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PetCube Bites 2 VS Furbo: Which Dog Camera Is Better?

Big comparison of Petcube and Furbo dog cameras by Mark Braeden
Written by Mark Braeden

All dog owners out there always wanted to make sure how our dog are doing at home especially while we are away. Home cameras are a great help but pet cameras are also gaining popularity in place of regular home cameras because pet cameras like PetCube and Furbo come in more pet-friendly features such as they allow more interactions with your dog more than a general home CCTV camera can do. We chose two of the best treat tossing dog cameras and compared PetCube Bites 2 VS Furbo side-by-side.

Based on our research, PetCube and Furbo showcase almost the same features and only minor differences which may let you decide on which one suits better to your likings. First up, let us show you the comparison of their features and we will get down to the details afterwards.

PetCube Bites 2 VS Furbo Comparison Chart

Preview
PetCube Bites 2
[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat...
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Video Resolution
1080p full HD
1080p HD
Field of View
160 degrees
160 degrees
Night Vision Mode
Zoom
Up to 4x digital
Up to 3x digital
Picture-taking Ability
Yes (via paid subscription)
Dimensions
10.58 x 5.7 x 2.88 inches
8.86 x 4.72 inches
Treat-tossing Ability
Treat Dispenser Capacity
1.5 pounds (includes 3 inserts to control portions of treats into small, medium, and large)
Only up to 0.5 pounds
Treat Scheduling Mode
Treat Compatibility
Compatible with dry crunchy treats up to 1-inch in diameter
Compatible with round-shaped treats only up to 0.4 inch in diameter
Smart Dog Alerts
Bark and human detection only available via subscription
Human detection is also only available via subscription
Free Trial
14-day trial
90-day trial
Subscription Price
Optimal subscription which costs $5.99 per month or $48 per year; Premium subscription costs $14.99 per month or $99 per year)
$6.99 per month or $69 per year
Cloud Video Storage
Capacity
Can store up to 90 days of video history
Can only store up to 24 hours of video history
Warranty
1-year warranty or 2-year warranty if with subscription
1-year warranty
Reviews
820 Reviews
24,171 Reviews
Stars
PetCube Bites 2
Preview
[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat...
Video Resolution
1080p full HD
Field of View
160 degrees
Night Vision Mode
Zoom
Up to 4x digital
Picture-taking Ability
Dimensions
10.58 x 5.7 x 2.88 inches
Treat-tossing Ability
Treat Dispenser Capacity
1.5 pounds (includes 3 inserts to control portions of treats into small, medium, and large)
Treat Scheduling Mode
Treat Compatibility
Compatible with dry crunchy treats up to 1-inch in diameter
Smart Dog Alerts
Bark and human detection only available via subscription
Free Trial
14-day trial
Subscription Price
Optimal subscription which costs $5.99 per month or $48 per year; Premium subscription costs $14.99 per month or $99 per year)
Cloud Video Storage
Capacity
Can store up to 90 days of video history
Warranty
1-year warranty or 2-year warranty if with subscription
Reviews
820 Reviews
Stars
Price
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
24,171 Reviews
Stars

Now that we’ve seen the overview of their features, we can already see from here that PetCube Bites 2 has a great advantage over Furbo. But let’s have a deep dive into these features and let you decide which one is really better than the other. Let’s take a look below!

