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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 888 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A basic temperature sensor

    Posted
    cshiffy
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have owned this product for around two months now and have been able to see its full potential. My wife and I have a two story house with one heat pump and a Nest thermostat. Because of the placement of the Nest downstairs, the upstairs temperature is either too hot or too cold so that is where this temperature sensor comes into play. The sensor connects very easy with the nest thermostat and as long as your wifi signal is good it updates frequently. It does come with a screw to mount to the wall or it can be placed on a table. The biggest issue I have had is the temperature doesn't quite match up to what it really is, normally it is off by 1-2 degrees but this is still far better than what it was before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Foul Ball

    Posted
    HSTOK
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    These sensors have huge potential but fail miserably! I bought 3 and easy to setup but predefined times for the sensor to be used not at all custom. And most alarming my nest reads 71, the bedroom 73, and the office 76, my setpoint is 73 so why does the AC need to run? when looking at the sensors all that needs to happen is the fan run to mix the air, this is beyond stupid that the AC came on to cool the bedroom when the hall was 71 degrees! HUGE FAIL NEST HUGE! please use more energy than necessary nest! No custom times, just don't bother until nest fixes these obvious fails! Contacted CS and was told put it in the community forum, so Nest didn't feel the question worth noting!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Nest Support

      We're sorry to heat of the experience you have had with the Nest Temperature Sensors. We do have an FAQ article that may answer some of your questions as well as many avenues for customer support:

      nest.com/help

      https://nest.com/support/article/FAQs-about-the-Nest-Temperature-Sensor-for-Nest-thermostats Nest

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nest Sensors work great

    Posted
    CajunDad7
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased two nest thermostats and really liked the idea of remote sensors. The sensors are electronic thermometers that can be placed at remote locations to both tell the nest the temperature at sites removed from the thermostat and to control the heating and cooling, such that the target temperature needs to be found at the remote location. In our house, the thermostats are located in the hallways and they always seem to over heat and over cool the bedrooms. We can use the sensors in the bedrooms as the target control point for the heating and cooling of the house. They were easy to install and to link to the thermostats. I purchased a sensor with the two thermostats (and then 3 more sensors at a later date). They have been working great. I would purchase again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Performs exactly as expected.

    Posted
    Nick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This product works like it says it does, but it could use further revision or integration with other products. Sure, you can see the different temperatures in different rooms, but you can't control those rooms specifically without closing the vents yourself physically. That isn't a big deal, but the point of these products in general is to do automate and allow you to do things from great distances. As such, there really isn't much of a practical purpose to this. You have to be in the building to actually change the set up of the cooling/heating, so why not just use a standard thermometer that is 1/100th the price of these? I managed to get these on a steep sale and they are a luxury. Not necessary, money saving, etc. as some of the other nest products. These should be the very last thing you buy in a smart home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup. Perfect compliment to Keen smart vents

    Posted
    ATLGEEK
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Just got one of these setup for the bedroom and I plan to buy another for my office. I'm using it in conjunction with the 3rd gen Nest Learning thermostat and Keen smart vents I installed in both of the aforementioned rooms. This will let the furthest room call for heating/cooling and the closer rooms to adjust their vents dynamically to prevent overheating/overcooling simultaneously. The sensor is discreet and blends in easily. Just make sure to put some space between it any any devices that produce heat. Also place it away from the supply vents to get a good average reading for the room. Nest, if you're reading these reviews: Please add custom times for sensor prioritization to your app. At the moment they are close enough to my schedule but I would like to customize the hours further than the 4 presets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat way to keep room cooler in the morning!

