Hey everyone! In case you missed it, we just wanted to post all the product updates we made during the Wyzies so you don’t have to go scrubbing through the video to find them.
We are excited to announce our next service will be Continuous Motion Capture. Activating this service will enable Wyze Cam to record whenever there is motion, no 12-second limit and no cooldown period. You’ll be able to sign up for a 14-day free trial in the Wyze app within the next few weeks.
When we first started working on an outdoor cam it didn’t seem like it would be all that hard to make a weatherproof version of our current cam. However, after spending time talking to our users, we realized a weatherproof version of Wyze Cam wasn’t truly what our community wanted. So we started from the ground up and optimized everything for outdoor use. We’re getting rid of the power cable, integrated a PIR sensor to trigger videos, developed a base station that can connect to multiple cameras, and created a new IP65 rated casing. We’ve changed everything for this product and that has taken a lot of time. Thankfully we’re getting really close. The last hardware change has just been finished and we’re starting our second round of testing. Our CEO promised that we’d deliver the Outdoor Cam in 2019 and the team is working around the clock to deliver on that promise! There’s still more work to be done though, and we can’t lower our quality bar in order to hit a release date. We appreciate the patience, enthusiasm, and understanding to get this done the right way.
We are working on a doorbell camera. It’s been in development for about a year now and we’re making good progress. We have the designs done and have the product slated for a 2020 release.
Very soon we will be releasing Wyze Lock, a product that turns your existing deadbolt smart. With Wyze Lock you can control your lock from anywhere, have it auto-lock, auto-unlock when you’re nearby, and easily manage who has access to your home. The hardware is done, the app has been developed, and now we’re putting some final touches on the experience. Assuming we pass our last tests, you can expect to see Wyze Lock before the end of the year.
We know it seems like a bit of a side step from the other things we’ve been working on, but there are many aspects of people’s lives that can be improved by affordable smart technology that can be controlled through one app. We chose this product because we have a great opportunity with a partner to launch at a market-leading price point, and it gives us another step into a fully connected home. Wyze Scale measures 9 essential body composition metrics and syncs with popular fitness apps. It can automatically manage up to 8 users which means the entire family can track their own personal progress. Wyze Scale is in beta testing and will be available in Q1 2020.
This is a project that we are incredibly excited about because it enables control over so much of the home. We are building features that will make it easy to ensure your home is always at the right temperature and also let you measure temperatures around your home, not just at the thermostat itself. We have finalized our designs and working through the user experience and app UI. Expect to see Wyze Thermostat available in 2020.
A BRAND NEW CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE
That’s a lot of new product updates, but we haven’t forgotten our primary responsibility is to continue improving the quality and reliability of our existing products. We’ve experienced some growing pains with the explosion in Wyze users over our first two years. Our cloud was initially built to support camera devices and today that base has been built up and used to support what is now millions of different Wyze products. To support the future of Wyze, we are building a world-class team of engineers who are completely remaking our entire infrastructure. Expect big backend improvements to start rolling out in Spring 2020.
MORE PRODUCTS TO COME
Not everything we’re working on is listed above, we’ve got a few more surprises in the works. As always, you can contribute to our product roadmap (see note below) so that we can better prioritize which products you’d like to see next.
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