Which is best Hive or Nest?

So is hive or nest better? Despite the slightly longer list of positives in Nest’s favour, the nature of Hive’s strengths being in areas such as price, aesthetics and placement in the home mean that the answer becomes less clear cut.

Overall, there seems to be two ways of looking at which is better.

  1. Simplicity: Due to its slightly cheaper price point (on average), its more customisable visual elements and its ability to be mounted anywhere, Hive Active Heating is the option for someone who wants a simple, personalised smart thermometer.
  2. Functionality: The slightly more tech-savvy option, Nest has a deeper set of features, a wider level of compatibility and intelligent automation. If you’re looking for a higher end smart thermostat, this is the one for you.

Check out our full guide on Nest vs Hive in our latest article covering the pros and cons of both.