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Nest Protect - Smoke & CO Alarm (1st Gen, 2013)

Nest Protect - Smoke & CO Alarm (1st Gen, 2013)
alaScore 99

202 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of Nest Protect - Smoke & CO Alarm (1st Gen, 2013). The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 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 Protect - Smoke & CO Alarm (1st Gen, 2013) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nest Protect - Smoke & CO Alarm (1st Gen, 2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 user reviews of Nest Protect - Smoke & CO Alarm (1st Gen, 2013) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : John R. Quain (digitaltrends.com)

Nest Protect review

 

Functional and far smarter than your old smoke detector, the Nest Protect is back -- minus the gesture recognition. But more work is still need to make the smart home truly brilliant.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Nest Protect review: a smoke detector for the smartphone generation

 

The Protect brings plenty of innovation to the staid world of smoke detectors, but the $99 price will be too steep for many people to swallow.

Remote control via a mobile app ; Clever uses of color notifications ; Sleek design

Expensive for a smoke detector

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Lindsey Turrentine (cnet.com)

Nest Protect is the smoke/CO detector to beat

 

$129 is a lot for a smoke detector, but it's hard not to covet this smart, sharp-looking new device.

With boutique design, remote monitoring via mobile device, and the ability to wave off false alarms with your hand, the ; is the smoke/CO detector we never knew we wanted.

$129 is a lot to ask for a smoke/CO detector, even a connected one.

Nest brings crisp design and smart features -- connected and otherwise -- to the humble smoke detector. You don't absolutely need the Nest Protect, but it's fine to admit you want one.

Mar, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Nest Protect

 

The well-designed but pricey Nest Protect is one of the smartest smoke and carbon monoxide detectors you'll find. You can monitor and manage it using a smartphone, and silence it with a wave of your hand.

Minimalist design. Intuitive light ring. Loud alarms. Remote monitoring.

Expensive. No text message or email alerts.

In addition to visual lighting effects the Protect uses a very loud beeping alarm and a female voice to broadcast alerts. The voice will tell you when there's a potential for dangerous smoke or CO levels (called a Head's-Up) and when there's an actual...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Nest Protect review

 

Smoke detectors are boring. They're not attractive, not fun to deal with, and probably came with the house or apartment when you moved in. They make themselves known when you're cooking and burn...

Looks really nice ; Smartphone features are convenient ; Voice alerts are more pleasant than beeps

Too expensive ; Advertised features don't always work

The Protect isn't a product for today, it's a smoke detector for the future

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Lindsey Turrentine (cnet.com)

Nest Protect review

 

How do you make a smoke detector cool? It's hard, and more difficult still to glamorize a carbon monoxide detector. Under ideal circumstances, you'll never hear a peep out of either.

With boutique design, remote monitoring via mobile device, and the ability to wave off false alarms with your hand, the Nest Protect is the smoke/CO detector we never knew we wanted.

$129 is a lot to ask for a smoke/CO detector, even a connected one.

Nest brings crisp design and smart features -- connected and otherwise -- to the humble smoke detector. You don't absolutely need the Nest Protect, but it's fine to admit you want one.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Christopher Null (techhive.com)

Nest Protect review: No-nonsense “smart” smoke and carbon-monoxide detection

 

The best smart smoke detector on the market is also the most expensive.

Clear and versatile alerts ; Dead-simple, foolproof app ; Works with a variety of other products if you have other Nest gear

Quite expensive, but not at the top of the market

Nov, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Nest Protect Review: Best Smart Smoke Detector

 

At $100, the Nest Protect is one of the most expensive, but also one of the most comprehensive, of the smart smoke detectors we've tested. Not only does it pick up several types of fires, as well as carbon monoxide, but it also does the best job at...

Detects smoke, carbon monoxide ; Spoken alerts ; Links to other smart-home devices

Expensive

It's worth splurging to get the most comprehensive smart smoke detector.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : John Carlsen (toptenreviews.com)

Nest Protect Review

 

Based on our tests of the best smoke detectors on the market today, we believe that Nest Protect is the best device you can buy. It has outstanding detection capabilities and innovative voice and mobile alerts that let you know exactly what threat your...

This is the only smoke alarm that passed all our detection tests.

It lasts 10 years, but the warranty period only covers two years of that time.

Nest Protect is the best smoke alarm you can buy today. It’s easy to use, plus it has high compatibility, mobile notifications and more that make it an extraordinary product.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan (gizmodo.com)

Nest Protect Review: Peace of Mind, For a Price

 

For as important a role as your fire and carbon monoxide detector plays in your life, you don't hear from it very often--and when you do, it's usually either annoying or terrifying. Protect, the new detector from Nest, is decidedly more talkative--a...

Jan, 2014

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