STATES CHRONICLE – Winter came, and with it came the low temperatures that forced people to hurry up home and get cozy under a blanket. But NEST thermostat’s glitch left users shivering from the cold. A software bug caused the device to malfunction and shut down.
High-tech devices enthusiasts were looking forward to this winter to finally test their long distance next generation thermostat developed by Google. The NEST works via an app that can be installed on the user’s phone. This allows the individual to control the device from afar, setting the desired temperature as they leave for home.
The NEST is also capable of retaining certain information about the user’s preferences in terms of the level of warmth that is most often selected, the hours at which the device is usually turned on. This allows the thermostat to eventually function independently, the user not needing to even remember to turn it on.
But it seems that all of these smart features did not count after the last update emitted by the manufacturing company as NEST thermostat’s glitch left users shivering. The problem was that the last software update had a bug that caused a rapid depletion of the device’s batteries. This led to a continuous restart of the thermostat, leaving it incapable of doing its job.
Unfortunately, the software glitch happened to take place in the winter, so the problem was immediately reported by users on different social media sites. The main concern of the owners was that the cold outside would freeze the water in the pipes and make them burst open. That and the winter cold that followed them into the house.
Matt Rogers, co-founder of NEST confirmed the technical glitch of the system and said that the problem was that a software wasn’t available until this January, and the bug responsible for the battery depletion started acting out 2 weeks after the software update.
Rogers also assured users of the NEST thermostat that the problem has been fixed and they will no longer experience inconveniences due to the device. Also, in order to further come to the help of users, the company created an entry on their website listing a couple of solutions in the case of another malfunction.
Even though NEST’s thermostat’s glitch left users shivering, it was just a minor bug in the system that disappeared as quickly as it surfaced. All in all, the device promises a lot of useful tricks, and users or potential users should give it one more chance before turning back to a more retro design.
The NEST thermostat instructions that were released a couple of days ago can be checked out here.
Image source: www.nest.com