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Nest Upgrades Learning Thermostat

Palo Alto, Calif. — Nest is upgrading the feature set of its Wi-Fi-connected Learning Thermostat with a firmware upgrade that, among other things, adjusts more quickly to changes in a household’s schedule.

The update comes to the installed base of thermostats by the end of the week.

With the enhanced auto-schedule feature, the auto-programming thermostat “can now catch on faster that the temperature adjustments you’re making are part of a new pattern rather than just one-off changes,” said Nest founder and engineering head Matt Rogers. “Auto-schedule can now help you save up to 6 percent more on your heating and cooling bills by learning new schedules quickly and adapting to changes better.”

Other enhancements include Quick view, which displays time and outside temperature and humidity. Consumers push the thermostat’s ring once to display weather and turn the ring to display other information, such as the amount of energy used the previous day.

System test walks users through basic functions to spot and solve any problems.