Nest, a smart, energy-saving home thermostat created by the former lead designer of Apple's iPod that went on sale in late 2011, has received its first software update, parent company Nest Labs announced on Thursday.
The new update, Nest 2.0, wirelessly installs on a customer's device and brings with it new features including a more granular look at home energy usage, redesigned mobile apps and away-from-home temperature settings and a system called "Airwave," that Nest purports can save 30 percent on air conditioning costs in the summer by automatically keeping a homeowner's air-conditioner fan on after the conditioner itself has turned off, in order to distribute lingering cold air.
Nest said that many of the new features had been updated by customer request.
"The team is very excited about the depth and breadth of this update," reads a Nest Labs blog post. "It’s been five months since we launched, and we’ve all been busy working to expand and improve every part of Nest."