I'm a cold person - what I mean by that is my body temperature is always cold. My hands and feet are the worst, they are like icicles. Now is the time of year when the air gets chillier and I have to relearn how to use my apartment heater. I'm also bad at setting the right temperature and I constantly forget to set the thermostat properly before I leave the house. Guess how excited I was to find this app yesterday morning as I woke up to a freezing living room? Nest Mobile, with a 100 AppScore, allows you to control your home temperature remotely from your iPhone or iPad. You can also set up a schedule of temperatures year-round for your thermostat and you can view how long your heating system or air-condition was on for the last 10 days. In addition to keeping you warm or cold, I think an added benefit over time of Nest Mobile would be to help you save energy because I'm sure we have all left the house and forgot about the heater or air conditioner being on. The one thing the app requires you to do in order for it to work is the purchase of a Nest Learning Thermostat to talk to the app itself. At $249 for the second generation one or $229 for the first generation one, it's certainly more expensive than a basic thermostat so you'll need to judge if it's worth the cost. Personally, I'm hoping some of the energy savings will account for the cost but admittedly I haven't used one yet so I'm not sure. Overall I just love the idea of the app and the cool look of the thermostat. So check out the app and let us know if it helps you stay comfy.
As always our AppScore rankings are based on aggregating independent professional review scores from around the web.
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From the app description: "Control your home's temperature from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the Nest Mobile app. Last-minute trip? Change the temperature from the ski slopes. Coming home early to a cold house? Turn up the heat on your way. The Nest Mobile app allows you to adjust your Nest Learning Thermostat from anywhere. Please note that the Nest Mobile app can only be used with a Nest Learning Thermostat. To buy a Nest thermostat, go to nest.com (USA and Canada only)."
Here are some professional thoughts from AppStorm: "Bottom line is: I would recommend the Nest thermostat to anyone and everyone. And if you have the Nest thermostat, you need Nest Mobile" (April 30, 2012). Check out another professional opinion from AppCraver: "If you own a home and are into saving money or just want a piece of art on your wall, Nest is for you. Simple, beautiful and worth every penny, with Nest, saving energy and money never looked so good" (October 9, 2012).