Google Nest Learning Wireless Auto-Schedule Thermostat

Last updated: December 2, 2022

With built-in sensors that track your location and algorithmic capability, this thermostat learns your habits and creates a custom temperature schedule that adjusts automatically. The attractive appearance is also practical, with large digital readings that are easy to see. Quick installation is an added benefit.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This thermostat learns what you like and programs itself.

In our analysis of 56 expert reviews, the Google Nest Learning Wireless Auto-Schedule Thermostat placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Google Nest is a smart thermostat that learns what temperatures you like, turns itself down when you’re away and connects to your phone. It has a big, sharp display. And it’s proven to help save energy. In independent studies, the Nest Thermostat saved an average of 10% to 12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. We’ve estimated average savings of $131 to $145 a year.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Integrated platform that works with Alexa offers unrivaled voice commands. Presents information in a very clear format.
Like the original 2011 Nest Learning Thermostat, this one relies on built-in sensors to track your whereabouts along with algorithmic smarts to create a custom, auto-adjusting temperature schedule based on whether you're at home or away. Y
The thermostat is easy to install, and it only took us approximately 17 minutes to get it up and running during our tests.
It easier detects when you leave and you never heat or cool your empty home.
In our tests, we’ve found the Nest easy to use and pleasing to look at. The app was responsive, worked well with our HVAC equipment, worked great on both iOS and Android, and it was easy to set up multiple users and give them access.
Nest counts on your buying other Nest products to help determine when you’re home and away, for starters.
The Nest performed flawlessly. It responded instantly whenever I raised or lowered the heat both manually and with my iPhone. The Auto-Schedule feature did a great job of creating a schedule that followed my daily routine, and the thermostat followed that schedule to a tee.
Another nice feature is that the current temperature is always displayed in the middle of the thermometer in large digital numbers, so it is easy to see, even for those with vision impairments.
This is a product that oozes quality, with the hockey-puck design (84 x 84 x 32mm) a draw to the eye. It’s more than just good-looking, though; the design is also practical.
Monitor and control your temperature settings remotely through your smartphone from anywhere at any time. Now you have the comfort and convenience of a warm and cozy home during bitter winters and a cool home during blistering summers.
The Nest 3rd generation consistently does this automatically in addition to setting the thermostat back when the home is unoccupied. Homeowners with heat pump equipment often forget to disable auxiliary heat usage and some may not fully be aware of the fact that their units are using the auxiliary heater when they’re otherwise working fine.
It functions the same way the Nest Thermostat E does and works with Nest Temperature Sensors, but it’s compatible with a few more HVAC systems, has a bigger, brighter screen with more display options (such as weather and a clock face), and comes in seven colors.
It comes with a Lithium metal battery for an incredibly long battery life, with any easy to use, fully digital display.
Nest can be finely-tuned using almost any mobile devices or even a home computer and we found that it really does save you money, even going as far as paying for itself after a year or two.

What reviewers didn't like

One of the most expensive options around.
They also don't currently support voice commands, such as, "Hey, Google, what temperature is it in the kitchen?"
The company’s two-year warranty is shorter than the industry average.
Only One Room Solution
No Apple HomeKit integration and there probably never will be because Google and Apple don’t want to play nic
Lacks remote room sensors.
it costs about twice as much as some Wi-Fi thermostats
Nest has a lot of competition now, and the Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation isn’t quite the easy choice that it once was, particularly since there’s no option to expand the system with individual radiator controls.
Not compatible with around six percent of all 24 volt HVAC systems
We did find that the Nest would sometimes heat up the house a few degrees above or below of our normal temperature ranges though this can be easily fixed using the app.
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