(some) Nest products are finally coming to Australia

Nest just launched in Australia, and its Google-connected, Alphabet-backed smart home products want to make your life safer and more comfortable…

One important note: the new Nest Cam IQ isn’t being sold in Australia at launch, nor is the original Nest Learning Thermostat.

This is one of the weirdest launches I’ve seen. Not only is their signature Nest Thermostat NOT coming all of their products are being sold by…. wait for it…. iSelect.

WHAT THE?!

Yes, the same people who compare your private health insurance will now sell you smart-home products via their new “Life Admin Store”.

Nest products have a strong foothold in the US but to use them effectively requires you to purchase a cloud subscription, which in Australia is A$14/month. There are many, many other products out there that do the same as Nest and provide free tiers for the same thing. Netgear’s Arlo for example.

 

Source: Nest Protect, Nest Cam Indoor, Nest Cam Outdoor: Australian Price & Release Date | Gizmodo Australia

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