Google has this week unveiled its third-generation Nest thermostat device, equipped with a larger display and a thinner design, the new thermostat has a number of new enhancements to try out.
One of those new features is Farsight, which has been added to allow the new larger display to be seen across a room, providing details on the temperature you set, the time and more, all in either a digital or analog clock.
The latest generation also has more temperature sensors that allows the thermostat to learn about changes in your environment and make adjustments even faster.
Google explains the changes more in its statement below.
With more temperature sensors, the Nest Thermostat is more accurate. So it’s even better at learning about your home. It gets to know how it heats and cools, or how drafty it is, and adjusts accordingly. And if your furnace is acting up, the Nest Thermostat will let you know. Most heating and forced air furnaces have an automatic shutoff to avoid overheating.
The Nest Thermostat is always looking out for shutoff patterns that indicate a persistent problem with your furnace. If anything’s out of the ordinary, every heating or cooling season you’ll get a Furnace Heads-Up message on your phone or tablet and the thermostat screen. And you’ll also get a notice in your monthly Home Report.
And of course, the Nest Thermostat works with other Nest products. If Nest Protect senses smoke or carbon monoxide, the Nest Thermostat will shut off your heating system. That’s because the furnace can spread smoke throughout your home in a fire and it’s also a common source of CO leaks.
You can find out more information about the third-generation Nest thermostat at the source link below, it is available to purchase for $249.