Google: Iconic Nest thermostats don't Matter – Six Colours
I missed this Verge interview with Michele Turner, the senior director of Google’s residence ecosystem, from again in Might. It’s an fascinating dive into the forthcoming Matter normal, the way it works, and Google’s method to the entire thing.
As a person of the Nest Studying Thermostat, I used to be interested in what era of the machine could be required for Matter assist, which might enable me to lastly management my Nest from the Residence app with out utilizing a third-party bridge like HomeBridge. An online search uncovered Jennifer Pattison Tuohy’s interview with Turner, together with this quote:
We’ve dedicated to our new Nest Thermostat being on Matter, and we’re nonetheless evaluating if the educational thermostat can deal with Matter. It does have Thread. However simply because it has Thread doesn’t imply we are able to run Matter on it.
In the event you’re not up on Nest thermostats, the Nest Thermostat is the $130 de-contented model of the $250 Nest Studying Thermostat. I stayed in a rental residence in San Diego this summer season and the air-con was managed by a Nest Thermostat. At first I assumed it was an affordable no-brand Nest knock-off, because it stored the Nest’s round form however changed its intuitive and engaging chrome steel ring with a capacitive swipe space and button on the aspect. So it is an affordable Nest knock-off—however one made by Google itself.
In any occasion, the rationale I’ve used two Nest Studying Thermostats (the unique and a second-generation mannequin) and haven’t switched to a way more HomeKit-friendly thermostat like Ecobee, is that I actually just like the look of the Nest Studying Thermostat and love the spin-the-wheel interface. The low-end Nest Thermostat has nothing going for it on that rating.
In any occasion, Google’s premium Nest thermostat won’t assist Matter, however its low-cost knock-off will. Simply nice. I could find yourself within the arms of Ecobee in any case.