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Google Nest Thermostat E

  • 210.00 EUR144.99 €to see
  • 219.00 EUR159.99 EURto see

This E thermostat is equipped with multiple sensors to measure temperature, room humidity level, and ambient light in order to adapt screen brightness, and has a presence detector to turn off heating during the day. Absence of users. The thermostat can be controlled remotely via its app, and the thermostat can also be set by voice commands using the Google Assistant. On the other hand, Google has removed the Nest app from Apple Watch and Wear OS. So it is no longer possible to control the thermostat from the connected clocks. The company Mountain View justifies this choice by an insufficient number of users.

To distribute smart thermostats in homes, Google Nest announced on July 23, 2019 a partnership with startup Leap. Nest customers with central air conditioning can get a free Google Nest Hub smart speaker in exchange for a subscription to the Nest Rush Hour Rewards program, which provides tips to get customers to reduce energy use based on price signals from Leap.

Google Nest Secure

Nest Secure was the Nest connected and dedicated home security system. This solution, which was developed in September 2017, ceased sales in October 2020. The products are no longer available on the Google Store and a spokesperson for the group said: “Google Nest will not produce Nest Secure, but we will continue to support our security in the same way. Thus, users who They have Nest Secure devices from continuing to use.

The solution included three modules:

  • Nest Guard, a rule that focuses information sent to the system and includes an alarm
  • Nest Tags, devices that allow you to activate or deactivate an alarm
  • Nest Detect, motion, door and window opening and closing.

In February 2019, when the cameras were hacked, an update to a Nest home security solution revealed a microphone tucked into the Nest Guard. The revelation caused a scandal among users because there is nothing in the technical sheet to mention it. Google has justified itself by noting that “Nest Guard already has a microphone that is not activated by default,” which is a key element to take advantage of future Google Assistant integration.

Create a Google Nest

Nest stands behind all of these products. Nest Labs, known for its connected thermostat, was founded in 2010 by two former Apple employees. The latter, after co-creating the iPod, decided to launch his company in Palo Alto, California, and specialize around two connected objects meant for the smart home: a thermostat dedicated to monitoring and controlling the temperature of the home. From his smartphone and a fire alarm that detects smoke and the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Matt Rogers and Tony Fadel, the two leaders, were associated with Google in 2011, which bought the young company in January 2014 for $3.2 billion, one of its largest acquisitions. The popular brand name was simply changed to Nest.

Barely a subsidiary of Google, Dropcam was acquired by Nest in June 2014 to integrate its technology into Nest products. The Nest Cam is developed by the two teams, at the same time that Nest is establishing itself in the French market. But the company’s co-founder, Tony Fadel, irked the newly arrived team by saying that “many of the Dropcam employees weren’t doing well.” Tensions between the leaders of the two companies were felt until the resignation of Tony Fadell in 2016. In 2015, passing under the lap of Alphabet (which became the overall structure of the group), Nest achieved a turnover of $340 million.

In 2018, the company experienced a transformation when it became a subsidiary of Google again. It’s integrated into Google Hardware, the hardware division of the group that develops Google Home and ChromeCast, to take advantage of synergies, particularly in artificial intelligence. The company then witnessed the passing of its second founder, Matt Rogers.

During the 2019 edition of its Google I/O keynote, Mountain View announced the creation of Google Nest, to bring together all of its Nest and Google Home products. Since that date, the Google Store has collected Chromescast switches, Google Wifi Station, Google Home speakers, Nest products (surveillance cameras, connected thermostats, smoke detector, and video doorbell), and the speaker connected to the Google Nest Hub, the latest born.

works with nest

The Works with Nest platform launched at CES 2015, where Nest announced fifteen partnerships to make its products compatible with as many connected objects as possible, and to challenge Apple and its HomeKit tool in the connected home market. Philips Hue connected lights or Withings’ Aura alarm clock can communicate with Nest products to allow the user to set a scenario. For example, the lights can turn red when a fire is detected by a Nest smoke detector.

With Nest and Google Home combined under the Google Nest brand, Nest products stop interacting with smart home solutions from other brands. The Works with Nest platform has been discontinued on August 31, 2019 to make room for Works with Google Assistant. The latter, which focuses on voice and touch with Google Home and Google Nest Hub, is not focused on the partner ecosystem. Consequently, services are interrupted with Philips Hue, IFTTT, Logitech Harmony, Lutron Lights, August Home and Wemo. Also note that Nest accounts will gradually disappear to make way for Google Accounts. IFTTT invites users not to disconnect their Nest products from the IFTTT program and not to migrate their accounts to Google to continue using its service after August 31. However, this assumes that users will not be able to take advantage of the new Google features.

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