Treat Tossing Feature

Treat tossing feature comparison between Furbo and Petcube

PetCube Bites 2
Bites 2 is capable of shooting out one up to three treats in one go at a distance of 4 to 6 feet, and the great thing about Bites 2 is that it allows you to customize multiple ranges using the PetCube app and you can choose from short, medium, or long distances reaching up to around 10 feet, which can be a great source of entertainment for your dogs which then provides more fun interactions. This interactive device allows you to schedule this interactive treat-tossing feature which the Furbo 2 does not have. This is very convenient for when you are busy at work and do not want to be interrupted just to tap on that dispense button on your phone every time your pup needs some treats. One more good thing about Bites 2 is that it does not emit loud sounds when it dispenses treats; it quietly does the job so it won’t startle your dogs or cats.
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.
PetCube Bites 2
Bites 2 is capable of shooting out one up to three treats in one go at a distance of 4 to 6 feet, and the great thing about Bites 2 is that it allows you to customize multiple ranges using the PetCube app and you can choose from short, medium, or long distances reaching up to around 10 feet, which can be a great source of entertainment for your dogs which then provides more fun interactions. This interactive device allows you to schedule this interactive treat-tossing feature which the Furbo 2 does not have. This is very convenient for when you are busy at work and do not want to be interrupted just to tap on that dispense button on your phone every time your pup needs some treats. One more good thing about Bites 2 is that it does not emit loud sounds when it dispenses treats; it quietly does the job so it won’t startle your dogs or cats.
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.

Treat Compatibility

PetCube Bites 2
[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat...
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
PetCube Bites 2 comes with three orange pieces, much like a door for the treats, that sort the treats based on their sizes. This then gives you the option to give treats in different sizes. This device has a detachable container top which allows you to wash it separately in a wash machine while you cannot do this on Furbo.
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. One point to consider when buying this device is that unlike the Bites 2 device, Furbo does not offer a detachable container top so it would be very tricky when trying to clean the device.
PetCube Bites 2
[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat...
PetCube Bites 2 comes with three orange pieces, much like a door for the treats, that sort the treats based on their sizes. This then gives you the option to give treats in different sizes. This device has a detachable container top which allows you to wash it separately in a wash machine while you cannot do this on Furbo.
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. One point to consider when buying this device is that unlike the Bites 2 device, Furbo does not offer a detachable container top so it would be very tricky when trying to clean the device.

Sounds Alerts

PetCube Bites 2
[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat...
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Bites 2 come with sound alert notifications that come to your phones using the PetCube app. This means that they will send you alerts for example when someone walks near the devices or when animals make some noise, the device is able to catch it, and Bites 2 does a great job because it can differentiate sounds such as barks or meows, movements and humans. Another thing to notice is that Bites 2 will send you automated sound notifications whenever it detects sounds or motions around that come with the subscription.
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.
PetCube Bites 2
[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat...
Bites 2 come with sound alert notifications that come to your phones using the PetCube app. This means that they will send you alerts for example when someone walks near the devices or when animals make some noise, the device is able to catch it, and Bites 2 does a great job because it can differentiate sounds such as barks or meows, movements and humans. Another thing to notice is that Bites 2 will send you automated sound notifications whenever it detects sounds or motions around that come with the subscription.
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.

Video Quality

Video quality is different between Furbo and Petcube

PetCube Bites 2
Bites 2 shows a clear wide 160-degree angle point-of-view; this device provides a very crisp and sharper image and video quality. This quality is also perfect because this device also has a night vision so it would be still perfect when you want to watch your pup when the lights are not yet on when the sun goes down. The night vision feature automatically turns on so you do not have to struggle when it’s starting to get dark.
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.
PetCube Bites 2
Bites 2 shows a clear wide 160-degree angle point-of-view; this device provides a very crisp and sharper image and video quality. This quality is also perfect because this device also has a night vision so it would be still perfect when you want to watch your pup when the lights are not yet on when the sun goes down. The night vision feature automatically turns on so you do not have to struggle when it’s starting to get dark.
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.

