Google might be taking the wraps off its Pixel 7 smartphone and Pixel Watch smartwatch at its Made by Google event in New York City later this week, however right now, Google-owned Nest is sharing just a few new merchandise and updates within the firm’s smart-home ecosystem—from a brand new Nest Wifi Pro router with Wi-Fi 6E support to a redesigned Google Home app.
Here’s all the things Nest introduced.
New Nest Doorbell and Nest Wifi Pro
Last 12 months, Nest debuted a second-generation Nest Doorbell (Battery), a battery-powered video doorbell. Now, it is time for a second-gen wired model, for individuals who do not need to fear about their doorbell operating out of juice. It appears fairly related and has related specs however is 30 % smaller. There’s 24/7 recording help, and it shops three hours of necessary occasions in its native reminiscence in case your Wi-Fi goes out. (Nest has doubled the onboard reminiscence from the first-gen Nest Doorbell.)
The new doorbell’s digital camera is not as high-resolution as the unique Nest Doorbell, with a 960 x 1,280-pixel decision, nevertheless it’s the HDR help that takes the digital camera high quality a step additional—it’s going to have the ability to deal with brilliant lights and higher expose your footage. Nest says it has fine-tuned the picture high quality to be clearer in varied lighting and climate circumstances too. Like the Nest Doorbell (Battery), it has two-way audio with noise cancellation, is IP54 water- and dust-resistant, and may detect folks, packages, autos, animals, and acquainted faces (the latter requires a Nest Aware subscription). It requires a Google account to function in addition to the Google Home app.
The Nest Doorbell (Wired, Second Gen) is accessible right now within the US and Canada and prices $180, a decrease beginning worth than the unique however the identical worth because the second-gen battery-powered mannequin. It’s manufactured from 43 % recycled supplies.
Nest can also be including a brand new Nest Wifi Pro to its present Nest Wifi router lineup. This is the corporate’s first router with Wi-Fi 6E help, including tri-band connectivity, an more and more widespread function on mesh routers. Essentially, the router now makes use of three totally different bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz. The latter new band can transmit extra information at sooner speeds to your units, although it will not be as far-reaching, which is why it nonetheless employs the longer-range 2.4-GHz band. (You can learn extra in our Wi-Fi 6E explainer here.) The caveat? Your units have to help Wi-Fi 6E too, and proper now, that is only a handful of latest telephones and laptops.