The new Google Nest Hub became official on March 16 presented by Google. At first glance, the smart display doesn’t seem to do much differently than the first version, but it still has some nice innovations. Consider support for it Thread protocol, larger primary drivers for better sound and Soli technology with additional sensors. This allows the Google Nest Hub 2, as the new smart display is also called, to track movements, among other things. For example, you can use hand movements to control music, but the Soli technology can also keep track of your sleep. This is called Sleep Sensing.
Sleep Sensing on the Google Nest Hub 2 is free to try until next year. After that it will probably cost money, but more on that is not yet clear. You can link with the Google Fit app to keep all your sleep data in one place. Google is also working on a way to integrate Fitbit’s sleep tracking.
The new smart display is identical in size to the previous model. It comes with a 7-inch LCD touchscreen in a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels. In addition to the Ambient EQ sensor to automatically adjust the brightness of the display to the environment, there is also a color temperature sensor. An ‘on-device machine learning chip’ should ensure faster responses to your questions with the available Google Assistant. The sound must be significantly improved with the new primary drivers and therefore more in line with the Nest Audio speakers. Do you want to know exactly what the differences are between the first model and the second model? Then read this article.
Google Nest Hub 2 – Price and availability
The new Google Nest Hub 2 will be available in black and white from May 4. The suggested retail price of the new smart display is 99.99 euros.