Google has added three stunning new watch face designs to its Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. The designs are now available in the Google Home app on your iPhone or Android smartphone and complement the existing eight backgrounds of the full-screen clock for the smart home devices.
In addition to the more traditional watch faces, Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max owners can also set a rotating selection of photos from their Google Photos albums to play on the screen. Google can randomly select images from your entire collection, or users can specify a specific album to which it is limited.
Of the three new additions, “Timeless” is an analog clock with round markings at positions 12, 3, 6 and 9 hours on the edge of the touchscreen. The dial has bulky, elongated minute and hour hands and a needle-thin second hand. These are all shades of red. “Timeless” is available in two versions – light and dark.
In the meantime, the next new dial is called “Weather”. This watch face reflects current outdoor weather conditions. So when it’s a bright summer day, the background of this digital watch is bright blue. However, when the clouds roll in, you can expect your Nest Hub or Nest Hub Max to get a little dimmer on-screen as well.
As you might expect from the name given, this watch face includes the current temperature and a brief summary of the outdoor weather conditions. If you keep asking your smart display about outdoor conditions, this might be a good option for you.
If these new options sound a little familiar to you, it is likely because some variations of these options appeared on the Lenovo Smart Clock as early as 2019. Google tweaked the designs and adjusted the elements to better fill the larger 7- and 10-inch touchscreens on the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max, respectively. Still, they’re the same idea.
To test out the new watch faces, launch the Google Home companion app on your smartphone and tap the Settings icon in the upper right corner. Then you need to navigate Photo frame> full screen clock. If this is too much of a hassle, you can also use the Google Assistant built into Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max to test out the new options.
Just use the wake-up phrase “Hey Google” or “OK, Google” and ask “Set photo frame” and then choose from the selection of available watch faces on the touchscreen.