Honeywell Releases Nest Competitor

Google purchased Nest to get ahead of the connected home market, and now major brands are catching on to the notion as well. Today, Honeywell announced an official competitor to the Nest; called the Lyric, it similarly controls central AC through an app that learns your preferences, when you’re home and away, and controls the temperature in your apartment or home to match your habits. It geofences your apartment, and claims to save you energy, essentially functioning in the same way as the Nest but without the Google or startup tag attached to it. The Nest officially has a serious competitor.