    Posted
    rfgf1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is a simple device that is battery powered (2 years/battery, they say). Just set it in the room you want to have determining the furnace's temperature, connect to the Next app using your phone, and set when you want this sensor to provide the temperature reading for the furnace. Only downside is that you can't customize the schedule--there are 4-hour time blocks that you can choose from. So, for instance, we have the sensor in a front guest bedroom that gets unusually warm in the mornings. When we have a guest staying in there we go into the app and turn on this sensor for the 7am-11am timeframe, and then the furnace stops when that bedroom reaches it's set temperature. The rest of the house is 2 degrees cooler during those hours as a result, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Dave
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought this separate Nest temperature sensor just because my main Nest Smart Thermostat is down stairs in the living room and at night wanted it to be colder in the upstairs area while we sleep. Set up was very quick and easy since everything is tied together with Nest and Google. Temperature difference between upstairs and downstairs is about 3 degrees so works great when I set up the air conditioning to have it cooler between the overnight hours upstairs and then back to normal during the day. I do think this was a little pricey in terms of retail price however due to Best Buys rewards program, was able to grab this at a discount.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works with your nest

    Posted
    MarkForest
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I needed to cool and heat a room that was warmer in the summertime and cooler in the winter time. The existing location of the thermostat was not good for the room in question. We purchased this device to solve that problem. It does a good job of telling the thermostat that they room needs cooling or heat. My problem is that the nest program for managing the sensor does not have enough granularity for setting the schedule of when to use which sensor, nor do you understand the timeframes that it will switch - the times are morning, afternoon, evening, night. My other issue is that the Nest display will show the temperature at the sensor, but you have no indication that it is coming from the sensor, or what the temperature is at the nest when the sensor is showing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    Posted
    Drewfromhou
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    My thermostat is upstairs but most of my living space is downstairs. So this makes it where I can easily change the temperature for the room I am currently in! Works Great! Also the person that rated 1 star just because it doesn't work with the older generation thermostats just needs to understand sometimes new features or add ons require certain hardware and that's not something that can be added by software. Unfortunately the older thermostats didn't have a Bluetooth low energy module so rating a product 1 star because you don't have the right equipment isn't quite accurate! 5 stars all the way!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but hoping for sw uodate

    Posted
    Marc
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    In general this product fies what one would expect it to do: shift the temperature sensing point from the thermostat to another room - the room where thd temperature sensor sets. The instructions on how to set it up are not up to Google's usual plug-and-use quality. And their help line ranges 10/perfect to 1/useless. On both my cellphone and tablet, the Nest app takes considerably more yinf to connect. 1) set up the master schedule mixing thermostat controlled temperatures with temp-sensor temperatures. 2) Under the gear, licste Manage Sensors. Faults: 3. From there select the time slots(not the days of the week!) to be temperstutecontrkedby the sensor. 4.) Note that the time slots are pre-allocated and not customer configurable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must if you have a Nest and want more control...

    Posted
    MitchInNJ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    These are a neat accessory for Nest thermostats because you can place them in different areas of your home (or wherever your Nest is deployed) and have that particular area be the master of the Nest as pertains to specific temperatures in that zone. We have them in a few different rooms and can, for instance, have the AC or heat set to react to the temp in the bedroom when we go to bed and then revert to the Nest thermostat in the morning, etc. These merely extend the level of control your Nest platform has overall. I recommend these. (And yes, for those who are not certain, you do need to have a Nest first - i.e. they will not work standalone.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible range. Drained my Nest Thermostat battery

    Posted
    mjc1

    The nest temperature sensor claims 50 ft range, but in my experience, the line of sight range is approximately 20-25 ft before it gives the low signal warning. My thermostat is in a hallway about 15 foot from the bedroom door. I had to put the sensor just inside the door way since the signal cannot reach the opposite wall, where the baby's bassinet is (my intended location). After I had added the temperature sensor to my Nest E, I noticed that my nest kept disconnecting because of low battery. I had to pull it off the wall every morning to charge it or it would shut off. After 3 days of this frustration, I disconnected the sensor to my thermostat. After that, my Nest E acted normally and kept up its charge. Needless to say, I returned the product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Nest Support

      We're sorry to hear about these issues you've experienced with the Nest Temperature Sensor range. This is expected to have a range of up to 50 feet depending on the environment this is placed in. If there are multiple other devices between the Nest Thermostat and Nest Temperature Sensor or physical interference like walls, or doors, this can cause the range to be reduced.

