The GearBrain, the most comprehensive Smart Home Compatibility Checker

The GearBrain, the most comprehensive Smart Home Compatibility Checker

GearBrain created The GearBrain to help consumers find products that are compatible, and work effectively and efficiently in your smart home

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One of the pain points around buying connected devices is finding out if a gadget is compatible with other connected products and systems. There is nothing worse than buying a new smart device, like a smart lock or light, and trying to connect it to your home security system — then finding out it doesn't work. GearBrain has a solution: The GearBrain, the most comprehensive smart home compatibility checker for today's smart homeowner. The GearBrain i a powerful smart home tool which will help you find every compatible product that works with the best in breed smart home gadgets from Google Home to Amazon Echo, Philips Hue Smart Lights and more. Just click on any of the slides in the slide show below to find your desire smart home device.

Introduction of The GearBrain, The First Compatibility Find Engine for Smart

What Works with Nest

A photo of Nest smart thermostat on a wall.

Nest Smart Thermostat

Nest was one of the first manufacturers of smart home devices to build out their platform to allow you to control other manufacturer's smart gadgets using your Nest smart thermostat. Their platform is very robust and you can control a wide variety of connected devices by using either their app or voice commands with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa enabled devices. The GearBrain will help you find any device that is compatible with Nest and can be controlled in their app.

How does it work?

The GearBrain is easy to use, helping you find products that work together. To start, select an item from the list of connected products in the slide show at the bottom of this article. From there, a page of smart devices, home security systems, appliances and gadgets that work with that particular product or platform appears. For instance, if you click on "What Works with Philips Hue Smart Lights," you'll be shown every product and service that works with Philips Hue smart lights.

Once you know what works with your device, you can dive even deeper. Product categories at the top of the page show you only what works with your connected device. For example, if you want speakers that work with Amazon Echo Dot, select "speakers" and you'll only be shown those that work with your Echo Dot.

Now you probably want to know how these devices work — GearBrain can that too. For each product in our compatibility checker, we link product reviews and other relevant content from GearBrain's editors to help you know if these will perform best in your home. You can also purchase the item through The GearBrain to make your buying experience easier.

We hope you like The GearBrain, our smart home compatibility checker. It was designed to help you find and buy the best devices for you, that will also work best for your home. If you don't see a product you're curious about, or find a solution you need, please let us know. Post questions and comments in the section at the bottom of the page — and we'll be happy to search for the best answer for you and for your home.

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