Google appears to have a new Nest Thermostat in the works,
There’s very little to go by in the current crop of documents, but the new Nest Thermostat (model G4CVZ) does have an interesting addition: not only will it offer 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0, it’ll be equipped with a 60GHz radar transmitter, similar to the one already used by the Pixel 4 for its Motion Sense gesture controls.
That’s particularly interesting, given that those Motion Sense features would actually make a lot of sense on a wall-mounted home thermostat. The ability for the thermostat to detect when you’re actually nearby and looking at it before turning on the display could help save power, and the gestures could be used to adjust the thermostat or swipe between menus from farther away.
Google is also long overdue for an updated Nest Thermostat. The most recent model, the