Ladies and gents,
I’ve spent a good part of my weekend working out how to empirically compare the internet connected speakers and microphones we have available to us for an article I plan to write this week. So far I’ve come up with this google spreadsheet. I thought I’d share with the pretty awesome ST community.
If you’re active on /homeautomation also posted a discussion on reddit, but thought I’d get a different crowd’s thoughts on it posting here.
Some findings so far:
- Echo dot v2 has really good wake word detection.
- Echo dot v2 has much worse command recognition than dot v1 and google home. Though this may be due to my use of the wake confirmation tone–but I’m leaning more towards lower quality mics or other acoustic disadvantages in the dot v2 vs the dot v1.
- Time from end of command to visible result (using SmartThings) is close enough to identical between the 3 devices. Mostly under 2 seconds.
Any other things you want tested? Anyone experience results that contradict mine?