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11.7 x 7.9 x 2.5 inches
5.75 x 4.25 x 2.5 inches
Dreme Corp — Dropship
– September 23, 2021
Wait until they work all the glitches out of this thing. Purchased this camera and an ATT data package and started to setup. The camera recognized the cellular network but wouldn’t recgonize my stealth cam account. After numerous attempts to correct with their customer service they made the suggestion to create a new account. I created a new account and still had the same issue. Finally stealth cam customer service stated that their accounts can be problematic with the camera and offered to conduct an exchange. I returned the camera to Amazon out of frustration. If you want a cellular game camera look elsewhere, this one is not ready for prime time.
– October 24, 2021
Purchased this as a security device rather than a trail camera. For those that are looking to do the same:
Pros:1) Wireless cell coverage has been good with the ATT network. I was able to buy a 2 gig pay as needed plan for $30, when the 2 gig is used up, I’m done or renew with another 2gig or so plan. With ATT I had 3 months to use the data or it expired.2) the optional security enclosure and lock accessories protect the device from damage, but need to be put out of reach from vandals as the antenna can still be ripped off, or the lens smashed. But with dual locking points, it be pretty tuff to get one off its mounting post.3) I bought a 32gb card and have received hundreds of videos and the card still says 98% free.4) the motion detection works great and is very sensitive, doesn’t have false alarms. I have mine set to record video, so I can always see what moved when I get the notification.5) it does send a notification to your mobile devices when motion detected. More on that in the cons.6) the optional solar pack has had this running for 2 months maintains a 100% charge of the batteries.
Cons:1) narrow field of view2) security case doesnt do much to protect antenna or external solar connection3) needs a swivel and tilt mount option when used in the security enclosure. Had to make one to put it at the right angle. The ones I saw available could be easily pushed down or turned. And the connection at the bottom of the security enclosure is the same as one would have for point and shoot camera on a tripod, but it was plastic and pulled right out. Not what I expected to see on a security enclosure.4) the delay between motion detection and notification on my phone can take minutes.5) the notification you get on your mobile device is the same as a Facebook or other news pop with no way to change it. (Android) so priority is hard to determine.6)I wish it could send a text message but you must use their Android or IPhone app. Of which both worked for some settings change to the camera, but confirmation of those changes was quirky. For instance to change the setting from sending you a video to sending a picture instead, was a difficult process. Then the changes get sort of buffered and downloaded to the camera at some interval that needs to be set at the devices menu. So you don’t have the option of making the switch immediately. I understand it’s all about saving the battery life which again has been great with the solar option, I really think it could be online 24×7 with out issues.7) only one person can be logged into the app at a time, however it does store the images or video to a google drive which could then be shared to others if needed. But the point is get the notification when motion is detected and for that only one person can receive because of his one user login limitation.8) the app also downloads the images or vids to your device, so if you do log out and someone else logs in, those videos are going if the other person watched them. They would still be on the memory card in the device, but who wants climb back up the tree.
Overall satisfied with the device and am hopeful and pretty confident I’ll get a picture of the next person who try’s to break in to our property.
– November 16, 2021
IF/WHEN you can get this camera to work correctly, it is pretty awesome. It has personally taken me over a month to work out the issues with it. At this point, I’m not sure if I would purchase it again, knowing what I know now.
First of all, it will NOT work with Verizon. Don’t waste your time on this as I did. It will supposedly work with AT&T or Sprint. I got it to work with AT&T (never tried Sprint). After the first of several visits with AT&T, I left with a SIM card installed & a messaging plan. DON”T DO THIS! The camera works on DATA, not messaging. I found this out after I installed it in my hunting area, 2 hours from home. You need a data plan. it cost me about $25/month for unlimited data
If you have even marginal cell phone reception in the area you plan to use the camera, don’t bother. Once I got the data plan all fixed, I re-installed the camera in my hunting area. Tested it, and it worked! Sent me a picture instantly (of my hand). Cool! I left the area, hoping to start receiving pictures, but it never sent another pic. It got stuck trying to connect/upload, and burned through the brand new lithium (expensive!) batteries. So on the next trip, I replaced the batteries with a new set of lithiums and moved it to an area with a little better reception. Tested it several times while I was there and it worked. Unfortunately, it again failed once I was back home. I attribute these failings to lack of good cell phone reception.
Third try, I moved it several miles away, where I get excellent cell reception. Sick of spending $40 per set of lithium batteries, I used a new set of alkaline batteries instead. Bad idea. The camera worked great for about 36 hours, but the battery indicator was all over the place. It would show better than 50% life during the day, but at night when it got cold, it would show almost no battery life left. On the second night, the batteries died. Keep in mind, I had the camera set to upload pics only twice a day (to conserve battery life), I did not set it to send pics instantly.
On my last trip to the area, I decided to give it one final try with a 3rd fresh set of lithium batteries. The camera functioned properly for the remaining 3 days of my trip, although the battery indicator fluctuated greatly depending on outdoor temperature. It was working great when I had to take it down for the season.
So, 3 stars may seem a little high based on my overall experience, but when the camera was finally working it took awesome day pics and pretty decent night pics. And getting alerted on your phone with pics from 2 hours away was really exciting! I also found the StealthCam app to be well designed and easy to use.
Sorry this review was so long, but I thought someone might benefit or learn from my experience. Good luck!
– November 21, 2021
Bought the stealth cam gxw wireless camera to be used overseas and it is obselete because the app used to run the camera is down. Contacted gsm outdoors support and they said they can’t do anything about it, just keep trying. I am out $4000 in my currency and it would cost more than the camera is worth to send it back to the US. Check the reviewers on playstore for the app reviews. This entire setup appears to be a scam. Please, save your hard earned money and do not purchase for the 3g, 4G LTE features. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!! (UPDATE ) After 3 calls overseas to gsmoutdoors.com they sent me an email to me with a link and now the camera is registered. It sends pictures within a few seconds after uploading, at least at home. Should work outdoors in the forest as long as the app is working!!!!
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