We have smartphones, smart TVs, smart cars – what other things or items around the home can be tagged with the word “smart”? The latest answer would be smart thermostats that come in the form of the Nest Learning Thermostat. Why do we call it smart? For starters, it is capable of programming itself in a manner where you will save energy in the long run.
Ready to hit the market sometime in November this year, the Nest Learning Thermostat will retail for $249 a pop. All you need to do is answer a few setup questions, perform a week’s worth of temperature adjustments and see Nest perform its ‘magic’ as it tweaks and learns from previous patterns in order to help you save as much as possible at the end of the month.
Highly diminutive at 81mm x 81mm x 40.6mm, it tips the scales at 7 ounces and will feature AES-128 , SSL/TLS, WEP, and WPA/WPA2 encryption where security is concerned. Other features include a heat pump with auxiliary and a 5 year limited hardware warranty. You can control Nest from a notebook, smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi, letting you change the temperature or adjust your schedule accordingly. Any takers?