Wyze makes a variety of, including the $20 the $8 and others. Its products aren’t particularly revolutionary, but it tends to offer a lot of the same features and performance as competitors for significantly less money. The startup is continuing that trend with two new smart home product announcements: the Wyze Video Doorbell and the Wyze Thermostat.
— by far the least expensive one I’ve ever come across — and is available for preorder now. The Wyze Thermostat is also available for preorder for $50.
The Wyze Video Doorbell shares a lot of features and specs with the Wyze Cam Indoor, but it comes in a weatherproof housing. It has 1080p HD resolution, night vision, motion detection, motion alerts, two-way talk and two weeks of.
It’s also hardwired and doesn’t require a hub, unlike the battery-powered.
Your purchase includes one Wyze Chime that you can put wherever you might be out of range of your home’s doorbell chime.
If you sign up for Cam Plus, you get person alerts and “full-length motion recording.” According to Wyze’s Cam Plus landing page, “Wyze Cams already record 12 seconds of motion every 5 minutes for free. Cam Plus records unlimited motion whenever it’s detected so you capture the full story.”
The $50 Wyze Thermostat features scheduling, Home, Away and Sleep modes, remote access from your phone, usage data and suggestions if you’re looking to save money and a geofencing option that’s supposed to switch automatically between Home and Away modes.
Wyze also promises an upcoming feature called “automated learning,” which sounds similar to aability to automatically adjust your heat or air conditioning for you, based on your past adjustments.
We’re tracking down review units, so check back soon for full reviews of Wyze’s new doorbell and thermostat.