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Spypoint Link Micro #7633723 10/16/19 02:15 AM
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Best $120 dollars I've spent yet. These have been performing for me very well. I've seen some nay sayers out there but I guess that comes with the territory. For the price point I've been more than impressed. We will see how they hold up but they do offer a 2 year warranty on these as well.


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Southwest- it's not naysayers but just facts. Glad you have one that is working good for you.
I am on my 2nd camera now and it has as many problems. I guess if I stood on my porch and used my
I-phone and took a video of my camera not taking pictures while deer were at my feeder, or took a video
of the camera taking pictures when nothing was there that would have given you more proof. There were times
it did take pictures with wildlife like deer and turkey under my feeder but so intermittent. I tracked and wrote down
dates and times when there were animals under the feeder (right in front of the Spypoint Camera) and no pictures
and then I went online and did the chat with Spypoint technical help trying to get these problems resolved.
Two cameras and both had problems with their detection circuits. The price point for a cellular camera was awesome
but not if it doesn't work right it has very little value. People are not naysayers just telling you the truth based on their
experiences. This forum was to share knowledge and that's what we were doing. Again. it is good that your camera works.

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We have 4 of them running now in our group. Added an external 12v battery/solar panel so no battery issues. They all performed as advertised. I'd like a little better pics via cell transmission but for the purpose they serve, they are perfect at that price point.

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Mine is ok. I don't know if it misses pics or not. Battery life is terrible and the pics are a little blurry but it performs as expected for me.
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Re: Spypoint Link Micro [Re: SouthWestIron] #7664692 11/17/19 08:52 PM
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For some reason ours have stopped sending pics. Batteries are good signal showing 4 out of 5 bars not sure what’s going on. Thought the action had stopped until I went and pulled the cards last week and had over 1500 pics. Tried to contact customer service that really don’t exist and hadn’t heard anything from them.

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Yeah, gave up on customer service after a couple of months of sporadic email responses of “upgrade the software again and let us know if it works now.” Sometimes it would power up and send pictures other times it couldn’t see the SIM card and wouldn’t connect to the network. Gave up trying to get them to send me a replacement SIM to try and returned it.

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Originally Posted by Tkshunting
For some reason ours have stopped sending pics. Batteries are good signal showing 4 out of 5 bars not sure what’s going on. Thought the action had stopped until I went and pulled the cards last week and had over 1500 pics. Tried to contact customer service that really don’t exist and hadn’t heard anything from them.



Go to the camera, turn it off, remove SD card, turn it back on, it forces it to connect for storage, leave it like this 30 minutes and see if it goes to working, it will be hit or miss.

The idea behind the micro was great, the implementation and support were abysmal at best. I fought with Spypoint for 2 months, returned both, one was replaced twice, the replacements didn't work out of the box. I had to get my credit card company to do a chargeback on the service plan. I went with Ridgetec and have been extremely happy, no issues since May except for a server outage that took a 1/2 day to fix. They have a missing image button, if the camera and app are out of sync on immage count, it will find and upload any missing images.




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Re: Spypoint Link Micro [Re: SouthWestIron] #7666245 11/19/19 03:39 AM
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Mine worked great out of the box. Told a few friends about them and almost all of us had them stop working about the same time in October, with 70 percent or more battery life. A friend said he checked their website today and it says we have to download and upload onto the camera some new firmware update. I will try it and hope it works. I hope this is not a common theme or I may just have to use it like a regular game camera (Too expensive for that imo) or try to send back.

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It's cellular, why can't they push the firmware over the cellular connection, several have that ability, it's not rocket science.


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I’ve tried all of you guys suggestions still nothing. Think they will be going back to Bass Pro Shop. My old wildlife innovation worked better than this.

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Just picked one up last night ($129 at Academy). I was shocked at the price, and YT reviews are generally good. I see in this thread, many have had issues, but hopefully firmware updates have resolved some of the issues. I set it up in the backyard last night and got a good shot of a coon. I do wish it would show the pics full screen in the app, and that it could notify via txt or email. I often have hogs and deer come to the feeder when I'm not in the blind, but am near by, so notification is important to me. I'll leave the old camera in place to compare and see how many animals are missed if any.

My thinking is that if it works well, I'll buy another for security around our hunting RV. Since the volume of pics will be very low, I can go with the free plan. That's cheap security (if it works).

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Originally Posted by D-Box
Just picked one up last night ($129 at Academy). I was shocked at the price, and YT reviews are generally good. I see in this thread, many have had issues, but hopefully firmware updates have resolved some of the issues. I set it up in the backyard last night and got a good shot of a coon. I do wish it would show the pics full screen in the app, and that it could notify via txt or email. I often have hogs and deer come to the feeder when I'm not in the blind, but am near by, so notification is important to me. I'll leave the old camera in place to compare and see how many animals are missed if any.

My thinking is that if it works well, I'll buy another for security around our hunting RV. Since the volume of pics will be very low, I can go with the free plan. That's cheap security (if it works).

You can have it send you a notification every time it takes a picture. You have to change it on the settings. Having said that it will kill the batteries so it is best if you use a 12v system to do that. I have both of mine setup on 12v batteries and solar panels. I get pictures sent to my camera every time an animal shows up and it snaps a picture. I have gotten around 40 pictures just this evening.

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I was referring to a notification via text or email. I understand that the app can also notify real time, but I would rather have text or email.

I've been using the camera in my back yard for a couple of weeks now (4 acres in NW Houston). I got some nice pics of a huge buck, and a red fox this morning. In two weeks, the batteries are now at 47% with it set to immediate photo send and a delay of 5 min. I changed it today to once a day photo send and a 10 min delay.

My main complaint at this point is that the high res file on the memory card is no where near as high quality as my 4 year old Browning 10mp camera takes. The file size is less than 700 KB on the spypoint, where as the Browning file size is over 2500 KB, so if this is really a 10mp cam, they are doing some heavy compression.

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Also, the temperature is 10-15 degrees colder than the actual temp as you can see in the pics.

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Any thoughts on the file size/quality of the JPGs stored on the card?

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I'm not really sure on the file size, the quality isn't as good as some I've seen, but again I digress to the price point of this celluar camera. For me they were worth it. Even though I didn't get to go hunting this year! bang

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Originally Posted by D-Box
I was referring to a notification via text or email. I understand that the app can also notify real time, but I would rather have text or email.

I've been using the camera in my back yard for a couple of weeks now (4 acres in NW Houston). I got some nice pics of a huge buck, and a red fox this morning. In two weeks, the batteries are now at 47% with it set to immediate photo send and a delay of 5 min. I changed it today to once a day photo send and a 10 min delay.

My main complaint at this point is that the high res file on the memory card is no where near as high quality as my 4 year old Browning 10mp camera takes. The file size is less than 700 KB on the spypoint, where as the Browning file size is over 2500 KB, so if this is really a 10mp cam, they are doing some heavy compression.

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To me those are not bad pics at all. But I hear ya on the complaint.

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