Google’s second-gen Nest Hub is already able to help you track your sleep pattern, thanks to its Soli-powered sleep detection feature, but Google is now rolling out an update that should help you get more insight. detailed information on the quality of your sleep. According to an announcement article on the the company’s keyword blog, the Nest Hub now displays a sleep phase graph that shows your different sleep phases, including how long you’ve been awake or been in REM, light, or deep sleep.
Google is also adding an update to sound detection on the Nest Hub. Instead of capturing all the sounds in your bedroom while you sleep, it should only track coughs and snores that it detects from your calibrated sleep zone. All sounds coming from outside this area will be placed in a separate timeline called “Other Sounds”. The inability to decipher between sounds coming from one person or another was something that was noted in many reviews, including ours, as a limitation of sleep tracking features when they first started out.
Additionally, the Nest Hub will receive a new app in December, called Calm. The app comes with a collection of sleep stories, relaxing music, and meditation sessions. To open Calm, just say “Hey Google, start a meditation.” You have free access to a number of tracks, but you will need a Calm Premium Account, either $ 69.99 / year or a one-time payment of $ 399.99, to access the entire library.
Regarding the Sleep Sensing feature, Google says you will be able to access a free preview until 2022. Google plans to roll out the Sleep Sensing feature in Fitbit Premium in 2023, which currently costs $ 9.99 / month or $ 79. $ 99 / year. You’ll be able to access new sleep tracking features starting today, but Google says it will reach global users “in the next few weeks.”