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The $129 Nest Thermostat streamlines the design and keeps core features

October 12, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Yes, Google already had its Fall 2020 launch and unveiled the Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Chromecast with Google TV and Nest Audio. But the team is not quite done. Google's back, relatively soon, and has a new $129.99 Nest Thermostat.

Google already unveiled the Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Chromecast with Google TV and Nest Audio this year.

Google’s back, again, with a new $129. 99 Nest Thermostat.

And no this isn’t a replacement to the Nest Learning Thermostat ($249. 99) or the Nest Thermostat E ($169. 99).

This is the new entry point, as it’s the most affordable thermostat from Nest yet.

The Nest Thermostat does everything you’d expect a smart thermostat to be able to do.

You can adjust the temperature — and really any aspect of your HVAC system — on device or via the connected app.

This $129. 99 Nest Thermostat lives in the Google Home app, from setup to adjusting the temperature.

Integration directly with the Google Home app is a big change, but it does fit into the consolidation of Google-made devices.

You’ll still be able to link the Nest Thermostat with both the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for a hands-free experience, if you’d like.

The other big change is a new design for the Nest.

You’ll no longer turn the ring around the device to the left or right to adjust the temperature.

Nest is opting for a capacitive touch sensor on the right side of the device that you’ll run your finger up and down to adjust the mode (cool, heat, eco, etc) and to enter settings.

There are some new features on the Nest Thermostat as well.

Nest will eventually suggest or recommend small tweaks to help you save energy.

The Thermostat itself is still circular, but is a bit sleeker and more modern.

As we hinted at above, the display has a mirror finish that’s off when it’s not in use, but lights up when you approach or engage the touch sensor.

Nest will even offer a trim kit, which is essentially a larger backing plate for $14. 99.

Better yet, the new Nest Thermostat comes with a two-year warranty out of the box.

That beats the one-year warranty for both Learning Thermostat and Thermostat E.

And in the box, you’ll get the Nest Thermostat, the backing/wiring plate, a mounting plate and two batteries.

As the new entry-level model, this $129 Nest Thermostat carries over the most important features and even introduces a few new ones.

The Nest Thermostat is up for preorder now at $129. 99 and will begin shipping in the coming weeks.

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