Business updates from Wyze's cofounders: Wyze Cam v3 is available again for Cam Plus subscribers. 1/28/21

Do not be a fooled

WYZE Labs should be spent FERVENTLY addressing the tens of millions of iOS device owners that are rapidly being offered HomeKit integration with competitively priced options like Anker/Eufy, Meross and others.

The latest generation of cameras and any newly releasing devices that do include HomeKit will not be purchased by Apple devotees any longer.

The early days of WYZE where we all were filled with so much excitement, hope, and readiness to purchase as we were ardently proselytizing of there away from the insanely overpriced Arlo and equivalent options are long past, and WYZE has not changed its weak position on developing cross platform integration.

Sorry you feel that way. I’ve been around WYZE for a long time too … and I remain excited, hopeful about the future of WYZE and ready to buy.

Speaking of being excited, I was just notified that the V3s I ordered two days ago had already shipped. That’s amazing, considering the silicon shortage! I’ll be glad to get more of this slick little camera!

I’m also curious what WYZE has in store with future non-LoT Tech products.

My WIFI was already taxed and overwhelmed by WIFI products. It’s time to just get some non-WIFI tech stuff. Back to basic. And yes, I’m ready to buy some … just don’t tell my wife. @WyzeGwendolyn @WyzeDongsheng

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Have separate accounts :grin:

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You’re asking for the impossible.

It’s been months, and Wyze can’t even fix the black screen on app startup. :grin:

Maybe apply to Wyze so you can help develop future improvements? Lots of good jobs available.

Career Day at Wyze - YouTube


It gets worse.

Even after you’ve paid, you can’t in the meantime, use those bundled, paid for Cam Plus licenses with your existing V2 cameras. Apparently, you have to wait until you get your hands on those ordered V3s.

Before you sell more V3 cameras how about you get the ones you already sold to customers to work reliably? I purchased 3 V3 cameras and all of them intermittently lose wifi connection. I submitted trouble ticket 997955 more than two weeks ago and have heard nothing from Wyze. It started with one having trouble, now all three have trouble staying connected. How do you expect to be in the security business when it takes you weeks to respond to a customer issue?

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When will a black version of v3 come out? I just got my 2 preorders and love them but need 2 black ones now.

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Well we still have a service request still open from last week thanks Julie service manager.

This is bad news, indeed. Consider shipping to Europe so you can move your limited stock even faster and increase the number of Cam+ subscribers.

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New to the Wyze products. Bought the outstanding Outdoor Cam before New Year and was going to order 3 more only to find out the V3 was coming out. Ordered the 3 on Friday 1/29/21.

How long do the batteries last on the V3? I don’t see anything about that. Don’t tell me it requires a wire.

What about the Flood Light? Does it work off the camera battery or is it separate?


The v3 is USB-powered. The Spotlight Kit piggybacks its power off the v3 power source.

Any update on when the cam 3 rewards for vacuum are going to ship

I just bought four v3’s with your Plus support but… I have an application where i don’t have access to the internet and REALLY need the V3 to have RTSP capability. When might that happen? Will begging make it happen sooner?

How about RTSP capability that we pay for - same price as the cam Plus fee? You could enable it to work only on phones that buy that service. just a thought.

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they did send email to existing cam plus subscribers about option to buy v3 cams. that’s what prompted me to immediately order three more v3 cams. already had cam plus on a v2 cam and on a v3 cam previously bought during the preorder stage. and patiently waited for more v3 cams to become available. then get the email before seeing this discussion and pulled the trigger to order my new batch of wyze cams. just be watchful and alert as to the opportunity to buy.

bah! wyze works great with alexa and google assistant for me and can get my wyze cams on firetv. and i’m an iphone user (and other devices). what makes me scared is wyze tiptoes into apple world and then starts working closely with apple to work better with siri etc and then wyze gets shallowed whole down into the apple matrix where apple buys out wyze and shuts down our wyze cams and expects us to buy an apple overpriced reincarnation of wyze cams.


Naw, Apple will never take over Wyze, Wyze is not their style, and it’s unnecessary when they can just get the same stuff from the same supplier anyway and make their own better modifications.

While there is some overlap, in general, Apple and Wyze cater to totally different sides of the market.

Apple: Upper high priced cutting edge innovation, easily understood and easily used, high reliability, with easy interoperability. Back in the day everyone used to actually mock Apple for all of these things, saying they were the type of computer you gave to your 100 year old grandma who doesn’t understand technology at all…and you get yourself a REAL computer instead…Apple capitalized on all this to make a dominating empire becoming one of the richest companies in the world. Who’s laughing at them now?

Wyze: generally inexpensive, lower to mid-range parts, not always super reliable, but affordable for anyone, design is not usually the sleekest on the market (because that would increase costs unnecessarily, though their designs are getting better). Firmware, ease of use, interconnectivity, etc are all toward the lower end of the market, but they reach a nearly untouched market that would otherwise not be able to afford [many] smart devices.

Don’t get me wrong, contrary to what the above seem to indicate, I love Wyze and I hate Apple, for many other reasons that are not listed here and not relevant to the discussion, but the fact remains that the two companies are nearly incompatible in their target markets. I’m not surprised Apple bought out, but I would be absolutely shocked if Apple bought out Wyze…it’s just not their style. It would also be completely unnecessary for Apple to buy out Wyze. All they’d have to do is go talk to the same Supplier Wyze and Xiaomi talk to, and get their own versions of anything they want, and then just add their own proprietary connections to it and have their own programmers make the firmware their own, maybe make some design tweaks. Buying Wyze would cost them more than is necessary, going direct to the source (Wyze is mostly just a reseller after a few minor tweaks) and leveraging their own brand is more than good enough.

Plus, from a personal standpoint, if Apple did buyout Wyze, I would immediately sell off all my Wyze products and never touch the company again. I’d keep the touchless thermometer, handheld vacuum, and sell off anything that uses the network. I have no problem with others liking Apple, and in fact I want Apple to keep succeeding and driving innovation and competition and for others to like and use them, honestly, I am very supportive of such competition and their existence and the way they’ve improved technological progression. I love Apple for all those things…but for many reasons, I won’t personally use them myself.


If a customer like myself were ordering a camera for the first time or after a lapse of time since last purchase, it is very helpful to be reminded that the camera does not come with a MicroSD but one can be purchased with the camera for $xprice (or elsewhere perhaps at a lesser price).
Wyze is in the BUSINESS of SELLING products for goodness sakes! Nothing “spammy” or “scammy” about reminding a purchaser of a camera that an accessory is available for purchase.

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I’ve been paying for person detection for a few months now, but since Jan 28 it hasn’t been working on any of my cameras. One camera in my garage hasn’t detected a person for a month?! I’m in there every day.
Not sure why I’m paying for something that only works sometimes. . . . Half the time it is false positives anyway.