Google WiFi, the mesh router that Google unveiled in October, is now available in Canada. The router sells either individually for $179, or in a 3-pack for $439, which is pretty close to U.S. pricing given current exchange rates.
The mesh networking approach means that it can seamlessly extend by pairing with other units to extend coverage throughout a home without sacrificing signal strength. The setup also allows smooth transitions from one device to the next, even if you are on a VOIP call when it happens.
It’s worth noting that the mesh networking solution provided by Google has been plagued by a number of issues in the past few months. That said, assuming everything works properly, it is one of the best mesh systems on the market today if you’re looking to improve your internet connectivity at home.
For Google, the launch of this product in Canada has significant meaning as the majority of the product was designed and built in the country at its Waterloo-based office.
Google WiFi is on sale today from the Google Store, as well as Best Buy Canada, Staples Canada, and Walmart Canada. The company said that more retailers will follow in the coming months.