Shortcut on the alerts/events playback for live view and recorded playback


The event notification only has a 12 second clip of the event. It is currently really cumbersome to switch to the full playback window and position the time slider at the right spot. It requires several steps to switch from one to another.

Proposed: If the user has a SD card installed, provide a way (maybe a button?) to jump to the playback view and seek the playback to the corresponding time of the event.

That is, if I get a notification of an event which happened at 12:04, provide a button in the event window to switch to playback window for that camera and position the slider at 12:04. This allows the user to quickly see the entire event, skip before and after the event, etc.



The ability to navigate directly to a notification event is an obvious and necessary feature that is missing from View Playback mode in the Wyze smartphone app. It is extremely annoying having to physically attempt to finger scroll to the ‘exact’ point where a notification event took place. Most people just don’t have the dexterity. You usually end up scrolling past the event many time. Then finally, you end up scrolling 2-5 minutes before the notification event, just to make sure you don’t miss it. Then you just sit there and wait. Very frustrating.

Wyze knows the exact time of the notification event, so it would be a 5 minute software programming update for them to add left and right soft arrow buttons on the Playback screen to jump between notifications when you are in playback. And while they are at it they could add a dark strip or arrow pointer below the timeline as a visual marker on the timline to show when the notification event occurred.

Navigation of the timeline is an unacceptable user experience (UX) and really poor engineering, IMO.

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A couple of things you should know…

First, once you have moved the timeline to the approximate time of the motion event, you can use a pinch-out gesture (two fingers on the timeline moved apart) to zoom in on the time scale. This makes it pretty easy to narrow in on a specific time/event.

Second, left/right soft arrow buttons to jump to next/previous event are in testing now and should be released in an update pretty soon. have been released in the current app. Later on, fast forward/reverse on the timeline is in the plan to be implemented. You can also vote for fast forward/reverse here: Fast Forward In Playback



Thanks. It would also be useful to jump to the Notification event directly from the Notification menu to the timeline position on Playback.

Basically, it would automate the user sequence of: (1) write down the event time, (2) select device tab, (3) click on camera & wait for authentication, (4) coarse location of the event on the timeline, (5) pinch zoom & (6) fine location of the event on the timeline.

That’s a lot of steps that could be saved for the end-user.

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When I see something recorded in Events, I would like to see the captured footage around that time frame. It would be nice to click on something and it would immediately take you from the specific event to the continuous local SD View playback for the camera so that you can see more footage of the event around that time. It’s tedious to try to search View Playback for the correct time and footage.



The more I use these cameras the more I can see the advantage of having a shortcut to jump right to the Alert time on the SD card.

This would be a very nice feature!



When you open an event many times I want to see what happened after that or just before it. would be great to be able to jump to that time in the playback with a single click from the notification.

Bonus: mark with a line previously recorded events in the playback view timeline