In follow up to Tuesday’s article, I wanted to discuss the top Google Assistant Devices for anyone wanting to set up their smart home, leveraging Google Home’s technology.
Smart Display: Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)
The second-gen Nest Hub from Google will quickly become the center of your automated home. With Nest Hub in the kitchen you can make dinner while watching Netflix, ask Google to show you recipes, and follow them hands-free. In the living room, your Nest Hub is a one-stop spot to control your compatible smart devices using the screen, or voice control with Google Assistant - you choose! On your bedside table, Nest Hub helps you wind down to soothing sounds and wake up to a sunrise alarm. It can even help you get a better nights' sleep with it's Sleep Sensing function. Add yours to any room to improve your smart home experience today. With this much functionality the question is why don't you have one yet?
Smart Speaker: Google Nest Mini
With 2x stronger base than the original mini, and improved voice recognition you can easily use your voice to get the latest weather, traffic, finance, news, sports, and more. Ask for things like translations, calculations, nutrition information and unit conversions. Or find other information you’re curious about with the power of Google Search, Maps, and more built right in.
Smart Thermostat: Google Nest Learning Thermostat
The Google Nest Learning Thermostat learns the temperatures you like and creates a custom schedule for your home. It automatically turns itself down after you leave so you’re not heating or cooling an empty home. You can control it from anywhere using your phone, tablet or laptop, and the Energy History lets you see how much energy you use and why. In independent studies, Nest thermostats saved an average of 10% to 12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. That means it can pay for itself in under two years. Based on typical energy costs, that’s an estimated average savings of $131 to $145 a year.*
Smart Doorbell: Google Nest Doorbell Wired or Wireless
Wired: Google Nest Hello lets you know who’s there, so you never miss a visitor or a package. It can tell the difference between a person and a thing, then alert you – even if someone doesn’t ring the bell. With a Google Nest Aware subscription, it can also tell you if it’s a person you know, or a stranger. The camera captures the full picture, so you can see a package on the ground or a person head to toe, in crystal clear detail. You’ll also hear everything loud and clear thanks to HD Talk and Listen, and because Google Nest Hello is wired, it streams 24/7, so you can check-in anytime, from anywhere.
Wireless: The Nest Doorbell is a battery-powered video doorbell that works with any home. With built-in intelligent alerts, it tells you what’s happening at your front-door from anywhere. You can see what's happening at your door, and receive alerts when there is important activity, answer your door while you're away, or even leave pre-set messages for people. This wireless option works with almost any home, whether you're in a house, condo, or apartment setting, making it a simple and effective upgrade towards your smart home!
Smart Protection: Google Nest Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Detector
This Nest Protect product is a smoke and carbon monoxide detector in one. This detector will speak up if there is smoke or CO in your home, letting you know where it is coming from, so you can quickly deal with the situation, it will also send alerts directly to your phone, so you know what's going on at home, no matter where you are. Because carbon monoxide is odorless, invisible and deadly, having a CO detector in your home is so important. Offering a new level of at-home safety, the Split-Spectrum Sensor uses two wavelengths of light to look for both fast and slow burning fires. In an emergency every second counts, and this detector will let you know where the fire is happening, as soon as it starts, keeping you and your loved ones safe.
Are you a Google Smart Home user? If not, why not? If you are, what has your experience been so far? Don't forget to let us know in the comments below and remember to check back next week for our discussion on Amazon Alexa compatible devices and top Alexa devices!