Thanks for the update @WyzeGwendolyn. It is appreciated.
I believe that a product will make my smart home dumber if I have to use its app for anything but installation and troubleshooting. For example, I have Hue lighting throughout my home. I can’t remember the last time I launched the Hue app. Thanks to REAL Alexa support and common sense scheduling features, it’s magical. I hope that all of your products will work this way right out of the box. I didn’t have to mess around with 3rd parties such as IFTTT to make it work seamlessly.
Conversely, I had no choice but to learn enough about IFTTT and Stringify to cobble together a method of making my Wyze Cam’s On and Off functions appear as devices in the Alexa app. That allows me to turn the camera on and off using my various Alexa Routines for when I leave home or I’m arriving at home. Comcast will be shutting down Stringify at the end of June so this solution goes up in smoke. Wyze has to add REAL Alexa support for me to consider its products more than a novelty. I shouldn’t have to use the digital equivalent of chicken wire and crazy glue to get things to work.
As for the scheduling feature of the Wyze Cam, I give it an F because it’s useless to me. I don’t have the same schedule all week long, and I don’t know anyone that does. At bare minimum there should be both a weekday and a weekend schedule. Creating shortcuts in the app to turn the cameras on and off is pointless as I have no desire to use the Wyze app on a daily basis, and I shouldn’t have to MacGyver basic functionality with 3rd parties and hope their services are all operating properly when needed.
I’m very happy that Wyze received additional funding. I truly hope that your team is going to circle back and fix glaring issues with the Wyze Cam software feature set. Some of these issues should be addressed without customers having to vote on them.