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Nest 3.5 update adds Cool to Dry, Sunblock modes

updated 01:21 pm EDT, Mon April 29, 2013

Fan schedules, companion apps get tweaks

Nest Labs is pushing out a v3.5 update to owners of the Nest Learning Thermostat at 9PM Eastern today. The firmware upgrade includes two new modes, beginning with Cool to Dry, which turns on air conditioning to reduce humidity. A Sunblock setting should meanwhile prevent the thermostat from turning on unnecessarily when direct sunlight is hitting the Nest's sensor.

Improved fan scheduling options let people dictate what hours a fan comes on, and how long it stays on during each burst. Nest is also promising updates to its iOS and Android apps, which will introduce alert messages and thermostat-style interfaces. To get the v3.5 firmware, a thermostat must have an active Wi-Fi connection.




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  1. DavidO

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    Joined: 11-02-05

    I really wanted to get a bunch of these for home and office, but was put off by all the negative reviews. Actually, some horror stories. Has anyone reading this had any experience with the Nest?

    Thank you for your feedback!

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