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Google is aware of 'w5' Wi-Fi failures on some Nest thermostats and providing replacements

In the last few months, we've seen an increase of reports regarding a "w5 error" for Nest thermostats, causing them to be unable to connect to Wi-Fi. Some device owners have accused an update of being the cause of their woes, but whatever might be triggering the problem, Google tells us its a known issue affecting a very small number of users, and the company is issuing replacement devices if and when other troubleshooting methods fail.

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Warm up your home in style with the Nest Thermostat E for just $135 ($35 off)

Nest has pioneered the smart thermostat industry since 2011. Although its Learning Thermostat is one of the best options on the market, it's amongst the priciest. Thankfully, the company later released the Thermostat E, which offers similar features for a more affordable price, at $170. With this Woot deal, you can grab one for even less, as it's currently down to just $135.

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Nest's Learning Thermostat is down to $140 for Costco members ($110 off)

Nest is the go-to brand when it comes to smart thermostats. Its products are reliable and look sleek, but they're not necessarily cheap. Thankfully, you'll be able to get one for just $140 if you're a Costco member, which is $110 less than the usual price.

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Today only: pick up an Ecobee thermostat at Best Buy and get a free Switch+ ($80 value)

Ecobee thermostats come highly recommended here at Android Police, with the Ecobee4 earning the top thermostat ranking in our list of the best smart home devices. Things only got better with the introduction of the company's SmartThermostat, which improved on the Ecobee4 by updating the processor, improving sound quality, and the addition of 5GHz Wifi compatibility. In an exciting smart home-focused deal that is available from Best Buy for one day only, buyers will receive a free Ecobee Switch+ with the purchase of either the SmartThermostat or Ecobee3 Lite.

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Nest Thermostat E and Google Home bundle down to just $170 with this coupon ($100 off)

Smart thermostats offer a lot of added convenience and also help save energy, but maximum laziness comfort is achieved when paired with a smart speaker. Indeed, when used together, you can control the temperature in the room without having to leave your couch or bed. Unfortunately, a Nest Thermostat E and a Google home bundle typically costs about $270, which can be a roadblock for some. However, thanks to the coupon code below, you can pay just $170 for both products, saving you about $100.

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Grab a third-gen Nest Thermostat, a temperature sensor, and a Google Home Mini for $200 from Best Buy ($70 off)

Nest is the market leader when it comes to thermostats, thanks to their reliability, ease of use, and pleasing aesthetics. If you were thinking of getting one and weren't ready to take the plunge, now is a good time to do so. Thanks to a Best Buy offer, you can save $70 on a Nest thermostat plus temperature sensor bundle, which comes with a free Google Home Mini.

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Get a Nest Thermostat, a Home Mini, and 2 temperature sensors for just $190 ($102 off) from Home Depot

The third-generation Nest Thermostat has been out for several years now, but as the old saying goes, don't fix what ain't broke. This smart thermostat is still among the best of the best, and it's currently being bundled with a Home Mini and two temperature sensors for just $190.15 — a not-insignificant $102 off current prices elsewhere.

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Honeywell replaces the Lyric app with Home, introduces paid Membership plans for its security cameras

Honeywell, a brand that's well known for its thermostats, also builds some smart and connected products. Previously, these were all controlled by the Honeywell Lyric app, but now that's being rebranded to Honeywell Home with plenty of under-the-hood and visual/functional changes. The company is also introducing new paid plans for its security cameras.

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Ecobee4 with integrated Alexa available for purchase for $249

Earlier this month, we told you that ecobee4 pre-orders had begun. Now, the wait is over and Ecobee has announced that its Alexa-enabled thermostat is in stock.

Like the ecobee3, the ecobee4 incorporates room sensors you can place throughout your home that will report temperature and occupancy information to fine tune the efficiency of your HVAC system. The Ecobee app is still a fully functional remote interface for the thermostat allowing you to control it from anywhere in the world. However, the star of the ecobee4 is its Alexa voice service integration. This isn't just a stripped-down version of Alexa that only accepts heating and cooling requests.

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Ecobee adds geofencing to its smart thermostat app that can strip it of its intelligence

The Alexa-enabled Ecobee 4 is coming, but the developers over at Ecobee have been busy working on their app. Ecobee released an update to it, adding a feature that allows you to set a geofence around your home. You can set your thermostat to switch comfort settings based on whether or not you (well, your phone) are entering or leaving that area.

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