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Good Product; Minor Flaws
Reviewed in Canada on December 5, 2019
Setup was a bit painful on the "connect to wifi" stage and I ended up spending 45 minutes with their online chat support. Turns out my phone wasn't able to complete the setup (for reasons unknown) but my wife's phone, same make/model, worked just fine. Once its setup, you can easily and quickly move it around the house to try out different viewing options.
The video quality is quite good under most lighting conditions and the field-of-view was well beyond what I was expecting. You can easily see the entire room no matter where you set it up. The device is even smaller than I expected, being maybe 1/2 of the size of a coffee cup.
The night vision is actually quite good and I was able to test this out as a baby monitor with great results. I had read some reviews online that the blue light on the camera can be overbearing and distracting, but I found that it's just a little brighter than say, the light on your smoke detector. It's a minor annoyance that the blue light comes on and off (motion sensor, I think?) but my child doesn't seem to care. I used an old iPad as the monitoring screen by changing the iPad's settings to always stay on when the Ring app is open and let me tell you - the video quality is FAR BEYOND any of the previous baby monitoring systems we've spent $100's on in the past. Plus now we don't have to worry about range issues with typical baby monitors as long as you're connected to wifi or cellular.
I also tested this out as a deterrent to my dog getting up on the couch during the day while I'm at work. The motion sensor sends an alert to my phone and then I log into the app and catch him in the act. You can either play a home-intrusion-style alarm (I'm not that mean) or use the two-way talk feature to do some good old fashioned scolding.
That's my one main gripe with this device though - the "two way talk" is actually quite terrible. I tried using it to communicate with my wife from my phone to the camera, but we couldn't really understand each other. "Honey can you bring me another diaper in here?" couldn't get relayed over 30 seconds of trying due to broken-up and poor quality. 1 out of 5 for that. Good enough to scold the dog or call the kids upstairs for dinner, but not effective for meaningful human-to-human communication.
Despite its setup & audio issues, I think this is a good purchase - especially for the price point. I can see myself purchasing a few more of these in the future.