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Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus review: Better privacy policy and a rechargeable battery

por Amos Pocock (2020-05-15)

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Ring's Video Doorbell 3 Plus, first announced on March 11 -- which feels like a very long time ago amid the coronavirus pandemic and resulting quarantine -- is available now at Best Buy and other online retailers, including Ring's store. Like Google's Nest Hello doorbell, Ring's 3 Plus costs $230 (£199, AU$369). That's on the high end of video doorbells now, but the 3 Plus has one key trick that separates it from every other battery-powered Ring buzzer: Pre-Roll. 


Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus

$230 at Ring

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How it stacks up

Ring Video Doorbell 6.9 $83 Arlo Audio Doorbell 6.7 $63 Ring Video Doorbell Pro 7.7 $249


Can be hardwired or run on included rechargeable battery

People Only Mode successfully filtered out most nonperson motion activity alerts

Pre-Roll feature records extra motion activity so you can see more of an event

Don't Like

At $230, the 3 Plus is on the pricey end

Doesn't work with Google Assistant or Siri

I'll talk more about the Pre-Roll feature in a bit, but the gist is that it captures and saves four seconds of video footage leading up to motion detection. That means it can pick up crucial footage that the camera might otherwise miss. 

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The combination of Pre-Roll and this model's versatile hardwired or rechargeable battery design, customizable settings and general ease of use in the app make it a definite high-end doorbell contender. But if you already have a Video Doorbell 2 or another Ring doorbell, the 3 Plus isn't a necessary upgrade. At $230, I prefer and recommend the Nest Hello, for its optional 24/7 continuous recording, Alexa and Google Assistant support (the 3 Plus only works with Alexa) -- and advanced features like facial recognition and automatic face tracking. But the $150 Arlo Video Doorbell is my current favorite doorbell overall.

Still, the 3 Plus is worth considering, 유로247가입코드 particularly if you want a battery-powered video doorbell.