I have a wyze cam v2 and have been growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of usability of even basic functionality. The ability to scroll back in time on local recording to a specific event is so hampered that it makes the camera basically useless. One issue is that the playback timeline is solid blue, so there is no indication of when an event happened. I understand for local recording that the video is simply laying down video to the SD card, so there should be no expectation of motion detection or whatnot without additional processing. While that may be the case, please provide an option to specify the time I want to jump to.
Currently, to jump back in time, I have to swipe and hold down my finger to the approximate time, and hope I came close. If I am looking to jump back several hours, I have to jump back as far as my physical swipe will allow me on my screen (i.e. thumb all the way to the right of the phone’s screen), then wait for the camera to load the playback, and then continue swiping back in time. Yes, you can jump to a specific day, but is it possible to jump to a specific time??
Even if that were achievable, my camera connection gets “lost” if I try to scrub through the timeline too much. Specifically, in the app, I tap the camera thumbnail, it shows me the live feed. Then, I tap video playback and can scroll in time. If (for example) I jump back to 5:30pm, watch a few seconds, then try to jump back to 4:45, and then once more to 4:15, the bandwidth will drop to 0 kb/s and the camera will go into “connecting mode” and timeout after the requisite three tries. I can’t click back to live, and eventually (several minutes later) I will get live picture, with the timeline still showing the last time I tried to scroll to. I go back into the playback mode and try to get closer to 4:15 and then get stuck loading. Even if I restart the camera, the view local playback option is shaky
My camera’s wifi connection is strong according to my router stats and according to the wyze advanced settings, so I don’t think it’s a connectivity issue.
It could be a unique defect with this camera but this functionality used to work and now it doesn’t. Again, it’s very disappointing that the quality of the software has not improved, and I don’t love that I spend more time troubleshooting than enjoying the product. Perhaps I will try Wyze support for this, but the time I spent RMA’ing my bricked Wyze Pan was enough for me to consider moving away to a different solution.