Nest 3rd Generation Programmable Wi-Fi Learning Thermostat: Take control of your home's heating and cooling without lifting a finger with this thermostat, which learns your habits and adjusts to automatically regulate your home's temperature based on your schedule. The Nest Leaf feature alerts you when you choose a temperature that's energy efficient.
Big Differences between 2nd gen Nests! Great!
Posted by: recruiter89 from: Boston, MA on
I had just installed 2 2nd generation Nests and 3 weeks later this was released so I boxed them up and returned both to Best Buy and swapped them out for this generation version. Those of you who think there are no big differences in generations, you are dead wrong. This generation of Nest is thinner, larger more bold screen and has a Farsight setting which enhances the entire dial, noticing you from about 20 feet away looking at the thermostat. Plus it seems more intuitive and is just sleeker looking. What happened was Google bought these guys and said, lets update this product to make it look like a modern product put out by a Google company. Plus this syncs nicely with all 9 of my 2nd gen Nest Protects and is just a beautiful product. So go ahead and trade in your 2nd gen Nest Thermostat because you won't be sorry!
35 out of 38 found this review helpful.
First smart thermostat
Posted by: wrblplayas from: on
I've been wanting a smart thermostat for a few years now but my system didn't allow use of one. I found out i was able to updated the control panel on the furnace to accommodate. I was about to purchase the 2nd generation Nest when that same day they announced the 3rd generation. My friends and family all haves Nests and they are great. This 3rd generation is a big improvement. The large face, the large numbers, the farsight feature, all big improvements. $250 is a big expensive but i believe they are well worth it. Time will tell as i have numbers from the previous 2 years to compare with. Also...easy to install, easy to work. Great app.
21 out of 22 found this review helpful.
Excellent, Advanced, Intuitive
Posted by: slanderscribe from: on
I've wanted a Nest for years now, but finally own my own home to put it in. Having never installed a thermostat before, I did exactly what you shouldn't do...I disconnected all of the wires before noting their location on the old thermostat.
In spite of this critical error, using the Nest instructions, the basic configuration seemed consistent with my wiring, and I connected everything, put on the faceplace and fired it up.
The Nest walks you through all of the steps you need to be more efficient. It notes weather patterns in your area, it senses the type of system you have, it configures home and away times. It turns out that I had wired my system for a heat pump, something I do not have. It noticed this right away, and after one more switch-off of the breaker, I had all of the wires in the right place.
Since having the Nest, I've noticed that the home temperature is very consistent. The Airwave (cooling function shutoff) feature is very effective and the house is always within our specifications.
I've only turned the dial on the Nest once in the past week since it was installed. And of course, I changed the temperature up and down on my mobile phone, just for fun.
We haven't gotten into heat season yet, but I have a feeling with the up and down temperatures here in Colorado, that the nest is really going to help. No more switching back and forth from hot to cool throughout the day. Just set it, and let the temperature determine the function.
Oh, and it looks just as awesome as I predicted it would on the wall. We used the mounting plate to cover up the previous thermostat holes. I've seen others at friends houses that did not have such plates (Gen 2), and the holes, no matter how well you patch, were still obvious.
25 out of 28 found this review helpful.
I like it
Posted by: RoboCopp from: on
I had been watching this item for a long time before my purchase. When I saw the generation 2 on sale for $199, I was tempted to make the purchase, but when I read the reviews on the generation 2 I decided to go with the generation 3. The installation went well, the directions were sufficient for a novice person to understand. The only difficulty that I experienced was getting the app to work correctly. At the start, the app was unable to connect with the nest unit. Something must've gone wrong with the initial start up process, but after restarting the nest unit, the problem was corrected and I am now able to see my nest unit online.
19 out of 20 found this review helpful.
Nest 3rd Gen - Excellent!!
Posted by: syco210 from: on
Purchased this at my local BB. The Nest tech support alone is fantastic. Prompt, friendly and helpful. Installed within a few minutes. Works great. keeping the home comfy :)
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Posted by: EricE from: on
I've seen the older generations and this newer one is the best so far. It really does help you save money by showing you how often your air/heat runs for. The spinning screen makes it easy to change settings or the temp. The phone app works great too!
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
From 2nd to 3rd Generation Nest
Posted by: TheDiplomat06 from: on
Let me start off by saying this is my 2nd purchase of the nest thermostat that alone should let you know i love this item. I had the 2nd generation nest and although it worked perfectly fine i bought the new one. I love the bigger screen. Thinner frame and the far sight feature. the furnace analysis is an added bonus. I love it. only wish i could have brought my schedule over from my 2nd generation
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Great functionality with better looks
Posted by: Camo from: Knoxville, TN on
There are only a couple of features that improve over the gen 2 nest, but in general very functional. It detects automatically someone in the room so the display turns on. We have set it to display an analog watch which fits elegantly with the decoration of the room. Screen is larger and thinner, helping with the aesthetic of the thermostat.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Vito from: on
Great Thermostat, will save you a lot of money. Nest makes a great product
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Love this thermostat
Posted by: D3lete from: on
This has turned my apartment into a much better experience all by itself. The main winner for me was being able to measure the humidity in the house. It has made everything much more comfortable and is definitely saving us money. There are a few bugs with the phone application but nothing worth really complaining about.