Nest today has made a handful of announcements relating to its Nest Thermostat product, as well as software features for the Nest Cam. The company announced limited edition variants with new colors of the Nest Thermostat and confirmed that its new Nest Cam Outdoor announced earlier this year is now available.

For a limited time, the Nest Thermostat will be available in three new limited edition colors.

Joining the original stainless steel choice are new white, copper, and black options (pictured above).


Furthermore, Nest announced a new feature called Sightline for the Nest Cam Indoor, Next Cam Outdoor, and Dropcam. Sightline makes it a lot easier for users to quickly skim through large amounts of footage in short amounts of time:

  • Sightline puts all your video history into a single timelapse you can stop and start at will.
  • Nest’s machine algorithms narrow down to your most relevant frames, so you can quickly and seamlessly see the story of each day.
  • Sightline highlights all the key moments with photos, so you can see right away if the event is worth watching. It even automatically finds and zooms in on the frame that best shows what happened.
  • Sightline marks when activity started and ended, as well as the Activity Zone where it took place.

Additionally, Nest Cam owners who don’t have a Nest Aware subscription will be able to get a look at their history thanks to Sightline. Non-subscribers will be able to see three hour snapshot of history, which will consist of all motion and sound grouped together.

Finally, the Nest Cam Outdoor is available to customers in the United States now and will come to Europe next month. The full press releases are below:

We’ve changed the game

On its own, a camera is just a pair of eyes. Even if those eyes are really good, security requires more than eyes. It needs brains. Lots of brains. The best security camera marries great hardware with sharp algorithms that can figure out what’s happening and deliver important information to you fast.

Today, it all comes together. Nest Cam Indoor has always had 24/7 streaming, Talk & Listen and activity alerts. Now it can go outside your home with Nest Cam Outdoor and we’re adding Sightline and person alerts. This combination of hardware and software features is revolutionary. With today’s software update, you now have what we think is the best security camera on the market – whether you have a Dropcam, Nest Cam Indoor or just picked up a Nest Cam Outdoor today.

Sightline is a new app feature that shows you what Nest Cam has seen and lets you speed through days of recorded video in seconds. It pulls out key moments automatically so you don’t waste time digging through footage. Looking for the moment someone opened the gate two days ago? No problem.

Person alerts are also changing the game. If you have Nest Aware, Nest Cam can now tell if the activity it’s seeing is a tree swaying or someone coming in your house. So if it sees a person, you get a special alert. Nest Cam can even tell you if it’s sure it’s a person, or just suspects it is.

Open the updated Nest app and here’s what you’ll see:

Free 3-hour history for all.

For the first time ever, Nest Cam owners without Nest Aware will get to glimpse into the past, with Sightline’s free three-hour snapshot history. So even if you miss an alert, you still get a snapshot of what happened. Sightline’s algorithms look at all motion and sound, and group activity into events. Then show you how long they lasted and a key image of the action.

Sightline with a Nest Aware subscription gives you more.

Time travel at your fingertips.

Sightline puts all your video history into a single timelapse you can stop and start at will. Just swipe your finger and you’ll see the video rewind. When you see something interesting, release and it will start playing. No tedious digging and guessing to find the moments you care about.

Snapshots of key moments.

Sightline highlights all the key moments with photos, so you can see right away if the event’s worth reviewing. And you don’t just get a random thumbnail. It automatically finds the frame that best shows what happened – when the window broke or the mailman dropped off your package – and zooms in on the action.

What, when and in which Activity Zone.

Maybe you don’t care about the hallway but you want to know every time the back door opened. Sightline marks not just when activity started and ended but also in which of your Activity Zones the event took place. So you can easily spot the events you’re looking for.

All the magic you don’t see.

Your Nest Cam captures up to 2.6 million high-definition frames a day, which is a lot to scan through. Sightline’s innovative algorithms narrow that down to the most relevant frames, so you can quickly and seamlessly see the story of each day, without missing a beat.

Starting today, Sightline is available to all Nest Cam and Dropcam owners with the updated Nest app. Let us know what you think.

Saving energy never goes out of style

We think you should be proud of anything that’s on your wall. It’s your home and your style. It says so much about you.

That includes your thermostat. We love the idea of your guests spotting your wall with a “Wow” or a “Whoa” and suddenly, you’re having a conversation about your Nest.

And a Nest Learning Thermostat on your wall says you don’t just appreciate beautiful design. You appreciate meaningful design. You care about saving energy. The Nest Thermostat has been proven to save about 8 billion kilowatt hours of energy so far. Imagine how much we could save if every home had a Nest Learning Thermostat.

So we want Nest to fit into every home.

Since every house has a different style, we first chose the Nest Thermostat’s modern, refined stainless steel to complement any room. Now, in three new colors, it will shine in any setting.

Meet the Nest Thermostat in white, black and copper.

Normally white fades into the background.

Strikingly simple, natural and clean, the white Nest Thermostat is perfect for bright and airy spaces. It’s designed to complement all Nest products.

Saving energy is the new black.

It’s not just black. This Nest Thermostat’s diamond-like carbon coating contains pure silicon, carbon and titanium. It’s scratch-resistant and durable — nearly half as hard as diamond. And its oil-resistant layer makes fingerprints bead up and wipe off easily.

Who says thermostats are dull?

A bold choice for a thermostat, this copper is forged with steel to endure many years and many hands. It shines in all spaces: modern, industrial and traditional.

New colors. New materials. Same amazing features. It’s hard to believe that a thermostat was ever ugly, confusing, and thoroughly unloved.

The Nest Thermostat’s ring is integral to the design. It’s built to work perfectly with Nest’s software so you can interact with the display. That means these new colors and materials aren’t options that can be switched out. But we think your wall will love whichever color you choose.

You can get the new Nest Thermostats at our store now and they’ll be available soon through our retail partners.

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