In our article, we’ll talk about the differences between the Nest Hello vs. Ring Pro.
Honestly, there are quite a few, but the important ones are Nest’s 24/7 recording feature with Nest Aware, free cloud storage, and geofencing.
All of which and more make No products found. the more advanced model.
However, due to Nest’s delayed notification issues and one-way audio recordings, would make No products found. seem like the more reliable option to go for.
The Short Version
No products found. = HD UXGA 1600 x 1200 video resolution & 30 FPS, live-view on demand & night vision, hardwired to existing doorbell kit only, 160° diagonal field of view, live-view motion-triggered, 24/7 CVR included, comes with two-way talk, includes pre-recorded responses, motion & sound detection available, motion zones w/ subscription only, person alerts & facial recognition via subscription only, includes zoom, geofencing available, comes w/3-hour snapshots of free cloud storage, video recording w/ subscription only, supports 2.4GHz & 5GHz WiFi network as well as Bluetooth LE, requires an existing door chime, compatible with a 16-24 VAC doorbell transformer, operating temperature from 14° to 104°F.
No products found. = 1080p HD video resolution w/ 15 FPS, hardwired to existing doorbell kit only, no HDR video, live-view on-demand & night vision, 160° horizontal & 100° vertical field of view, no 24/7 CVR, two-way talk, mo pre-recorded responses, motion detection & motion zones, comes w/ adjustable motion sensitivity, no sound detection, no facial recognition, zoom available, no geofencing, no free cloud storage, voice recording & video sharing w/ subscription only, supports a 2.4GHz & 5GHz WiFi network, compatible with a 16-24 VAC doorbell transformer, 1-year warranty, operating temperature of -5 – 120°F.
Which one are you getting?
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Nest Hello vs. Ring Pro — Easy Comparison Chart
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|Dimensions||4.6 in x 1.7 in x 1.0 in||4.5 in x 1.85 in x 0.80 in|
|Operating Temperature||14° to 104°F||-5 – 120°F|
|Resolution||HD UXGA 1600 x 1200||HD 1080P|
|FPS||30 FPS||15 FPS|
|Live-View on Demand||Yes||Yes|
|Field of View||160° diagonal||160° horizontal|
|Live View Motion Triggered||Yes||Yes|
|Adjustable Motion Sensitivity||No||Yes|
|Motion Zones||Subscription Only||Yes|
|Person Alerts||Subscription Only||Yes|
|Facial Recognition||Subscription Only||No|
|Video Sharing||Subscription Only||Subscription Only|
|Video Recording||Subscription Only||Subscription Only|
|Free Cloud Storage||3 Hours Snapshots Only||N/A|
|Phone Apps||iOS and Android||iOS and Android|
|Warranty||2 Years||1 Year by default;|
Extended with the Protect Plus
|Theft Replacement Policy||Yes||Yes|
|Push Notification||With snapshot||Without snapshot|
|Compatible Networks||– 2.4 or 5 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac;|
– Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
|2.4 or 5 GHz 802.11 b/g/n|
|Power Options||Hardwire to existing doorbell kit only||Hardwire to existing doorbell kit only|
|Requires Existing Door Chime||Yes||No, if you use Ring Chime|
|Compatible Doorbell Transformers||16-24 VAC; requires a 10VA transformer||16-24 VAC; DC not compatible|
|Colors||Black & White, skins available||Comes with four interchangeable different color faceplates.|
Nest Hello vs. Ring Pro — What’s Different?
Smart Home Integration – Ring Pro offers the best integration with Amazon Alexa, allowing you to use voice commands and view the live feed on devices such as the Echo Show.
Additionally, Ring also works pretty well with SmartThings too.
While Nest Hello is more compatible with Google Home and works very well with Nest Family of products.
Push Notifications – While both models will send you to push notifications whenever any activity is detected, if you opt for Nest Aware, you’ll also receive a notification with a snapshot giving you more info.
While Ring Pro doesn’t include the snapshot function.
Operating Temperature – Ring Pro is better-equipped to deal with colder weather as it supports a temperature range from -5°–120°F, compared to Nest’s 14° to 104°F.
Aspect Ratio – Both Nest Hello and Ring Pro offer an HD resolution, but both differ when it comes to their aspect ratio.
The Nest Hello features UXGA 1600 x 1200 video resolution whereas the Ring Pro offers full HD 1920 x 1080 giving it a wider range of view.
FPS – Additionally, Nest also offers a smoother and clearer video quality with its 30 FPS, compared to Ring’s 15.
Geofencing – Nest Hello also provides us with the geofencing technology that allows your Nest products to detect whenever you’re home or away.
You can do useful things like having your doorbell stream footage while you’re away and stop when you arrive.
While Ring Pro doesn’t support the geofencing addition, you can still set schedules for your doorbell to follow.
HDR – Nest Hello also supports the HDR function which stands for High Dynamic Range and is ideal for when dealing with tricky lighting situations.
Pre-recorded Responses – Additionally, Nest Hello also allows you to set up up to 3 different pre-recorded messages you can play for anyone who’s outside the door.
While Ring Pro doesn’t come with this type of feature.
Two Way Audio – While both Nest Hello and Ring Pro include the two-way talk feature, Ring Pro is slightly more advanced.
As it can record all the conversations from both sides, while Nest only records answers from your visitors.
Motion & Sound Detection – In terms of motion and sound detection, Nest is far more advanced than Ring Pro.
Nest Hello provides us with intelligent sound and motion detection with the option of motion zones and facial recognition when you opt for Nest Aware.
While Ring comes with the standard motion detection technology, as well as the motion zones at no extra cost.
Network – Nest Hello offers more flexible network options since it supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi network, as well as Bluetooth LE.
While Ring Pro is only compatible with a 2.4GHz network.
Subscription – You can also opt for a subscription plan for both smart doorbells.
Nest comes with Nest Aware which is broken into three plans, at $5 a month or $50 a year for 5-day video history, then a 10-day video history plan for $10/month or $100/year, and the $30/monthly or $300/annually for 30-day video history.
While Ring Pro offers Ring Protect Basic or Ring Protect Plus both of which offer 60-day cloud storage, with the exception of Ring Alarm monitoring with Ring Protect Plus plan.
Warranty – Nest Hello offers a more impressive 2-year warranty that will cover you for any damages, while Ring Pro comes with only a 1-year warranty, with the option of extending it with Ring Protect Plus.
Finish – While the Nest Hello comes in a single color option, you also have the option of purchasing additional skins with it.
And Ring Pro features 4 interchangeable faceplates allowing you to easily swap between the colors.
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