Nest devices gain improved presence sensing using speakers and displays

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What you need to know

  • Google Nest products gain improved presence sensing capabilities.
  • The new abilities will utilize sensors already present within Nest hub devices and speakers to alert you of movement or home security arming or disarming.
  • The MadeByGoogle fall event is set for October 6, where we should learn more about the next wave of Nest devices.

Google is introducing better presence sensing for its array of Nest devices for your home.

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