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Furbo Camera VS. Pawbo

Watching, talking, and feeding your dogs while you are away is now possible. When no one in your house can watch and feed your dog almost all day, you can get a dog camera treat dispenser.  Dogs will be less bored at home when they hear your voice. Best of all, you can alert them when it’s snacking time. Furbo and Skymee are popular dog treat cameras with highly-rated reviews. Let’s see what works best for you and your pups.

Furbo VS Pawbo Comparison Chart

Preview
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Video Resolution
1080p HD
720P HD video camera
Field of View
160 degrees
130 degrees ultra wide angle lens
Night Vision Mode
Zoom
Up to 3x digital
4x
Picture-taking Ability
Yes (via paid subscription)
Dimensions
8.86 x 4.72 inches
4.4 x 4.4 7.9
Treat-tossing Ability
Treat Dispenser Capacity
Only up to 0.5 pounds
Up to 2 cups of treats
Treat Scheduling Mode
Treat Compatibility
Compatible with round-shaped treats only up to 0.4 inch in diameter
Dry pet treats smaller than a quarter US coin
Smart Dog Alerts
Human detection is also only available via subscription
No
Free Trial
90-day trial
No free trial
Subscription Price
$6.99 per month or $69 per year
No subscription needed
Cloud Video Storage
Capacity
Can only store up to 24 hours of video history
Depends on your DropBox storage capacity
Warranty
1-year warranty
1-year warranty
Reviews
21,890 Reviews
720 Reviews
Stars
Furbo
Preview
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Video Resolution
1080p HD
Field of View
160 degrees
Night Vision Mode
Zoom
Up to 3x digital
Picture-taking Ability
Yes (via paid subscription)
Dimensions
8.86 x 4.72 inches
Treat-tossing Ability
Treat Dispenser Capacity
Only up to 0.5 pounds
Treat Scheduling Mode
Treat Compatibility
Compatible with round-shaped treats only up to 0.4 inch in diameter
Smart Dog Alerts
Human detection is also only available via subscription
Free Trial
90-day trial
Subscription Price
$6.99 per month or $69 per year
Cloud Video Storage
Capacity
Can only store up to 24 hours of video history
Warranty
1-year warranty
Reviews
21,890 Reviews
Stars
Price
Pawbo
Preview
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Video Resolution
720P HD video camera
Field of View
130 degrees ultra wide angle lens
Night Vision Mode
Zoom
4x
Picture-taking Ability
Dimensions
4.4 x 4.4 7.9
Treat-tossing Ability
Treat Dispenser Capacity
Up to 2 cups of treats
Treat Scheduling Mode
Treat Compatibility
Dry pet treats smaller than a quarter US coin
Smart Dog Alerts
No
Free Trial
No free trial
Subscription Price
No subscription needed
Cloud Video Storage
Capacity
Depends on your DropBox storage capacity
Warranty
1-year warranty
Reviews
720 Reviews
Stars
Price

Treat Tossing Feature

Furbo
Furbo is also capable of shooting out multiple treats at a time at a distance of about a foot from the device although this device does not allow you to schedule an interactive treat-tossing time for your pets. One thing we noticed about this device during testing is that it creates loud noise which might startle your dogs while they are sleeping or your old, frail pupper which might have negative effects with regards to their health.
Pawbo
In my opinion, one of the downsides of this device is that it does have a treat dispenser but it does not really launch or toss it out. It will only drop a few treats just about an inch in front of the device.
Furbo
Furbo is also capable of shooting out multiple treats at a time at a distance of about a foot from the device although this device does not allow you to schedule an interactive treat-tossing time for your pets. One thing we noticed about this device during testing is that it creates loud noise which might startle your dogs while they are sleeping or your old, frail pupper which might have negative effects with regards to their health.
Pawbo
In my opinion, one of the downsides of this device is that it does have a treat dispenser but it does not really launch or toss it out. It will only drop a few treats just about an inch in front of the device.

Treat Compatibility

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Furbo, on the other hand, does not come with this kind of set-up; it only allows you to store one-size treats into the device. Furbo does not offer a detachable container top so it would be very tricky when trying to clean the device.
The downside of the Pawbo device is that it could only store smaller-sized treats in the treat container. The wheel container is quite small so you will only be able to store as much.
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo, on the other hand, does not come with this kind of set-up; it only allows you to store one-size treats into the device. Furbo does not offer a detachable container top so it would be very tricky when trying to clean the device.
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
The downside of the Pawbo device is that it could only store smaller-sized treats in the treat container. The wheel container is quite small so you will only be able to store as much.

