Review: Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor - Track Your Infant's Heart Rate & Oxygen Levels and a couple more electronics product reviews Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Review: Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor - Track Your Infant's Heart Rate & Oxygen Levels and a couple more electronics product reviews Tuesday, November 20, 2018

We review wearable technology products. From the Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor to the Snuza Hero and the NANNY Baby Movement European Monitor this review covers some of the top wearable technology products around.

Many of the products below get solid reviews. For example say's of the Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor: I loved the product. It gave peace of mind when my baby was a sleeping. However the range from the base is very low and after 2 months of using it I feel comfortable not using now. -- Reviewer mentions the Snuza Hero, We have been using the Snuza for 2 weeks. So far I can tell that it is really sensitive because if my baby is on his side and his diaper gaps a bit, the alarm will go off, which I don’t mind (false alarms). He sleeps in bed with me so I was worried that it would pick up other movements (which it definitely can), but so far it seems to be very accurate. I know it’s not as accurate with cosleeping but I needed “something” in addition to other safe sleep guidelines.My only complainant would be that this has a very bright green light that blinks when it senses movement and it can be very noticeable under light colored PJs. I am not complaining though because I’ve been able to peek at it easily if he’s very still and I know he’s breathing. I suspect that was the point! :-) Just could be a little annoyance for some if room-sharing. -- And values the NANNY Baby Movement European Monitor: It is perfectly functional! Incredibly sensitive for even slight move. (you can only touch it by finger and the pad under mattress recognize the move)Yes, of course there are some false alarms, which movemement monitor doesnt have it? But the occurence is definitelly not big and it is worth careless sleep. In Czech Republic (country of origin) they are using those monitors in hospitals, now I understand why.

The quick summary of what is being said about each product is as follows:

Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor:

  • Gave peace of mind for short time when needed: I loved the product. It gave peace of mind when my baby was a sleeping. However...
  • Good quality: Absolutely the best piece of mind device
  • Best baby monitor: Best monitor ! We use it for our premie baby and it was lifesaver ! We...
  • Such great peace of mind since my baby had breathing problems when born: My husband thought we wouldn’t need this but when my baby was placed in the NICU...
  • Peace of mind during baby’s sleep.: I can sleep so much better knowing that my baby is being constantly monitored by the...


Snuza Hero:
  • Very Sensitive Monitor: We have been using the Snuza for 2 weeks. So far I can tell that it...
  • great product - wish the flashing light wasn't so bright, but still, excellent product!: This device gives us a lot of piece of mind. It has only gone off...
  • Recommend: I bought this as a gift. My friend said she was able to sleep comfortably at...
  • Let's us sleep since day 1: I'm never worried during the night. Sometimes the alarms turns on when my baby's moving a...
  • Great!: Wonderful product! Gives me so much peace of mind!


NANNY Baby Movement European Monitor:
  • It is perfectly functional! Incredibly sensitive for even slight ...: It is perfectly functional! Incredibly sensitive for even slight move. (you can only touch it by...
  • Five Stars: Love this used one before for my 2nd son and now my 3rd, would recommend highly...
  • Five Stars: This really works!
  • Great monitor.: Feel certain this saved my son's life: early on - during a period where he had...
  • Perfect for baby care: Sensors are so sensitive


Angelcare Baby Movement Monitor:
  • Good product: Works great! Everything I expected it to do
  • Had to order the support board later which deferred installation.: I like the product overall just would have preferred a stronger recommendation for the support board....
  • Sensors work perfectly: Don't be upset if your monitor doesn't work yet!Your baby must be at least 4 kg...
  • i am amazed i recieved my item so so fast: i am amazed i recieved my item so so fast! it was awesome! product is exactly...
  • Love, Love, Love: Here’s why you want this and not the Snuza or the Owlet: both require some amount...

Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor - Track Your Infant's Heart Rate & Oxygen Levels

Category

electronics, wearable technology

Price

$274.00

SKU:

B06ZZXYD6S

Product Rating

4.1 / 5

  • KNOW YOUR BABY IS OKAY: Track your baby's heart rate and oxygen levels while they sleep using clinically-proven pulse oximetry, and be notified if something appears to be wrong.
  • WORRY LESS AND SLEEP BETTER: The Smart Sock connects to a base station that glows green letting you know everything is okay, but uses lights, sounds and app notifications if heart rate or oxygen levels are too high or too low. Parents can sleep better and have less anxiety knowing they’ll be made aware if levels go outside of preset zones.
  • CONVENIENT, EASY-TO-USE: Each unit includes 3 washable socks that comfortably wrap around the baby's foot and connect to a base station up to 100 ft. away using Bluetooth. Socks fit most infants from 0-18 months or 6-25 pounds and should be hand washed regularly and alternated from right to left foot each night.
  • SMART PHONE APP: See real-time heart rate and oxygen levels on multiple phones using Owlet’s cloud-connected app. Free iOS & Android apps available.
  • OUR PROMISE: Love it or return within 45 days for a full refund, making it a great gift for baby registries and showers or as a gift to new parents. BPA free, latex free, lead free

