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Nest Thermostat E (4th gen, 2017)

Nest Thermostat E (4th gen, 2017)
alaScore 99

32 reviews

Jun, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Nest Thermostat E (4th gen, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The price is also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Nest Thermostat E (4th gen, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Nest Thermostat E


The Nest Thermostat E offers most of the same smart features as its more expensive siblings, but it can't control complex multi-stage HVAC systems.

Reasonably priced. Easy to install. Stylish design. Works with other Nest and third-party smart home devices. Supports Alexa and Google Home voice commands and IFTTT applets.

Frosted display can be difficult to read. Does not support as many HVAC components as the Nest Learning Thermostat. No remote sensors.

With the Nest Thermostat E, you get nearly all of the same smart functionality that you get with the Nest Learning Thermostat for around $80 less. Granted, you don't get as many color choices, and the display isn't quite as sharp, but the Nest E offers...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (

A smart Nest thermostat for a lot less cash


Nest's Thermostat E looks and acts like the original -- for just $169.

Plastic hardware makes Nest's $169 Thermostat E more affordable, but it has most of the same smarts as the pricier Learning Thermostat.

The Thermostat E has a low-resolution screen, it doesn't support Nest's "Farsight" display and it isn't compatible with quite as many HVAC systems as the original. Nest thermostats still don't come with remote temperature sensors.

The Thermostat E is almost as smart as Nest's other model -- and all for 80 bucks less.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Jason D'Aprile (

Nest Thermostat E review: Plastic replaces stainless steel and glass to achieve a lower price tag


Nest's latest thermostat is a whole lot cheaper, but it's not boring.

The same smart and reliable performance as more expensive version ; Disappears into a white wall

It looks like the budget version of the Nest ; Doesn't display as much information as some comparably priced competitors ; Not compatible with more sophisticated HVAC systems

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Kakkuri (

Nest Thermostat E Review: Now This Is Easy


The Nest Thermostat E is an attractive and relatively affordable smart thermostat, and it's also one of the easiest to use.

Simple installation ; Compatible with multiple HVAC systems ; Google Home, Alexa compatible ; Multiple efficiencies ; Alerts and reports

Doesn't work with Apple HomeKit ; Remote monitors lack occupancy sensor

($169), especially if you have rooms far from the thermostat that get overly hot or cold; Ecobee's remote sensors have more functionality than Nest's. Still, you can't go wrong with the Nest E; I've enjoyed just sitting back, relaxing and letting it do...

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : David Wise (

Nest Thermostat E Review


The Nest Thermostat E is a fantastic product for those that want most of the features of a premium product without paying a premium price

Very accurate, subdued design, very easy to set up

Limited color options, display is harder to read

Performing very similarly to the , the is an all-around, awesome product at a great price. While it lacks the high-definition display and the variety of color options, it is highly accurate and very easy to install. It's a product definitely worth...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Nest Thermostat E Review | Trusted Reviews


Nest Thermostat E review: A simple way to upgrade your dumb heating and this model even comes with a pre-programmed schedule so you can plug-in and go.

Easy to install ; Diffused screen helps thermostat blend in ; Pre-programmed schedule

Assisted install in app can be finicky ; No hot water support

A smart-looking, simple-to-install device to control your heating, the Nest Thermostat E is an upgrade to anyone still relying on an old-fashioned wired thermostat.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Christian de Looper (

Nest Thermostat E review


Cheaper than rivals, but just as smart. And it's available in more countries

Inexpensive vs Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen ; Super smart ; Awesome app

Frosted display can be hard to read ; Not compatible with some HVAC systems

The Nest Thermostat E is the affordable smart thermostat that's primed if you have a budding smart home. You can control the temperature with your smartphone and tablet, or have it auto-adjust based on your proximity to home. Yes, the display isn't as...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (

Nest Thermostat E review: The smart self-install thermostat


The UK model of the Nest Thermostat E has more flexible placement and can be installed by yourself. Here is why it's a great option for smart heating.

Premium design ; Pre-set schedule will adapt to learn ; Simple self-install ; Easy to use

No hot water control ; No Amazon Alexa control

The Nest Thermostat E is a fantastic consideration if you're in the market for upgrading your heating system to a smart one. It won't control hot water like the more expensive, hard-wired Thermostat 3.0, but that's the trade-off for a more affordable...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Dominic Preston (

Nest Thermostat E


The Nest Thermostat E is a no-brainer in the US, but it's a trickier sell in the UK thanks to a price that's much closer to the similar third generation Nest.

Nov, 2019

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Nest Thermostat E review


E's are good, E's are good

Subtle design ; Flexible placement ; Easy install within reason

No hot water support ; No Alexa or HomeKit ; marginally cheaper than the Learning Thermostat

A supreme smart thermostat, but not necessarily the best Nest for you

Nov, 2018

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