Petcube vs. Furbo

Petcube vs Furbo

Let’s get straight to the differences between the Petcube vs. Furbo.

The major differences so far are Petcube’s 180° ultra-wide-angle lens field of view, and free cloud recording feature.

Additionally, Petcube Bites 2 also comes with an already built-in Alexa as well as dual bandwidth compatibility making it the superior model out of the two.

The Short Version

Petcube Bites 2 = 1080p HD resolution, 180° ultra-wide-angle lens, 4x zoom, one-way video streaming, two-way audio, comes w/ night vision, 2.4GHz & 5GHz WiFi, treat dispenser, sound & motion alerts, Smart Dog Alerts, up to 4 hours (10-second video clips) free cloud recording, triggered video recordings, optional monthly fees, built-in Alexa, designed for cats & dogs.

‌Furbo = 1080p HD video resolution, 160° field of view, 4x zoom, one-way video streaming, two-way audio, comes w/ night vision, 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz WiFi, Bluetooth, treat dispenser, sound & motion alerts, Smart Dog alerts w/ subscription, no free cloud recordings, subscription required for triggered video recordings, optional monthly fees, works with Amazon Alexa, designed for cats & dogs.

Which one are you getting?

Last update on 2024-02-25 at 23:06 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Petcube vs. Furbo — Easy Comparison Chart

Petcube Bites 2 ‌Furbo
Dimensions5.7 x 3 x 10.6 inches5.91 x 4.72 x 8.86 inches
ColorMatte SilverWhite
Wi-Fi2.4GHz & 5GHz802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Field-of-view180° 160°
Smart Dog Alertsw/ Subscriptionw/ Subscription
Resolution1080p HD1080p HD
Zoom4x zoom4x zoom
Designed forDogs/CatsDogs/Cats
Works with Amazon AlexaAlexa Built-InYes
Monthly feesOptionalOptional
Triggered Video RecordingsYesSubscription Required
Video streamingOne-wayOne-way
Free Cloud RecordingUp to 4 hours (10-second video clips) more w/ subscriptionNo, Subscription Required
Night VisionYesYes
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)N/AYes
Treat DispenserYesYes
Motion AlertsYesYes

Petcube vs. Furbo — What’s Different?

Petcube Bites

Monthly fees – With Petcube you can also opt for a Petcube care plan that will upgrade your service with additional features such as extra cloud storage & discounts on various pet care companies.

You can opt for 3 different plans which are Basic, Optimal and Premium.

While the Basic plan is free, with Optimal and Premium option you can extend cloud storage to a 3-day of video history for $5.99 per month, or cloud storage of up to 90 days coming at $14.99 monthly.

Whereas Furbo features the Furbo Dog Nanny, which gives you 24 hours event-based cloud recording, smart alerts, and a doggie diary, amounting to $6.99 / month or $69 / year.

Alexa – The new Petcube 2 also features a built-in Alexa, meaning that you won’t need to have an Alexa-enabled device in order to take advantage of voice control features.

While Furbo does work with Alexa, it doesn’t come with the voice assistant built-in and requires a third party speaker.

Design – In terms of the design, Petcube Bites 2 is a little bit bulkier than the Furbo. With dimensions of 5.7 x 3 x 10.6 inches, vs. Furbo’s 5.91 x 4.72 x 8.86 inches.

Field-of-view – When it comes to the field of view, Petcube 2 has the advantage with its 180-degree ultra-wide-angle lens camera feed allowing it to see a lot more than Furbo’s 160-degree viewing angle.

Triggered Video Recordings & Cloud Storage – Additionally, Petcube 2 also has an edge with its 4 hours of free cloud storage, and the inclusion of triggered video recordings without having to opt for a subscription plan.

While with Furbo you’ll need to opt for the Furbo Dog Nanny in order to not miss any relevant video activity

Smart Dog Alerts – It’s true that both models offer Smart Dog Alerts feature, however, they do differ from each other.

With Petcube Bites 2, you’ll be able to receive more accurate alerts, since it can easily recognize barking and meowing among other sounds and even tell the difference between pets and people due to its advanced AI technology.

While Furbo similarly is able to detect dog-related activities, such as when your pet is playing or jumping on the furniture. 

Additionally, with Furbo, the camera will also take a picture when your pet is facing the camera, sending you adorable photos of your furry friend when you’re away from home.

Network – Lastly, when it comes to network compatibility, Furbo only supports a 2.4GHz WiFi network while Petcube is compatible with both 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

Last update on 2024-02-25 at 23:06 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API