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A month with Nest’s latest smart thermostat

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A month with Nest’s latest smart thermostat
// engadget

Nest’s programmable thermostat has just turned four, and the company marked the anniversary with the debut of its third-generation device. Four years ago, thermostats were still boring blocks stuck to your wall and while programming them was already possible, it was always a painful process. Once you’d fixed your temperature schedule with an endless collection of up- and down-arrow keypresses for Sunday through Monday, that selection remained fixed, with the very thought of changing the schedule leading to cold sweats. Typical configurable settings included a schedule for cool, heat and occasionally vacation mode. I’ve lived with one for ages and it has run faithfully, always following the schedule I made when I first set it up many seasons ago. I’ve coveted the Nest thermostat since launch and so, when I was recently offered an opportunity to use the newest version at home I jumped at the chance to see if it would really make a noticeable impact on my world.Slideshow-336817

Source: Nest

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