Despite rumours, there is no current date for when the Nest 4th Generation Thermostat is due to release. Rochelle Ann G a Google Community Specialist mentioned earlier this year that there were no updates on the product. So, what should we expect?
It goes without saying that the newer Nest Thermostat will likely pick up some features from its competitors, like the Ecobee SmartThermostat which comes with a Smart Sensor for free.
The 3rd Generation Nest Thermostat took the Smart Home world by storm by offering automatic scheduling, a home/away feature and motion sensors to make sure that your home was constantly conserving energy.
We can no-doubt expect a slicker and thinner design if it follows trends, which is great for those of us going for a minimalist style, hopefully we’ll be able to connect this to a Bluetooth Smart Speaker and have Google Home Assistant built in.
Other than that, there’s no real further information on what the Nest Thermostat will offer yet. But, this comparison may help you decide whether or not to splash out on the latest EcoBee or wait.
Smart Thermostats Differences
|Features||Nest Generation 2||Nest Generation 3||EcoBee 5th||Nest Generation 4|
|Built-in Voice Assistant?||✔️||✔️|
|Wi-Fi 5GHz Support||✔️||✔️||✔️|
Should I wait for the Nest 4th Generation Thermostat ?
The newer EcoBee really has tackled Nest with their latest device, each new ecobee device comes with a SmartSensor, Alexa Built-in and free access to Eco+.
Eco+ is a free upgrade to help you control your electricity timing, extra energy-saving features and the ability to control your home’s humidity levels.
I’m expecting the Nest Thermostat 4 to lower the price of the current models and meet the same price bracket they’re currently at, for example, $250-$300 for a newer model.