Audio Quality

PetCube Bites 2
[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat...
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
PetCube Bites 2 have microphones and speakers which lets you have two-way conversations and interactions with your pets. In my opinion, when tested, the audio quality of Bites 2 is much better and clearer. Bites 2 comes with a speaker bar and a four-microphone array which might be the reason for its better audio quality than the Furbo. This device also comes with a built-in Alexa feature and you can maximize the use of all the features of Alexa which is a pretty cool feature for a dog camera in my opinion.
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.
PetCube Bites 2
[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat...
PetCube Bites 2 have microphones and speakers which lets you have two-way conversations and interactions with your pets. In my opinion, when tested, the audio quality of Bites 2 is much better and clearer. Bites 2 comes with a speaker bar and a four-microphone array which might be the reason for its better audio quality than the Furbo. This device also comes with a built-in Alexa feature and you can maximize the use of all the features of Alexa which is a pretty cool feature for a dog camera in my opinion.
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.

Placements

Petcube Bites 2 dog camera could be mounted in the wall while Furbo is for tabletop and flat surfaces only.

PetCube Bites 2
PetCube Bites 2 comes with a mounting kit which gives you the option for the device to be mounted on walls which in return can offer a much better view of your pets’ surroundings. This device comes with a charger with a longer cord than Furbo which makes it easier to be mounted on walls. This device also comes with a rubbery material underneath which makes it less likely to slide on tables or countertops.
Furbo
Furbo on the other hand does not have the capability to be mounted on walls. Unlike the Bites 2, this device does not possess a rubbery material underneath; It instead only comes with 4 sticky padding materials underneath which makes it slide or be moved easier on surfaces.
PetCube Bites 2
PetCube Bites 2 comes with a mounting kit which gives you the option for the device to be mounted on walls which in return can offer a much better view of your pets’ surroundings. This device comes with a charger with a longer cord than Furbo which makes it easier to be mounted on walls. This device also comes with a rubbery material underneath which makes it less likely to slide on tables or countertops.
Furbo
Furbo on the other hand does not have the capability to be mounted on walls. Unlike the Bites 2, this device does not possess a rubbery material underneath; It instead only comes with 4 sticky padding materials underneath which makes it slide or be moved easier on surfaces.

Photos and Video Sharing

PetCube Bites 2
[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat...
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Bites 2 supports 5G fiber optic wifi network which is perfect for when you are already using a new Wi-Fi modem. This device has a feature that lets you connect with multiple devices and accounts. It also has a sharing option which lets you share your account to maybe other family members and it also gives you an option to invite more members into the same account. This means that you can only have one pet cube device in your house but anyone can download the PetCube app and they can also watch and interact with your pets.
Furbo only supports up to 2.4G which can make a difference or can give you issues if you’re using new wifi routers. Furbo is also lacking the features described above about Bites 2; 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 which is a bit inconvenient than Bites 2.
PetCube Bites 2
[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat...
Bites 2 supports 5G fiber optic wifi network which is perfect for when you are already using a new Wi-Fi modem. This device has a feature that lets you connect with multiple devices and accounts. It also has a sharing option which lets you share your account to maybe other family members and it also gives you an option to invite more members into the same account. This means that you can only have one pet cube device in your house but anyone can download the PetCube app and they can also watch and interact with your pets.
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. Furbo is also lacking the features described above about Bites 2; 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 which is a bit inconvenient than Bites 2.

Capacity and Maintenance

PetCube Bites 2
[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat...
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
PetCube Bites 2 is very easy to maintain because as I have mentioned earlier in the design, it is designed with functionality in mind, as it comes with a detachable container top. Just simply pop it up, and you can either wash it by hand or simply place it on a dishwasher. Bites 2 has a larger capacity of up to 1.5 pounds of treats! It makes it more convenient for you as you do not have to refill it every time.
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.
PetCube Bites 2
[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat...
PetCube Bites 2 is very easy to maintain because as I have mentioned earlier in the design, it is designed with functionality in mind, as it comes with a detachable container top. Just simply pop it up, and you can either wash it by hand or simply place it on a dishwasher. Bites 2 has a larger capacity of up to 1.5 pounds of treats! It makes it more convenient for you as you do not have to refill it every time.
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.

