Logitech Circle 2 Review

Get all the details on the Logitech Circle 2 security camera, including pricing, and all the features that come with this highly rated camera.

Updated on March 31st, 2020

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The Logitech Circle 2 is a great standalone security camera or can be part of a security camera system. It features night vision, 24 hours free cloud storage, and high-quality 1080p recordings.

Updates:

Updated 21st of February 2020

We made it easier to understand Logitech Circle 2's features and drawbacks, added an overview of complementing subscription plans, and did a price review. The price of the Logitech Circle 2 has gone up from $162.49 to $179.99.

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Logitech Circle 2

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Indoor/Outdoor.

Wire-free Option.

24 hrs free cloud storage.

High-quality 1080p video.

Pros and Cons:

Pros

  • Great image quality.
  • Wider angle than most cameras.
  • Great customer support.

Cons

  • No local storage.
  • Only 1 day free cloud storage.

Review:

The Logitech Circle is weather resistant and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It offers more flexibility with both wired and wire-free options and has an impressive viewing angle of 180°. With 1080p HD resolution and seamless integrations with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, this camera presents a versatile, high-quality, and convenient security solution.

Highlights:

  • 180° field of view.
  • 2-way audio.
  • Smart home integrations.
  • Customizable alert function.

Shortcomings:

  • Limited night vision range.
  • Very limited free storage (24 hours).

Reputation:

The majority (69%) of Amazon customer reviews of the Logitech Circle 2 are positive and expressly appreciate the image quality and how easy it is to install the camera. A few reviews make note of occasional connection issues.

At a Glance:

Camera Type

Wired or wireless

Suitable for

Indoor / Outdoor

Storage

Cloud

Image Resolution

1080p

Audio

2-way audio

Integrations

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, Logitech POP

Alerts/Notifications

Yes

Pricing:

Option

List Price

Single Wired Camera

$ 179.99

Single Wire-free Camera

$ 199.99

Combo Pack: 2 wire-free cameras + 1 rechargeable battery

$ 399.99

Logitech Circle 2 vs. NETGEAR Arlo Q
Logitech Circle 2 vs. NETGEAR Arlo Q:

Logitech Circle 2 and NETGEAR's Arlo Q are both top-ranking cameras that offer great flexibility when it comes to placement. They also both offer the convenience of smart home integrations and can capture high-quality images. Logitech Circle 2 is a touch cheaper than the Arlo Q and offers a far wider viewing angle.

Logitech Circle 2 vs. Blink XT2

Next to the Blink XT2 the Logitech Circle 2 is the superior camera but also has a higher price. While the Blink XT2 is well-equipped for indoor and outdoor surveillance and offers very much the same video resolution, 2-way audio, and smart home integrations as the Logitech, it has a smaller field of view and has no digital zoom.

Key Features:

Feature

Description

Image Resolution

1080p

View Field

180°

Placement

Indoor or outdoor.

Storage

Cloud, 24 hours free.

Power

Cord and wire-free versions.

Smart Home Compatibility

Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit

Motion Detection

Yes

Streaming Video

Yes

Subscription Plan

Optional

Motion Detection

Yes

Person Detection

With subscription.

Continuous Recordings

Yes

Night Vision

15 feet

Zoom

Digital

Audio

2-Way

Notifications

Push

Alarm

No

App

Mobile and web.

Functional Temperature Range

-4° to 122° F / -20° to 50° C

Buy Now

Logitech Circle 2

Buy on Amazon

Indoor/Outdoor.

Wire-free Option.

24 hrs free cloud storage.

High-quality 1080p video.

Circle Safe Plans:

Logitech Circle 2 comes with three plan options: a free plan, a basic plan, and a premium plan. The basic and premium plans offer additional cloud storage and more features. Since the Logitech Circle 2 does not have local storage and the free plan only provides 24 hours of free storage, a basic or premium plan may be advisable, especially for small businesses.

Circle Safe Pricing:

Plan

Features

Price

Free

24-hours cloud storage, unlimited streaming and downloads, smart time-lapse day brief, and smart alerts

Free

Basic

Same features as the free plan plus 14 days cloud storage

$3.99 /mo. for a single camera; $6.99/mo. or $69 /yr. for up to 5 cameras

Premium

All free features plus person detection, motion zones, custom smart time-lapse day brief, and 31 days cloud storage.

$9.99/mo. or $99.99 /yr. for a single camera; $17.99 /mo. or $179/yr. for up to 5 cameras

Logitech Circle 2 Accessories:

Logitech Circle 2 accessories include different types of mounts and rechargeable batteries.

The window mount is a plugged-in wired mount that allows you to place a camera on a window pane to monitor the outdoors from inside. It is priced at $39.99.

The plug mount lets you plug a Logitech Circle 2 into any outlet and is priced at $29.99.

The magnetic mount is an easy and convenient way to mount a camera to any flat magnetic surface. The magnetic mount costs $19.99.

Circle 2 rechargeable batteries are available for $49.99. If you have a wire-free Logitech Circle 2, a back-up battery can be useful in reducing surveillance downtime between charges.

FAQs:

How long does a Logitech Circle 2 battery last?

Battery life for the Logitech Circle 2 is up to 3 months.

How do you set up a Logi camera?

  1. Make sure the camera is plugged in.
  2. Download Logi Circle app from an app store.
  3. Open the app.
  4. Tap "Setup".
  5. Name the camera.
  6. Tap "Next".
  7. Select a wireless network.
  8. Type in the password.
  9. Tap "Connect".
  10. In the Welcome Home message, tap "Continue".
  11. Create your Circle Account

Does Circle 2 wireless work with HomeKit?

No. Only the wired version of the camera works with Apple HomeKit.

How do I connect Logitech Circle 2 to HomeKit?

  1. Go into the Logitech Circle 2 quick start guide to view its features.
  2. Fine the HomeKit setup code.
  3. Attach the camera to its mount.
  4. Plug in the camera.
  5. Launch the Home app.
  6. Tap "Add Accessory".
  7. Scan the HomeKit setup code.
  8. Follow the prompts.

How do I reset my Logi Circle 2 camera?

  1. Open "Settings" in the app.
  2. Tap "More Settings".
  3. Tap "Remove Camera".
  4. Setup the Logitech Circle 2 Camera again as if it were a new camera.

What is CircleSafe?

CircleSafe is an optional subscription plan that gives users up to 31-day cloud storage, person detection, motion zones, and a custom day brief.

Do you need a hub to use it with the Alexa?

No. You'll just need to connect it to your WiFi network to link the camera to Alexa.

Do I need a subscription to get phone notifications from the Logitech Circle 2?

No, the Circle 2 allows Smart Alert notifications for free with all pricing plans. These are push notifications that are sent when the camera detects motion.

Can you leave this camera on 24 hours a day?

You can, but it will not record for 24 hours - it will only record when motion is detected. You can always view the live feed via the web app