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Was hoping this would live up to all the expectations .. sorry no!
Reviewed in Canada on December 11, 2020
Product looked well built and I was excited to see if it would live up to the performance of Pan or Cam V2s. I have a number of wyze cams both Pan and cam and consider myself well versed in their use. Setup of the outdoor cam was easy enough while performance was lacking. Firstly, viewing live feed was very difficult as the cam would not readily connect while all my other cams had no issues. Secondly, motion detection and capture was not good. I found the instructions around those settings to be lacking and further non existent regarding the nuances of how the PIR works with regards to camera position and angle (had to search forums for this info). The blue shaded capture zone is not customizable while the PIR is best for side to side movement!! So moving directly towards the cam doesn't consistently capture movement. When it does I found the back end of the subject only not the beginning of the subject movement. Remote live viewing either in wifi or by data was difficult to not happening. Reviewing those partial captures wasn't much better. I had high hopes but unfortunately returned the outdoor cam, while I will say it's the only Wyze product I have ever returned to date. BTW all firmware was upgraded prior to use.
We can't pre-order in Canada .. thanks wyze .. and would luv to try the V3s, but I hear they have wifi issues also! Still a Wyze fan but really you send me emails to pre-order knowing as a Canadian I can't .. what's that about!