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I just got one of these for home security and noticed there's no specific thread on them although there are several mentions elsewhere. I was able to set mine up with a cheap tablet which uses a crappy version of Android 7. I've had problems using that device with other cams, so kudos to Wyze for the app that should work for everyone. I can't imagine a better cam for the US$27 I spent.

I don't recall seeing anything on the cards used with these though- like so many others they list 32GB as maximum but I'm wondering who might have tried something bigger? To begin with mine is going to be on loan so I need it to work flawlessly before I hand it off.

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More than my wife thinks I need.
I have 2 Wyze cams - 1 PanCam and 1 standard V2. Really can't beat them for the price.

I've been meaning to do a review but too many other things are getting in the way and that will have to wait for a couple more weeks.

The app has a few shortcomings but for $20 + shipping I didn't expect a lot and it is functional.

Haven't tried (or needed) any card larger than the 32GB recommended but I seem to recall reading some user comments that 64GB cards work.
 
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I discovered their 'official' forum since I posted, and in a brief overview I found people using 128GB cards successfully but like many dashcams, they need to be in FAT32 format. They share many of the same techniques, issues, and solutions with dash and action cams which makes them more understandable to me :) It seems the "pan" version has some troubles all it's own but the standard cam does great things for the price (y) I'm definitely going to get more unless this one turns out to be a dud.

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... It seems the "pan" version has some troubles all it's own...
Yeah, the 'pan cam' had an issue with a single F/W update that caused issues with motion detection and related functions. I experienced it myself. It took a few days to get resolved but it's been rock solid since then. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it based on my experience. Lot of added capability for an additional $10.

It's literally twice the size of the standard camera - necessary to house the motor unit(s?) - which puts some limitations on mounting locations and methods.

I would have mentioned the Wyze user forum but just assumed you already knew about it. Don't know what made me think that - maybe a 'senior moment'. :banghead:
 

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Thanks for starting this thread. Have been following it on Facebook. Seems lots of positive feedback.
 

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I became interested in buying a WYZE Cam, my daughter is completing the construction of the house and I would like to buy and check it, and then maybe buy a WYZE Cam for her as a gift.
But this impossible for such an amount of money

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I became interested in buying a WYZE Cam, my daughter is completing the construction of the house and I would like to buy and check it, and then maybe buy a WYZE Cam for her as a gift.
But this impossible for such an amount of money

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The Wyze Cam is actually a licensed version of the identical (hardware) Xiaomi XiaoFang camera that uses proprietary firmware and a custom app designed by Wyze Cam. The licensing agreement Wyze Cam has with Xiaomi restricts sales to North America.

The identical looking Xiaomi XiaoFang was available in various other international markets using Xiaomi's app and firmware according to which market it was sold in. You can find a review of the Xiaomi XiaoFang
HERE.

I'm not sure if the Xiaomi XiaoFang version has been discontinued but I suspect it might have been because the usual vendors like Banggood don't seem to carry it anymore but there are many very similar models available from Xiaomi that might make for a suitable substitute for a Wyze Cam. In fact, some of the newer models have better features and improved performance than the original Wyze Cam or Xiaomi XiaoFang. Then again, you might be able to find a XiaoFang available somewhere if you do some searching but make sure it will work in Russia and that it has a Russian language option as some people have reported receiving them that come with an app that is only in Chinese.

One alternative model that looks interesting is the
XIAOMI Mijia C90655. It is more expensive than a Wyze Cam but not too much and it might suit your needs.

There are numerous small wireless IP cameras on the market and some of them are quite inexpensive. Maybe one of those would work for you as well?

http://www.banggood.com/search

I don't know anything about it but this one caught my eye. For the money ($23.00 USD) it has a nice feature set and 868 five star reviews out of 900, 32 four star reviews and nothing below that.

http://www.banggood.com/1080P-Outdoor-Wireless-WIFI-IR-Security-IP-Camera-Night-Vision-Intelligent-HD-Surveillance-Camera-p-1407809.html

Again, if you buy any of the cameras mentioned or linked here make sure they will function properly in Russian before you purchase.
 
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