Swapping a Hive for Another Smart Thermostat - Same wiring?

Let us know how you get on, I also considered Nest. One the plus points for Nest was the stat does not need batteries and it did get me thinking but a good deal on the price of Hive won it for me.
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It's all done and dusted. It came yesterday evening so installed today. Just swapped the hive receiver over to the Nest heat link and tested it with the thermostat plugged in. All working, so I then hard wired in the Thermostat with some extra cable back to the heat link, tested and all ok. After tidying up the wall with polyfilla, clearing up and setting the app up, about 4 hours all in.

Got to say the Nest is a far superior product. Feels better quality, more solid, no batteries to worry about, and the schedule works exactly how I want it to.
I also bought the hive thermostat system after reading all the reviews online and for the £160 price tag you actually expect more. You only get 3 scheduled heating slots in the day. So having your heating on from 6am-8pm, 11am-12pm, 3pm-4pm. You can't do any more scheduled heating for the evening and then for the night time if you wanted to. It says 6 slots but 3 are needed for the heating to be off which makes no sense at all.

The app is a little too basic I understand the need for basic but this is a little too basic. Having been created from British gas I'm sure they don't want you to have you heating bill less so i am a little suspect with the time slots. It's only technology so I can't understand why there can't be unlimited time slots or at least 5-10 a day isn't it just a software update? Seems under developed to me. So frustrating because that's I will have to return and get a nest thermostat.

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