Logi Circle Review

Connectivity


Using an LG V10 to set it up, it doesn’t take long at all to have the Logi Circle connected to our home Wi-Fi network. At over 35 feet and located in another room, it’s able to maintain a solid signal thanks to its penetration through walls

Performance


Purely as a security camera, the Logi Circle suffices in capturing movement that’s happening in the scenery. Generally speaking, Logitech’s Scene Intuition technology is smart enough to minimize false notifications from false movement – so that it’s not saving redundant video, but instead, saving those that obviously matter. With its 720p capture, it’s more than enough to make out faces and whatnot, but hardly detailed enough to allow us to read the headlines from a newspaper. When it gets dark, its night vision mode ensures that nothing will ever go unnoticed because the scene remains illuminated.

Interacting with the camera is done using the companion mobile app, which is available for Android and iOS. There’s a timeline on the right side, where times are highlighted to indicate more prominent movement, but the coolest experience comes from its Day Brief. Simply, it’s a time lapse of what the Logi Circle captures each day starting when the clock strikes midnight. This, by far, is its most unique feature and differentiates itself from the typical security camera.

Currently, Logitech offers a free 24/7 monitoring with its service, so there’s no added cost beyond purchasing the unit. However, we should note that captured content is saved for a maximum 24 hour period, so once you exceed that, any videos prior to that won’t be accessible anymore – unless you save them to your device, naturally. While it’s limited in how much it stores in the cloud at the moment, Logitech says that more storage options will become available down the road, opening up the possibility of having more storage at a cost.

Conclusion


Pricing for the Logi Circle is set at $199.99, hitting the same price point as many of the other, popular security cameras that are on the market – such as Dropcam or Piper. Without question, the Logi Circle is different type of security camera, choosing to focus more on the ‘magic’ that happens at home when you’re not around.

Sure, its competitors offer a more comprehensive set of features, such as integration with other smart connected products, but the Logi Circle is the kind of camera that makes it fun to see what’s going on – even if you’re the kind of person that doesn’t want to be bothered by constant notifications that motion has been detected. Call it the lazy man’s security camera or something, one that doesn’t bombard you with those pesky notifications that eventually become redundant because they’re never-ending.

Instead, this gives you a glimpse in what matters, whether they’re for a split moment in time, or spread out over a period. You won’t miss a beat!

Pros

  • Captures all the important moments you might miss
  • Day Brief produces a short time-lapse of the day
  • Mobile thanks to rechargeable battery
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Content is saved only within a 24-hour period
  • Fine details are tough to make out with its 720p footage

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0

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