Google enters the world of sleep monitoring with the Nest Hub
Google enters the world of sleep monitoring with the Nest Hub

Google launched the second generation of the Nest Hub, which is a smart screen and amplifier that allows you to track your sleep using a built-in radar sensor.

The device will go to market on March 30 for $ 99, but customers can order it right away.

The new Nest Hub is Google's latest way to showcase the smart home hub through similar devices from Amazon and Facebook. It is the first to offer sleep tracking.

The second generation Nest Hub looks like the first generation launched in 2018.

The device has a 7-inch screen that allows you to watch video streaming services, check weather, check alarms, turn on lights, etc.

Newer models also have better speakers that provide 50% more bass than the first model.

Users can place the new Nest Hub as close to their sleeping place as their bedside table. It guides you through the process of setting up sleep detection so you can direct the radar where you sleep in bed.

Google said it can measure small movements, such as the movement of your chest while breathing, to help determine when you sleep.

The microphone can determine if you are absent or coughing, and other built-in sensors can determine the indoor temperature and brightness of the light.

The device receives all this information and informs you of your sleep state. He or she can then make recommendations, for example, set reminders to go to bed at a specific time or try to meditate on relaxation habits before bed.

Google seems to be trying to fit radar sensors into every imaginable product, as it was developed as part of Project Soli, which first launched in 2015.

Project Soli made its debut on the Pixel 4 and allowed you to skip songs by waving your hand across the screen. However, it was removed in Pixel 5.

Since then, the Nest thermostat has introduced a new model for how you can determine if you're near a thermometer.

The new Nest Hub doesn't have a camera, so you can't see what you're doing in bed. Google said: All radar and sound data are analyzed by the device and are not sent to Google.

When you want to sync with Google Fit, the sleep information will be uploaded to the cloud. Google Fit is the company's central health app that can be used to retrieve data from other devices such as cell phones and smart watches.

Google said: After you sleep, you can delete the night sleep report or all data at any time.

The sleep sensor will be used for free next year, and the search giant has made it clear that it has not made a decision on whether to recharge the feature yet.

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