The US based innovative tech manufacturer Nest has unveiled the next gen Thermostat E today. The previous gen Thermostat was launched way back in the year 2011. The latest version is much cheaper than it predecessor, and it comes with a low-res 320 x 320 panel.
Moreover, The Thermostat E can easily be connected to the internet and can be controlled by a smartphone via the Nest application. The Thermostat E is also compatible with fewer heating and cooling systems (include a humidifier), but it still seems to be good for 85% of homes. The original Nest Thermostat is estimated to work with 95% of homes.
Coming to the detail specification, the Thermostat E comes with 1.76 inches 24-bit color LCD with 182 pixels per inch. It comes with five languages support i:e English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch. The device also packed with sensors like Temperature, Humidity, Ambient light, and Proximity. The device has a rated power consumption of Less than 1 kWh/month and it packed with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The diameter of the device is 3.19 inches and its weight is around 139 grams.
The Thermostat E also adheres the support for Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant. The design of this device has been simplified to such a level that it will go by unnoticed most of the time. The motive of this invention to provides a power saving details on the temperatures reading. The company also claims that the Thermostat E allows users to save about 15% of energy saving on average each year.
Furthermore, the interface of the device is fairly straightforward. It adheres a low-resolution display which provides low contrast numbers that popped up on the panel when you rotate the dial manually. Nonetheless, the device comes with a one year warranty, and it is priced at $169. The Thermostat E is currently available in a white color variant on the company’s official online store.