Google launches new ‘Nest Hub’ home assistant that watches its owners as they sleep
Google has launched a new ‘Nest Hub’ home assistant that tracks its owners’ sleep.
The small gadget – which like other Nest products includes the Google Assistant, which can be spoken through voice as well as interacted with on a large screen – is an update to the company’s existing smart display.
It costs £89.99, comes in a range of colours, and can be ordered today. Like the existing Nest Hub, it can show photos and videos from Google’s owner services like YouTube and Google Photos, integrates with other services such as Netflix, and can be used to control the home.
But its standout feature is its new sleep tracking technology. To use it, the Nest Hub is supposed to be placed on a bedside table, so that it can monitor its owners as they sleep.
It can not only track the amount of sleep, and how deep it is, but also other things that might disturb that sleep – as well as other people sharing the bed – such as coughing and snoring.