Sounds Alerts

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Furbo also comes with sound alert notifications that come to your phones using their app, but a noticeable difference is that this device also does a good job at differentiating only between human animal sounds. Furbo also features automated alerts when it detects dog barkings that comes with the free plan. But the good thing about Furbo is that it comes with a Smart Dog Alerts feature which optimizes the use of artificial intelligence so it can learn gradually about your dog, and it can then send much more accurate notifications over time; this comes with their paid subscription.
Pawbo makes a doorbell sound when you start using it which you also have the option to change to a chirping bird sound. This is a pretty good strategy to attract the attention of your cats or dogs for treats or play time.
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo also comes with sound alert notifications that come to your phones using their app, but a noticeable difference is that this device also does a good job at differentiating only between human animal sounds. Furbo also features automated alerts when it detects dog barkings that comes with the free plan. But the good thing about Furbo is that it comes with a Smart Dog Alerts feature which optimizes the use of artificial intelligence so it can learn gradually about your dog, and it can then send much more accurate notifications over time; this comes with their paid subscription.
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Pawbo makes a doorbell sound when you start using it which you also have the option to change to a chirping bird sound. This is a pretty good strategy to attract the attention of your cats or dogs for treats or play time.

Video Quality

Furbo
Furbo also shows a clear 160-degree wide angle display. This device also has a night vision feature which also automatically turns on when it gets dark at night which is pretty convenient for when you are working night shifts.
Pawbo
Pawbo also features a 720P HD video camera which looks very clear upon testing. The video stream is pretty clear so you will be able to see your cat and the room at a very wide angle. One thing that is not so consistent about this device is the video quality at night and when used in an environment without natural daylight is not as good as when used in an environment or room with natural daylight. This is because this device does not feature a night vision mode, although they offer a separate part that you can purchase, called Pawbo Flash, which can compensate for this issue.
Furbo
Furbo also shows a clear 160-degree wide angle display. This device also has a night vision feature which also automatically turns on when it gets dark at night which is pretty convenient for when you are working night shifts.
Pawbo
Pawbo also features a 720P HD video camera which looks very clear upon testing. The video stream is pretty clear so you will be able to see your cat and the room at a very wide angle. One thing that is not so consistent about this device is the video quality at night and when used in an environment without natural daylight is not as good as when used in an environment or room with natural daylight. This is because this device does not feature a night vision mode, although they offer a separate part that you can purchase, called Pawbo Flash, which can compensate for this issue.

Audio Quality

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Furbo also has microphones and speakers which lets you have conversations and interactions with your pets and vice versa. Upon testing, we also noticed that Furbo kind of releases mumbling sounds which is a bit difficult to understand. One thing to note when checking out this product.
Pawbo also has a decent audio quality but the good point about this device is that you will be able to interact with your pup or cat because it has a two-way intercom so that your pet can hear you and you will also be able to hear your dogs bark or your cats meow!
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo also has microphones and speakers which lets you have conversations and interactions with your pets and vice versa. Upon testing, we also noticed that Furbo kind of releases mumbling sounds which is a bit difficult to understand. One thing to note when checking out this product.
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Pawbo also has a decent audio quality but the good point about this device is that you will be able to interact with your pup or cat because it has a two-way intercom so that your pet can hear you and you will also be able to hear your dogs bark or your cats meow!

Placements

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Furbo on the other hand does not have the capability to be mounted on walls. This device does not have tapes underneath; It instead only comes with 4 sticky padding materials underneath which makes it slide or be moved easier on surfaces.
Upon initial inspection of the device, it has two wall mounts at the back which will enable you to mount them up on a wall. The base has a foam pad underneath which makes it more stable and prevents it from tipping over.
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo on the other hand does not have the capability to be mounted on walls. This device does not have tapes underneath; It instead only comes with 4 sticky padding materials underneath which makes it slide or be moved easier on surfaces.
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Upon initial inspection of the device, it has two wall mounts at the back which will enable you to mount them up on a wall. The base has a foam pad underneath which makes it more stable and prevents it from tipping over.

Photos and Video Sharing

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Furbo only supports up to 2.4G which can make a difference or can give you issues if you’re using new wifi routers. You cannot have multiple devices at home and logged into one account. You will need to log in and log out every time you want to access a different Furbo device at home.
One great feature about this app is that you can both take photos and videos of your pups using the Pawbo Life app. It also allows up to 8 users to control and monitor the camera and also has instant sharing and storage to DropBox features.
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo only supports up to 2.4G which can make a difference or can give you issues if you’re using new wifi routers. You cannot have multiple devices at home and logged into one account. You will need to log in and log out every time you want to access a different Furbo device at home.
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
One great feature about this app is that you can both take photos and videos of your pups using the Pawbo Life app. It also allows up to 8 users to control and monitor the camera and also has instant sharing and storage to DropBox features.

