Nest devices gain improved presence sensing using speakers and displays

What you need to know

  • Google Nest products get improved presence detection features.
  • The new features will use sensors already found in Nest hub devices and speakers to alert you of motion or home security arming or disarming.
  • The Fall MadeByGoogle event is set for October 6th, where we should learn more about the next wave of Nest devices.

Google is introducing better presence detection for its range of Nest devices for your home.

According to Google tweet, enhanced presence detection will be an option that users can check for each device in their home. Google states that opting in to this new feature will allow your Nest speakers or displays to detect your presence via your voice or touch. This technology is what is used to enable your devices to act automatically if they sense that you are home. That includes devices like the Nest Thermostat, which can adjust the temperature depending on whether you’re home or not to help save energy.


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