Nest - Learning Thermostat - 3rd Generation - Stainless Steel

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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.

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What's Included

  • Labels, trim kit
  • Learning Thermostat - 3rd Generation
  • Owner's manual
  • Screwdriver, screws

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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5942 out of 6097)

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Customized compatibility

System Match activates features that work with your specific heating and cooling systems, and connects to most 24-volt forced-air, heat pump with AUX, dual fuel and radiant systems.

Connects to your existing home network

Convenient Wi-Fi capabilities offer a secure and reliable connection.

Control the temperature from anywhere

Download the free app from iTunes or GooglePlay and adjust your thermostat from your smartphone, tablet or laptop, even when you're miles away.

Stay apprised of the temperature or the time

Farsight illuminates the thermostat's display when it spots you across the room.

Alerts and reminders provide peace of mind

Monitors your equipment, sends service reminders and tells you if anything is not working correctly. You can also be alerted if your home's temperature gets dangerously hot or cold.

Accommodates your schedule and temperature preferences

Within a week the Nest thermostat starts programming itself to the temperatures you like. Away mode automatically switches to an energy-efficient temperature when you're not home.

Dynamic sensor capabilities

Different features follow your activity, manage humidity, and keep an eye on the weather to provide a custom climate for your home.

Review your energy history and report

Track how much energy you've used and follow tips that will help you conserve. Make an energy-saving temperature adjustment and the Nest Leaf will notify you immediately.

Extra protection in an emergency

Your Nest Thermostat links with Nest Protect (sold separately), to automatically turn off your gas furnace if carbon monoxide is present.

Fastens easily to the wall

Screwdriver and screws are included for quick installation.

Makes a stylish addition to your home

The thin, sleek design features stainless steel ring.

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 6096 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Differences between 2nd gen Nests! Great!

    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member
    • Top 250 Contributor

    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!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, Advanced, Intuitive

    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I like it

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Product bad customer service

    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is my third nest ( i have had both previous versions) the product is great but don't count on great customer service from nest. This morning as I write this review the service is down again and i am not able to connect to my nest thermostat/protect. The mobile app is down and so is there website. According to all services are "OK" (which is not true) I called 1 (855) 469-6378 since there services have been down quiet often after been on hold for over 15 minutes the customer service rep by the name of Charlene disconnected on me after I voiced my frustrations. So i called again (another hold of 5 mins this time) and spoke with the guy named Jeff and he informed me that the service is indeed down and there is no ETA. (this is the third time this week alone)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First smart thermostat

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nest 3rd Gen - Excellent!!

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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 :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    From 2nd to 3rd Generation Nest

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Its fantastic

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    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!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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