Capacity and Maintenance

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Furbo, on the other hand, does not provide you with the ability to detach the container and wash it separately which can be a bit of a hassle when you want to clean the insides of the device. Furbo can only hold up to 0.5 pounds of treats.
As we have mentioned earlier in the designs section of this article, the treats are placed on a wheel-like material that is located in the removable drawer in front of the device. As we have observed, this container is quite small and therefore could only store smaller-sized treats.
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo, on the other hand, does not provide you with the ability to detach the container and wash it separately which can be a bit of a hassle when you want to clean the insides of the device. Furbo can only hold up to 0.5 pounds of treats.
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
As we have mentioned earlier in the designs section of this article, the treats are placed on a wheel-like material that is located in the removable drawer in front of the device. As we have observed, this container is quite small and therefore could only store smaller-sized treats.

Design

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Furbo is very different in looks. This device is made of plastic and has a white finish with a bamboo top that serves as its cover.
I personally like the design of Pawbo, which to me, kind of resembles EVE from Wall-E, which is a pretty cool design. There is a small drawer in front of the device, that when you remove, you will be able to see a little wheel-like material that has eight slots in it; this is where you put the treats.
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo is very different in looks. This device is made of plastic and has a white finish with a bamboo top that serves as its cover.
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
I personally like the design of Pawbo, which to me, kind of resembles EVE from Wall-E, which is a pretty cool design. There is a small drawer in front of the device, that when you remove, you will be able to see a little wheel-like material that has eight slots in it; this is where you put the treats.

Subscriptions & Free Trials

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Furbo only has one subscription option of $6.99 per month which would cost you about $69 per year and offers a 90-day free trial. The Furbo subscription includes dog diaries, dog selfie alerts and also video history.
The Pawbo Life app is also free to use right after buying and you will be able to use all the features in it without the burden of paying any subscription fees! One great feature is the built-in laser pointer, which you can use freely in the app, to play with your pets while you are away. The laser pointer toy can be controlled manually and automatically, although it’s a bit difficult to control it manually as it is not as accurate as we wish it could be.
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo only has one subscription option of $6.99 per month which would cost you about $69 per year and offers a 90-day free trial. The Furbo subscription includes dog diaries, dog selfie alerts and also video history.
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
The Pawbo Life app is also free to use right after buying and you will be able to use all the features in it without the burden of paying any subscription fees! One great feature is the built-in laser pointer, which you can use freely in the app, to play with your pets while you are away. The laser pointer toy can be controlled manually and automatically, although it’s a bit difficult to control it manually as it is not as accurate as we wish it could be.

Furbo and Pawbo Key Differences and Similarities

Key Differences

  • Furbo’s camera quality is 1080p HD while on Pawbo it is 720P HD video camera
  • Furbo’s camera view is 160 degrees wide-view angle while Pawb0 has an ultra-wide-angle lens of 130 degrees.
  • Furbo has night vision mode while Pawbo does not.
  • Furbo can digitally zoom up to 3x and Pawbo can zoom in 4x.
  • Treat Dispenser Capacity for Furbo is only up to 0,5 pounds while Pawbo can store up to 2 cups of treats. 0.4 inch diameter round-shaped treats are compatible with Furbo while Pawbo dry pet treats smaller than a quarter US coin.
  • There’s no human detection and smart dog alert feature on Pawbo while Furbo’s human detection alert is only available via subscription
  • Pawbo has no free trial while there’s a free 90-day trial for Furbo
  • $6.99/mo. or $69 per year Furbo subscription while no subscription needed for Pawbo
  • Furbo can store up to 24 hours of video history

Key Similarities

  • Cloud video storage
  • 1-year warranty

Our Verdict

Furbo wins! A dog camera tossing treats is way more fun to use since your furry friend can have a little activity to use its senses.  Human detection and smart dog alerts are really big help when attending to your dog’s needs especially when you are far away. Higher video quality means a clearer view. With night vision mode, you can still see at night that your four-legged pal is safe.

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About the author

Mark Braeden

Mark is the dog breeder for 17 years. Mark also has 4 dogs: Alaskan Malamute, Clumber Spaniel, Irish Terrier and Mutt. Mark also into latest technologies and he is trying all the latest dog gadgets & technologies on the market and sharing his experience.

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