So in this comparison, I will compare several categories. Categories such as camera quality, battery life, mobile app, camera features, and more. I also will show you what other people prefer between these cameras. And last, I will check if the differences between the cameras worth the difference in their price.
When I began working with fishing cameras I began with Spydro, from there I tried GoFish Cam and then I tried the Hook-Eye fishing camera. I always love to try new things, especially if they are better than the ones I already have. So this time I decided to try out the Water Wolf camera.
Spydro vs Water Wolf – Company Activity
Well, this type of comparison I never did, but unless I couldn’t find fresh data about Water Wolf I wouldn’t even mention it here.
So before I will compare technical details about Spydro and Water Wolf, let’s compare the activity of these 2 companies. In case you wonder why am I bothering to do so, the answer is very simple. It’s because when I buy something, I want to know that there is support for it.
So on this category, I will compare their websites, YouTube channel, their Facebook page, and last, their reviews on shopping platforms like Amazon, eBay, etc.
Spydro vs Water Wolf – Website Comparison
Let’s start with their websites. Both Spydro and Water Wolf have a website. On Spydro’s website, you can get all the information you need about the camera and even read a bit about the camera (their blog section is informative – less interesting than I expected). You can also make a purchase directly from them and read about their mission. And finally, you can even reach out to their support team.
But on Water Wolf’s website, you can’t really do much except seeing their YouTube videos (which are 4 years old). There is a link to their Facebook page and that’s it. No link to purchase their camera or to reach out their support.
Both Spydro and Water Wolf have a YouTube Channel. On Spydro’ channel, their latest video is a week old, but on Water Wolf’ channel, their latest video is 3 years old.
I can learn a lot from their YouTube channel and see that Spydro is being very active over Water Wolf. Not having any new video for 3 years doesn’t look good.
Spydro vs Water Wolf – Shoppers Reviews
In order to compare shoppers reviews, I went to Amazon. I read the reviews about both cameras. And here are the raw numbers. Spydro has 4 out of 5 stars. And Water Wolf has only 1 star out of five. As you know, one star is the minimum possible score you can get on Amazon.
But beyond the score each camera has, it was important to read what the reviewers wrote about each camera. I will start with Spydro:
Notice that the customers who gave Spydro 3 and 4 stars mentioned Spydro for their good customer service, support, and responsiveness.
There are other reviews for Spydro, most of them gave the score of 5 stars. I didn’t bring them here as it was more important for me to show on purpose what the so-called “bad” reviews wrote about Spydro.
Now, for Water Wolf, there was only 1 review – which is 3 years old.
This review reflects the Water Wolf website and their YouTube channel. I am not sure what is going on with this company. And when I tried to contact them myself, I never got a response back. Very poor score and service.
So, as for the comparison between the companies, Spydro is the absolute winner here.
Now let move on to the fun part.
Camera quality means video modes, FOV, FPS, light correction, stability, color correction, and contrast.
Video modes – Spydro supports both 1080p and 720p, while Water Wolf supports only 720p.
FOV – Spydro has 130 degrees. Regarding Water Wolf, I didn’t find any info about that.
FPS – Spydro supports 30FPS in 1080p (Full HD) and 30/60FPS in 720p (HD). Water Wolf supports only 30FPS in 720p.
Light correction – Spydro has lights correction. Water Wolf does not have any. Watch the video at the end of this section to see the difference.
Stability – Spydro camera outputs a better and stable image over Water Wolf.
Color correction – Even here Spydro performs better than Water Wolf Cam. Watch for yourself in the video.
Contrast – Spydro camera has better contrast than Water Wolf Cam. Watch the video at the end of this section to see the difference.
You can see in the following video the differences in quality between the two cameras:
After comparing several aspects for both cameras, I can easily say that Spydro wins on this round.
Fishing Camera Charger
Spydro comes with a special magnetic charger, while Water Wolf comes with a regular USB charger.