Gave peace of mind for short time when needed By:
I loved the product. It gave peace of mind when my baby was a sleeping. However the range from the base is very low and after 2 months of using it I feel comfortable not using now
Good quality By:
Absolutely the best piece of mind device
Best baby monitor By:
Best monitor ! We use it for our premie baby and it was lifesaver ! We love itAccurate oxigen levels and heart rate
Such great peace of mind since my baby had breathing problems when born By:
My husband thought we wouldn’t need this but when my baby was placed in the NICU the day he was born for breathing problems, his mind changed. Since coming home with him this has given us such great peace of mind !!!! He often falls asleep in his rock n play (which is not advised) and I let him sleep in there for about an hour (supervised) before moving him, but since this is on him I feel much more comfortable! In the beginning we were frustrated because it costs so much and we kept getting alarms - however - one was for low oxygen while in his rock n play and we moved him up more and then took him out and his o2 went back up. That’s when we figured out how to properly put him in the rock n play safely. Some people complain that the alarm has to be within 100 feet but an alarm goes off on your phone so to me that doesn’t matter , plus he sleeps in our room anyways. Some complain of the sound of the loud alarm but ... it’s an alarm- you WANT an alarm to wake you up and TBH I’d rather have a false alarm than none and something to be wrong. Once we learned sock placement also we stopped getting alarms as well. When a red goes off it also tells you possible reason why- this truly has
Peace of mind during baby’s sleep. By:
I can sleep so much better knowing that my baby is being constantly monitored by the owlet. This little gadget gives me peace of mind at night with my 3 month old baby, and he has been wearing the monitor since his first week. He was 3 weeks premature, and there is no way I would have been able to sleep those first days without the owlet. Easy to use and my baby doesn’t mind wearing it at all.
The best baby product I have ever bought! A MUST have! By:
This is my mommy-must-have! I tell everyone I know to buy this! I don’t think I would get any sleep at night without my owlet! I was very nervous to buy this after reading the reviews - a lot of which were negative. However, I have been using this product for almost 4 months and I have had no issues. I have not experienced any false alarms. The battery lasts super long and charges very quickly. My baby sleeps every single night with it on. I understand it is not to replace safe sleeping practices, but using safe sleep practices and the owlet allows me to sleep. I cannot say enough great things about this. If you are on the fence, I hope my review helps you to make the purchase. The price of mind is worth every penny! And the connected care app is now free so you can see sleep trends for free.
Thank You For This Product By:
This product has been worth every penny since the day we bought it. Our story began with a scare- our baby had been difficult to wake days before and the doctors could give us no explanation for it. They told us to go home and watch him, with the usual advice that nothing goes in the crib with the baby. There are no blankets or toys, but we were still terrified to sleep. We bought this off of Amazon and received it in the evening but the customer care service was open AFTER its posted hours to help us set it up. Fabulous customer service. Then it went off three times during the night. I read all the things that doctors and reviewers say about the product, but then I took a dive into the scientific literature on SIDS and discovered that one person notes that babies have weak breathing so they will run out oxygen in an environment low in oxygen. Bingo. Our bedroom was critically low on oxygen due to poor ventilation in the HOUSE (poor building!). The sleep sock alerts had been genuine. We moved to better ventilation and it did not chime again, although we are still terrified for our little babe. A worthy product.
Hospital grade worthy! Must have for extra cautious new parents! By:
Excellent customer service. Product comparable to hospital grade baby monitors. I could not have slept soundly at night without it!
Worth every penny By:
The peace of mind is worth every penny!
Priceless. A must have. By:
Priceless peace of mind. I don’t know how I survived my first baby without it. I had an incredibly complicated pregnancy which resulted in severe anxiety. It didn’t end when she was born, it just evolved and the Owlet quiets a lot of that anxiety.

