The Nest apps for Android and iOS each received a massive update this evening to version 4.0, bringing with them support for the new Nest Protect. Outside of the apps, a firmware update for the Nest Thermostat is also arriving. (more…)
As you guys are fully aware, I’m a big fan of the Nest Learning Thermostat. In fact, I reviewed it randomly back in April and am still fully engulfed in all things Nest to this day. It continues to be my favorite Android accessory, as it allows me to save money (though I’m not sure how much just yet) on heating bills while also giving me the ability to remotely control the temperature of my house from anywhere in the world (including the couch or on a cold Saturday morning in bed). It’s also not bad looking. Actually, it’s an incredibly well-designed piece of home technology. I can’t recommend it enough.
So today, the folks at Nest announced their newest product called Nest Protect. Nest Protect is their take on a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide monitor that looks as pretty as their thermostat and can be controlled via Android (or iOS) app, yet introduces a new take on how your home should be protected. (more…)