly it is now loaded with updated software.


This clever, palm-size thermostat is designed to program itself and automatically helps you to save energy when you are away. Key functionalities includes auto scheduling based on the temperature adjustments you have made and subsequently, continually adapts to your changing lifestyle and when you are away, it will know it (creepy?) and automatically adjusts the temperature to prevent heating or cooling an empty home.


Like all smart connected devices we have come to know up to this point, the Nest Thermostat allows you to remotely set temperature, change the schedule and check in on your energy consumption history, right from your smartphone, table or laptop. However, before all these benefits become apparent, you have to deal with some hardware installation, which having a knack with home improvement works, electrical installation in particular, might be helpful.


On the hardware aspect, this super sleek device features a 24-bit 320 by 320 resolution display measuring 1.75-inch in diameter, has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, built-in WiFi, and is loaded with sensors to scoop out temperature, humidity, ambient light, as well as far- and near-field activity. Though it is available on Play, it is by no means exclusive as you can still buy it from Amazon, Lowes and Nest webstore.

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