Spydro has a magnetic charger since on the contrary to all other fishing cameras, their camera has no buttons at all. It cannot be opened or disassemble. So, in order to keep the camera waterproofed, Spydro developed a magnetic charger. Just place it on Spydro and it will get charged right away. Very easy and fast. You don’t need to open anything.
Spydro wins on this round as well.
Spydro VS Water Wolf – Charging Time
The charging time for Spydro is 3.5 hours, while Water Wolf is 4 hours.
Spydro VS Water Wolf – Battery
Spydro has a Lipo battery. Lipo batteries are better than Li-ion. Lipos are lightweight and have improved safety. However, Lipo batteries are more expensive (in about 30%). Therefore, most companies are using Li-ion batteries (to save themselves the final cost). Regarding Water Wolf, I did not find any indication for their battery in any place. So I can’t decide on a winner here.
Spydro VS Water Wolf – Battery Life
In this round,there is a tie since both cameras have almost 4 hours of battery life.
Spydro VS Water Wolf – Memory Card
Spydro comes in 2 flavors, 16GB and 32GB, while for Water Wolf you can store MicroSD cards from 2GB up to 32GB.
Since the limit is the same for both cameras, I will call it a tie here.
However, since Spydro is a smart fishing camera, having a 32GB with Spydro will give you more relevant videos than 32GB of Water Wolf. Don’t worry, I will explain it in the unique features section.
Spydro VS Water Wolf – Depth
Spydro wins on this round with 150 meters, while Water Wolf can go deep up to 100 meters.
Spydro VS Water Wolf – Waterproof
In this section, I will explain how much vulnerable each camera is for water. Wait, I know what you think, and I will say that upfront. Both cameras are 100% waterproof. Afterall they are underwater cameras. But, there is another parameter which can be compared between these two cameras. Well, as you know, Spydro was designed to be waterproof – marine-grade by design. So, that means you cannot open it. You cannot access the battery and you can’t access the MicroSD card. Some will say it’s good while some will say it’s not. But one thing is for sure. Water cannot get inside the camera. However, Water Wolf requires you to open it and close it whenever it is needed. Like to charge it, and to get your SD Card. Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages.
But if by mistake you will forget to close the Water Wolf camera properly before use, well my friend, this is the end of the story.
So, since Spydro is completely sealed, Spydro protects itself better against water. Hence, Spydro wins in this round as well.
Spydro vs Water Wolf – Price
Spydro’s price is 259$, shipping and memory card included.
Water Wolf, on the other hand, is being sold for 150$. But, If you live outside of the US, shipping will cost you another 25$. And Another point to remember is the memory card. Water Wolf does not come with a memory card. So you will need to purchase it separately, which will cost you probably another 10-20$. A total of 195$.
So, bottom line, Water wolf is cheaper than Spydro.
Unique Features of Spydro Fishing Camera
Well, as said before, Spydro has some unique features that no other fishing cameras currently have (including Water Wolf).
What’s so amazing about Spydro is that, based on environmental conditions, Spydro will make a decision on its own in order to provide you with important information regarding your fishing.
So, let me tell you what so unique about Spydro.
Having a mobile app is very important. Actually, the mobile app is the most important feature I consider on a fishing camera.
Now, don’t you worry, I don’t mean that you will be fishing using your smartphone. Even me, when I go out fishing, I have my phone with me, but I do not use it as long as I fish. And even here you are not expected to fish using your smartphone.
Speaking about Live Video streaming, this is only possible when putting the float that Spydro comes with. In addition, using Spydro with its’ float allows you to replace your normal float, and fish like you normally do on float fishing. Keep in mind that live streaming will work as long as you are in its WiFi range.
Night vision is another great feature in Spydro. I don’t think that there is much to explain in here except that Spydro has 2 powerful led lights.
The 2 led lights, illuminate the recorded scene and enhances darker footage. In addition, Spydro has a light sensor which turns the LEDs on and off automatically according to the scene conditions. You can also set the light to work without the use of the sensor, allowing you to use Spydro as a flashlight.
