The second generation Nest Hub will appear in the Netherlands on May 4. The Google Smart Screen can analyze the user’s sleep behavior without the need to wear a smartwatch or other sensors.
The Nest Hub doesn’t have a camera but it uses soli, a form of radar technology, to detect the movements of the person closest to the device. For example, turbulent breathing and rotational movements can be recorded.
There are also three microphones on the new Nest Hub. With this, the sounds of snoring and coughing can be recorded. Light and temperature sensors monitor the environment.
All data is processed on the device itself, after which the user receives the analysis of the previous night every morning via the Google Fit app. This shows how long the person slept, how regularly they breathed, and when they were snoring. Google also offers explanations and suggestions. Rapid breathing can be caused by the incoming flu or by the presence of pollen in the air.
The new Google Nest Hub
According to Google, one in five people use Google Hub in the bedroom. The device can be used to set alarms and the display can act as a wake up light.
Currently, users do not have to pay for sleep analysis. Google talks about free bait. Next year, it will be a paid subscription function, although the monthly price is not yet clear.
The Nest Hub costs € 99. This makes it cheaper than the first version, which sold for 129 euros. It has been on sale in the United States for quite some time.