      With that said, we'll be happy to pass this feedback up to the proper departments on your behalf. Nest

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great addition if needed, but price seems high

    Posted
    Jlha
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I originally got 2 nest thermostats, and they work well. Due to my house layout, the upstairs thermostat location always reads higher than the rooms. It’s located on a breeze way that’s open to the living room below and the upstairs bedroom temperatures were always a different reading than the thermostat. This sensor allowed the thermostat to operate based on the temperature in the room instead, making it much more comfortable. It would have been five stars except for the price. I feel this could be done more cost effectively but as far I know only nest sensors work on it. Building a smart home is easier than before but don't expect every brand to follow the standards, it may have its own proprietary system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Helps keep my house comfy... needs better schedule

    Posted
    bcat
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The Nest temperature sensor does exactly what it's supposed to do: gives me a remote sensor I can put far away from my thermostat so I can keep distant parts of the house comfortable. In summer, this means keeping the upstairs bedroom cool when it's usually a few degrees warmer than downstairs where the thermostat lives. As a temperature sensor, it's just fine, but it would be nice if the scheduling of which sensor to use offered more choices. You can have Nest switch sensors four times a day on pre-programmed intervals, as opposed to a truly customizable schedule like the regular thermostat has. If they just let me switch sensors via the standard thermostat schedule, this product would get five stars from me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful, but just one wish!

    Posted
    Ditch
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Overall, a great product! Just wish it had a “motion sensor” built in. Otherwise, it’s great. After programming it, solves many issues having only one Nest Thermostat on the main level of a three story home in Potomac, MD. Gave (& installed it) into my mom’s home to help regulate the bedroom temperature overnight. Happily, it works like a charm... but truly wish it had a internal motion sensor (like other brands in this increasingly competitive marketplace), so the system would better know when she’s in the master bedroom at night! Happily though, it works very well with the Nest thermostat without it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to set up and works, but low on features

    Posted
    Frank
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    If you have already a nest thermostat that is compatible setup is as easy as it gets. Just follow the instructions in the app and you will have it setup in just a couple of minutes. The only downside is that it had no humidity sensor and you can't redirect on an hour by hour schedule, just a few prefixed time zones. If your daily schedule falls out of those you are sorry it of luck. This can get fixed with a software update, but until then 1 star deduction. Overall it does what it advertises.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good addition

    Posted
    Sniper
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought Nest thermostat a while ago. I installed it on the first floor. The temperature difference between first floor and second floor is usually between 2 to 4 degrees which I know now after buying the sensor. Previously, I would feel colder downstairs during winter and hotter upstairs during summer season. So I would adjust temperature until I get comfortable. But now depending on where I am in the house, I maintain the temperature accordingly using the nest app. And design wise it's a small round sensor which I don't mind having it on my second floor bedroom wall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The greatest Nest add-on!

    Posted
    Mikechicago
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I live in a 100 year old walk- up in Chicago which makes regulating your inside temperature a challenge especially in the winter. Getting a 3rd generation Nest thermostat went a long way to fixing this issue. The only problem spot that remained was unfortunately my bedroom. It was always a bit warmer in the summer and colder in the winter. By adding this super easy to setup and install sensor I could set my bedroom to be the temperature I desired while I slept. It then wound use the main thermostat during the day. It is better than sliced bread!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool little devices

    Posted
    Baite
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    These work in conjunction with the Nest thermostat. Like other thermostats, thermostats only gauge the temperature from where they're located. These sensors can be placed elsewhere around the structure (home, office, etc) and will let the thermostat know how high or low the temperature is away where the sensor is located. For example, place one on the 3rd floor because the closest thermostat is on the 1st floor. That way, the thermostat can know to stay on longer heating or cooling the structure until the 3rd floor comes to the right temperature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nest temperature sensors give great flexibility

    Posted
    Pahoo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    As in my house, thermostats are not always located where people spend the most time. Coupled with the Nest Thermostats, the sensors allow you to set temperature and reading in any room and also change that location by merely moving the sensor. You can have multiple sensors and change reading location based on a schedule. In my case, the thermostat upstairs is located in a hall with no heating outlet so having the sensor allows me to have the thermostats read in any bedroom giving a more accurate thermostats reading.

    I would recommend this to a friend