Yep, I was all excited for this and ready to buy it until I read it has no local SD storage. I’ll either wait for v2, or just get a Ring if I have to pay a monthly subscription.
As others have said, local recording with no subscription I think is a big selling point for the Wyze cams. Leaving it out on the doorbell was a huge oversight in my opinion.
What is the use case? The same use case as for the cams. Some event happens and I want to go back and look at or pull the footage for it, without needing a monthly subscription.
I can see how one might argue that being outdoors and possibly difficult to remove the doorbell from the mounting to retrieve the SD card would make it not feasible. But I counter, the new outdoor cam has it. Also, I can still view the full recording via the app. But lastly, it’s not like I’m removing the SD card on a regular basis. I’ve never removed it from my wyse cams. It would only be in the event of a situation that I needed to explicitly pull the video off to share with someone. So fingers crossed, never, But MAYBE once every few years (unless you live in a bad neighborhood).
Also not a fan that it disabled the original mechanical chime, but that’s a different post.