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Whether the baby monitor is audio-only, combines video and audio functions, or is app-based. "App used with main unit" means your smartphone or tablet uses an app and Wi-Fi, 3/4G to connect directly to the monitoring device.
Sound performance score
We test how well the baby unit can pick up soft sounds, how well the carer unit can reproduce that sound, signal range and performance through walls. Results may vary depending on your home Wi-Fi coverage. For app-based products, we define the carer unit as the tablet/phone.
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Ease of use score
We look at ease of using the controls on both baby and carer unit, labelling, ease of setup including handling, positioning and adjusting settings and ease of accessing the batteries and connecting the adaptors. For apps we class the tablet/phone as carer unit.
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Detects movement and sends a notification if the baby is restless. Can also detect lack of movement after a certain amount of time (specified in manual) and send an alert.
Two-way audio communication
This feature lets you talk to your baby from the carer unit.
Plays a tune
Lets you play a lullaby or soothing noise into baby's room.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Sound performance score
- Ease of use score
- Overall picture performance score
- Daylight picture performance score
- Dim light picture performance score
- Dark light picture performance score
- Sound range score
- Sound sensitivity and quality score
- Immunity from interference score
- Good points
- Bad points
- Buy now
- Motion monitor
- Visual sound indicators
- Baby room temperature monitor
- Night light
- Belt clip on carer unit
- Plays a tune
- Two-way audio communication
- Low battery indicator (baby unit/carer unit)
- Weight of carer unit (g)
- Dimensions of carer unit (H x W x D, cm)