It was a rough start for the Wyze Cam Battery Pro but after getting past the setup issues, it was a pleasant surprise. A solid image with a very decent motion detection capability bundled with a rechargeable battery that lasts six months between charges. Sounds good to me.
We especially liked the Wyze Cam v3 and this camera can also be used outdoors.
This is an upgrade to the company’s Wyze Cam Outdoor which connected to an external hub. That camera was introduced a few years ago. It’s a good camera and not surprisingly, the company has made improvements with this model, most notably the absence of that external hub.
You can access the Wyze Battery Cam Pro through an iOS or Android device. The video cannot be accessed from a web browser.
Like most Wyze cameras, this comes with next nothing in documentation. This will no doubt add to the confusion of setup.
This camera could not be setup on a Google Pixel phone. No matter how many times we tried, the application either crashed or did not recognize the camera. A user on Reddit suggested using a different device and it worked on an LG Android tablet. This is an issue that hopefully has been repaired by now (connection test was done in September 2023).
After using anything but an Android device, go ahead and set it up through the Wyze app. This is easy, just follow the prompts.
Motion alerts can be activated within the app as well as sensitivity settings. Something new is the detection sensitivity in terms of the number of feet away from the camera you want to monitor. The app indicates a maximum of 30 feet and we can validate that the motion detection actually exceeded 30 feet which is great for a battery operated consumer camera.
The Wyze Battery Cam Pro offers Detection Zones. We strongly consider using these with any battery operated camera as too many alerts will quickly deplete your battery. Wyze claims the battery can last up to six-months with normal use.
No free cloud storage is included. That’s a trend we have seen from a few manufacturers. Add an SD card to view motion events. You can also subscribe to one of the company’s cloud offerings.
Recording resolution can range from HD to 2k. It can be selected under Advanced Settings.
These are compatible with IFTTT, Google Assistant and Alexa.
This is a heavy camera coming in at almost a pound with a size of 2.5 x 1.8 x 3.5 inches. Thank the battery for the weight increase.
It’s a rectangular camera without the usual stand we’ve seen in the standard Wyze offerings. The camera is typically mounted using the tripod screw hol on the back of the device.
The camera includes a 6200mAh battery which according to Wyze lasts for up to 6 months. It will take 9 hours to charge. Wyze conveniently offers a second battery so you can have one on standby.
There is a status light that can be toggled on or off from the app.
The Wyze Cam Battery Pro is rated IP65 and has a supported temperature range of -4 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. It can be used indoors or outdoors. IP65 means it’s rated for outdoor use and rain and snow is tolerated.
Audio is fully supported. Tap the microphone in the Wyze app to have a two-way conversation. The audio quality is decent for a battery operated camera.
A 108 degree horizontal field of view is about average for most cameras. This should prove adequate for most applications.
The 2k (2560 x 1440) lens renders video at 15 frames per second during the day and night.
Very clear night vision is provided with 2 IR lamps. We experienced excellent night vision. The camera also has 2 bright LED lights integrated which can be activated manually or by motion. This can increase the night vision effectiveness as well as potentially scare away an intruder.
There is a Micro SD slot on the camera which can accept up to a 256GB card. We wrote a detailed article on selecting the right micro SD card which is worth reading as not every card will work well in a home security camera. Use one of these if not subscribing to a cloud plan.
The Wyze Battery Cam Pro supports wireless connectivity via 802.11a/n/g/b. The camera can be connected using a 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz network which is appreciated.
The back of the camera deploys a standard 1/4″ – 20 threaded tripod screw. This opens up an entire selection of standard mounts and tripods for this camera. We looked at several good camera mounts in an article that helps in selecting the right security camera mount.
Fun and Different
The Wyze Battery Cam Pro has a siren which can be activated manually. Useful for scaring family, friends or bad guys.
The Wyze Battery Cam Pro is a well priced camera with a lot of features. It’s improved over the older models and is less expensive than most outdoor camera competition. The Wyze Battery Cam Pro has features that meet or exceed the others. While the battery life and sound quality could be better, the price, app features and mounting options are quite good.
It’s a good camera and worth consideration.
|Video Quality||Field of View||Cloud Support||SD Support||Night Vision||Mobile/Web App||Alerts||Outdoor|
|2560 x 1440 (2K)||134 Degrees||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes/Yes||Yes||Yes|
Manufacturer Link: Wyze Labs