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Uniden Baby Monitor with Pan & Tilt Camera BW4151 review

Audio/Video baby monitor. Priced at $250.

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A baby monitor needs to score well for both ease of use, sound performance and picture quality (if available) to be a Recommended product. Models scoring 80% and above are recommended.

CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

For audio/video products, this is made up of picture performance (30%), sound performance (40%) and ease of use (30%). For audio-only products, the overall score is made up of sound performance (70%) and ease of use (30%).

Sound performance score View more details.

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.

Ease of use score View more details.

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.

Overall picture performance score View more details.

In 2016 we began to include picture performance in the overall score for baby monitors, if that monitor has video. The picture performance score consists of picture range (50%), picture sensitivity/picture quality (25%) and picture immunity from interference (25%).

Daylight picture performance score View more details.

Quality of the baby monitor picture in daylight conditions.

Dim light picture performance score View more details.

Quality of the baby monitor picture in dim lighting conditions.

Dark light picture performance score View more details.

Quality of the baby monitor picture in dark lighting conditions. Many video-enabled baby monitors have an infrared feature that allows you to see baby in the dark, albeit at high contrast and in black and white. Monitors that don't have this feature (such as ones which use your phone/tablet) will score zero for visibility.

Sound range score View more details.

How well the baby unit and carer unit can maintain acceptable sound monitoring at various distances with obstacles (walls) separating them.

Sound sensitivity and sound quality score View more details.

How well the baby unit can pick up soft sound and how well the carer unit can reproduce the sound (and produce visual indication if applicable).

Immunity from interference score View more details.

How much interference the baby monitor could cause to a common household appliance, and how much the baby monitor could be affected by interference from a common household appliance.

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Price View more details.

Typical RRP.

$250
Weight of carer unit (g) View more details.

Some apps and cameras connect to a phone/tablet as the carer device, so the weight will depend on the device you're using.

198
Dimensions of carer unit (cm) View more details.

Some apps and cameras connect to a phone/tablet as the carer device, so the dimensions will depend on the device you're using.

9 x 16 x 2
Origin
China
Contact
uniden.com.au
Motion monitor View more details.

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.

No
Visual sound indicators
Yes
Baby room temperature monitor View more details.

Some baby monitors sound an alarm if the temperature is outside a certain range. (Regardless of the temperature, it's still important to follow safe sleeping guidelines such as putting baby to bed on their back, with face uncovered and minimal bedding.)

Yes
Night light
No
Belt clip on carer unit View more details.

Lets you easily carry the unit around the house while you're busy doing other chores.

No
Plays a tune View more details.

Lets you play a lullaby or soothing noise into baby's room.

Yes
Two-way audio communication View more details.

This feature lets you talk to your baby from the carer unit.

Yes
Low battery indicator (baby unit/carer unit) View more details.

The baby monitor and/or carer unit lets you know when batteries are low. Not applicable means that that piece of the monitoring kits doesn't run on batteries.

Not applicable/Yes

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