It’s no secret that we’re big gadget geeks over here at Smart Finish. One of our favorite new gadgets is the Apple Watch. However, based on past experiences with Apple, there are some initial skeptics of how open they are to outside products that are viewed as competitors to their business. One such example is the Nest Learning Thermostat. The limitations that Apple puts on their products can often times hinder the functionality for their users.
As it turns out, IFTTT (If This, Then That) has found a way to facilitate that functionality through their iOS and Android App. More specifically, IFTTT’s app called “Do Button” allows you to control your Nest Thermostat with your Apple Watch, all with the push of a button.
In simple terms, the Do Button allows the user to set up simple commands for your Home Automation equipment, which you can activate and deactivate with the touch of a button on your Apple Smart Watch.
The best part? Set up is simple! All you have to do is download the “Do Button by IFTTT” app on from the App Store or Google play. From there find the appropriate “recipe” on IFTTT’s website and follow the simple instructions for setting up your personalized command.
While it may seem like somewhat of a workaround (because it is!) for using your Nest in conjunction with your Apple Watch, it’s the best option available at this point.
Its unclear as to whether Nest developers plan to add specific Nest capabilities to the Apple Watch arsenal but if you’d like to see it, we suggest you voice your opinion on the Nest Community Forum.
In the meantime, IFTTT’s Do Button is a viable option for controlling the Smart Home Technology within your home!