Today, Nest Labs has released the latest and greatest version of their Nest Learning Thermostat, version 3. Nest touts this release as their thinnest, smartest, and most beautiful release to date.
Notably, changes include:
- A thinner physical chassis, allowing the thermostat to protrude less from the wall than previous versions.
- A 40% larger, higher resolution display that is easier to read at a distance
- Upgraded software
- Farsight technology: The thermostat screen will now illuminate whenever it detects motion in the room. Earlier versions only illuminate when they detect motion immediately in front of them.
- Additional safety features that provide advanced notice of possible problems with your heating system.
The Nest Learning Thermostat 3.0 has an MSRP of $249, the same price we've seen previous models sell for. The previous 2.0 model is noted to be for sale for $199 at select retailers while their supplies last.
The Nest Learning Thermostat 3.0 still does not include geofencing technologies. Be sure to pair the Skylark app with Nest 3.0 for total hands-off home temperature management.