While the treat dispenser is the most exciting feature, Furbo’s HD Camera is the most important.
The camera has a wide-angle of 160° which allows you to see your dog’s movement at any point in the room. You can also zoom in to have a closer check on your furry friend.
Your smartphone connects to the Furbo via WiFi or Bluetooth to deliver live stream video on your phone screen. That allows you to survey your dog from wherever you are 24/7, and that includes at night.
Depending on the video capture resolution you want, you can choose from 3 possible options: 360p, 720p, and 1080p. Your camera is set at 720p default but you can always adjust to your liking on the phone app.
One thing you will not be able to do is pan. In other words, you cannot sweep through the room with your phone to focus on particular areas. It’s more like when you talk to someone on skype, you can’t explore their room. But the Furbo camera resolution gives you a perfect view of what your pet is up to. So, not being able to pan should not be a problem.
The two-way audio and microphone
The two-way audio and microphone enable you to do several things as explained below.
You can record your voice
The Furbo camera has a pre-recorded voice to greet your dog before you can give him a treat. But this feature also allows you to custom-record your voice and use words that are familiar to your furry friend.
For example, if you usually use a “Hey there big boy!” every time you come home, this could be the alert greeting that gets your dog to return to the room from the yard or stop the destructive behavior.
The volume of your voice can also be adjusted to fit the context. For example, if you live in a tiny apartment with an enclosed balcony where your pet can walk to change the scenery, you can set the camera to a medium level so your dog hears you even from the balcony.
You can get alerts on your dog’s barking and activity