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Nest app will no longer work on the Apple Watch and Wear OS

By Humza
Jul 11, 2019
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  1. Nest app on the Apple Watch and Google's Wear OS smartwatches sound like a rather nifty idea to manage the smart thermostat. Controlling temperature, viewing notifications and setting Home/Away modes right from the wrist seem even more convenient than using a smartphone. However, it looks like few people have preferred to go this route causing Google to remove the app on both major smartwatch platforms.

    "Nest is no longer supported for Wear OS. Go to the Play Store to uninstall the app," says the Wear OS app. "We took a look at Nest app users on smartwatches and found that only a small number of people were using it," a Google's spokesperson told 9to5Google, adding that going forwards, the Nest team will focus on mobile apps and voice interactions.

    Google further responded to the news publication saying that users will continue to receive notifications on their watch through the Nest app installed on their mobile devices. Controlling the thermostat with a Wear OS watch would still be possible, albeit with Google Assistant only, while Apple Watch owners are out of luck and will have to use their iOS device (iPhone/iPad) for controlling their Nest devices.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,393   +3,780

    Yawn .......
     
  3. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 TS Addict Posts: 205   +58

    Thanks for sharing :rollseyes:
     

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