The Nest IQ Indoor camera also delivers live to the mobile app in 1080p, but it also has more advanced features like a built-in Google Assistant.
Imagine Nest IQ as the eyes of your smart home. Like a standard Google Assistant, it can add items to a shopping list, answer questions and send footage to your TV.
Nest IQ takes snapshots of events within a 3-hour window so you don’t miss anything if you can’t check your phone right away. It also has HDR during the day, a 4K sensor and 940 nm infrared night vision, so the clips are clear in normal and dim lighting.
Armed with three microphones and an advanced speaker, IQ’s sound quality is also better than Nest Indoor. The noise and echo attenuation attenuates white noise interference to provide a clearer sound. So you do not have to worry about noisy appliances or a busy street interfering with the sound.
In addition, its close-up tracking view zooms in on moving objects and follows them as they are viewed. Whether it’s your kids playing in the living room or a suspicious character in your driveway, Nest IQ notes.
All of these features are possible with the camera’s small, powerful computer. The 6-core processor enables Nest IQ to juggle multiple tasks, e.g. Recording footage, Google Assistant support, and face recognition to be done smoothly all at once.
But like all Nest cameras, it is packed with features at a steep price. If you are willing to drop a few hundred dollars on a smart camera, Nest IQ is definitely worth your money. The built-in Google Home feature makes it stand out and play nicely with any existing Google Home products you may already have.