Next up for Nest Labs: A smoke detector?

By Shawn Knight
Sep 25, 2013
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  1. Nest Labs is reportedly developing a smoke detector to complement the Learning Thermostat the company first unveiled in late 2011. Key details like the product’s name, when it will go on sale or how much it will cost remain unknown...

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  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +107

    Cost like the thermostat they have it just ridiculous pricing.. I am using $53 bucks LUX TX9000TS Universal Digital Blue Amber LCD Large Touch Screen Programmable Thermostat their top of the line for my central AC/heating system here in 2012. They do now have TX9600TS larger screen some extra perks, but they do build good quality. Of course this Smart Thermostat looks neat but I need features, like when to change the air filter per hours used like 720 hrs 3 months, have 4x different temp/time changes be able to calibrate the thermostat to be more accurate with the temp, be able to much more.

    Now to have a smart smoke detector it best light up a path so you can see where your going in the dark of smoke fill room. I use First Alert with mini strobe light.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

    I assume this for when you're not home. Does it cost extra to have them notify the fire department instead?
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I like the work Nest is doing. Their thermostat looks awesome, I just dont really see the point of upgrading yet.
  5. mctommy

    mctommy TS Booster Posts: 190   +30

    I was potentially going to upgrade to Nest a while back but when Gen 2 came about and a lot of people reported that it was not as good as Gen 1 (with pretty bad stories with Gen 2), I ended up holding back on my purchase.
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Oh really, I never saw that. The Gen 2 is definitely a nice improvement, but if there are flaws like you say, that may deter people.

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