The best bedroom Smart Clock just got even better. The Lenovo Smart Clock Gen 2 has a 4“ color touchscreen showcases the time, weather and your family photos. Choose a customizable clock face or check in on your smart cameras feeds before bed. With multiroom audio, you can add your Lenovo Smart Clock Gen 2 to a speaker group and play media across multiple devices and rooms.
4" Color touch screen
Choose between multiple clockfaces or make yours using your best Google Photos albums on the 4” color touch display
Quickly set up morning and night routines
Start your day better and keep on top of your daily tasks and schedule. Ask Google to play music, check your next meeting time and more
Control your home
Stream security cameras and see who is at the door. Voice control over 50,000 compatible smart devices from 5,000 brands.
Enjoy music and more
Enjoy your favorite music, radio, audiobooks and podcasts using your voice or casting from your phone
Ask Google to check weather, schedules, etc
Ask Google to show you the weather, your commute, upcoming appointments and more. Just start with “Hey Google”
Arlo, Google Assistant, Hue, Nest, Wink
Search Engine Used
Streaming Media Player(s) Supported
Smart Clock (2nd Gen) 4" Smart Display with Google Assistant
The device has a small overall footprint. The front of the device has a 3.97-inch 480x800 IPS screen and just above it are two microphones (one on each side), and a light/proximity sensor in the middle. The screen looks pretty good. It can get rather bright. And more importantly very dim. With this being a smart clock, most users will want it next to their beds. You can set it to automatically change brightness (based on the light sensor) or do it manually. You also have the option to “show mono clockface”, “show current clockface”, or “turn off screen” when low light is registered.
Which brings me to alarms. Which are awesome. When you set an alarm, you can choose if/when it repeats, the alarm tone, to be a “sunrise alarm” which slowly brightens your screen 30 minutes before you wake up, and if you want it to play your “good morning routine” which you can setup in the Google Home app. You can set the alarm and timer volume, the snooze length, maximum alert time, to snooze or pause with a hard tap (like what?!). When it is getting close to going off it will give you a countdown of how much time is left. Last, if you have a timer going (or nap) it will countdown on the main time screen. If you swipe down from the top of the device and click “goodnight” it will activate that routine. For mine I have it to turn off all my lights, tell me the time, and then lets me set an alarm and what song I want played to wake me up. It also turns off the screen. It feels very futuristic.
By swiping right on the home screen, you bring up the weather. If you tap the weather screen it gives you more information audibly and bit more visually. If you swipe right again it went to YouTube Music (for me). I didn’t see an option to add more screens here. Which was a bummer. As I would like to go into my smart lights. Or add other things like Audible.
Swiping up from the bottom brings up brightness, volume, do not disturb, and settings. Swiping from the top allows you to set an alarm, “goodnight” which we discussed earlier, and play music. Along with a “night light” toggle which will turn the screen to orange (by default is customizable), that you can then easily turn off.
On the top of the device (on the left and right) you have your volume down and up keys. These feel great to press with very strong spring back force leading to a very satisfying click with a very mild audible click.
On the back of the device, you have the power adapter port (which comes in the box) along with a slide to mute switch. This switch takes moderate/severe pressure to move with an audible click. When muted it will announce “the mic is muted” and show the mic is muted in bottom left corner. It does the same thing but opposite when unmuted. On the bottom there is a dock connector that isn’t included in this version. But comes bundled with another version.
Overall build quality feels great. It is lightweight and sturdy. Doesn’t wobble when you are pressing the touch screen. The touch screen is also angled slightly so it is easier to see. Touch screen is relatively responsive. But not perfect and feels “lower end” compared to some of the higher end displays I’m used to such as from my iPhone or iPad. I also found its response for when I gave it a command to be rather snappy. It uses the 2.4 Ghz wi-fi band and has Bluetooth 4.2 which is a bit old.