Snuza Hero (SE) Baby Movement Monitor

Category

electronics, wearable technology

Price

$106.99

SKU:

B008OJ7C6Y

Product Rating

4.3 / 5

  • Wearable devise, Clips onto Diaper, No cords, wires or sensor pads
  • Vibration stimulus after 15 seconds of no abdominal movement
  • Alarms after 20 seconds of no abdominal movement
  • Portable
  • 1 year waranty excluding battery)

Very Sensitive Monitor By:
We have been using the Snuza for 2 weeks. So far I can tell that it is really sensitive because if my baby is on his side and his diaper gaps a bit, the alarm will go off, which I don’t mind (false alarms). He sleeps in bed with me so I was worried that it would pick up other movements (which it definitely can), but so far it seems to be very accurate. I know it’s not as accurate with cosleeping but I needed “something” in addition to other safe sleep guidelines.My only complainant would be that this has a very bright green light that blinks when it senses movement and it can be very noticeable under light colored PJs. I am not complaining though because I’ve been able to peek at it easily if he’s very still and I know he’s breathing. I suspect that was the point! :-) Just could be a little annoyance for some if room-sharing.
great product - wish the flashing light wasn't so bright, but still, excellent product! By:
This device gives us a lot of piece of mind. It has only gone off twice, when the baby moved and the Snuza got shifted either to a side or her clothing came between the Snuza and her belly. Both times we saw that the baby was moving, so it wasn't an issue. But both times, the Snuza wasn't picking up a breathing signal, and it beeped. That gives us a lot of relief.That being said, the Snuza does not easily come off or to the side. It stays put very well. It causes a slight pink color on the skin (it IS a device that the baby is wearing against her skin), but no rashes or anything terrible. I also think if the baby sleeps on her stomach, or rolls onto her stomach, then it would probably dig into the skin more and create more of a skin problem. But our baby is still unable to roll, so it's not really an issue yet. We don't do tummy time with the Snuza on, as it may hurt.So, all this to say - this is a fabulous device. We like that it's not Wifi-based (with Wifi, if you lose the signal, you won't be able to track the baby's breathing, so it adds a layer of risk that we don't want to take).The only negative about the Snuza is the green light that's flashing with each breath. We find the flash reassuring (and there is a mode where you can turn on a clicking sound for each breath, too). BUT, at night, it looks like a disco in the room. To the point that we both had trouble falling asleep and we worried about the baby developing neurological problems because of the flashing. So, we put black electrical tape over it. We can see it just barely, to make sure the device is on and working. But it's not blinding us or the baby anymore. I wish the device came with some sort of cover for the lights. It really is too bright.Otherwise - excellent product. And even with the flashing light drawback, it's an excellent product.
Recommend By:
I bought this as a gift. My friend said she was able to sleep comfortably at night knowing she would be alerted to an issue. The device worked well and was easy to use
Let's us sleep since day 1 By:
I'm never worried during the night. Sometimes the alarms turns on when my baby's moving a lot (she's 6 months now) but the tranquility is priceless.... I rather have false alarms than not having my snuza
Great! By:
Wonderful product! Gives me so much peace of mind!
Love this! By:
I'm shocked by the negative reviews as I used this with my fourth baby and only has 1 false alarm the whole time. It gave me such peace of mind that I'm buying another for baby number five due in the next few weeks.
BUY IT NOW. You won’t regret it. By:
My anxiety was keeping me awake at night, constantly checking on my sound asleep baby. I haven’t had any false alarms with this product and it is comfortable for her to wear. I love looking over and seeing the green light flash with every breath she takes. It was SO WORTH every penny. Highly recommend.
Love my snuza! By:
Can’t comment on battery life since I’ve only been using for 7 weeks but so far haven’t had an issue also no false alarms as well. I have a squirmy baby so sometimes if he squirms too much while I’m feeding him I’ll have to adjust it. I’ve noticed Sometimes when I change him in the morning it will be halfway off but not problems still functions perfect. Also you have to make sure the diaper is quite tight or it will loosen. overall I’m glad I didn’t waste more on other brand. Love the beeping as well I thought I’d hate it but it’s nice to hear while I’m dozing off.
So worth it!! By:
Guidelines from the American Academy if Pediatrics generally don’t recommend night monitors, just safe sleep practices. I work in family practice and am generally one to stick with research based guidelines.However... I’m also an anxious mom and this thing is amazing!This is my third daughter and every mom I know has had those moments of waking up terrified the amount of sleep you got is too good to be true and maybe there’s something wrong. You put your hand on them to check that they’re breathing and acidentally wake them up. This monitor saves you that. The peace and comfort of rolling over and seeing that faint green light flashing with each breath is wonderful.It’s simple and not prone to false alarms.The amount of extra sleep I have gotten is so so worth the price! Highly recommend!
Well worth the $100 By:
My last grandbaby was born premature and spent 4 days in the NICU...she was 5 lbs when she came home and because of her VERY bumpy entry into this world, her mommy was very anxious about her sleeping without a monitor. Snuza has given her sooo much peace of mind!! Baby is 8 lbs now and doing great!! Thank you for this great product!

