Arlo Go 2 review: the security camera that you can take anywhere

The Arlo Go 2 is a unique cellular security camera which can work anywhere as doesn't need wifi. But is it any good?

Arlo Go 2
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Digital Camera World Verdict

A unique security camera which lets you expand your monitoring beyond your home’s wi-fi to sheds, cabins, boat houses or even an RV. We found the user experience as elegant as the housing, and the battery okay (but we always want more!) The on-board storage option is appreciated, but the Go 2 is at its best with paid up cellular and cloud subscriptions.


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    Chic but practical styling

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    MicroSD card slot for local recording

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    Automatic cellular and wi-fi switching

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    High quality 1080p video

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    Identifies cars, people, packages or animals


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    Not all locations have cellular coverage

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    Subscriptions for camera and LTE add up

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    Setup app elegant but time consuming

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    Only 2.4GHz wi-fi

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    Battery life reduced by high quality or numerous activations

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There is a large and growing market for smart security cameras, but most require a wired or Wi-Fi internet connection. Arlo addressed this with the original Arlo Go, a cellular camera which you could place near your barn, boathouse or caravan or garage and still expect connectivity. Perhaps you can cover your side hustle and home with a unified Arlo system?

Even though most of their competitors have yet to catch up, the Arlo Go 2 refines that camera’s promise with dual wi-fi and cellular connectivity - plus a higher resolution and a sleek look to match Arlo’s current XL range. 

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook