By Chris Wedel published 21 days ago
The Nest Hub (2nd gen) picks up the new feature in addition to the sleep tracking already on board.
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What you need to know
- A recent support page for the Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) shows support for viewing your Google Fit or Fitbit activity.
- The new feature could integrate with the Sleep Sense feature already on the Nest Hub.
- A date for the feature rollout is unclear, but it may be revealed at the upcoming Google I/O even.
Google has long taken the approach of using its software prowess to continually improve products that have been on the market for an extended period. This applies to its smartphones to wireless earbuds. Google appears to be preparing to enhance its smart display with added health benefits.
9to5Google spotted a new support page for the Google Nest Hub (2nd gen), detailing the steps to link your Google Fit or Fitbit activity metrics to the smart display. The process is relatively straightforward, but the depth of what will be shown or told is unclear.
Little has changed since Google’s acquisition of Fitbit in terms of crossover between Google’s other products, so this new integration will show activity data from both of the company’s fitness platforms can bring even more functionality to one of the best smart displays in the Google Nest Hub (2nd gen). Sponsored LinksWork as a nurse in the USA (see their salaries)Nurse Jobs in USA
The new features should pair nicely with the smart display’s sleep tracking ability. In our review of the Nest Hub, we found that Sleep Sense, while not perfect, was a helpful addition to the device. Whether other Google Assistant speakers will get this feature or not is unclear. Also unclear is when it will begin to roll out.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…CLOSEhttps://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.516.0_en.html#goog_19580834230 seconds of 10 minutes, 0 secondsVolume 0% PLAY SOUND
The time most likely for us to see any announcement or release would be at the upcoming Google I/O event on May 12. This is also when you may expect an official reveal for a Google Pixel Watch. With the expansion of ways of accessing fitness metrics, the timing for a Google-branded wearable to integrate with the broader hardware ecosystem makes sense. We only have to wait a couple of more weeks to see how it all works out.
Nest Hub (2nd Gen)
The Nest Hub 2nd get is an excellent choice for a bedside table thanks to its small footprint and sleep tracking feature. Not to mention the helpful Google Assistant is right there anytime you need it.US$99.99VIEW AT GOOGLE STORE EMEA€66.99View at Google Store EMEACheck AmazonSee all prices (4 found)
- Superb digital photo frame
- Sleep Sensing feature works well
- Awesome smart home controller
- Decent speaker for podcasts
- Touch-based OS is still sluggish
- Few meaningful hardware upgrades
- Sleep Sensing feature is only free for a limited time
Senior Editor – Smart HomeChris Wedel is a fan of all things tech and gadgets. Living in rural Kansas with his wife and two young boys makes finding ways to get and stay online tricky. By utilizing his years of experience with the tech and mobile communications industries — success is assured. When not conquering connectivity challenges and testing new gadgets, he enjoys cruising a gravel road in his UTV with some good tunes.MORE ABOUT…It’s official: Xiaomi is partnering with Leica, Galaxy S22 Ultra rival launching in J…Google saw the biggest smartphone market growth in North America during Q1 2022LATESTAsustor Lockerstor AS6604T review: Still one of the best 2.5GbE NAS enclosures around…