Google continues to invest in its Nest Hub series of devices. Now the company announces the arrival of the second generation of Nest Hub, Google Nest Hub 2. It comes with features like sleep monitoring, motion and temperature sensor, three microphones, and more.
The device is already on sale for $ 99.99 in the United States, Canada, Australia, and some European countries, with delivery scheduled for March 30, 2021. The big news that the device brings is sleep monitoring, which uses a motion sensor to analyze the breathing and movement of the person who is closest, as well as disturbances such as coughing, snoring, changes in light, and temperature.
Google Nest Hub 2 is able to obtain this information without the use of cameras or wearable devices. Only through the built-in microphones and light and ambient temperature sensors. Even so, it is possible to connect the device to Google Fit to merge information on sleep, health, and well-being.
Each morning, Nest Hub 2 offers a report on last night’s sleep hours. But it is possible to check the entire summary by asking “Google, how did I sleep?”. In addition, the device suggests sleep routines and personalized tips developed by sleep experts, so you can understand and improve your hours of rest. The function will be available free of charge until 2022.
The device also has a dedicated machine learning chip that will provide personalized experiences with Google Assistant. The speakers will have 50% more bass than the original Hub and will feature three built-in microphones, one more than the predecessor model.
Google Nest Hub 2 Features
- Display: 7-inch with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
- Sensors: Ambient sensor, a new color sensor to adapt the screen temperature to the local conditions, temperature sensor for setting the ambiance. Soli sensor that recognizes gestures and movements with great precision without the need for touch and the sleep sensor.
- Microphones: Three built-in microphones for responding to voice commands
- Audio: 43.5 mm
- Colors: Chalk, Coal, Fog, and Sand
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0
- Dimensions: 177.4 x 120.4 x 69.5 mm
- Weight: 558 g
- Consumption: 15 W