As you guys have most likely noticed, things have been slow around here for a few months now. In addition to being sick a few times and hurting my back. We also bought a new house and had been working on the move and later doing work around the house. One of the best parts about moving and getting a new place is that I finally have an excuse to take a closer look at more of the home automation and smart home products that have been coming out. Even before the move I had a few things already planned and upgrading to a smart thermostat was one of them. Well, I reached out to Nest and they sent over a new Gen 3 Thermostat as well as one of their Nest Protect smoke and CO detectors. I finally have some time with both and wanted to run through what they do and how they have performed for me so far.

Product Name: Nest Thermostat and Protect

Review Sample Provided by: Nest

Written by: Wes Compton

Pictures by: Wes Compton

Amazon Affiliate link: Nest Thermostat and Protect

 

Specifications

Nest Thermostat

Generation

3rd Generation

Color

Silver, Copper, Black, and White

Screen

24-bit color LCD

480 x 480 resolution at 229 pixels per inch (PPI)

2.08 in (5.3 cm) diameter

Languages

UK English

US English

Spanish

Canadian French (Québécois)

French

Dutch

Italian

Compatibility

The Nest Learning Thermostat works with 95% of 24V heating and cooling systems, including gas, electric, forced air, heat pump, radiant, oil, hot water, solar and geothermal.

Heating: 1,2, and 3 stages (W1, W2, W3)

Cooling: 1 and 2 stages (Y1, Y2)

Heat pump: with auxiliary and emergency heat (O/B, AUX, E)

Humidifier or dehumidifier (HUM, DEHUM)

Fan (G)

Power (C, RH, RC)

Sensors

Temperature

Humidity

Near-field activity

Far-field activity

Ambient light

Wireless

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n @ 2.4GHz, 5GHz

802.15.4 @ 2.4GHz

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Size and weight

Display

  • Mass: 7.25 oz (205.4 g)
  • Diameter: 3.3 in (8.4 cm)
  • Height: 1.06 in (2.69 cm)

Base

  • Mass: 1.35 oz (38.3 g)
  • Diameter: 3 in (7.6 cm)
  • Height: 0.42 in (1.1 cm)

Assembled

  • Mass: 8.6 oz (243.7 g)
  • Diameter: 3.3 in (8.4 cm)
  • Height: 1.21 in (3.08 cm)

Battery

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Power consumption

Less than 1 kWh/month

Remote control requirements

Wi-Fi connection with internet access

Nest app on phone or tablet with Android or iOS. See the Nest app requirements for supported versions.

Latest version of Safari, Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer on Mac OS X v10.9 or later and Windows 7 or later

Certification

ENERGY STAR

Multi-Nest Support

Support for up to 20 Thermostats per home and you can control two locations from one account

Green

RoHS compliant

REACH compliant

Recyclable packaging

Title 20 battery charger compliant

Warranty

2-year limited warranty

In the box

Display

Base

Optional trim kit

Mounting screws and labels

Nest screwdriver

Installation Guide

Welcome Guide

Nest Pro installation card

Nest Protect Specifications

Generation

2nd Generation

Power

Battery

Six long-life AA

Energizer® Ultimate

Lithium batteries

Wired

120V Connector

Three long-life AA

Energizer® Ultimate

Lithium backup batteries

Color

White

Features

Voice alarms with custom location

SplitSpectrum Sensor

Detects carbon monoxide

10-year product lifetime

Heads-Up alerts

Sound Check

Nightly Promise

Pathlight

Steam Check

Self Test

Wireless Interconnect

Emergency Shutoff with Nest Learning Thermostat

Emergency clip record with Nest Cam

Home Report

Nest app

Phone alerts include:

Smoke

Carbon monoxide

Low-battery

Sensor failure

App Silence

Safety Checkup

Safety History

What To Do

Languages

Pre-installed:

United States: English, Spanish

Canada: English, French (Québécois)

Australia and United Kingdom: English (UK)

France, Belgium and Netherlands: French, Dutch

Germany and Austria: German, French

Sensors

SplitSpectrum Sensor, 450nm and 880nm wavelength

10 year electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor

Heat sensor, ± 1.8°F (± 1°C)

Humidity sensor, ± 3%RH

Occupancy sensor, 120° field of view to 20 feet

Ambient light sensor, 1-100k Lux Dynamic Range

Omnidirectional microphone, 70dBA SNR

Speaker, horn, and light ring

2 Watt Speaker

Horn: 85dB SPL at 10 feet (3 m)

RGB color ring with 6 LEDs

Size and weight

Height: 5.3 inches (13.4 cm)

Width: 5.3 inches (13.4 cm)

Depth: 1.5 inch (3.85 cm)

Mass: 13.9 ounces (379 g) (Battery)

            13.2 ounces (375 g) (Wired)

Connectivity requirements

Wi-Fi connection with internet access

Nest app on phone or tablet with Android or iOS. See the Nest app requirements for supported versions.

Free Nest Account

Wireless

Working Wi-Fi connection: 802.11b/g/n @ 2.4GHz

Wireless Interconnect: 802.15.4 @ 2.4GHz

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Certification

Nest Protect has been tested to comply with safety standards in the United States set out by:

  • UL
  • California State Fire Marshal


Nest Protect complies with all of the following smoke and carbon monoxide alarm standards:

  • UL 2034 - “Single and Multi Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms”
  • UL 217 - “Single and Multi Station Smoke Alarms”
  • NFPA-72 - “National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code”

Operating temperature

The alarm should not be installed in locations where the normal ambient temperature is below 40°F (4°C) or exceeds 100°F (38°C).

Humidity range: 20%RH to 80%RH (non condensing).

Green

RoHS compliant

REACH compliant

Recyclable packaging

Warranty

2-year limited warranty

In the box

Nest Protect (Battery)

Six long-life batteries

(Energizer® Ultimate Lithium “L91” AA)

Backplate

Four screws

User’s Guide and Welcome Guide

Nest Protect (Wired)

Nest Protect (Wired 120V)

Three long-life backup batteries

(Energizer® Ultimate Lithium “L91” AA)

AC 120V connector

Three wire nuts

Backplate

Four screws

User’s Guide and Welcome Guide

 

Log in to comment

We have 659 guests and 3 members online

supportus

Share This
Follow Us

Our TS Server Info: ts.lanoc.org

Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/lanoc