The Smart Features here are a lot more limited than I would like. Mostly only accessible through audible commands instead of a touch interface. I think they dropped the ball here. I really want a device that works as a “switch” through buttons that can turn on and off lights, change colors, set scenes, turn on/off my TV, and other smart devices. This can do all of that through voice commands but not through touch. When you turn on/off Hue light for example you have to say “turn on desk light” then it executes that command while also coming up with a toggle to turn it on/off and adjust brightness but not change the color. This screen disappears shortly after the command. Or you can swipe left manually. You can’t play videos on this device at all from my testing unless if you mirror it there. Last, when you ask Google something it doesn’t really come up and show you any more info. It does occasionally but that was hit and miss as well. So, if I asked a definition for a word it just audibly said the word. It didn’t come up on the screen. But if I asked what 2x4 was or 5 pm pst into cst it did come up. If you asked it do to a countdown then it would show up on the screen. Plenty of other questions didn’t bring anything up.
As for showing security cameras. This was hit and miss. I wasn’t able to get my Arlo camera or Lorex cameras to work. Granted my Lorex cameras rarely work for anything. But my Eufy cameras worked just fine. Strangely my Google Nest Gen 2 wired didn’t work either. Which was wild seeing as these are both “Google”. What you could do when a camera came up was limited to play/pause. Which is also a bummer.
This is a fantastic bedside clock, with some limited smart features. The alarm function is amazing. Having Google built in for voice commands is great. But the screen is mostly wasted as it is extremely limited in what it shows and what you can command with it. Pulling up security cameras was hit and miss. You can’t control smart devices until after you give it a voice command. Meaning I wouldn’t buy it for the screen as the screen doesn’t do anything other than show you the time or weather. But if you need a clock, an alarm, something to show you the weather, and incorporate your Google smart assistant this is a great choice.
The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 is the next generation of the Lenovo Smart clocks.
- Loud, clear speaker
- Easy setup
- Great features
- Google integration
- still limited with some apps
First, the clock's internal speaker is loud and clear. I asked my clock to play music and the vocals were clear and concise. Likewise, alarm tones and overall assistant voices were also clear. For such a small speaker, I was surprised by how clear and loud the volume can be without distortion.
Next, the setup was simple. After downloading a minor update and logging in with my Google account, I was able to integrate my already Google Home app linked devices (Nest thermostat, Neat cameras, etc.) With no issues except Nest (Nest was having some issues accessing and linking the cameras to my account initially).
Next, there are features that I want to highlight that you will not find in any other smart clock that this does well. First, I am able to change the clock faces with ease. However, what I liked most was being able to link my Google photos account and pick an album that I want to rotate in the background as my clock face (this was a personal touch for me). Likewise, the alarm was simple to set up, and snoozing the Alam was as simple as touching the screen. There is one feature I tried out that was not ideal for my situation (but it can work for others), and that was the ability to have the clock display get brighter before your alarm wakes you up. At some point I woke up with the entire dark bedroom lit up that it disturbed my sleep (I also get up early so this was a feature I ultimately turned off).
Additionally, I was able to setup the the weather to display on the clock, as well as linking my Spotify account for music in the morning as I get ready for work. All I have to do is ask my assistant to play my Spotify Playlist and he does it. Also, other functions such as asking what my "day is like" gave me perspective and reminders of meetings I has setup, etc. Again, all of these are great functions that are included in this clock.
The Google integration with Google Home and my Nest products was smooth. I am able to check my Nest camera from the clock (which I did by swiping on the screen), as well as checking the temperature in my home. I also asked my assistant to turn up the heat in my home and the clock displayed my thermostat on the screen. Again, a great function and easy integration.
However, the only Con I can mention is the limited ability with some other apps, such as Arlo. Arlo does not necessarily work on the device, but you can link certain apps (Samsung Smart Things for instance) to your Google Home Account, but not to the clock itself. In the future, I would like to see the clock incorporate additional smart applications and third-party apps that are not part of the Google family.
Overall, the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 is more than an alarm clock. Think of it as another Google Home / Assistant Device that will not only wake you up in the morning, but help you with additional tasks that you did not think you needed, but you are happy that it can.
Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Smart Clock 2. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the Smart Clock 2 are working out so well for you.
Alarm, Display, Smart clock
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Great for an alarm clock!
