The August View, the wire-free doorbell camera, is available again for purchase. The company has said it has made improvements to connectivity, video quality, operation speed, notifications and device wake-up time.
At the start of the August view release back in April, the company stopped shipping of the smart doorbell camera. This was due problems related to Wi-Fi connectivity and other issues reported by users.
The problem was caused caused by a Wi-Fi chip in the View doorbell, specifically designed to run the battery-powered doorbell on low power until an event wakes it up. But this chip appeared to be causing significant connectivity issues. The issue was more apparent on mesh networks.
When August stopped the sale of its doorbell, it also let customers send back the device for a full refund. But if you kept it, you can now install an automatic firmware update once it is powered back on and connected to Wi-Fi to fix the connectivity problem.
I am planning on getting my hands on with one soon and will publish a full review. However, if you are convinced by August’s promises, you can order one now for $229.