Tag: Nest

The Google vs Amazon battle over your smart home intensifies

Google and Amazon continue to fire shots at each other in hopes of winning control over your smart home, from controversial product de-listings to funding rounds. Here’s a roundup of the latest happenings with Google, Amazon, Nest, and ecobee. Nest products no longer available on Amazon.com Many of us noticed something was amiss when the…
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6 reasons why 2018 is the perfect time to buy a smart thermostat

Nobody likes buying something only to have something new and better come out a month later. Smart thermostats were a new and quickly-changing market several years ago, but things are stabilizing now in 2018. If you haven’t gotten your smart thermostat yet, 2018 is a great time to buy. Here’s why. 1. The smart thermostat…
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Review: Nest Thermostat E brings beauty and brains at a budget-friendly price

Our Nest Thermostat E rating: The Nest Thermostat E at a glance Quick Summary A little more affordable, reduced accessory support, attractive frosted design.   Known formally as the Nest Thermostat E, the “Nest E” is a fantastic update to the Nest family of smart home products. It fills the “under $200” niche that competitors Ecobee and…
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Nest 4.3 software update adds more data to display, other improvements

Good news for Nest owners: the 4.3 software update (rolling out this week) is adding more information to the display, improving the auto-scheduling feature, and adding a system test mode. Quick View The Nest’s interface got a big revamp in response to customer requests (and probably market competition – the Ecobee3 and the Honeywell Lyric both featured more on-screen…
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Smart Thermostat Holiday 2014 Comparison and Buyers Guide

Last update: 12/15/2014 The holiday season (and the heating season) is fast approaching here in North America! If you’re thinking of giving your home – or someone you really like – the gift of a WiFi-enabled smart thermostat, then you should check out our handy buyers guide below! We’ll compare all the most popular thermostats and…
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The new Shortcut app is like Siri for your “Internet of Things”

Homeowners with a serious smart-thing addiction are going to love Shortcut! This freshly launched app aims to unite all your wi-fi and web-connected devices in one handy, voice-controlled app. Shortcut co-founder Duy Huynh likens it to “a Siri for the Internet of Things”, and that’s exactly what this central command hub is all about. Using…
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Nest vs Honeywell Wi-Fi RTH9580WF Comparison Chart

Still not sure if you want a Nest or a Honeywell thermostat? This quick comparison chart compares the major features of the Nest and the Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat (RTH9580WF). Nest vs Honeywell Wi-Fi Help me decide! Read about the Nest advantages over Honeywell Wi-Fi and the Honeywell Wi-Fi advantages over Nest. The Nest Learning Thermostat is for you if……
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Nest Learning Thermostat advantages over Honeywell Wi-Fi RTH9580WF

Welcome to our two-part series comparing the advantages of the popular Nest Learning Thermostat over the well-designed Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat. These two competitors are leading the race for control over your home’s furnace, and the one that’s right for you comes down to your personal preferences. Both the Nest and the Honeywell Wi-Fi are similarly…
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Honeywell Wi-Fi advantages over Nest Learning Thermostat

Welcome to our two-part series comparing the advantages of the well-designed Honeywell Wi-Fi (RTH9580WF) thermostat over the very popular Nest Learning Thermostat. These two competitors are leading the race for control over your home’s furnace, and the one that’s right for you comes down to your personal preferences. Both thermostats are similarly priced ($200-$250 depending…
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Google Purchases Nest for $3.2 Billion

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – January 13, 2014 Tech giant Google announced its $3.2 billion purchase of Nest Labs, the wildly successful home automation company behind the Nest Learning Thermostat (read our review here) and the Nest Protect (Amazon.com link) smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Nest Labs, led by former Apple designer Tony Fadell, will continue to operate…
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