Google scraps smartwatch apps for Nest thermostats

Google has shut down its Nest thermostat apps for smartwatches, claiming not sufficient folks had been utilizing them.

The apps for Google Wear OS and Apple Watch allow you to alter the goal temperature with a faucet of your wrist, see notifications, and set dwelling/away modes so your house could be good and comfy whenever you arrived again from work.

It appears that wasn’t sufficient to win over Nest house owners, although. As 9to5Google stories, each apps at the moment are defunct, and anybody who tries to make use of the Wear OS model now will likely be prompted to uninstall it.

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You can nonetheless management your Nest along with your smartphone, and evidently’s what customers have been doing anyway.

“You will still get notifications on your watch with Nest app via your mobile device,” a Google spokesperson mentioned. “Wear OS customers can management their thermostat with the Google Assistant from any Wear OS machine, try extra particulars here.

“If you’re using an Apple watch you’ll no longer be able to adjust your thermostat or change Home/Away mode from your watch. However, the actions you were able to take on your watch are all available with the Nest app (available for both Android and iOS), so you’ll still be able to control your devices on the go”