Nest Labs second generation Learning Thermostats are Wi‑Fi-enabled products and programmable devices that are still yet to see a UK release. Those intrigued in what the features and specifications are can check out the US version on the iTunes App Store, although we must remind our British readers that these are based on a different voltage.
We understand that many potential consumers still want to check out this product and all the specifications. Therefore, we have provided a link to the App Store for those who would like to visit this page regardless. The 2nd generation Nest Learning Thermostat has been given a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on the aforementioned website, and the American price is $249.95, so we can envisage this will translate to around 150-200 British pounds.
Designed to assist with energy saving using control of your Apple products, the Nest Learning Thermostat does exactly what it says and remembers your favoured room temperature, turning itself off when you are out, or down if you require it to. Expected to release in the UK this year we are still in the dark about an actual date, so we are now just waiting for an official announcement that can confirm the UK release.
While UK consumers wait for a release date Tech Crunch talks about the competition, as European competitor Tado has accumulated a further $2.6 million from previous backers Shortcut Ventures and Target Partners. The German-based company intend to use this capital as well as the previously raised $2 million to expand further outside of its home market, building on existing sales in Switzerland and Austria.
With that in mind, we thought it would be worth highlighting the official Nest website which provides further insight into their products. In addition, UK testing of the Learning Thermostat was reported at the start of this year and this can be seen on Automated Home.
To get a visual account we have embedded a video by Nest below this article which only lasts around a minute, but does showcase this product in action. In this viewers can see the advantages of having a thermostat that remembers your ideal temperature, giving the user the opportunity to create a custom schedule and control it using their laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Those residing in the UK would probably like to hear what is being said about the second-gen Learning Thermostat and AV Forums is ideal to check out any relevant discussions, as people question whether the Nest Learning Thermostat is on its way and how long it will take before they are fully compatible in the UK.
Are you intending to get the Nest Learning Thermostat when it releases in the UK? Or have you been looking at other alternatives? Watch the video below and let us know your thoughts.