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Nest’s smart thermostat goes on sale in Europe with hot water control for €249


Nest has announced that its third-generation Learning Thermostat is now available in the UK, France, Netherlands, Belgium and Republic of Ireland.

The £199 device, which launched in the US in September, features a larger and sharper screen than the previous version and brings two handy features exclusive to Europe.

The first is the ability to control your hot water tank and adjust its schedule from the device or your phone. There’s also an Auto-Away function that helps save energy when you’re not home for more than a couple of days.

The second feature, called OpenTherm, works with compatible boilers to figure out how much gas to burn in order to maintain your preferred temperature. Nest says that this works better than turning your boiler on and off as it helps save energy and extends the life of your heating system.

The device is available at £199 (€249) from Nest’s online store as well over 2,500 locations across Europe.

Meet the 3rd gen Nest Learning Thermostat [Nest Blog]

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Published November 17, 2015 — 09:19 UTC