Design

PetCube Bites 2
PetCube Bites 2 has a futuristic sleek and elegant design, and is a bit taller than Furbo. Bites 2 is made of hard plastic which is combined with aluminum that proves the durability of this device. It is also a lot more ergonomic and feels more sturdy than Furbo. This device has a metal aluminum inside of it that helps in making it withstand more against interactions with your dogs. One more great thing about Bites 2 is that this product already comes with a pack of pet treats inside the box when bought.
Furbo
Furbo, although having almost the same size as Bites 2, 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.
PetCube Bites 2
PetCube Bites 2 has a futuristic sleek and elegant design, and is a bit taller than Furbo. Bites 2 is made of hard plastic which is combined with aluminum that proves the durability of this device. It is also a lot more ergonomic and feels more sturdy than Furbo. This device has a metal aluminum inside of it that helps in making it withstand more against interactions with your dogs. One more great thing about Bites 2 is that this product already comes with a pack of pet treats inside the box when bought.
Furbo
Furbo, although having almost the same size as Bites 2, 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.

Subscriptions & Free Trials

PetCube Bites 2
[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat...
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
PetCube Bites 2 gives you two subscription options which are the Optimal one that costs $5.99 per month or around $48 per year and the Premium subscription which costs $14.99 or about $99 per year. One really cool part of the subscription option in Bites 2 is their membership perks and services such as dog-walking and dog-bathing services and other discounts on pet products like pet food and more. Even if Bites 2 only offers a 14-day free trial, both of the PetCube subscription options come with perks such as sound and motion detection, video history, and some more pet products and discount perks with their partner brands, and also insurance.
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.
*You get extended warranty if the product purchased from the official website
PetCube Bites 2
[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat...
PetCube Bites 2 gives you two subscription options which are the Optimal one that costs $5.99 per month or around $48 per year and the Premium subscription which costs $14.99 or about $99 per year. One really cool part of the subscription option in Bites 2 is their membership perks and services such as dog-walking and dog-bathing services and other discounts on pet products like pet food and more. Even if Bites 2 only offers a 14-day free trial, both of the PetCube subscription options come with perks such as sound and motion detection, video history, and some more pet products and discount perks with their partner brands, and also insurance.
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.
*You get extended warranty if the product purchased from the official website

PetCube Bites 2 and Furbo Key Differences and Similarities

Key Differences

  • Petcube Bites 2 features built-in Alexa while Furbo is not built-in with Alexa
  • Petcube Bites 2 features motion and sound alerts while Furbo only does for sound alerts
  • Petcube Bites 2 allows for you to connect to multiple cameras under one account while Furbo does not, Furbo requires you to create an account each time you want to connect an additional Furbo camera
  • Petcube Bites 2 offers two options for subscription while Furbo only offers one
  • Petcube Bites 2 can store up to 1.5 pounds of treat while Furbo can only store up to 0.5 pounds
  • Petcube Bites 2 is compatible with other types of treats while Furbo is compatible to limited types of treats
  • Petcube Bites 2 can toss up to three treats in one go while Furbo can toss up to five or more
  • Petcube Bites 2 does not offer pet selfies and dog diaries on its paid subscription but all these are offered by Furbo in its paid subscription

Key Similarities

  • Have night vision
  • Can zoom up to 4 times
  • Offer live stream of your pups
  • Have treat dispensers
  • Have one-way video and two-way audio

Our Verdict

Bearing all these features, and the similarities and differences of PetCube Bites 2 and Furbo in mind, we believe that it is safe to say that Furbo offers a much better personality than Bites 2 and at a much more reasonable price as well.

We have well-described their key features but most especially the various points in which they differ, and for only $5.99 a month, we think that Furbo is much more affordable, ergonomic, and interactive with added perks and features that come with its subscription.

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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.

2 Comments

  • Can the Furbo be used for cats as well as dogs? You only mentioned dogs in this article.

    • Hello Mary, thanks for checking out the article! Can’t see the reason why it could not be used for cats but it’s best to ask Furbo directly.

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