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Nest Learning Thermostat T2 (2nd Gen, 2012)

Nest Learning Thermostat T2 (2nd Gen, 2012)
alaScore 90

440 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 440 reviews of Nest Learning Thermostat T2 (2nd Gen, 2012). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Nest Learning Thermostat T2 (2nd Gen, 2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Nest Learning Thermostat T2 (2nd Gen, 2012) from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

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Sep, 2018

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Nest Learning Thermostat


As a longtime homeowner I can honestly say that I've never given much thought to the lowly thermostat. I've installed two or three over the years and never paid more than $45 for a basic programmable model, and the last two I installed (more than ten...

Elegant design. Easy to install and setup. Well-designed Web/mobile apps

Pricey. Auto Away feature can kick in while you're home

The Nest Learning Thermostat is a must have for high-tech homeowners or anyone looking to save on heating and air conditioning costs through interactive programming and online management.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Lindsey Turrentine (

Nest Learning Thermostat review


Within a week of installing the first-generation Nest Learning Thermostat in my house last spring, I decided to buy my review unit rather than return it to the company. When a tech journalist pays $250 for a thermostat, you know it's a special kind of...

Easy to install and easy on the eyes, the Nest Learning Thermostat learns your heating and cooling preferences over time, so you don't have to program it. Wi-Fi networking and tasteful apps let you control and monitor your Nest from afar. Saves money...

At $250, the Nest is so very expensive, and large homes may need more than one.

The second generation of the energy-saving Nest Learning Thermostat puts this device even further ahead of the (nearly nonexistent) competition.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Byron Hinson (

Nest Learning Thermostat: The Next Generation, review


The Nest may have been released for some time in America, but it has only recently released the UK in its 2nd generation design. We check it out and see if all of the hype was really worth it.

Features like Auto-Away and the Leaf make it simple to see how and where to save money too, and as I said in the review, as a household we have become more wary about how high a temperature we use at certain times of the day and no longer have the...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Lester Victor Marks (

Review: Nest Learning Thermostat


It's hard to believe a device like the the Nest Learning Thermostat wasn't invented earlier; it blends existing hardware technology with customized software to solve a number simple of problems many people deal with on a daily basis, and does so...

Easy to install ; Don't have to get out of bed to adjust temperature ; Saves money

Every other app update seems to change the interface in ways that cause frustration.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Rachel Cericola (

Hands On: Nest 2 Learning Thermostat


We see why the second-gen thermostat is such a hot home commodity.

Are smart bulbs and sockets the best approach for lighting control? We have pros and cons plus 13 products implementing WiFi/Internet of Things, 6LoWPAN, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Josh Smith (

Nest Thermostat Review: 6 Months With a Smart Thermostat


The Nest Thermostat is an easy to install effective way to efficiently heat a home or apartment.

Even after six months of use its tough to say if the Nest Learning Thermostat is saving on heating and cooling in a new house, but the leaf indicator, which shows up when the Nest sets the temperature at an energy saving level, is a nice motivator to...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Josh Smith (

Nest Learning Thermostat Installation Review & First Impressions


The Nest Learning Thermostat is simple to install and a joy to use after just a few days.

If you want to go hands on with the Nest, Lowes stores are now selling the Nest, and select stores now offer in store demo units. Not every local store has the Nest in stock, so you may need to order on or .

May, 2012

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (

Nest Learning Thermostat


The most stylish and intuitive smart thermostat to date.

Super industrial design ; Intuitive to use and setup ; Exceptional smart learning ; Excellent software support

Thermostat requires constant power connection ; Less granular control than Honeywell Evohome ; Can't control hot water

The other weakness is it can't control a separate hot water system, a feature Hive supports. This means it's best suited to households with a combi boiler.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Max Parker (

Nest Learning Thermostat review


Google's clever thermostat is the first home automation product we actually want...

Sleek design ; Simple and intuative ; Works with Nest

Limited options ; Can't really be self installed

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Jon Porter Desire Athow (

Nest Learning Thermostat review


Here's how the smart thermostat fares after a year of use

Attractive design and finish ; Great mobile app ; Very simple to operate ; Learns and adapts with use

No zonal heating control ; Functionality relies on good placement ; Best installed by a professional

Nest claims that its smart thermostat is an easy way of saving money on your future heating bills. It has an attractive design and is easy to operate, but the immediate cost might put some off. After living with the device for a year, our results...

Nov, 2017