Nest Debuts Slimmer, Smarter Thermostat

Published On 09/01/2015 Published On 09/01/2015

Nest -- a name now synonymous with sexy smart-home gadgetry -- has just released a third iteration, and it's sleeker (and more functional) than ever. 

The newest "Learning Thermostat," is much slimmer, but comes with a crisper HD display that's 40% larger than its predecessor's. The device is equipped with two new features: a "Furnace Heads Up" function that will run a twice-a-year diagnostic on your heating system to ensure its shutoff function is running properly, and a "Farsight" feature that will let you read the thermostat from a distance automatically, turning on big, legible numbers right when you enter a room (yay future!)

The former upgrade is a passive, entirely preventative addition -- if things go awry in your heating system, you, and your entire family, will think the $250 price tag is chump change. Peace of mind is worth a little extra dough, don't you think? Overall, this slim, sleek upgrade is worth noticing, and another step towards full-home automation. 
Michelle No is an editorial assistant at Supercompressor. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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