New Nest Hub Brings Sleep Sensing To Measure Your Sleep

Sleep Sensing, an opt-in feature, in Google's Nest, uses Motion Sense to analyze how you are sleeping, all without a camera or wearable.

Recently, Google unveiled a new version of its Nest Hub smart display, which brings a bunch of enhancements over the first model that debuted as the Home Hub in 2018.

The enhancements include a refined design, faster processor, and louder speaker. But the most significant upgrade is new sleep features that bring the ability to measure users' sleep without requiring them to wear anything.

Sleep Sensing, an opt-in feature, uses Motion Sense to analyze how you are sleeping, based on your movement and breathing, all without a camera or wearable. Motion Sense is powered by Soli low-energy radar technology and can also detect sleep disturbances like coughing and snoring or the light and temperature changes in the room with Nest Hub’s built-in microphones and ambient light and temperature sensors.

You will receive a personalized sleep summary, every morning, on your display, or you can alternatively view your sleep data anytime on the Nest Hub by asking, “Hey Google, how did I sleep?”. Sleep Sensing also gives you tailored bedtime schedules and personalized suggestions developed by a team of sleep scientists. Created after a few nights of analysis, these suggestions point out notable aspects of your sleep, and educate you on their importance and also provide you suggestions to improve.

Well, Sleep Sensing on the second-gen Nest Hub is available as a free preview until next year. And, even if you don’t want to use Sleep Sensing, you can still fall asleep and wake up easier with the new Nest Hub.

Priced at  $99.99 USD the second-generation Nest Hub is available for preorder online in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France and Australia at the Google Store and other retailers.