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nest Learning Thermostat

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Type: Thermostats with remote access
About - nest Learning Thermostat

The nest Learning Thermostat is part of the thermostat test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, thermostat models like the Learning Thermostat are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Ease of use:
Denotes ease of setup and making routine adjustments and changes to setback programs, including overrides.

Ease of remote access:
Denotes ease of setup for Wi-Fi or other types of remote access.

Includes clarity and visibility of information.
Features & Specs - nest Learning Thermostat
info Wireless connectivity Wi-fi
info 7 day programmable Yes
info Graphic display Yes
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User Reviews - nest Learning Thermostat
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High failure rate! Poor support
Looks Pretty
Looses Connection
Poor Customer Support
Best Uses
Worked fine for a week. Failed. Lengthy support phone call got it up and running but only for a few weeks. Two long calls later, still not working. 10 days and counting with no thermostat now! Expensive product to purchase and expensive to run as the only functionality is ON or OFF.... just eating up the gas. Nest don't seem very bothered
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
nest is great
Easy To Adjust
Easy To Install
Easy To Use Auto Away
Intuitive Controls
Precise Controls
Best Uses
Auto Away
this thermostat is easy to install and easy to use. the auto away function is great for us as our schedules change and we are often away longer than intended. Auto away manages that perfectly and allow us to start to heat or cool our home remotely when we know we are headed home. Some have said to try a higher end unit however i haven't seen one yet. The unit also gets free software updates when ever they are released which is a great feature. Smart phone app is easy to use from anywhere. I would like to see easier access to more history but its a lot more than i ever had before. Great product.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
No access to your data only monthly email - hardly high tech
Easy To Adjust
Confusing Controls
Confusing Scheduling
Drops Connection
Best Uses
Nest is OK. Looks cool and is suppose to help you save energy by providing data. You have no access to data. You get a monthly email but this is suppose to be the most high tech thermostat. Monthly emails are hardly high tech. Save your money and go with a higher ranked brand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
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