The Nest IQ Indoor camera also live streams to the mobile app in 1080p, but it’s also got more advanced features like a built-in Google Assistant.
Imagine the Nest IQ as the eyes of your smart home. Just like a standard Google Assistant, it can add items to a shopping list, answer questions, and send footage to your TV.
The Nest IQ captures snapshots of events within a 3-hour window, so you won’t miss anything if you can’t check your phone immediately. It also has daytime HDR, a 4K sensor, and 940 nm infrared night vision, so the clips are clear in normal and low lighting.
Armed with three microphones and an advanced speaker, the IQ’s audio quality is better than the Nest Indoor too. The noise and echo suppression muffles white noise interference to deliver a clearer sound. So you won’t have to worry about noisy appliances or a busy street interfering with the audio.
On top of that, its close-up tracking view zooms in on moving objects and follows them while in view. Whether it’s your kids playing in the living room or a suspicious character in your driveway, the Nest IQ will notice.
All of these features are possible with the camera’s tiny, powerful computer. The 6-core processor allows the Nest IQ to juggle several tasks like recording footage, supporting Google Assistant, and doing facial recognition to happen smoothly at once.
But like all the Nest cameras, it’s loaded with features for a steep price. If you’re willing to drop a couple hundred dollars on a smart camera, the Nest IQ is definitely worth your money. Its built-in Google Home feature makes it stand out and plays nicely with any existing Google Home products you may already have.