New Nest Thermostat hits FCC with 60GHz Radar, Pixel 4-Style Projects Solly Gestures


According to the new FCC documentation, Google has a new Nest Thermostat in the works. It may be equipped with Google’s Project Soli radar motion control, which will be first seen for the company’s home products Droid life.

There is little to go into the current crop of documents, but the new Nest thermostat (model G4CVZ) has an interesting addition: not only will it provide 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0, it will also be equipped with a 60GHz. The radar transmitter is similar to the one already used by Pixel 4 for its motion sense gesture control.

This is particularly interesting, given that motion sense features will actually matter a lot on a wall mounted home thermostat. The ability to detect the thermostat when you are actually near and look at it before turning on the display can help save power, and use gestures to adjust the thermostat or swipe between menus remotely. may be used.

Google is also long overdue for the updated Nest thermostat. The most recent model, the Cheap Nest Thermostat E, was released in 2017 and is currently the third-gen flagship in 2015. While it is unclear when Google will announce the new product, the company usually holds a hardware event in the fall, meaning it may appear alongside the previously announced Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 5.

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