Blink XT vs. XT2

Blink XT vs. XT2

We’re going to go over the differences between the Blink XT vs. XT2, and which is better for you and your home.

We can already say that Blink XT2 is the superior model due to the fact it includes two-way audio, extended battery life,live-view recording, as well as custom motion detection, all of which Blink XT lacks.

Thus making Blink XT2 the truly smart camera, while is more suitable for those of you who prefer something a little more simple but still includes Alexa voice commands.

Additionally, both cameras bear the same price tag so you are free to choose what’s best for you.


The Short Version

Blink XT = No two-way audio, but includes a mic for Alexa hands-free control, doesn’t include live-view recording, no custom motion detection, compatible with IFTTT, decent 1080p HD video resolution, live-view on demand & night vision, weather-resistant- can be used indoors and outdoors, includes temperature monitoring, 110 Degrees field of view, runs on 2 AA 1.5V lithium batteries.

Blink XT2 = Comes with two-way audio, compatible with Alexa & IFTTT, includes live-view recording, custom motion detection, good 1080p HD resolution, live-view on demand & night vision, weather-resistant, includes temperature monitoring, 110 Degrees field of view, runs on 2 AA 1.5V lithium batteries.

Last update on 2020-02-19 at 03:54 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Blink XT vs. XT2 — Easy Comparison Chart

Blink XT Blink XT2
Dimensions2.8 x 2.8 x 1.3 inches2.8 x 2.8 x 1.4 inches
Field of View110 Degrees110 Degrees
Two-Way TalkNo, Only Mic AvailableYes
Custom Motion DetectionNoYes
Live-view RecordingNoYes
AlexaYesYes
IFTTTYesYes
Night VisionYesYes
Resolution1080p HD1080p HD
Live-View on DemandYesYes
Temperature MonitoringYesYes
Weather ResistantYesYes
Power Options2 AA 1.5V lithium batteries2 AA 1.5V lithium batteries

Blink XT vs. XT2 — What’s Different?

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Custom Motion Zones – with Blink XT2 you can set custom motion zones in order to keep an eye on high-risk places such as the front door, or garage after which you’ll be notified when activity is detected.

While Blink XT doesn’t come with this type of technology, thus lacking the extra layer of security.

Two-Way Audio – Have a chat with your neighbor, or ward off a potential intruder with Blink’s XT2 two-way audio technology which allows you to communicate with any who’s outside or inside your home.

Unfortunately, Blink XT2 doesn’t support this feature but does come with a mic that allows you to use Alexa.

Live-View on Demand – Additionally, Blink XT2 also offers almost double the seconds of use compared to Blink XT2 when using the live-view on-demand or motion-activated recordings. Allowing you to record and share twice as much footage with Blink XT2 when compared to Blink XT.

Battery – Blink XT2 also boasts a more advanced battery life, which increases its usage to up to two years more than Blink XT.

Appearance – There is only a slight difference in the design of Blink XT and XT2.

The Blink logo at the bottom of the center plastic is a lighter grey tone on the Blink XT2, and there’s also an XT2 brand logo on the back battery cover too.

Last update on 2020-02-19 at 03:54 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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