This is the new Nest Thermostat - and it's the cheapest one yet

$129 smart heating device comes in four new colors

This is the new Nest Thermostat
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This is the new Nest Thermostat, the latest smart heating device from Google; a device that is cheaper and more cheerful (thanks to those slick new colors) than its predecessors.

Likely to replace the Nest Thermostat E, the new 2020 Nest Thermostat comes in at $129; that's $40 cheaper than the E and is around half the price of the (aging) flagship 'Learning' model, which costs $249.

Like the E, you're not getting all the features that you would with the top-end Nest Thermostat - so there's no learning your habits and schedules for a customized heating profile.

However, the new smart thermostat can detect when you're home or away and set the temperature accordingly and you can also set schedules in the Nest or Google Home app, so that it knows what it needs to do at all times.

There are no gesture controls, as had been suggested by the rumor mill, but it does have a presence sensor so the display will come alive whenever it determines that a user is nearby.

it comes in four colors - sand, charcoal, fog and snow. It's expected to go on pre-order today with shipping starting in a few weeks.

It's been a busy couple of weeks for Google and its Nest smart home brand. The latest smart speaker - the Nest Audio - was unveiled at the end of September and last week Home and Away Routines within the Google Home / Assistant ecosystem went live.

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