Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Google Nest GA00638-US 2nd Gen Smart Speaker Features, Specs and Manual

 Quick Overview

This is the Nest mini smart speaker/personal voice assistant and an improved 2nd generation with better sound and still retains its smart features like controlling other compatible smart devices via voice recognition that are inside of the home and specifically designed for each room. It is still compatible with Google Assistant for voice recognition and its smart features.

Here are the Top 5 features of the Google Nest 2nd Generation:

1. Improved Sound

The speakers now have more bass and improved sound quality compared to the previous generation and they can be used for wireless music streaming from your smartphone. 

2. Built-in Google Assistant 

This can provide voice information or assistant like searching the web for info, receips or current weather forecast and it can even be used as a reminder, timer, alarm clock etc.

3. Voice Control

This is the function of this smart speaker that it can have control over compatible smart devices that are currently connected to the home wifi connectivity. The Google Nest can switch off or know the status of a device without pressing any buttons.

4. Easy to Setup and Install

Due to its small and compact size, the Google Nest can be  setup anywhere in the room and it only needs a power source for it to run.

5. Smart Services Compatibility

The Google Nest is fully compatible with Arlo, Philips HUE, Nest, Ring, SmartThings, Wink, etc.

GA00638-US Technical Specifications




Nest 2nd Generation

Model Code


Works With

  • Arlo

  • Google Assitant

  • Hue

  • Nest

  • Ring

  • SmartThings

  • Wink

Streaming Services

  • Pandora

  • Spotify

  • TuneIn

  • iHeartRadio


Wifi and Bluetooth

Smartphone Compatibility

  • Android

  • iOS

Power Source


Dimensions (H x W x D)

1.65 x 3.85 x 3.85 Inches


0.4 Pounds



Pros (The Good):

  • Easy to setup
  • Great sound quality
  • Small and compact

Cons (The Bad):

  • Connection issues

Price Range (in USD):

  • Lowest: $40 
  • Highest: $60    

Quick Verdict:

If you are looking for a smart speaker that has voice recognition and assistant that is easy to install and can be used as a wireless speaker then this Google Nest 2nd generation is the one to buy due to its improved speaker sound compared to the previous generation. Although it may have some issues with compatibility with other smart devices and it can sometimes drop the connection of the wifi due to poor signal reception.

Visit Official Support Website

Google Nest GA00638-US Smart Speaker User Guide

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