Nest Video Doorbell (Wired) 2nd Gen Review 2024

A smarter, better-looking Nest Doorbell with video quality you have to see to believe

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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Editors Rating:
9.0 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • A bit pricey: At $179.99, the newer generation Nest Doorbells are more affordable than the Nest Hello, but they are still a bit pricey compared to other doorbell cameras on the market.
  • Nest Aware is required to access all features: On top of the cost of the device itself, we found ourselves paying a monthly fee to enjoy many of the doorbell’s features including event history and facial recognition, although the camera does include person detection.
  • No local storage: In order to see our footage after the fact, we had to pay for a Nest Aware subscription, as the doorbell didn’t have a slot for a micro-SD card.

Bottom Line

Google Nest's take on the video doorbell is nothing short of top-notch. We were notified every time it detected a person, seeing and speaking to our visitor through the Nest app.
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  2. YouTube. (2022). How to Set Up and Install Your Google Nest Doorbell (Wired).