NANNY Baby Movement European Monitor - EU Medical ‎device SIDS Certified - NOW ON US ‎MARKET + ‎Breastfeeding Apron.

Category

electronics, wearable technology

Price

$155.99

SKU:

B078WR6HRM

Product Rating

4.0 / 5

  • Medical Device EU
  • Imported
  • NANNY BABY MONITOR prevents Sides sent directly from Amazon's warehouses US, and come to your home only within five days
  • NANNY is a baby breath monitor that keeps an eye on the baby when its mommy sleeps.
  • NANNY continuously checks the baby´s breathing and movements to give an early warning in case of a possible danger.
  • NANNY triggers a loud acoustic and visual alarm
  • Do notice that NANNY can only alert you when your child is breathing irregularly or not at all.
  • Certified Medical Device (EU)

It is perfectly functional! Incredibly sensitive for even slight ... By:
It is perfectly functional! Incredibly sensitive for even slight move. (you can only touch it by finger and the pad under mattress recognize the move)Yes, of course there are some false alarms, which movemement monitor doesnt have it? But the occurence is definitelly not big and it is worth careless sleep. In Czech Republic (country of origin) they are using those monitors in hospitals, now I understand why.
Five Stars By:
Love this used one before for my 2nd son and now my 3rd, would recommend highly
Five Stars By:
This really works!
Great monitor. By:
Feel certain this saved my son's life: early on - during a period where he had a cold and was stuffy; and at 9 mo when he got hot and had rolled onto stomach and was sleeping with his face in the mattress. We're not otherwise in a SIDS risk group (no co-sleep, don't smoke, always put him down on his back). This is one of the larger under-mattress monitors available so the child is more likely to stay on rather than roll off. I like that it is NOT wireless technology. Worth every penny.
Perfect for baby care By:
Sensors are so sensitive
Peace of mind By:
Works fine.
Five Stars By:
Sensor pad really works as described.
Five Stars By:
Excellent product!Highly recommended!
Five Stars By:
Works great and gives peace of mind!! Arrived quickly. A must have!
It's one of the best SIDS prevention mattresses out on the market By:
It's one of the best SIDS prevention mattresses out on the market. My family has been using it for years.

Angelcare Baby Movement Monitor with 4.3” Touch Control Display and Wired Sensor Pad (AC315)

Category

electronics, wearable technology

Price

$132.00

SKU:

B01LXGPIE6

Product Rating

3.0 / 5

  • 4.3" LCD touch control Parent Unit
  • Under-the-mattress wired breathing Sensor Pad tracks subtle movements that audio and video monitors can't detect* (This product is intended to be used only for parental reassurance to monitor your baby’s movements.)
  • Alarm will sound if no movement is detected after 20 seconds
  • Wall-mount or tabletop Camera Unit with adjustable magnetic mount
  • Low profile Camera Unit with room temperature display (turns red for too warm and blue for too cool)
  • Movement activity and room temperature reports covering last two months
  • Secure digital transmission (2.4GHz)
  • Two-way talk
  • Digital zoom (2x) and pan
  • Night vision

Good product By:
Works great! Everything I expected it to do
Had to order the support board later which deferred installation. By:
I like the product overall just would have preferred a stronger recommendation for the support board.
Sensors work perfectly By:
Don't be upset if your monitor doesn't work yet!Your baby must be at least 4 kg of weight for this product to take an effect! Mine worked only after my baby turned 1 month old.Works fine !!!! Very pleased!!!!
i am amazed i recieved my item so so fast By:
i am amazed i recieved my item so so fast! it was awesome! product is exactly how described. not plugged in a used just yet but will be in next wee while.
Love, Love, Love By:
Here’s why you want this and not the Snuza or the Owlet: both require some amount of fussing with the baby, either with a diaper or a foot, and this is super inconvenient at 3:00 a.m. when the baby finally fell back asleep and guess what, you forgot to put it on. My husband and I MUCH prefer the Angelcare over other “wearable” items. First, the baby isn’t going to outgrow it for a while. The Snuza will start falling off as soon as the baby starts rolling over, and the Owlet will be outgrown. Second, Angelcare will go pretty much wherever you want it to, as long as it’s a hard surface underneath; it transitions from bassinet to crib easily. I placed a rimless cookie sheet under ours and it works perfectly. Finally, if the baby’s already asleep and you need to set it, no big deal—turn it on from the comfort of your bed by pushing a few buttons on the mobile unit. Ours is now under a Newton mattress and we’ve had zero false alarms. Buy it, being assured it’s going to do everything you need it to do!
Two thumbs up! By:
Easy set up and works perfectly. No complaints!