GardePro X50 Cellular 63/100

MSRP: $199.99 Manufacturer: GardePro

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Intro

The GardePro X50 is a cellular trail camera with 4G LTE connectivity that operates on AT&T and T-Mobile cellular networks and comes with a pre-installed sim card. The X50 can be remotely controlled and managed through the GardePro Mobile app, and the camera will send pictures to the user's cell phone according to the transfer schedule set on the app. The camera is equipped with invisible 940nm no-glow infrared LED illumination ranging up to 100ft. The camera has a fast 0.1s trigger and three detection sensors capable of detecting movement up to 90 feet. The X50 has a wide field-of-view angle of 70° and can take 32-megapixel still photos and 1080p HD videos. Eight AA batteries power the camera. SD memory cards up to 512GB are supported. The X50 game camera has a 2.4-inch color screen and has two working modes, motion detection and time-lapse. Data plans start at only $7 per month. A free 100-image free trial is available for new users. The cellular option can be switched off, and the camera will still function as a traditional game camera. The camera is designed for outdoor use, has P66 waterproof rating, and can operate in extreme temperatures from -4F to 140F. In addition, the camera has a 12v jack for an external power supply.
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Side View - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Side View
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Latch View - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Latch View
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Back View - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Back View
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Antenna View - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Antenna View
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Open View - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Open View
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Battery Tray View - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Battery Tray View
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Memory Card Slot View - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Memory Card Slot View
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Screen View - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Screen View
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Settings View - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Settings View
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Box - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Box
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Accessories - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Accessories
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Setup Step 1 - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Setup Step 1
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GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Setup Step 2
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GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Setup Step 3
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GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Setup Step 4
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GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Setup Step 5
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GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Setup Step 6
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GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Setup Step 7
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GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Data Plans
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Standard Plan - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Standard Plan
Camera picture: GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Standard Plan Details - GardePro X50 Cellular
GardePro X50 Cellular Trail Camera - Standard Plan Details

Pros

  • Invisible Flash
  • Affordable Service Plans
  • Can be Used as a Non-Cellular Camera

Cons

  • Unstable Cell Connection
  • Mobile App Only - No Website
  • Limited Detection Range

Camera Ratings


Detection Range: 8/20


Speed: 5/10


Accuracy: 6/10


Battery Life: 7/10


Daylight Images: 8/10

Mule Deer Buck

Lowlight Images: 7/10

Full Moon Buck
Mule Deer Doe

Night Images: 7/10

Two Mule Deer Bucks
Three Mule Deer Does
Two Coyotes
Coyote at night

Design: 15/20


Verdict: 63/100

In our opinion, the GardePro X50 is a unique trail camera that offers the option to disable its cellular function and use it as a traditional camera with a memory card. This is a great feature for those needing cellular functionality only during specific seasons. However, during our testing, we encountered frequent drops in the cellular connection, which was disappointing. The camera also only transferred images every two to three days, regardless of transfer frequency settings. We only tested one unit, so it's possible that this was a problem specific to that unit. The phone app is easy to use, but at the time of writing this review, the manufacturer doesn't allow viewing pictures and videos through their website. Despite these issues, the camera is still a great value. While the nighttime images were just average, the daytime images were impressive. If you're looking for a hybrid camera that provides affordable cloud viewing and can overlook infrequent file transfers, the GardePro X50 could be a good choice.


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User Reviews

July 19, 2023, 2:31 p.m.
[email protected] 10/10

Can sim card be exchanged/or swapped


Feb. 13, 2024, 3:01 p.m.
Anonymous 5/10

Help from HQ took the SIM card out and put it in phone. Set it to data transfer-worked ONCE. Now refreshes on demand 'Succeeded' but no images. Simple, take the SD card out stick it in laptop. Sad to pay for fancy tech and fails to transmit. Chris L


May 15, 2024, 12:19 p.m.
Anonymous 1/10

Video lags, poor video and photo quality


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Specs

Official specs from the manufacturer.
Name:
GardePro X50 Cellular
Manufacturer:
GardePro
Model:
X50
Model Year:
2022
Series:
X Series
Flash Type:
No-Glow IR
Max Pixels:
32
Max Video:
1080p
No. of Sensors:
1
Detection Range:
90 ft
Flash Range:
100 ft
Field of View:
70 degrees
Trigger Speed:
0.10 second
Min Delay:
5 seconds
Max Delay:
60 minutes
Max Card Size:
512 GB
Cellular/Mobile:
Yes
WiFi:
No
Bluetooth:
No
Live View:
No
MSRP:
$199.99
Warranty:
12 months
Country of Origin:
N/A

Questions & Answers

je n arrive pas a la connecte a mo telephone

I can't connect the camera to my phone I need help thank you
Unfortunately, connection issues are common with this model. We recommend trying these steps: 1) Turn OFF the Cellular option in the settings. 2) Turn OFF the camera. 3) Turn the camera ON. 4) Switch the Cellular option back ON and wait a few minutes.

Is this camera compatible with pure talk services provider?

Does the GardePro X50 with with Puretalk internet provider?
Your current provider is irrelevant. The trail camera manufacturer manages the service, and the camera has no connection to your cell phone or internet provider account.

You'll be making monthly subscription payments directly to the camera manufacturer, and they will handle the service with the cellular provider.

In addition, some trail camera manufacturers are using multiple operators, and the camera automatically connects to the strongest available signal.

I bought the the x50 Freedom (bring your own sim) in hopes it would work with Google Fi data only sim. The Fi data only sims operate on T-Mobile 4G LTE. Alas it was a no go with little to no help from Garde tech support. The sim registers and acqu

The camera went dead due to the batteries running out. I replaced them but the camera will not turn on. Any help or troubleshooting would be appreciated

how do I change the operation hours and time format? Can I do this on the phone app??

How do I change hours of operation and time format to 24 hour? Can I do this on the phone app?

Is it necessary to purchase a plan for continued operation after 30 days?
Yes, to maintain the cellular service functionality, you will need to subscribe to a plan. However, the camera can still be used as a standard non-cellular trail camera without a subscription.


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