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Confused if if temp sensor works with Nest Thermostat?

carboncow
Community Member

Well our first gen Nest finally died...battery will not hold a charge. Thought I would get in the modern area but not break the bank with the top of the line Nest. Watched a video stating that the Temperature Sensor works with all 3 current models in the line up...but I'm wondering if that is true? 

I cannot get the Google Home app to add to the Temperature Sensor and it seems to want to push me to the Nest App which then tells me no Thermostat is setup in Nest, which I cannot add as the newer Nest Thermostat seems to be be Google Home only? 

Can someone confirm if I was misinformed that these Temperature Sensors will work with the lowly base Nest Thermostat?

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CoolingWizard
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

@carboncow ,

The Nest remote sensors communicate with thermostat display and not to the app.  A nest thermostat gives priority to a single sensor at a time. The Nest Remote Temperature sensors only work with Nest E Learning or the Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation. 

AC Cooling Wizard

NestPro, Google Pro, Mechanical Engineer and HVAC service company owner. If my answer solved your problem, click Recommend this Answer below, and If it helped you, please give a Kudo.

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CoolingWizard
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

@carboncow ,

The Nest remote sensors communicate with thermostat display and not to the app.  A nest thermostat gives priority to a single sensor at a time. The Nest Remote Temperature sensors only work with Nest E Learning or the Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation. 

AC Cooling Wizard

NestPro, Google Pro, Mechanical Engineer and HVAC service company owner. If my answer solved your problem, click Recommend this Answer below, and If it helped you, please give a Kudo.

Kudos to CoolingWizard and EdmondB for clear, succinct answers to the question of how to specify which sensor to use when you have remote sensors configured to your Nest thermostat.  What you used to be able to control in the Nest app, you cannot control in the Google Home app and must instead go to the thermostat in questions and manually select the active device from the little (o) icon at the master thermostat.  Major pain!  It also precludes the setting of schedules as was easily done on the old Nest app.  Google Home still has a ways to go from a product functionality perspective.  I feel that we were forced to take a step backwards with the forced migration from the Nest app to Google Home.  Come on Google development team:  let's at least get back on par with the old Nest functionality!  If I've missed some other configuration parameter that would permit allocating different time slots to different temperature sensors, please correct me.  I do appreciate the original answers to this question!  🙂

EdmondB
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello carboncow,

I'd like to jump in here and check if you've seen CoolingWizard's response. Let us know if you need more help by replying to this thread.

Thanks for the help, @CoolingWizard.

Best,
Edmond

EdmondB
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello carboncow,

I just wanted to follow up and see if you still need any help. Let me know if you have any additional questions from here.

Best,
Edmond