I was looking for a new clock for my nightstand and thought it would be great if it had Google connectivity. The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 sounded like it had what I wanted. It's a cute little wedge shaped device that looks like a mini Nest Hub with a fabric wrapped body. Set up was as easy as can be; I already have the Google Home app. Once I turned it on, the Home app asked me to connect with it. From there it was easy, the app did everything including downloading and installing the latest updates.
The 4 inch screen reminds me of an old cellphone with an 800x480 resolution, but it looks bright and clear. It's not like you're going to watch a movie on it (nor can you). It's great for an alarm clock with voice capability. You can change the watch faces, set different background images, like your personal Google photos. You can set up a nightlight and vary the color and brightness. You can connect it to the Hub and piggyback music from it like a wireless speaker. The speaker sounds good and is plenty loud, though as expected, narrow mid and no bass frequencies. It works almost as good as a Nest Hub, but there's a lot it can't do.
If you want to play a specific song, it will suggest a station in no way similar, then force you to listen to the ad after the song even if you swipe it away! I suppose it would be fine if you had a Youtube Music paid subscription. It won't display my Nest camera even though it's supposed to. It won't show google search results or photos related to any search. It doesn't play videos either. About the only thing you can do is look at saved background photos or your own photos, and display the weather. For everything else, it will show the 4 Google dots or a play/pause button. The screen is pretty much useless for anything smart.
Given the impracticality of the screen and the lack of sufficient smart features, you probably could find better for the same price. If you don't mind the limited Google assistant functions and suppress your desire to make full use of the screen, this will work admirably and wake you with ease.
We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with the setup of your Lenovo Smart Clock 2. Be sure that you setup the Smart Clock 2 using the same Google Account you use for any music streaming services you have accounts setup for that you want to pair to the Smart Clock 2. The Smart Clock 2 will display Google Nest cameras that are setup through the same WiFi and Google Account. Here is a link to a YouTube video that demonstrates the features and functions of the Smart Clock 2  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9EGOZJSlTI&t=2s. If you continue to have questions about your Smart Clock 2 we recommend you contact Lenovo Tech Support for Smart Devices at: 866-426-0911.
Clocks, Display, Sound quality
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
A nice little clock
My house is full of smart devices (over 90). This is my 6th or seventh smart display, I have 8 smart picture frames (2 just for artwork). I love the concept of a small to medium display showing Date/Time/Calander information. I had the original Lenovo, and hated it's limitations until it could display photos. Once I could use it for photos, that changed my opinion of it. Well this Gen 2 device adds bluetooth support, you can stream or cast music to it as a BT speaker. An nice addition, but the quality of the screen is much clearer (more detailed, better colors) than the gen 1 device. It also uses less slightly less power.
I have picture frames in all of my bathrooms, and many other rooms. I had an old, but decent sounding clock radio in my guest bedroom. It occured to me this was clearly obsolete in my smart house. So this Lenovo gen 2 goes to to my guest bedroom. My initial set up seemed to go pretty well. Add the google device, tell it what room it's in, let it update it's firmware and then set the streaming music options, video options and then select what photo albums (from Google Photos Library). Well it just would not show me my albums, all I could display were "selected favorites". Nice pictures but not what I wanted. I looked at settings in Google Play, and I didn't see my 'Guest Bedroom Clock' as a display device (with the 4 others I already had). Eventually I removed the device and re-added it; repeated the setup (5m) and it then offered me the options to select from my Google Photo Albums. Now I have 35K photo rotating every minute on my Leveno 'Guest Bedroom Clock'.
I set an alarm (for my next guest) to see how the streaming music sounded. And for it's size it's great, it's not stereo but it's loud enough you won't ignore it. A hidden feature is that's not documented (anywhere I could find) was it's snooze bar, tap the middle of the clock and it will snooze for a user programed duration. I did not see this in the documentation, but it seemed obvious, and worked. The top of the clock also has a volume up and down button; and the back has a switch to turn of the microphone. The Google Assistant works as well as it does on any other device (which means better than Alexa or Siri).
