Nest app: Lost Fan Functionality Review

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Lost Fan Functionality
Most recent software update removed the ability to easily control the cooling/heating system fan from the iPad and the thermostat itself. One can no longer simply turn the system fan on and off to circulate the house air. At the thermostat, a time period now needs to be chosen to run the fan, and this time period cannot be changed by the Nest App on the iPad. At night, I had used the iPad to turn the fan on and off from my upstairs bedroom (using my iPad) based on my comfort level upstairs. With my 2 story house, control of the fan to help equalize the temperature is a MUST; now I have to go downstairs to turn off the fan. Hey Nest programmers, I do not need a big brother taking away the choices I want to make about my energy usage. I consider this change to be an inconvenience and an absolutely inconsiderate move to make without giving the user a choice on how a product that I own can be used. I am now shopping for a new thermostat to replace my Nest thermostat. I cannot recommend this product as I do not know what poorly devised and executed changes will be made to the Nest thermostat and App in the future.
Mad_Consumer on May 16, 2013 for Nest app
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Awesome App & Product
I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. The product works great, and this app does exactly what I want it to do. It's awesome you can change a lot of the settings, and you can even see your city's current weather. 5/5⭐
Airgutter87 on May 15, 2013 for Nest app
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A step Backwards
The new app on iPhone is not user friendly. When trying to change the temperature it jumps wildly up and down degrees. Keep the old one. If you ungraded w/out reading the reviews like I did, revert to the old .ipa Delete the new .ipa first, then go find the old .ipa in the trash and put back in iTunes. You'll be happier with the old app.
m.rue on May 14, 2013 for Nest app
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Changing temp UI
Please, please bring back the old way of changing the temp. Love my Nest and the app, but the new way is way more difficult. Why fix something that wasn't broken?
SW805 on May 13, 2013 for Nest app
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Put the arrows back
ugh why did you "fix" what wasn't broken? I just updated and went to see what was new. FAIL. Do not update. Changing the temp is now a pain! Please test your changes to your consumers before implementing them. The nest app isn't a game where I want to spin my fingers around and try and guess what temp it will be. Put the arrows back for simplistic sake.
Tangus99 on May 13, 2013 for Nest app
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UI designer is out thinking himself
The "must turn phone sideways" design is a really bad idea. Think about it. You have to tell the user how to hold the phone? Silly. There's no need either. All of those screens could easily work in portrait. The arrows vs dial for temperature is not a huge deal, but overall this app is not intuitive to use. I stumbled around the whole time trying to find key functionality. This feels clunky and tacked on which is too bad because it should be a centerpiece of the Nest experience. Who is the common user? Someone with 1 house and 1 thermostat? Design around that. All the add a home, add a thermostat stuff is nice but this is not streamlined enough for the average user.
EGTx on May 13, 2013 for Nest app
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