Nest has officially taken the wraps off its third-generation Learning Thermostat. It’s thinner and sleeker than previous models, and also comes with a bigger display.
This new model doesn’t just focus on appearances, though. It comes with a new feature called Farsight that will help to make this thermostat much easier to use. The new Farsight feature will light up the display when you walk into the room, showing you the time or temperature. You can choose from a digital or analog clock if you wish, which is quite the handy addition.
This new Nest Thermostat also brings more temperature sensors to the table, allowing it to learn about your home better than ever before. Like other Nest models, it will know when to heat up or cool down, how drafty your home is, and adjust accordingly.
Additionally, this new model will be able to tell you if your furnace is acting up. It will constantly look for unusual shutoff patterns that indicate a persistent problem with your furnace. If anything is out of the ordinary, you’ll get a notification on your connected phone or tablet, as well as on the thermostat screen. Nest says both the first and second-gen products will get this new feature via an update later this year.
If you’re interested, the third-generation Nest Thermostat is now available from nest.com for $249.