The clock offers many different dimming levels and night light settings, including off. Quite flexible. Swiping to the right allow you to easily configure the clock face. Swiping up and down allows other configuration changes, including volume and dimming. There are some things that probably will never change, it does stream a few video channels, but its pretty limited (no Amazon video or music). I wish the "industry" would support 'everything' everywhere, but each lives without the others. That being said this is a device you can use a BT speaker or cast to it. This is nice, it would be nicer if it could pair to another BT device, like headphones or another speaker. I'd love to send a song to my wireless earpods from this device..... but not today, I still have to send from my phone. In my opinion this is the biggest missing feature (which could probably be added via a firmware upgrade). All an all a great little "clock".
Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Smart Clock 2. We are pleased to hear that the Smart Clock 2 is working out so well for you.
Clocks, Display, Smart clock
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Lenovo Smart Clock 2
I was looking for a new bedside alarm clock and the Lenovo Smart Clock seemed to make the most sense for me since I already have Alexa and Google devices in my home.
The look of this is nice! It is small, grey and has a beautiful texture to it. It is small enough to fit nicely on my nightstand but also the display is very easy to read from the bed. It darkens itself automatically and all you have to do is touch it and it brightens back up. You have several options for display, I like having the outside temp/weather on mine with the time.
You can setup all of your major smart devices like lights, switches, and other devices like Sonos so that you can control them which is great. I really like that I can stream my Eufy Security Cameras directly to it. They support any device that is certified to work with Google Assistant. I could not find that Ring was supported, that would be great to be able to have that stream to the device too, especially from the bedroom nightstand where I have the clock.
Overall I really like, price point is a bit high but it does seem like a good quality device. I would recommend it!
Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Smart Clock 2. We are pleased to hear that the features of the Smart Clock 2 meet your needs so well. Currently, the Google Assistant within this Smart Clock 2 is not compatible with Ring video doorbells.
Clocks, Smart clock
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Smart Clocks!
I already have not 1 but 3 Lenovo Smart Clock (originals) already in my house because they are just soooooo awesome to have around. The Smart Clock 2 is a most welcome addition to the home.
In the box is the clock itself and power adapter. You will need to use the Google Home app to set it up and get it connected.
This "clock" is A LOT more just just a clock. It can do a ton of stuff by asking or telling. Hey Google, how's the weather? How's Traffic near me? Set an alarm for 7:30 AM. While reading or watching TV and I don't understand something, Hey Google, what does X mean? or What is X?
Literally so convenient. I have 2 in a bedroom, 1 in a kitchen and this one in my office.
Works perfectly with not only my Google Cams but also the Nest Cams too. I can just say, Hey Google, Show me the backyard camera or front door, and it starts live streaming whatever cam you chose. Full color 4 inch screen looks just like how my tablets and phone display it.
Touch screen works well albeit there isn't too much to do with the clock itself expect to change a couple of options. But this isn't where the clock shines though.
I found myself doing a lot more with these clocks than just reading the time off of it. In the kitchen, I am always saying Hey Google, set a timer for X-min X-seconds. While streaming, Hey Google, Pause/Resume Netflix/YouTube etc. In the bedroom, Set an Alarm for X. In my office, I check my cameras, ask to play certain songs and if I have anything pending on my schedule.
These google assistant clocks again are so great and make life just that much simpler for you. I always tell my friends to get these, and those who have love them too.
Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Smart Clock 2. We appreciate your loyalty to Lenovo Smart Devices and we are pleased to hear that the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 is working out so well for you. While the Smart Clock 2 will not display YouTube videos, you can control other devices that display YouTube video that are also paired to the same Google Home APP that you use to setup this Lenovo Smart Clock 2.
Clocks, Display, Smart clock
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Google Assistant on my clock
Lenovo Smart Clock 2
There is no camera on the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 model which means there is no option for video conversations ever on this model. Other systems will provide a camera which means it can function as a video conversation system with others. This device is basically an alarm clock with the Google Assistant that streams music and shows clocks, weather, and a few other features.
