Looks Like Honeywell Is Cooking Up Its Own Nest Thermostat Clone

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What's this we have here? We just got a tip from a reader that this is Honeywell's answer to Nest.

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It looks like a Nest, it smells like a Nest, and the only difference is that Honeywell branding. We're thin on details, but this screenshot reportedly came from the Facebook page of a (maybe soon-to-be-former) Honeywell employee.

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Honeywell has had its own smart thermostats in the past. They look like regular old thermostats—except they're app controlled. This, however, is a very clear design change, one that looks very informed by Nest. We've reached out to Honeywell for comment.

Update: Honeywell responded to us with the following:

We don't comment on rumor and speculation – we have no comment at this time.

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I would like something similar to a nest, but I just can't justify the price tag. It's ridiculously expensive for what it is. Plus, my house doesn't have air conditioning, just heat, so I'm extra not into the idea of shelling out so much for it...