How long does the new Nest Cam Battery last? It’s a great question and something that was not immediately found on the Nest or Google Website. We’ve done the digging for you to answer your burning question.
In fact, it was the very first question I had when I got the email about the new battery-powered Nest Cam. So, I did some digging and found out for you!
What is the new Nest Cam?
Google has unveiled a new line of security cameras and a video doorbell under its Nest brand. This follow-up to the older Nest IQ and Nest Hello replaces these products with models that include an indoor-only camera, an indoor/outdoor camera, a floodlight, as well as the video doorbell.
The design of the new Nest Cameras will be familiar to anyone who has seen other recent Nest products, such as the latest Nest Thermostat, WiFi or Audio smart speaker. All these items have been moving towards softer edges and muted color palettes. The new cameras adhere to that with color options that are meant to blend in and not stand out.
The Nest Cam is a smart, sleek indoor and outdoor camera that can be powered by its internal battery or on-demand power. It has IP54 weather sealing to withstand storm-force winds. There will also be an anti-theft mount that can be used, too.
How long does the new Nest Cam Battery Last?
Google claims the internal battery will last about 3 months between charges. This all depends on the amount of activity in a given day (what the Nest Cam will record).
Busy Environment: About 1.5 months battery life with 20-25 recorded events per day
Typical Environment: About 3 months with 9-12 recorded events/day
Quiet Environment: About 7 months with 2-4 recorded events/day
Google has built a lot of the processing power into the camera itself, so it doesn’t have to depend on the WiFi and internet to exchange information all the time. That really helps save on battery life.
What is the new Nest Doorbell?
The $179.99 Nest Doorbell is the first video doorbell from Google to work on either battery or wired power, and it’s compatible with more homes than their earlier version which was limited to a wired-only configuration. It comes in four colors (white, beige, green or gray) so you can match your entrance decor better! Typical battery life is about two and a half months between charges but that’s impacted by how busy your doorstep is as well as the environment.
The Nest Doorbell has a 3:4 tall aspect ratio, similar to the old Nest Hello, which Google says allows you to see visitors head to toe and packages that are as close as eight inches from the door. The vertical field of view reaches 145 degrees, though it’s not clear how wide the horizontal field of view is. (A mounting wedge is included in the box to adjust its viewing angle for different entrances.) The Nest Doorbell can record 960 x 1280 pixel video at up to 30 frames per second and has both night vision and HDR capabilities.
The Nest Doorbell has a 3:4 tall aspect ratio, similar to the old Nest Hello. This allows you to see visitors head-to-toe and packages that are as close as eight inches from your front door. The vertical field of view reaches 145 degrees; however, it’s unclear how wide the horizontal viewing angle is due in part because those who have used this device report mixed results with some saying they were able to cover their whole porch while others only half covered theirs depending on where they mounted it at (a mounting wedge included for free).
With 960 x 1280 pixel video capabilities up to 30 frames per second and night vision/HDR features, there will be no more missing someone coming or going when using this nifty little gadget!
How long does the Nest Doorbell battery last?
Google says the Nest Doorbell battery will last about 2.5 months between charges in most cases. This depends on how busy of a front door you have.
Google estimates the Nest Doorbell will last between 1 month and 6 months depending upon how busy of a front door you have.
Busy Environment: About 1 month battery life with 25-30 recorded events per day
Typical Environment: About 2.5 months with 13-16 recorded events/day
Quiet Environment: About 6 months with 2-5 recorded events/day
Obviously, results will vary.
Are the new Nest Doorbell and Nest Cameras worth it?
It depends. We’d recommend hardwiring smart home devices where you can – any device that needs to be charge will almost certainly go down when you need it the most.
However, in a lot of places, that simply isn’t possible. If that’s the case for you – you might want to check out Nest’s new battery-powered line of Cameras and Doorbells.
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