If you want to get into the smart home space — or centralize control of your home — then you can't do much better than the Google Nest Hub. Assuming you use Google for most everything else, of course. Alexa devotees need not apply, but those who'd like an on-sale Echo alternative should pay attention: The Nest Hub (2nd Gen) is down to $60 (from $100) in an early Black Friday deal.
Why is this a good deal?
The Nest Hub doesn't go on sale as often as other smart home hubs. In fact, until the start of October, it was at nearly full price. This discount might not be the lowest it has ever gone, but it's still quite affordable.
Why do I need this?
The Google Nest Hub is a powerful device that has Google Assistant baked right in. If you ever have a question (no matter how out there or off the wall), just ask and Google will answer. In addition, you can play music through it on your favorite apps — yes, it supports Spotify — and you can use it to watch YouTube videos. It's a great beside companion too!
If you wish, the Google Nest Hub can even take advantage of radio waves to track your sleep through its Sleep Sensing feature. You don't have to wear a watch or anything; just point it toward the bed and place it within six feet and it will go to work when you lay down, nothing else required. You can also set it to wake you up gently with a Sunrise Alarm — in other words, a light that mimics the rising sun by gently growing brighter over about 10 minutes.
Of course, it also works as a central control hub for your smart home. You can monitor and control all of your Google Home devices from one central location. And for anyone worried about privacy, it has a physical mic switch that you can turn off so that you know it isn't listening unless you want it to.
What reviewers say
"Easy install and integration to my smart home arsenal. I particularly appreciate the device being bedside for home control and monitoring, alarm clock, playing media, analyzing my sleep and integration with both Google Assistant and Google Fit. Plus, no more fumbling with a mobile phone at night!" one reviewer raved.
Another fan wrote, "Having gone onboard early, I love everything about the Google products. This display syncs perfectly with my system! Function is fantastic, response to questions and commands are rapid, responsive and accurate. Stylish and full-featured. Screen has great definition. Love it!"
"The system just works! The Google Nest and all the cameras work flawlessly. I wish it had one more feature: If it could display all cameras at once it would be even more awesome," said one final customer.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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