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Love my Nest, but not the app!
Please update the app more frequently! We're begging you in the reviews. +There are a lot of issues with iOS 7! Please update soon; preferably with the d@#^ temp arrows back!!+ + The removal of the arrows to turn the temp up and down was just ridiculous. It was not cluttered or unnecessary. Now when I click up and down it jumps around randomly; sometimes up 5 degrees or down 2, then up 3. You can also drag on the ring but that's virtually impossible unless you like to set your temperature +-20 degrees at a time. I never had any accuracy issues with the arrows and I've used this app since April '12. As many others are stated, you can still tap the middle of the circle up for higher and down for lower, but this is not my problem. It's sometimes reversed (often!), sometimes non functional, sometimes random up and down in the same tap, and sometimes magical pony unicorn doing whatever it wants. I never had any accuracy issues with the arrows, ever! + The turning sideways thing for the app is HORRIBLE. It's seriously the worst thing about this app hands down. There isn't a single reason the app can't be designed for both modes, excluding the scheduling and history portion. Even that, however, can be worked around with a good enough design. This current layout is just pitiful though. Compared to the simple elegance of the Nest itself, this app is like a rats nest of requirements. Flip this, click there, look here, scroll down, click again, flip upside down backwards somersault orangoutang. Or something. Just make a new design already!(!!!) + The weather outside could be updated more frequently and/or more accurate. It's not too bad in my area actually, but it could always be better. Perhaps it could even show a basic summary of the days weather when clicked. The source would also be nice. Please get The Weather Channel to provide the data if its not already, and let us set a more accurate location than just zip. You could even notify us of bad weather and suggest changing the temp a degree or two to save some $$. Most places don't have Rush Hour compatibility yet anyway. + As another reviewer said, it would be nice to get notifications when the Nest goes into Auto Away or other modes. Yes, it may be a lot of notifications for some, so they should be off by default, but by gum (or whatever old people say) I want it! My bf and I also want better Auto Away. We work from home and it frequently goes away even though we are walking by it. We also don't want to disable it because when we do leave we forget to set it to Away. It's a lose lose either way. There should be an "always on between X and Y" time setting in conjunction with Auto Away. Best of both worlds. As for the unit itself, it does not always come out of Auto Away when we walk by anymore. I have to push the screen to start it, even though it lit up and clearly sees me. Perhaps it is just not clear enough on what it's thinking or how long it will take do its mojo thang. + There should also be more easily shareable info about the months usage and etc in with multiple people in the home. I really wish I could get the monthly email update with my bf instead of one or the other. You could also work in monthly overviews or summaries in the app. The daily history breakdown is far too limited and hard to read on an iPhone, and barely better on the iPad. A whole redesign could fix that. Also, a sharing button for Facebook so we can advertise our savings to our friends! All in all, this app isn't bad. It's just hobbled by debilitating design. I am all for simplicity, but at some point it will just be a blank white screen we randomly stab at and pray. Bring back the arrows. People don't understand to tap up and down without them. It's infuriating to try and use the ring; it should be disable-able to prevent unintentional massive temperature spikes. It seems like the design team isn't using this app on a very daily basis on an iPhone 4S. It's not good! I love my Nest and unabashedly endorse it with everyone I know. I only wish I could say the same thing about the app! Update and I will update my review accordingly!
djdisconess on Sep 10, 2013 for Nest app
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Temperature Adjustment Arrows
PLEASE recode the GUI to include the touch up/down Temperature Adjustment arrows. We also find it VERY difficult to adjust the unit as it is now quirky from either a mobile device or on he wall it itself. This was not very well researched before it was removed !! :-( Secondly - A subroutine that measures and displays Accumulated Daily Fan function usage time would also be a very wise decision to incorporate as it tells a more accurate overall story of just o much usage the HVAC unit is running each day and helps for more accurate monitoring of energy usage. We have seen this feature in othe remote thermostat units and think it is a great feature :-/ Also it would be nice to see NEST develop remote light switches for indoor lamps and indoor & outdoor light switches and conolidate these features all in one idevice app :-)
Nexxtworld on Sep 8, 2013 for Nest app
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Impossible to adjust temperature...
Wow... The wheel is so jumpy... It's impossible to adjust, it can go 20 up or down with just a flick... Please make it usable, didn't you people test stuff before release it? It's really awkward.
Victorwol on Sep 7, 2013 for Nest app
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Works ok but needs more data
This app and the nest works as advertised. I have to say that I'm quite disappointed with the data provided. I would really like this app to keep historical data for my nest usage. A simple graph with number of hours used vs outdoor temperature would be great. I would like to be able to compare one month with the same month the previous year to see if home improvements resulted in meaningful energy savings. The app only stores 10 days of data. That is almost useless. The monthly email summary is a joke. I feel that the nest is another product that is almost great. I believe the hardware is capable collecting the data but for some reason the people at nest don't want to provide it. More data and better reporting would make the nest the truly great product it has the potential to be.
Verticaltakeoff on Sep 6, 2013 for Nest app
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Good but not quite there yet
Love the interface but hate digging through the menu and options. Please make fan timer setting on home screen and put in humidity for me to view there as well
IbanezJeepGuy on Sep 5, 2013 for Nest app
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Limited functionality in portrait mode
Great product. Great app. But why can I not put the thermostat in away mode while in portrait mode (without turning phone sideways)??? I keep my orientation locked because I don't like turning my phone sideways, but I am being forced to with this app. It's a simple fix. Please update!!!
Party from Texas on Sep 4, 2013 for Nest app
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