- Google’s second-generation Nest Hub smart display can now track your sleep stages (light, deep, and REM).
- The Calm app is also coming to the smart display in December.
- Sleep Sensing on the Nest Hub will become part of Fitbit Premium in 2023, which costs $9.99/month.
When we reviewed the Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) in March 2021, we were impressed with most of the standard smart display aspects of the device. It sounds better than the original, it’s cheaper, and it regularly receives new software updates. However, we found its sleep tracking implementation to be quite basic. Also, Google released the device and told us Sleep Sensing (its name for sleep tracking) would be a paid feature sometime in 2022, though it didn’t tell us how much it’d cost.
Today, Google is giving us important updates on all of those issues. For starters, the Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) can now track your sleep stages — light, deep, REM — as well as how often you were awake during the night. Considering sleep stage tracking is available on just about every wrist-based wearable out there, Google is definitely playing catch-up to most other sleep trackers with this update. Sleep stage data will show up in the Duration and Quality screens in the Google Fit app. You can also view these stats right on your Nest Hub every morning.