New Nest Thermostat on its way with Project Soli in tow, FCC filing reveals


Google is likely preparing for its Fall launch of new products, which typically include new smartwatches and smartphones. But this year, we might be in store for a new Nest Thermostat. A new FCC filing is showing off a new product from Google that is a bit of an interesting one. It shows that it has Project Soli – Google’s Radar project that was short-lived in the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Which has a lot of people wondering what it could actually be.

However, 9to5Google is connecting the dots that this is likely the new Nest Thermostat. This product has the model number GJPQ8U and it features WiFi as well as Bluetooth radios. Though interestingly, it also supports 2.4GHz and 60GHz, which are the same bands the last Nest Thermostat supported back in 2020.

For those that might have forgotten, Google has used Soli on a Nest Thermostat before. In fact, the current Nest Thermostat uses Soli to light up the display when you approach the thermostat. It was also used for Home and Away routines.

Unlikely to be a new smart display or smartwatch

Other products that this could have been is a smart display or a smartwatch. We have seen plenty of leaks of the Pixel Watch 3 last week, including a larger Pixel Watch 3 XL. But this is missing quite a few radios and other sensors that a smartwatch would need. That is also true for a smart display.

Another hint here is that the FCC label is laser etched onto the product. That is pretty rare for Nest Displays and smartwatches, but it is pretty common for smart home products like smart thermostats. This adds even more credit to this being a new Nest Thermostat.

Unfortunately, this is likely a refresh of the $129 Nest Thermostat from 2020 and not a new Nest Learning Thermostat. Which was first introduced in 2011, and the current model went on sale in 2015. So, needless to say, it’s time for a new one, Google. That thermostat is so old, Nest was an independent company when it came out.