As the name says, it is basically a clock with some smart features but not all the features that an Amazon Show device offers. We have 2 Echo Show devices in our household and realize that we prefer the Show devices more now that we have the Lenovo Smart Clock 2.
It does have a switch that mutes the microphone for total privacy if someone is concerned.
The Smart Clock Gen 2 has a 4-inch color touch screen that can show not only the date and time, but also the weather, your favorite photos from the Google Photos collection and live video from various smart cameras.
That screen also automatically adjusts brightness depending on the time of day. And because it has the onboard Google Assistant, you can set up various "routines," like a morning alarm coupled with turning on your bedside lamp. Of course, the Google Assistant will answer all inquiries posed to it similar to an Android phone or tablet.
The face of the clock is able to display weather, personal photos and other choices. But, it does not support video playback which is sad considering that the lowest priced Alexa Show devices support videos. Maybe in a future update Lenovo and Google will enable that? It does support Google YouTube Music.
If it seems that this review is about the deficiencies of the Lenovo smart Clock 2 then so be it because with already 2 Alexa Show devices in our home, which function as Smarter Clocks but control and interact with many home smart functions as well as stream videos and all manner of music and news sources, this Lenovo product is basically a video display clock with weather report capability.
I like Lenovos Google Assistant smart displays and alarm clock. I now have both. Thjs does anything a Google nest smartdisplay does, only with a much smaller 4" display touchscreen.
This can control your smart home devices, su h as my garage door opener, smart lights by Hue, thermastat, robot vacuum, and video DoorBell, etc. This will also show your traffic conditions on your morning drive, give daily weather updates, and answer most any question you throw at it.
I notice this can be paired with Lenovo docking smartphone wireless charging dock as well if you so choose separately. I put this in my sons bedroom since the display is so small, which that's my only con of this device. For 69.99 retail itsa good Google Assistant display at a reasonable price . But, during the holidays you can find the 7" nest Google Assistant display for around the same price on sale.
Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Smart Display 2. We are pleased to hear that the ease of use and performance of the Smart Clock 2 meets your needs so well. This Smart Clock 2 has a 4 inch (screen size measured diagonally) touch screen.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about sound, usability, size and design. Editors are less positive about price and have mixed opinions about reliability.
TechRadarRating, 3.5 out of 53.5Cat Ellis Carrie-Ann Skinner on January 18, 2022
Lenovo Smart Clock 2 reviewA neat clock/smart speaker hybrid, but other similar devices do more
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A:AnswerYes and no. You can say, hey google, broadcast “blah blah”. It will announce that message to every device in your home but, the other person will have to do the same. They can’t just respond without saying hey google broadcast “I’m fine” or whatever.
A:AnswerNo that functionality is not currently available. You can control the Screen brightness manually with a Voice Command through the Google Assistant, try something like, Hey Google Dim the screen to zero percent. Then when you want the screen visible again, use another Voice Command like, Hey Google, increase screen brightness to 100 percent. You can also use the Auto Brightness feature on the Smart Clock 2. This will automatically adjust screen brightness based on the ambient lighting in the room. To turn on auto brightness, swipe up on the Smart Clock 2 touch screen to reveal settings. Now tap the Sun Icon to open the brightness settings. Tap and hold the Sun Icon again for approximately 2-seconds. You will see an A appear within the Sun Icon. This indicates auto brightness is now turned on. If you have questions about your Smart Clock 2 we recommend you contact Lenovo Tech Support for Smart Devices at: 866-426-0911.
A:AnswerNo. You will need to either use the Google Home APP (for deleting an alarm, you will not be able to set a new alarm within the Google Home APP) installed on the smart device you used for the initial setup of your Lenovo Smart Clock 2, the manual alarm setup controls on the Smart Clock 2 itself or by using a Voice Command through the Google Assistant within the Smart Clock 2.
A:AnswerNo. This Lenovo Smart Clock 2 can not take incoming cellular phone calls. You can make out going calls to your contact list through the cellular phone account you have paired through the Google Home APP to this Lenovo Smart Clock 2. Here is a link to more information: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7363847?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid