Google has introduced a number of new Nest smart home gadgets, such as a doorbell and a new router. All of Nest’s newest devices were developed from the ground up to work with Matter, the soon-to-be-released smart home communications standard that will (hopefully) unify all of the current disparate protocols.
That is to say, the process of establishing a smart house is going to become less complicated in the near future.
Google claims that the technology will automatically give more priority to high-bandwidth traffic, improving efficiency. Pre-orders of the Nest 3-pack, which costs $400 and launches on October 27, can be placed as of today.
With the introduction of Matter integration, Google also redesigned its Home app. From the app or online, you may view footage from any linked camera. Additionally, a new script editor will be available to facilitate the development of novel automation for interconnected gadgets.
In the coming weeks, the upgrade will be available for a public preview.
Unlike its predecessor, the Hello doorbell 2 is hardwired and does not require regular recharging, but it does require that your home already have doorbell wiring installed.
Including a 1.3-megapixel color sensor, HDR imagery, a 3:4 aspect ratio for head-to-toe views, and a 145-degree field of view, the new Nest Doorbell reliably captures video. The new camera is more compact than its predecessor and comes in four different colors. It goes on sale at $180 today (the launch day).
When the Matter protocol is released, the Nest WiFi Pro mesh router system, the company’s entry into the tri-band WiFi 6E arms race, will be able to function as a Matter hub, connecting 100 devices per node for a total of 300.