Ring Video Doorbell 2 Review

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A version 2 of the original Ring Video Doorbell was just released, and it’s a massive upgrade from the original one. The set-up procedure was quite tedious, but it did pay off. The motion detector is much better, and it’s even easier to use than its predecessor. 

The previous ring video doorbell never worked as attended (according to several reviews), but the new version doesn’t have that problem. It allows you to see who’s at your door without having to walk up to it. In fact, you can reply appropriately from just about anywhere by screening the visitor from your smartphone. Pretty helpful if a robber rings your doorbell in your absence.

The annual cloud subscription costs $30, and with that, you can save and share your Ring videos. And like mentioned before, the ring doorbells include basic motion detection, and that also triggers video recording. In this article, we’ll go through are the new features in the Ring Video Doorbell 2 (including Ring Video Doorbell battery life).

Ring Video Doorbell 2 – Upgrades:

The new doorbell isn’t a major upgrade from the previous one. In fact, there’s no point in switching to the new one if you already own the previous one. But the new “Ring Video Doorbell 2” does feature a few upgrades that are:

  • Improved Video Quality: The video resolution went from 720p to 1080p. It isn’t really that big of an upgrade, but it’s quite helpful if the need to I.D. a bad guy arises. Hopefully, that doesn’t happen, and in most cases, it doesn’t.
  • Physical Design Change: The new physical design allows the doorbell to run on an internal Lithium-ion battery or be hardwired to your existing electrical leads while for the previous model, the entire device had to be removed from the wall to be recharged. The new model features a removable battery, so you don’t have to remove the entire thing.
  • Better Motion Detection: This upgrade hasn’t been mentioned on Ring’s product page, but they have confirmed that the accuracy of motion detection has been improved due to its heat-sensitive infrared motion sensors. 

The Original version picked up the heat signatures of nearby vehicles, even if none of them were near the house (or the door, for that matter). The new version doesn’t have that problem.

Ring Video Doorbell Battery Life:

The new Ring Video Doorbell two is much more reliable than the previous version, but this new model does feature one major problem. There’s nothing wrong with the Ring Video Doorbell’s battery life, but with replacing the battery with a new one. The battery is installed in the doorbell chassis and taking it off is surprisingly tricky.

You can try and remove the chassis with a screwdriver but you’ll only be damaging the plastic case. At first, you couldn’t find any instructions on Ring’s website either, and even their technicians experienced the problem. After several reports by users, Ring finally added instructions on how to remove the case.

The product now ships with instructions on how to remove the chassis. The instructions are still pretty vague, but they still make it a lot easier than before. The easiest way to remove the battery is to press the doorbell tightly against a vertical surface.

Ring Video Doorbell 2 – Upgrades:

The new doorbell isn’t a major upgrade from the previous one. In fact, there’s no point in switching to the new one if you already own the previous one. But the new “Ring Video Doorbell 2” does feature a few upgrades that are:

  • Improved Video Quality: The video resolution went from 720p to 1080p. It isn’t really that big of an upgrade, but it’s quite helpful if the need to I.D. a bad guy arises. Hopefully, that doesn’t happen, and in most cases, it doesn’t.
  • Physical Design Change: The new physical design allows the doorbell to run on an internal Lithium-ion battery or be hardwired to your existing electrical leads while for the previous model, the entire device had to be removed from the wall to be recharged. The new model features a removable battery, so you don’t have to remove the entire thing.
  • Better Motion Detection: This upgrade hasn’t been mentioned on Ring’s product page, but they have confirmed that the accuracy of motion detection has been improved due to its heat-sensitive infrared motion sensors. 

The Original version picked up the heat signatures of nearby vehicles, even if none of them were near the house (or the door, for that matter). The new version doesn’t have that problem.

Ring Video Doorbell Battery Life:

The new Ring Video Doorbell two is much more reliable than the previous version, but this new model does feature one major problem. There’s nothing wrong with the Ring Video Doorbell’s battery life, but with replacing the battery with a new one. The battery is installed in the doorbell chassis and taking it off is surprisingly tricky.

You can try and remove the chassis with a screwdriver but you’ll only be damaging the plastic case. At first, you couldn’t find any instructions on Ring’s website either, and even their technicians experienced the problem. After several reports by users, Ring finally added instructions on how to remove the case.

The product now ships with instructions on how to remove the chassis. The instructions are still pretty vague, but they still make it a lot easier than before. The easiest way to remove the battery is to press the doorbell tightly against a vertical surface.

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