Perfect for what;s intended for
I'd really recommend this product for anyone who's not looking for something with different functions or complicated, this works very well to make you feel assured that your baby will be heard when they cry.
- Eliminates white noise very efficiently
- Very good range
- Easy to use
- Charge last for long time
- Alarm beeping when battery is low or connection with base fails
- Great value for money
Bad. Bad. Bad
Audio quality horrible. Don't waste your time. Doesn't do what it's supposed to do, baby's cries were not picked up on monitor. It would never "wake up" out of it's programmed sleep mode if baby cried. It took quite a big noise (baby screaming) to wake the monitor up, then as soon as it woke up, it was asleep again. Again, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!
I suppose this monitor does it's job. It lets me know when there is noise coming from the baby's room.
Unfortunately it also picks up noise from the road, and noise from the backyard. I have lost count of the times I've gotten up to go check on baby, to find him fast asleep and the noise probably a nocturnal bird or animal.
The sound quality isn't good enough for me to distinguish between crying and babbling to himself, unless it's full out crying.
There is a lot of static.
It has a good range, though, I can use it right out the back ya...
It works but has issues with connection
The sounds that the monitor picks up are fine although it takes one loud noise from the baby to activate. So the first cry is always missed. It was simple to set up from the box as it auto connects the baby and parent device once switched on. I have used it for a week now and have noticed that it looses connection randomly during the night (sometimes more than once) and takes a few minutes to reconnect. I do like that the monitor is a small size and is easily placed around though.
Average baby monitor
This monitor was easy to set and use but it drops connection a fair bit. Bought to use for older child in large house so that works for us. But for someone with an infant maybe not the best. It can be turned up quite loud which is helpful if distance (hanging washing etc) is needed so you can hear.
Not even 6 months old and is stuffed!
I will say it does have good range, but the charger for the parent unit broke somehow! And the rest of the unit is dodgy- I have to hold in the bottom and try repeatedly to get it to turn on- (I have dropped it a couple of times- it's fallen from my pants that it's clipped on)
I can hear you..
We brought this so we could hear our baby in her room, the quality is excellent, picks up most sounds, cries well you will hear it for sure. Very easy to setup, baby gets one, we get the other. I find this monitor highly reliable, my room isnt far but its always good to just ensure the sound your hearing is your baby. I recommend this to anyone that just wants to keep an eye on baby while they are sleeping, you will hear your baby so no need to panic.
Great baby monitor
On our 3rd child we bought this monitor and love it. The monitor does not make sound unless your Bub lets out a few sounds or cries inside 5 secs. No listening to every little groan or background noise all night in the background! Better sleep for everyone. Prob not so good if your the nervous type and need a monitor to watch your child all night.
I love it
Love the lullaby feature and nightlight feature
At first i thought the monitor would cut out... then i realised that because it is digital the white noise cuts out, which makes you think the monitor is off. As soon as my baby makes a noise the monitor will pick it up. I charge it roughly every 2 days with it running every night and during naps. Love that there is no annoying interference noise or static.
Terrible, waste of money
I hate this baby monitor. It doesn't always pick up sound and the recharging cord is terrible. It snaps in half when you try to charge the monitor as its situated at the bottom of the unit and its extremely thin and filmsy. I do not recommend buying this monitor, it may be a cheaper option but its absolute rubbish!
This product is the worse
It cuts in and out
Barely picks up my daughter's cry even her little grunts it doesn't pick up. I would hear her more then the monitor. Never will it be reliable. Its not just cause it's a cheap product as I used a cheap one with my son and it only recently broke now (3yrs later) so I thought to try this as it was same price.. but nope definitely not same quality!!!
Don't waste your money or time
Yes it's cheap but you get what you pay for. Cheap build quality and mine didn't work when I got it home. Vtech said it was a dud and didn't sound suprised - spend a bit more and go with another brand, there are other brands at this price and I imagine they will at least work!
Useless, don't waste your money
My mother bought this unit for us from Big W, but we ended up taking it back.
The unit is easy to use and install, the problem is that it doesn't work very well. We put the receiver end right close to the baby bassinet, but it would rarely pick up sound! You could hear the baby crying before the monitor would decide to pick up and transmit any sound which made it useless.
Save your money and buy a better monitor and avoid V-Tech in general for their baby monitors. Perhaps V-Tech makes other functional items, but baby monitors are not among them.
Clear sound and does what it says it will
Honestly the negative reviews of the BM1000 had me a bit worried. All we wanted was a cheaper digital monitor to run with alongside our AngelCare movement monitor so that we could go to sleep at night without the horrible static and white noise that its analogue receiver had. So far so good. The sound is clear, the batteries last long enough and we can hear our little one when she starts screaming! (not sure if that is a good thing!!)
The only negative I can say is that there is a second or two delay before the sound picks up. 1st world problem I know, but if that is the only bad thing I have to say so far then that is a good thing right?
Tried 2. Neither one worked
We bought this monitor and the parent unit wouldn't turn on. No sound at all, no green light coming on. Took it back, got another one. Same problem. Called the helpline. They said try leaving it to charge overnight. (Should've worked regardless as I had it plugged in). Left it charging for two days. Still didn't work. Totally useless.
Value for money, rechargeable batteries not so good
This is a great, cheap baby monitor without all the bells and whistles you end up spending a fortune on and don't need. No video screen, night light, no temperature gauge etc. It just does the basic job of monitoring sounds from the babies room and it does it fairly well.
The signal drops in and out at times, which isn't an issue for us. As soon as the child makes a noise the signal picks back up and the noise transmits through the parent unit.
The only disappointing aspect is the cheap rechargeable batteries that come with the parent uni...t. They boast up to 14 hours of charge, which we got in the first week, and they have consistently declined since then. We are in our third week of owning the product and we're lucky to get 9 hours, which means lugging the charger around the house at night to plug it into our bedroom. We are now looking at purchasing some better quality rechargeable batteries.
Questions & Answers
We have just purchased a bm1000 and we are wondering why the parent unit beeps while we charge , is this correct? Will the beep stop when batteries are fully charged?
Hi John, I'd contact the manufacturer as that doesn't sound normal. My parent unit is constantly on charge overnight on my side table and the only time it beeps is either when it's getting low in battery, or when the screen turns on (I have it on the setting where the screen is off and turns on in response to sound in baby's room). It's never beeped continuously.
Can two of these monitors be used in the same home at the same time? Or will they interfere with each other?
Im not sure as i only have one monitor. But in my opinion i think you probably could use two at the same time. Reason is when you first turn on your monitor it shows "not linked" at first then after maybe 4 seconds the screen comes up as the temperature of the babies room. (I guess you could call it the home screen) meaning the two are now linked and you can hear the baby.
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