13 Best Black Friday Google Device Deals (2021): Pixel, Nest, and More
Smart displays are very similar to smart speakers because they have many of the same functions, but as you can imagine, they have a screen. This helps because if you ask for the weather report, as an example, you can see all the details yourself. This model is small enough to be used on a nightstand or kitchen counter (and has no camera). It can also track your sleep, even if the feature is in beta at some point we tried it and less polished.
The benefit of having a camera in a intelligent display so you can make a video call with friends and family. In Nest Hub Max (8/10, Recommended by WIRED), it works via the Google Duo app. This display has better speakers than its sibling above, and a larger screen that makes it more convenient for following recipes, and if you need it to turn off an alarm, timer, or song, just show it in the palm of your hand — use when you’re at it. in the kitchen and don’t want to touch the screen.
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The new Nest Cam is in our guide Best Outdoor Security Cameras, but it will also work indoors. It’s a battery-powered one, so you can put it anywhere (within range of your Wi-Fi network), and the battery only needs to be recharged after a month or so. If you need to charge it, you can remove it from the mount – it will stick to the magnet so it’s not a chore. 1080p video quality is solid, and motion alerts are uninterrupted. You can pay a Nest Aware subscription ($ 6 per month) to learn it faces, access 60 days of event history, and more. The corded version is also sold for cheaper $ 80 ($ 20 discount).
We haven’t tried the Nest Doorbell yet, but this new model adds HDR and night vision. The sun or street lights will not explode the image and ruin your footage. You can get alerts customized for people, packages, animals, and cars, and you can talk through the doorbell when you’re not home.
We haven’t tried this model yet, but we have tried and liked the previous Nest Thermostat. You can control the heating and cooling system in your home from your phone and set schedules. It will remind you when you change your filter, and it will notice when you leave the house to turn on Eco mode to save energy.