What’s new in the 3rd-generation Nest Learning Thermostat

Four years after introducing the world’s first learning thermostat, we launched the European version of the 3rd-generation Nest Learning Thermostat in November 2015. It has a 40% bigger display, lets you see useful information like the weather, temperature or time from further away with Farsight, can control hot water, works with OpenTherm-compatible boilers and has more temperature sensors for better accuracy.


  • Here's what's new about the 3rd-gen hardware:

  • The screen is 40% bigger and gorgeously clear, with even smaller pixels that make everything much sharper.
  • The sensor window is significantly smaller, so it takes up even less space at the bottom of the display.
  • We've added seven more temperature sensors – making a total of 10 – to make it even more accurate.
  • It's slightly thinner, so it has a sleeker profile on your wall.
  • The base has been redesigned to fit the 3rd-gen display.
  • The optional stand for wireless installations has been redesigned to complement the 3rd-gen thermostat.

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Nest thermostat gen3 front view temp


The Heat Link has been redesigned and can now control domestic hot water and work with OpenTherm-compatible systems.

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  • You now have Farsight. With Farsight, the Nest Thermostat will
    light up as soon as it sees you and show you useful things like the
    temperature you’ve set, the current room temperature, the time or
    the outside weather. You get to choose what you want to see.

             Learn more about Farsight >

  • To take advantage of the beautiful new screen, we've redesigned
    almost everything. The current temperature is bigger, settings fit better on
    the screen and alerts are easier to read now.
Nest thermostat farsight analog clock
  • To continue to protect your privacy and secure your data, the new Nest Learning Thermostat has Secure Boot technology that blocks incompatible or malicious software by ensuring that only official Nest software is running.

Not sure if you have a 2nd- or 3rd-generation Nest Thermostat? Check here >

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