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4.3 Software update include new algorithms to allow you to save an additional 6 percent with Enhanced Auto-Schedule

Earlier this year, Google surprised many of us with its $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs. Since that time, Google has done a few things that to freak out customers like the possibility of displaying ads on your thermostat or fridge, along with the decision to begin harvesting data from Nest Learning Thermostat users.
 
Today, however, Google and the Nest Labs team are unveiling a software update that is delivering on many requests that customers have made over the years with regards to functionality of the Nest Learning Thermostat. Matt Rogers, co-founder and head engineer of Nest Labs, today announced the 4.3 software update for the Nest Learning Thermostat, which focuses in on three key areas of improvement.
 
First up is Enhanced Auto-Schedule, which doesn’t just take into account recent changes you’ve made to your heating/cooling schedule, but also your entire history of manual temperature changes. With more data points to scan and analyze, the Enhanced Auto-Schedule in the 4.3 software provides an additional 6 percent in savings on your heating/cooling bill. Enhanced Auto-Schedule has also been optimized to learn your temperature-setting habits faster after the first installation to help you quickly reap the cost benefits of using the device.

 
The second addition to the 4.3 software update is System Test. As its name implies, System Test simply allows you to check to make sure that your Nest Learning Thermostat is properly wired during setup. The System Test will walk you through, step-by-step, to make sure that you’re “heating when you turn on heat, cooling when you turn on the air conditioning.”
 
The final new feature is the most requested by Nest Learning Thermostat users, a Quick View mode. Quick View allows you to with one click of the main ring access weather, outside temperature, and humidity. A quick turn of the ring will give you a summary of available settings instead of making you scroll through a long list of bullet points.
 
The 4.3 software update is currently being pushed to all first and second generation Nest Learning Thermostats. If you haven’t already received the update, your thermostat should be updated by the end of this week.

Source: Nest Labs





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