Logitech has been regularly adding features to the Harmony Ultimate, helping to make it worthy of its product name. In recent months, they have made a push into smarthome control, specifically with the added support of Philips Hue lights and Sonos. While they haven’t offered Z-Wave lighting control since the Harmony 890, the company seems to determined to support the need breed of smart home devices. The latest is allowing control of Nest learning thermostats. Nest owners know the convenience of changing the thermostat from the associated app. That control now extends to Logitech’s remote control. Here’s how to control your Nest thermostat using the Logitech Harmony Ultimate.
Control of your Nest requires a few things. For one, both the Logitech hub and the Nest thermostats need to share the same WiFi network. You cannot use the Harmony for remote access control. For most, this is not an issue, but worth noting just the same.
First, you’ll need to login into your MyHarmony app. Your remote has to be connected to your Mac/PC during the setup and the hub connected to a power source.
Select the Harmony Ultimate you’d like to use to control your thermostat. In the left hand column, select Devices.
Here you’ll be able to select Add Device. For the device manufacturer and model name, enter Nest and select Add. Logitech will now attempt to connect to your online account with Nest. If you are not logged in, you’ll need to have your Nest login credentials handy.
Once the online handoff occurs, you’ll need to accept that you are allowing Logitech access to control your Nest. Nest reminds you that you can discontinue the integration within the Nest app under account settings.
Once you select Accept, you should see the Nest appear in the Home Control section of your Harmony account. Sync your remote as you would normally.
That’s it, you now have full control of your Nest thermostat using the Logitech Harmony Ultimate. If you have more than one Nest, you only have to add one. Each Nest and their corresponding name will appear on your remote.
The Nest app, available on both Android and iOS, is a great app that makes for easy control of your thermostat. When using your remote, you’re often on your couch or in bed. If your phone is across the room or not accessible, having the ability to control your Nest using the Harmony Ultimate is extremely convenient.
What devices would you like to see Logitech support? Honeywell Lyric? WeMo lights?