I have 40+ Wyze cameras and they all generally work well for me (or I wouldn’t have bought so many).
Wyze cameras do often seem to require that you have good internet, good WiFi, and a good router to have a good experience.
For the most part, yes, though iirc, Wyze has started having some cameras setup by Bluetooth. I haven’t really paid close attention to which use what.
Yes. your phone doesn’t even necessarily have to be on the same network. The info on the QR code is generated based on what info you enter during setup, not what your phone is connected to.
Not for me. I’m using the Wyze mesh router pro. Before that I had a fairly expensive ASUS mesh router and all my Wyze devices work well on them with a shared SSID name. However, some people have historically had some issues with some routers when they used a single SSID. It’s mostly a router issue TBH, since different routers often have differing protocols and parameters, though I haven’t really seen much about that issue in the last couple of years with any recent devices.
It’s hard to tell you what to get. People have different preferences and are nitpicky about different things. If you are mostly concerned about the most commonly reported pita things for each of those 3 models:
I love the v3Pro for the 2K resolution, but it can be kind of stuttery for some people, which can be frustrating to them, so I hesitate to recommend it for everyone sometimes.
The V3 is an awesome versatile camera (I particularly love the near/invisible IR spectrum), but some people are frustrated by the audio sensitivity not being as high quality as they wish.
I recently lent my OG to my brother to try out, but a lot of people dislike the non-standard mount and it is limited to 2 live streams at a time. But otherwise I think it’s a pretty great camera overall as far as I personally recall experiencing it.
It’s hard to tell you what you’ll prefer, but, keep in mind that Wyze has a 30-Day return policy, so keep your packaging and if you find that something isn’t meeting your standards, then don’t just suffer through it for years to come. Make sure it’s something you’ll be satisfied with.