One of the most important features the Spydro has is the fishing log. The importance of the fishing log exists thanks to other unique features the Spydro has, like the sensors and the bite detector, which I will talk about them in the following sections.
The fishing log will summarize for you all the important events that happened during fishing. That means all the catches and attacks on your bait. On every event, you can know the date, time, speed, water details, and the location. These are highly important details which are impossible to remember or log manually by yourself.
The fishing log is such a powerful tool, that it will increase your catches by hundreds of percents. Knowing all the details about a catch will teach you more than you can possibly learn from anyone or even from the internet.
All the other features I will be talking about from now on, are features that the fishing log is processing in order to properly do all the work for you.
Spydro – Bite Detector
The bite detector lives up to its name, is a group of sensors which detect when a fish bites your bait. Whenever a fish bites your bait, Spydro saves your video for you, 15 seconds before the bite happened, so when you finished your fishing and takes your camera back, you are left with only relevant videos showing all the bites that occurred. So, no more having hours of videos with non-relevant videos. No more spending hours in front of your computer in order to decide which video to delete. The bite detector will save you a lot of time and a lot of free space on your memory card.
Basically, since 32GB can hold 1.5 hours of high-quality video, so even if a camera can work almost 4 hours on each battery cycle, that means that if something important happened after, let’s say 2 hours, you won’t be able to know it since your memory card is full. But with Spydro, since it only records whenever there is a bite, that promise you that your memory card won’t be full after 4 hours of work.
Everyone knows what is a GPS, right? And since Spydro wants to provide you with the location of every single catch that you had, and show you the route that you had with your boat, for that Spydro is using a GPS.
You caught a great fish – Do you want to return to the exact place next year? With Spydro it is not a problem.
One of the main things that make Spydro smart and powerful is its sensors. Spydro is using several sensors in the water to collect its salinity, temperature and trolling speed.
Salinity – Not too many anglers know the importance of the water’s salinity for fish. There are some fish who lives on a specific salinity level, and for you as an angler, you have no way to measure it. Spydro, on the other hand, will do it for you.
Temperature – Spydro will measure the water temperature all the time, so you can see along your entire route what was the temperature that triggered the fish to attack.
Trolling Speed – Experienced angler knows that different fish attacks on different trolling speed. That is exactly the reason why Spydro records on each catch what was your trolling speed. So no more guessing what was your exact trolling speed for Tuna or Barracuda.
Last import feature that I would like to talk about is the water sensor.
The water sensor simply detects when the camera is in the water and when it is out of the water. The water sensor allows Spydro to decide when to be turned on and off.
Since Spydro does not have any buttons on it, entering the water simply turns on the camera, and once Spydro detects that it is out of the water it is turned off after 3 minutes. This manages and saves your battery life in the best way. So you can’t forget the camera on and go out fishing without enough battery.
Well, the last thing which empowers the Spydro fishing camera is the ability to be used not only on your fishing line. Spydro can be mounted on your boat, on a selfie stick and even on your spearfishing gun. As I said in my latest review on the Spydro – It seems they think about everything for us in this camera.
Spydro vs Water Wolf – Facebook Poll
Last but not least is our Facebook poll. Like on my previous comparisons, here are the results of a poll we did on our Facebook page. We asked anglers which fishing camera they prefer.
Do you want to have a guess? Well, it was no surprise for me…
Everyone chose Spydro as their favorite fishing camera.
Spydro wins on this round as well
Spydro vs Water Wolf – Conclusions
Well, except for the fact that Water Wolf is cheaper than Spydro, I don’t find any good reason to buy Water Wolf. Spydro is much better than Water Wolf on all aspects. Moreover, Spydro has fantastic customer service, a warranty of 1 year. Spydro can also go deeper than Water Wolf. It has better camera quality. Spydro is smart, has a mobile app, and also streaming video in case you float fishing. I, personally have Spydro and it is really a great camera. If you are after a fishing camera, Spydro is the best value for your money. You can read my review about Spydro over here.
So what do you think? Do you agree with me, or do you prefer Water Wolf? Let me know what you think in the comments section below.