The first Gen of Ring Indoor Camera was a pretty amazing deal, considering the price range and features it offered.
The latest version of the Ring Indoor Camera has just been announced, and it’s already looking pretty great. So what are the major changes that took place on the new one?
Let’s find out in today’s comparison article between the Ring Indoor Cam Gen 1 and Gen 2.
|Ring Indoor Cam Gen 1
|Ring Indoor Cam Gen 2
|Viewing Angle (Horizontal)
|Viewing Angle (Vertical)
|Amazon Alexa Integration
Starting off with the design, both first-gen and second-gen share pretty much the same design and aesthetic. Except for the new privacy cover, which has been added to ensure extra security measures. Apart from that, it is hard to find any more differences. You can mount them anywhere around the house, it can be a wall, table, or any spot with a flat surface. Both of them feature a swivel mount so that you can tilt or adjust to desired viewing angle easily. And the new Gen 2 version uses wire instead of a battery, just like its predecessor. Also, you can take full control of your camera through your smartphone no matter how far you are.
As for the design, there isn’t much to talk about. Because everything is pretty much the same, except for the privacy cover on the new version of Indoor Cam.
Specs & Features
Looking at the specs of both the new and the old versions of Ring Indoor Cam, there aren’t really any significant changes visible other than some tweaks here and there. Both feature 1080p cameras with live view and color night vision. You will also get 115 degrees of the horizontal field of view on each. But when it comes to vertical viewing angle, it’s 59 degrees on the latest and 60 degrees on the old one. Apart from that, these two indoor cams also support wifi connection up to 2.4 gigahertz and can be controlled through a smartphone or Amazon Alexa. And not to mention the subscription packages, which will give you access to premium features such as cloud storage, person or package alert, rich notification, and home and away mode. But one impressive thing about the Gen 2 version is that it has a special Siren feature, which can be turned on or off through a smartphone. So whenever you spot an intruder in your house, turning it on will surely scare them off. Other than that, everything else is pretty much the same, including the two-way live audio talk.
As for the price tag, the latest version of Ring Indoor Cam cost the same as the previous gen. But right now, the original Ring Indoor Camera is on sale at a 20-dollar discount, you can go for that if you want to save up some bucks.
So, is it worth upgrading to the latest version of Ring Indoor Cam, when you already own the previous one? Well, if you really don’t care about the latest feature, then we recommend sticking with the one you already have. Because there isn’t much of a difference on both these cams anyway. But, if you are buying an indoor cam for the first time, then getting the latest one could certainly provide you great value.