Honeywell, one of the most well-known thermostat makers on the planet, appears to be working on what may be their answer to Google's Nest learning thermostat. A screencapped image from a Honeywell employee shows off a new device that looks quite a bit like Nest, though with some subtle differences.
The circular thermostat features a temperature setting as well as current temperature, with a few indicators (buttons?) flanking both sides. The image itself isn't the greatest, but it's clear enough to see that it's very Nest-esque. Honeywell already has some app-controlled thermostats on the market, though none with such a radical design change.
No word on when or where we'll ever see this device, if at all, but Honeywell had no comment to say to Gizmodo on the matter.
We don't comment on rumor and speculation – we have no comment at this time.
Should it hit the market, it may make for some interesting competition for Nest if the price is right.