Nest learning thermostat helps iPhone users save energy

Former Apple iPod and iPhone hardware chief Tony Fadell has come up with a new way to imagine your home thermostat -- the Nest Learning Thermostat. It's a touch-controlled system that makes your home energy needs simple and easy to control remotely via an iPhone or iPad app.

The product is just a programmable thermostat. But the genius of Nest Labs is that it decided to make the iPhone of thermostats--a device that looks cool and is smart enough to spare the owner the frustrations of unfriendly technology.

According to Nest, the thermostat takes roughly a week to pick up on your energy routines and adjusts your temperature accordingly. A display changes colors to red or blue to distinguish between heating and cooling, and the design is very Apple-like. The greatest part about the Nest Learning Thermostat is the iOS app for your iPhone or iPad, letting your remotely adjust Nest's settings and get all the vital information you need on-the-go.

All-in-all, this looks like a great way to save on energy consumption with the help of your iPhone -- check out the full video demonstration below!

Source: CNet

Andrew Wray

Andrew Wray is a Salt Lake City, Utah based writer who focuses on news, how-tos, and jailbreak. Andrew also enjoys running, spending time with his daughter, and jamming out on his guitar. He works in a management position for Unisys Technical Services, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation.

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Jon says:

Kind of a misleading title. You don't need to have an iPhone to benefit from the Nest thermostat. You can also access remotely from any web browser, and Wired says they're working on an Android app too.

Asdollah Mirza says:

Well this is afterall the iphone blog ;) A little iPhone propaganda wont hurt anyone. Deal with it :)

Jon says:

That's a stretch don't you think? So anything on earth that has an iPhone app, can be covered here under the same misleading context? Good to know...

Donald Kelly says:

Like has been said, It's an iPhone/iPod/iPad focused blog. Do most people reading this care that they're working on an Android app? Not really.
It's more interesting to see how former Apple employees have decided to go with their lives, and where they've decided to focus their time. Don't worry about the title and how it doesn't mention a web app or an Android app, and enjoy the article. Sheesh.

Jon says:

State Farm has an iPhone app... "State Farm helps iPhone users save money on car insurance." Then make the article is about State Farm car insurance in general, followed by the tidbit that they have an iPhone app. LOL thanks for helping me smile tonight. I needed that. :)
PS. Maybe add to the article that a former Apple employee works for State Farm too. Another tie-in! :)

Miles Noe says:

Yeah pretty much, its not tapb its the tipb, im sure there is an android site similar somewhere that caters to whatever you are looking for!

Jon says:

@Miles, why do you assume I'm looking for an android site? I have two iPhone 4 (one for work and one personal), my wife has an iPhone 4, my daughters use our iPod Touch 4g. I'm subscribed to this site in my RSS feeds.
I actually WANT news about iPhones, iOS, etc.
It's just the "stretch" made in this post was a little too much, IMHO, and I felt like commenting about it. So I did. :)

junovela says:

For $250.00, it would have to save me a LOT of money to make the purchase price worth it.

Kaet says:

Yeah and I have a thermostat in each room so I really can't see myself buying 7 of these...

HungWell says:

There are lots of other thermostats that can be controlled via iPhone/web/other smartphone.....
.....and much cheaper than this one.

Jason Deno says:

I've been using one of these at home and at the office for over a year on my phone and they work great.
http://www.radiothermostat.com/filtrete/
Actually I use the above at work. My system at home is more complex and calls for this:
http://www.radiothermostat.com/

julihn says:

I am interested in knowing about the battery life... Do i really want to have regularly recharge another device?

Josh Kahn says:

This unit does not require a recharge, nor does it run on batteries. It draws power from your HVAC system wiring.

Crj0387 says:

What can iphone is that is no the 4

Unloack iPhone free says:

display changes colors to red or blue to distinguish between heating and cooling

Justin Lisenby says:

I want it ! Why is there no link to the purchase page?

Josh Kahn says:

You can pre-purchase at bestbuy.com

Anuragchabb85 says:

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I PHONE.
T hanks for sharing such a nice information about us.