Hello Community Members,
I am trying to solve a problem with my Nest Gen 3 Thermostat which is connected to my SmartThings Hub v2. I sent this question to ST Support, but they directed me to the community, since Nest isn’t an officially supported device. I still find this odd, since everyone else in the world is part of the Nest partner program but ST.
I am sorry if this has been covered, and I have overlooked the answer. I tried searching for this in the search bar, but nothing came up, and I don’t have the time to search through the multiple threads to find an answer.
My question is regarding Nest gen3 Thermostats, and mode/routines changes based on presence.
I have properly set up my upstairs and downstairs Nests with ST, so I have full control and the ST app updates stats appropriately. I just updated the code with the latest community code, from Github. I have also set up the Smart apps “Good Bye” and "I’m back”.
This is where the problem is. ST doesn’t change presence of my Nest devices (Home/Away), but only the Temp settings, when we leave the house. I verify this by looking at the Nest presence, in the Nest App.
I read through some of the last couple of posted pages, and this seems a common problem. I don’t experience any of the problems with the latest app crashing, as some other have said. I don’t care for the Nest to set presence, since I only use their Thermostat, but rather I am concentrating on ST to change the presence of the Nest to away, when we leave. Can you again offer any suggestions that could help me with my Nest presence problem?
Also, since I am having ST now control the temps and presence, how does this affect the Nest Schedule or the Auto Economy Leaf Function? Which device takes precedence?
Thank you for your help!!!