After launching the Works with Nest initiative last year, Nest is announcing a slew of new partnerships that include Philips, LG, Insteon, Withings and more. The new integrations mean that your Nest thermostat will be able to communicate with a wider range of devices and services.
Here's a list of all the services that now work with your Nest thermostat:
- August smart lock
- Automatic driving assistant
- LG smart home appliances
- Ooma Telo
- Philips Hue
- Kevo smart lock
- Withings Aura
With Automatic's driving assistant, the thermostat can detect when you're nearby and automatically begin warming (or cooling) your house. If you've got a smart refrigerator from LG, you can set it to go into energy-saving mode as soon as you leave the house.
The new additions bolster the list of companies Nest already works with, which include the likes of Google, Logitech, Mercedes, Dropcam, IFTTT and others. There's even more in store for Nest owners, with Beep Dial, Big Ass Fans, Chargepoint EV charging stations, Whirlpool appliances and Zuli smart plug integration set to arrive later this year.
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It's all great until the display turns red and it starts referring to people only as "Dave". Wubba lubba dub dub!
That's awesome! Lol
Has mankind really gotten this LAZY? Posted via the Galaxy Note 4
That off/on switch is such a hassle.
It's not about lazy, it's about efficiency in the face of unpredictability. My thermostat is scheduled to turn on the heat at 7, around when I get home. If I get stuck at work for 2 hours, that's wasted energy. Likewise, if I leave a light on for a roommate, and they wind up staying out late, more energy wasted. But if my thermostat is tied to my GPS location, or my lights are set to automatically go off at 3AM if there's no movement detected, I'm now efficient. Over the long term, this could have significant energy savings.
Do you drive instead of waking you lazy human?
has absolutely nothing to do with being lazy. Its hard when efficient and a cost effective mindset take over old school way of thinking.
As time progresses, products will be made to automate (not necessarily simply our lives). I just had 2 Nests installed in my home and I can tell you while I can just walk 8 steps from my bed to adjust 1, it is nice to reach over and grab my smartphone and stay in bed to do so. I seldom go upstairs so the ability to check and adjust the upstairs temperature without going upstairs is very nice. How many of us "really" use a smartphone for productive things? Sure listening to music, checking sports scores, news and weather on the go is nice, but it's also nice to 'uplug' during my daily commute. My alarm is controlled via smartphone app and computer. I am adding cameras and smartlocks to integrate with the alarm? Why? First because I can and second because I find it useful to be able to monitor my home when I am away. How many times have the readers here left the house and did not leave lights on making it difficult to see when you return home? How about leaving the AC or Heat on when it wasn't needed? Or coming home to unpleasant temperatures? The more companies work together on inter-operability, the lower the costs will be (hopefully)!
Yeah, I totally use my Hue system to make sure all lights have been switched off when I leave the house - or turn the lights on when I'm right outside my door.. Living in Europe, having central heating, I'm not sure how much use the Nest thermostat is though.. a pity : (
Doesn't surprise me Samsung isn't on the list... Posted from the Nexus 5 or Xperia Z3
I'm still waiting for them to work out they're deal with ADT so I can link it to my alarm. Although, it's getting better and better with it's connectivity, I may not need to. Posted via the Android Central App
In the title of the article it says best note talks to Phillips hue but there isn't one mention in the body of what it actually does. Anyone know?? Posted via the Android Central App
Yes. In another article I read elsewhere, it was stated that if you had a connected smoke detector, that the light bulbs would be triggered to flash red. Red alert! Red alert! Posted via Android Central App
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