It’s ok.. but if you can afford to buy better than do!
-Overall range and coverage is ..okay.. could be better.
-Audio & image is pretty average, there are better available for same or similar price.
-Is the monitor reliable? Yes, I have been able to rely on it for the most part (will explain more further down).
-Is the monitor is easy to set up? Yes.
-Is the menu easy to navigate? Yeah reasonably..
So I was able to sit outside with the parent handset and still have coverage, but I couldn’t go very far.
The audio, I have had no real issues with, I was unable to block out white noise coming throug...h the parent handset, but I could hear baby making soft sounds like when waking up, and I could hear the fan or soft sound of our Lula Doll, and the loud cry/scream sounds of baby were very clear. The Image, I could see baby both in dark and light, however, the screen would flick black (no image) sometimes briefly & sometimes close to a minute.
- Verified purchase
Don’t waste you’re money
Battery life of parent unit is max 2-3 hours. Screen goes blank while trying to check on baby, doesn’t pick up noise until baby is screaming even when sensitivity is on the highest setting. Poor projection angle, can’t even see all of baby.
Because parents can afford to waste money
The parent unit has been faulty from day 1 not picking up crying until baby is screaming so I hear him before the monitor most times also battery lasted maybe 20ish minutes so bought a replacement battery turns out the actual parent unit is faulty and won't fully charge the battery as the replacement worked for the first 2 hours then did the same as the original unit constantly beeps through the night even while on charge.
Invest in a more proven brand if you have doubts the extra money is worth it.
There are better products out there.
I do not understand why they felt the need to have the camera SO zoomed in. I pretty much need to mount it on the other side of the room to get enough of the cot into the screen. STUPIDEST IDEA EVER.
The rechargeable battery on the parent unit only lasts about 30 minutes which is utter unhelpful.... Unless your kid is a chronic catnapper.. no thanks. So you pretty much need to keep it plugged in the whole time just to be safe.
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Waste of money does not work
The audio cuts in and out and you can not hear when your baby cries then it will randomly work for a few seconds then cuts out again complete waste of money. Not reliable at all and the picture is horrible all pixilated and cant make anything out. DO NOT BUY THIS.
Do not even bother, worst monitor I’ve ever had
I don’t typically get on review spots to whinge about products but please let me help you spend your hard earned money elsewhere. The monitor is just the worst! For the good part, setting it up wasn’t too hard and the look of it is okay even though the picture is small and not the best. But the constant un-pairing and lack of reliability is more than I can cope with. I followed all directions 100% and worked through the troubleshooting over and over. There is no technical fault, it is just a bad machine all around. Every single time I use it, i...t unpairs randomly and often wakes me at night beeping because it unpaired. The sound is not reliable and doesn’t always kick on when she wakes, even in constant pic mode with sensitivity turned all the way up. I am returning to Kmart-have had for 2 weeks. I will also advise them how terrible it is and they should re-think this being their only available baby monitor. Buy anything else, seriously. A cup connected to another cup with string would be better than this!
awful don't waste your money
The monitor turns on continually (like every 30-45secs) and crackles makes intermitted sounds and flashes a symbol to say we have no reception while beeping at us. When our baby is actually crying/making noise it doesn't turn on. Perhaps the most annoying thing we own. DO NOT BUY - you were warned! Spend the money and buy a better quality monitor.
- Verified purchase
Does not detect when the baby is making noise, I have it set to maximum noise sensitivity & I wake up to the sound of my toddlers scream through the walls before the monitor lights up & shows me baby, it's like not even having a monitor at all, total waste of money! I wish I could return it but I only located my receipt after targets 28 day return policy
Given to us a present, worked greater than what we expected.
This baby monitor was given to my wife and i as a present and far exceeded our expectations. The camera quality was good enough to clearly see our baby, when she cried, we heard her. The only problem we found is the re-chargable battery that was supplied with unit, never fully charged,had to be pretty much plugged in when ever you needed it cause it will turn off, once flat. Manageable.
Bought this as as I wanted a monitor with both video and audio but at a reasonable price. Now totally regretting. Poor image quality and infrared camera just shows a blob where the baby is. Poor Audio, cuts in only after baby has been crying for a while. Range is pathetic and battery life limited.
Everything about this unit is wrong!
The audio keeps cutting in and out. Battery life on unit is poor also maximum 1hr if that!
Cannot safely leave the house to hang out washing because I wouldn't know if my baby was crying or not. For the money it's not worth it. Very disappointed in this unit
I read many bad reviews for this monitor and reluctantly purchased it because it was the only one at the time that I could afford or access. And it's not that bad at all.
