The Nest Learning Thermostat jump-started the smart thermostat market over a half decade ago.
Nearly every major thermostat manufacturer now has a ‘smart’ model, and prices have dropped to a point where any homeowner can afford them.
They learn your daily schedule, can adjust the temperature of individual rooms, and anticipate heating and cooling needs based on the weather outside.
Nest takes note of how you move around your house throughout the week, adjusting the various temperature settings according to the time of day and your habits.
With the third-generation model, a new set of sensors called Farsight make this even more accurate.
The choice to place a diffuse plastic film over the screen gives an almost watercolor-like effect to the display, maintaining its overall subtleness.