Nest now available in Google Play, $249

Nest now available in Google Play, $249

Right on cue for Earth Day, Google has put Nest, a smart, “learning thermostat,” up for sale on Google Play for $249. We put out the word yesterday that Nest would be available on Google’s online store "soon," right alongside its Nexus line of devices, Chromebooks, and digital content. Google agreed to acquire Nest for the cool sum of $3.2 billion back in January.

Nest is basically a home-automated enabled thermostat. It is fairly easy to install, Google claims most people can do the job in under 30 minutes whether they have “home improvement” skills or not. If there are problems, Google has enabled an online widget to help you match the wired connections.

Once Nest is connected to your home’s HVAC, it then connects to your Wi-Fi so you can control the thermostat remotely via either an Android or iOS app (of course, nothing for Windows Phone) which can be downloaded from the traditional sources. You can also just turn the dial the way you would a traditional rotary thermostat. Nest then learns about your usage and provides prompts via the appearance of a “green leaf” to let you know when you are operating efficiently.

With the app, you can program Nest to do things automatically for you. The ultimate goal is to help you save money on your utilities.

Nest comes with a two-year warranty, is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery, consumes less than 50MB of data per month, and will work with about 95% of the existing 24-volt HVAC system connections.

If you buy one today, Google Nest will plant a tree for every Nest Learning Thermostat sold today in observance of Earth Day.

source: Google Play

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9 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It's a bit pricey...

3. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Somewhat, but it's a great control device.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It's a thermostat that's more expensive than a decent smartphone, such as the Moto G. Should have cost $100 or less... BTW, what's a HVAC port?

6. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Some Honeywell controls run over $350. Nest is more than just a thermostat, it learns your patterns, adjusts when you're not home, can be controlled remotely, and most importantly, it saves you money. The UI is real clear and easy to use, setting up manual times or just letting it do automatic learning is a breeze. HVAC port? Not sure, all I did was connect mine following the wiring diagrams, connect to my wifi and let it do it's thing from there.

8. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

yay this is available in canada as well!!! obviously things like this and LED bluetooth light and auto switch off extension cords are meant for people with spare money to spend on advance technology. who wont think twice about getting this. and btw google doesnt over charge so what you are getting is a bargain compared to competitors

2. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Its a great product, but most people will think it's too expensive unless they can provide some numbers over how much money you can save.

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"Once Nest is connected to your home’s HVAC, it then connects to your Wi-Fi so you can control the thermostat remotely via either an Android or iOS app (of course, nothing for Windows Phone)" Ohh...that burn....lol. Nice to see Motorola, Google playing nice with Apple. First I saw the dscout/ara app is available for iOS too....thats the Project Ara app that lets you suggest things for project Ara. Now this...

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Fancy thermostats for the 1%. Google is moving upmarket, into Apple's turf.

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Apple, Google, and Microsoft are all aiming to take over the consumer's homes with smart products like Nest, Chrome cast, Apple TV. Other companies have developed light bulbs that connect to the home network by wifi and can be controlled by smartphones.

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