You are able to do this
If those “shortcomings” are so important to you spend more money and get a cam that meets your needs.
Or better yet go and get the raw materials and make them yourself.
Many of us think the Wyze cams, even with their limitations, work for us. But I think that most of that group did their research on the capabilities of the cameras and were satisfied when the cameras were bought.
You are free to justify your own purchases how ever you want, in order to sleep better at night, from your own decisions, however, that doesn’t change the reality for anyone else. Nor does it change the fact that 5 minute cool-downs and not being able to access the sd cards memory from the “clips” are both shortcomings, that I and many others have been waiting patiently for Wyze to address.
How? On my cameras, if I go to the clips it will only play the clip and I have to make a note of the time and then go and try and access it from the sd card separately, It will not continue playing past the clip stored on the cloud.
@WyzeJasonJ already answered that with this reply.
And they did address it.
Hey @obsmous , here’s an idea I floated a while back. No “schooling” intended, I’m just a fan of history.
I mentioned this when testing the beta app, if you touch the screen trying to zoom in the video will turn gray, if you turn your phone from portrait view to landscape view the video turns gray so in every instance if you want to see any detail at all you have to re play the whole clip over and not touch the screen or it will turn gray again.
I don’t know if they can change this but I hope they do because I think it sucks big time
It does. There are times when you want to pause the video and inspect the paused image.
Not only does Wyze need to beef up its testing group, it needs to hire a usability engineer.
Same here play back turns gray and cloudy can’t zoom in or save events this update ruined it the only thing is working good for me is complete motion. Hopefully these issues will be fixed soon
as far as saving 12 second clips I don’t have a problem with that , I hit the down arrow and it saves it to my device
Check now. Looks like they’ve added it.
SIGH…UGH…our “first“ subscription service…SMH…I knew it was gonna happen…it was too good to be true…
how many of these “subscription services” are in the works and will be rolling out?
What a pain…should’ve just chargeD more for the cameras then…
You’re upset that they’ve given you the option to make your camera more powerful than it was when you bought it? I’m not sure if I understand that mindset. It works exactly as it did before. No functionality has been taken away. You were happier when your camera could do less, simply because you didn’t have the option to pay for a subscription and do more?
The subscription service is just another option , as nerdland said , all the free stuff that is available to you has not changed, this new subscription service option was requested by us the community ,
Go check out what options you get for free with other cameras on the market , don’t forget to check the price on those other cameras on the market also .
My concern with my future foresee is:
So next year…how much will the $1.49 per camera go up…and when is a maintenance fee going to be attached to that…and then all of a sudden I’m paying $50 or more per month depending on how many cameras…
The reason I bought these cameras was because of the features FOR the price…not to have my first taste of heroin for free…and then I’m hooked and they got ya…that’s all I’m saying…
You can’t say that i am the only one of all the buyers who were “kinda” wondering why it was only a 12 second video, and then a 5 minute cool down…and the only one who found this slightly annoying when 5 minutes is a long time…until next movement…
I guess I am a skeptic…thinking this was by design for the future…Good thing I don’t have 20 cameras.
You don’t have to buy the subscription. Your cameras will continue to operate the way they did when you bought them.
I see Wyze as a young company anxious to run a gauntlet of business challenges to afford poor and/or thrifty people the chance to tech-up their lives.
They are not selfless, of course, and probably look forward to reaping the rewards of success, but they seem genuinely aware of “where they came from” and the needs of the little folk helping to get them there.
I actually wouldn’t be surprised if they lower the price after a while, because their cost per camera goes down with volume. I definitely don’t they’ll increase it any time soon. Regardless – just don’t buy it in the first place. Pay $0 a month. It will continue to work exactly as it does now.
$1.49/mo is far from a “cash grab.” Compare them to Ring, for example, which is rendered entirely useless unless you pay them $3/month. Wyze still works great with no additional cost.
The limitations of the free tier are precisely because it’s free. They’d go bankrupt if they let everyone record unlimited video for free. It costs them money on an ongoing basis, so it’s necessary to impose limits. They implemented the subscription service based on customer demand, because so many people asked for it. Removing the limitations adds to their ongoing costs, so it’s not possible for them to do that without paying for it somehow. $1.49 is more than fair.
There were a lot of people wondering that, and it was explained to them that it was due to the costs of storage. So the people said ‘I should have the option for longer videos and no cool down and I would be willing to pay for it’, and WYZE listened and added an optional pay service while leaving the free service as-is.