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- Google announced a second generation model of its Nest Hub on March 16.
- The smart display includes improved bass and a new feature designed to monitor your sleep.
- The new Nest Hub will be available starting March 30, and you can preorder it now for $100.
Just over two years since Google introduced its first Home Hub device, the company has announced its latest smart display. The second-generation Nest Hub offers several improvements over its predecessor, along with a new feature: Sleep Sensing.
The smart display is a versatile device that helps you stay connected with the world around you. It features a 7-inch touchscreen panel, and Google says the new Nest Hub provides 50% better bass than the last model. You can use the device with a number of different streaming services – whether you want to hear your favorite song on Spotify or catch a flick with Disney Plus.
The smart display is also easy to control, as its motion sensor picks up your hand movements to tell it to play or stop songs. The new Nest Hub uses Google Assistant technology as well, so you can ask it to do tasks with your voice. You can also use the Nest Hub as a console to control features on other compatible smart home products, such as smart lights.
One of the new Nest Hub‘s main features is its Sleep Sensing capability. The smart display uses its motion sense with low-energy radar technology to detect your movement and breathing when you sleep near the device. It can also monitor snoring and temperature changes.
The Nest Hub then takes all of this data to create an analysis of your sleep. After your night’s rest, you can use the smart display to see how you’ve been doing and whether it has any suggestions for ways you can improve your sleep.
If you want to get your hands on the new Nest Hub as soon as it’s released, here’s how you can preorder it from Google today.
Google Nest Hub price
The Google Nest Hub costs $100 and is available for preorder now through Google and Walmart. Orders are expected to start shipping on March 30. The Nest Hub is available in four colors: chalk, charcoal, mist, and sand.
If you preorder through Google, you can choose between a number of shipping options, including standard, priority, and expedited. Google’s standard shipping costs nothing. If you preorder with that option today, Google expects the Nest Hub will arrive between April 2 and 6.
Priority shipping will cost you $14 and, if you use this option today, Google predicts it will deliver the new Nest Hub between April 1 and 2. Expedited shipping is the fastest option and costs $21. If you use this option today, Google expects to deliver the new Nest Hub between March 31 and April 1.
We’ll update this article with additional retailer options once they’re available.
Google Nest Hub specs
|Google Nest Hub||Specifications|
|Dimensions:||4.7 x 7.0 x 2.7 inches|
|Display:||7-inch touchscreen with 1024 x 600 resolution|
|Connectivity:||Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, Chromecast built-in|
|Voice assistants:||Google Assistant|
|Drivers:||1.7-inch full-range driver|
|Microphones:||Three far-field microphones|
|Sensors:||Motion, ambient light, and temperature|