Home Automation

Nest 3rd generation is official with a bigger screen, new features

Less than a week after it first leaked, Nest’s new thermostat is official. The third-generation smart home gadget offers an improved display and new features .

The new Nest boasts a thinner design. At the same time the display is bigger and brighter (2.5 inches across at 229 pixels per inch), with a thinner bezel surrounding it. Under the hood you’ll also find more sensors, making the device more accurate than before. The third-generation thermostat can tell when your house gets drafty or your furnace isn’t working right. The company notes that its new “Furnace Heads-Up” feature will be available for earlier Nest models later this year.