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Briefly: Nest Thermostat software update, Verizon creates data gifts

11/25, 4:06pm

Nest updates Learning Thermostat to be more accurate, efficient

Nest has started to roll out an update for its Learning Thermostat that promises to make the heat management device more useful. Arriving to all generations of the thermostat over the next few weeks, the update will in theory help heat the home closer to the temperature set by the user, as well as improving the efficiency of multi-stage heating systems, along with changes to the Time-to-Temperature, Early-On, and Heat Pump Balance functions to make them more precise.


Nest shows slimmer, more advanced second-gen thermostat

10/02, 10:10am

Second-gen Nest thermostat gets sleeker design, internal changes, new software

Nest has introduced its second-generation Learning Thermostat that's much thinner and has more advanced features. Compared to the original, the new one is 20 percent thinner, lacks the sensor grille on the front, and has a solid stainless steel perimeter ring. There are changes under the skin as well, with the mounting screw holes now at the top and bottom of the thermostat.



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