- Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:07 am
I'm definitely not a Spypoint fanboy as this is my first camera from that company. I'm just always on the lookout for a decent value, and $100 for a cellular camera was worth a shot for me.
Unlike some who've posted on here, my camera has been working since day 1. I just finished my one month of free unlimited photo transmissions, with the camera in my back yard (I typically test cameras before putting out in the woods).
I used cheap Kirkland alkaline cells, a 32GB Sandisk Ultra micro SD card, and did perform a firmware update prior to setting out the camera (I also confirmed the firmware was up to date according to the Spypoint website). Verizon cell signal in my backyard is typically 4-5 bars.
The camera transmitted 1110 pictures, day and night for the 30 days. Battery level read 58%.
The pictures definitely are not the best quality, however they are acceptable to me. The day pics are oversaturated, especially noticeable in the red spectrum. Night pics are better than I thought they'd be for a camera with only a few IR bulbs.
On another note, I'm less than satisfied with Spypoint customer service. Yes, I did read the many complaints about this, and so far it is true. The reason I've contacted (or tried to contact) them is for a question about their so-called "referral" program. I did indeed "refer" a friend, who then purchased and activated a camera (his has been working normally as well). We both followed Spypoint's instructions on the referral, yet neither of us have received our "code" for either a free month of unlimited transmissions, or $50 or $100 rebate on another purchase. If they would indeed honor their referral program, I would have another Spypoint Micro for $50.
At this point I'm less than confident with Spypoint customer service, and likely would never buy another Spypoint product. Hopefully they'll make it right with the referral discount code. I wonder if anyone else successfully received the rebate code for making a referral?