Yes, it has a very small screen. So I have mounted it up high on the wall, about 30cm lower than the ceiling (the highest that I can still reach the controls standing on a chair). Now I can see the entire cot, and I can clearly see my baby both day and night. I can zoom in if needed, but I usually don't. The monitor comes able to be easily mounted. Mine is on two push pins..., for minimal damage to the wall. The image quality is about as good as what you would get from most monitors, especially at night. The display can be difficult to see in light or at certain angles however. The sound quality is worse than on vtech's sound only device, it is quite tinny, but that isn't a problem for me as I rely mostly on what I can see (I am deaf). I love that you can set it so the screen comes on when it detects sound (and you can adjust the level of sound sensitivity too). At night, I feel more confident that I will wake as the light from the screen is so bright, it always wakes me up, when often the sound would not. It also means you are more easily able to sleep as the light isn't always on.
Budget monitor average quality
The monitor does it’s job. Te image quality is very average but enough to see what is going on. Very narrow camera angle though so you need to really nail positioning and still when baby moves it can move out of sight in the screen if the camera stands pretty close to the cot. Sounds works OK, it’s just a bit delayed.
Monitor was very easy to set up and easy to use.
My problem is the battery. It doesn’t last longer than 2-3h and I have to charge it again even though I did the first charging according to the instruction provided. Very annoying.
it was a cheap one so I didn’t expect much. If not for the battery I would say you get what you pay for.
The image quality is so poor that all I can see of my baby is a black blob for his head. I have no idea if he is asleep or awake from the image. The camera itself can only be angled up and down not left and right so if you actually fix it to a wall with the hook holes then it has to be perfectly in place and your baby has to be in the exact same spot in the cot. Really not happy with this monitor at all.
Awful. Don't buy!
This monitor is terrible. The sound stops working and doesnt reactivate when baby is crying and the screen goes black randomly, my daughter wears a breathing alarm and I wouldn't hear it if it alerted me that her breathing had stopped. I'll be getting my money back in the morning. Worst monitor ever.
Don’t buy it
The quality of this monitor is so poor we ended up getting a full refund and went and bought a more expensive brand which works so much better. The sound quality is so bad that my baby was crying and I could hear her from the next room before the monitor ever picked up anything. The picture quality is also terrible. You could barely make out what bubs was doing let alone recognising if they are awake or asleep.
Very durable, does everything it needs to do.
We bought the monitor second hand and it does everything it needs to do. The picture quality is a little grainy but your still clearly able to see baby. Picks up sound in her room (can hear clock ticking) and alerts when baby makes sound fast enough.. My daughter has thrown the parent unit around the entire house, she has left it in a bucket of water for however long, she quite often whacks it on the ground and it continues to work perfectly. I have been quite impressed. Range is ok without too many obstructions and can reach up to 100m. My dau...ghter falls asleep instantly to the music it plays and that helps as a cue to sleep as well. Love that I can turn that on from the parent unit as well. Only negative I've had is the small screen, it has to be quite far away for it to be able to see the entire cot. Overall, does the job it needs to and has lasted well. Not too sure how old it is either.
Works when necessary
Camera vision is ordinary. Sometimes goes white & i cant see anything, very grainy. I keep parent unit plugged in. The sound doesn't come thru until baby's wailing quite loud which can actually be a good thing so you aren't woken up with every sound but not good if you have a newborn. Got it for an 8 month old and it works as we need it to but i can actually hear him before the monitor goes off so i don't bother with it anymore. Good price for a camera unit.
- Verified purchase
Great budget monitor
First of all, the image quality isn't as clear as the box but it is clear enough to see your baby's eyes open, even on the infra-red. If you zoom and watch closely, you can even see your baby breathing and for me, that's clear enough. I wasn't expecting military grade night vision clarity for $89. The audio switches off if you have a constant background noise (I have white noise on but it's not too loud), which means it only alerts you if baby makes a nose louder than it - for my baby that's squawking before fully crying. You do have to turn se...nsitivity on to max. It's easy to set up and baby unit is very light so it can go on the wall with the small command hooks, the cord is very long and the range is also very good. The camera only moves up and down but I have it up high and can see the entire cot so it works for me. My only gripe is the battery power - you do have to keep it plugged in at night to ensure it doesn't die, however this is pretty easy to remember. I find if you turn the screen off it lasts much longer and it will still alert you when baby starts crying and you can still periodically turn the screen on to check on bub. The lullaby and being able to speak to baby function is handy if that works for calming your baby. All in all, the monitor does exactly what it's supposed to do so I'm happy with it.
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Questions & Answers
Is the camera ment to work cordless? As it only seems to work/pair when connected to power
Has anyone had issues with the thermometer? Always reads bubs room to be far warmer then it is.
Can you add a second camera? Seems to have a part in menu for up to 4 cameras but can't find one to buy?
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