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If you've been tempted to upgrade to a simple, automated thermostat, now might be a good time to do just that. As part of Amazon's 1-day Gold Box deal, you can pick up a 1st generation Nest thermostat for $179.99 today, which is almost $45 off yesterday's price of $223.75.

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Nest is designed to learn your usage patterns, and keep your home heated the way you like it without wasting any energy. To make things a little simpler, it can also be controlled through a mobile app, which is available for free from the Play Store.

In comparison, the 2nd generation device, which is 20% thinner and compatible with 95% of homes as opposed to 75% in the 1st generation, is also available from Amazon, costing $249.99

The deal ends in 17 hours, or when stock runs out, so be quick!

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John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • Alberto Hamade

    I'll take the new one... Thank you very much. It will cost less in the long run.

    • Brian Menius

      LOLWUT

      In all likelihood, it won't cost less long-term. The first generation has been updated to the same firmware as the second generation, so other than increased compatibility and a more compact design, they're the same unit. While I am accruing energy savings with my first generation unit, you're sitting on the sidelines waiting for the second generation unit to fall in price. It just doesn't make sense in real terms as you're giving up savings today to wait on the price to fall tomorrow. If the second generation unit had increased ability to save energy, you'd have a point- but it doesn't, so you don't.

      ... and my savings aren't even as profound as the average NEST user's savings, 'cause I was already a cheap-ass before I purchased NEST.

  • D4niel

    Other than the fact that it happens to have a mobile app, I'm confused about what this has to do with Android.

    • yankeesusa

      Always somebody to be a smart butt. The reason this is here is because it can be controlled from an android phone. That's why. If you don't think it has anything to do with android then don't read it article. Its that easy. Anyway, thanks androidpolice for letting us know. Although its a great price I really want the 2nd gen so I will wait to see. Thanks again ap!

      • Cherokee4Life

        right, I can understand if this was a stand a lone microwave on sale. but it is a "nest" if you don't know what it is then why are you commenting? If your post was an honest question and not a sarcastic comment well then... go here and see for yourself why this is on Android Police! http://nest.com/

        When I buy my first house in 4 months I will buy a 2nd Generation (maybe a 3rd)

  • Fatty Bunter

    Does anyone know when the 2nd gen Nest came out? And/or when the 3rd gen is set to come out?

    • Aleksey_US

      Oct/Nov 2012... might have to wait till Christmas for 3rd Gen.

  • paleh0rse

    How do you figure out whether or not this is compatible with your home system? I honestly have no frickin' clue what my home system's brand/model is... lol Which component of said system is the determining factor?

    • basteagow

      Considering that I was able to retrofit a Z-Wave thermostat into a 30-year-old house, I'd say most people will be fine. I did however have to go up in the attic and connect one of the unused wires to the 24 VAC terminal on the furnace, since my particular thermostat requires AC power. Some thermostats take batteries for setups where power is not available, which increases compatibility.

  • KingRando

    Honestly, wait at least another year before buying one of these. The mark up right now is huge but it won't take long for other manufactures to jump on the smart thermostat bandwagon. You'll probably see a lot more android@home integration as well.

    • paleh0rse

      I think that sounds like a good plan...

    • Brian Menius

      In the time I'd have waited, I estimate I've more than paid for the unit in savings. I also doubt you're going to see a thermostat as robust as NEST any time soon.

      While I look forward to A@H integration, I'm not going to sit around waiting on it. NEST is zigbee compatible, so I expect that it will, at some point, serve as the "brain" of other automation offerings from the company.

  • Kenny O

    I got a 1st Gen at Lowes a couple months ago for $200....it's an awesome product, definitely worth the premium.

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