Using MicroSD Cards with Wyze Battery Cam Pro

Your Wyze Battery Cam Pro is compatible with a microSD card, which gives you the ability to record motion events or continuous footage directly to your local microSD card.

Important: Continuous recording will drastically drain the battery.

To use a microSD card with Wyze Battery Cam Pro:

  1. Get a microSD card.

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    Any microSD card will do, but we're partial to our Wyze 32GB MicroSDHC card available in the Wyze Shop. If you're using your own card, Wyze cameras are compatible with Class 10 cards in FAT32 and exFAT formats.

    • FAT32: Wyze Battery Cam Pro supports cards size ​​8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB.

    • exFAT: Wyze Battery Cam Pro supports cards size 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB*.

    * We have tested with cards up to 256 GB when formatted as exFAT. Even larger cards may work, but this has not been tested on our end. 

  2. Format the microSD card
    • If the microSD card has been used before, we recommend formatting the card when you install it in your Wyze Cam.
    • To do this, tap into your camera’s live stream from the Home tab and tap Settings > Advanced Settings > Manage MicroSD Card > Format.
    • ⚡️Heads up! Formatting the card will erase all of the existing content, so be sure to back up your files if there are any you want to save.
  3. Record to the microSD card
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    Enable on local recording to your microSD card so you can record Event videos directly to the card, rather than in the cloud.

    1. In the Wyze app, tap into your camera's Live stream.
    2. Tap Settings > Event Recording and ensure Detects Motion is turned on.
    3. Tap Settings > Advanced Settings.
    4. Tap the toggle next to Record to MicroSD Card.
    5. Choose Continuous or Events Only recording.

     

  4. View local recordings from the Live stream:
    • In the Wyze app, tap into your camera's Live stream.
    • Tap the SD Card button next to Take Photo.
    • Tap and drag the timeline to view the recorded video for a specific point in time.
      • Available footage will be highlighted in the timeline.

      • Pinch and zoom on the timeline to select a specific point in time.

  5. View local recordings on your computer:
    • In the Wyze app, tap into your camera's Live stream.
    • Tap Settings > Advanced Settings > Manage MicroSD Card > Eject MicroSD Card.
    • Remove the microSD card from your Wyze Cam.
    • Insert it into a computer with a microSD card slot to view the raw video files (mp4 format).

More about Continuous and Events Only Recording

Recording Resolution

The recording resolution of Cam Plus cloud events and local recordings is controlled by the Recording Resolution setting in Advanced Settings.

  1. In the Wyze app, tap into your camera's Live stream.
  2. Tap Settings > Advanced Settings.
  3. Tap Recording Resolution.
  4. Choose 2K or HD.

Continuous Recording

  1. The camera will stop entering Sleep/Power Saving Mode when set to continuous local recording.

  2. We strongly recommend connecting Wyze Battery Cam Pro to a 5V 2A AC power source for continuous recording. We do not recommend to use it with battery only or battery + solar panel power options because it will drain the battery quickly.

  3. A fully charged battery can last for up to 10 hours of continuous recording.

    • Your camera will continuously record video to the microSD card, giving you the option to have your recording available for playback later - no subscription required.

    • If you have a microSD card inserted and Local recording to microSD card turned on in your settings, the camera will continuously record to that microSD card, even if offline.

    • The cam can still create alert videos that are captured and stored on the cloud based on the camera’s other recording settings.

    • The video length depends on the size of your microSD card and your recording settings. 

    • When the microSD card is full, it will overwrite the oldest footage and roll forward.

To view your recorded footage, you can either bring your Wyze Cam back to an area that is covered by the Wi-Fi network it was set up in and use the SD Card Playback feature in the Wyze app, OR remove the microSD card from your Wyze Cam to view the raw video files (mp4 format) on a computer.

When you return the microSD card to your Wyze Battery Cam Pro, it will resume continuous recording. The camera supports up to a 256 GB microSD card, which holds roughly 2-3 days of playback recording. 

Events Only Recording

💡Tip: Only recording Events is an excellent way to preserve battery life and space on your microSD card. 

  • Your camera will only record video if motion is detected.
  • This feature backs up Cam Plus event videos to local microSD card with customized Recording Cooldown and Max Video Length settings in Event Recording settings. With a Cam Plus license, you can set the camera to record motion events with no cooldown period and up to 5 mins video length. For cameras without a Cam Plus license, the length of the local video will be around 12 seconds with the same recording cooldown period.

Additional Note:

  • Time lapse videos are not supported on Wyze Battery Cam Pro.
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