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VTech BM2500

VTech BM2500

MPN: VTP-BM2500
2.0 from 34 reviews

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MrsMH

MrsMHWide Bay-Burnett, QLD

  • 2 reviews

It’s ok.. but if you can afford to buy better than do!

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Purchased in July 2017 at Big W for $99.00.

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Mika

Mika

  • 5 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Don’t waste you’re money

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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.

Purchased in September 2018 at Harvey Norman.

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Sleepless

SleeplessMelbourne

Because parents can afford to waste money

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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.

schmo

schmoSydney

  • 4 reviews

There are better products out there.

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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.


Kell

KellMorwell

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes
  • Verified purchase

Waste of money does not work

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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.


SamDee

SamDeeCheltenham

Do not even bother, worst monitor I’ve ever had

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Chrissie

ChrissieSydney

  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

awful don't waste your money

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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.


Toni

ToniHervey Bay

  • Verified purchase

Useless

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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.

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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.

Totally useless

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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!

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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


Piglet

PigletBrisbane

  • 2 reviews

pleasantly surprised

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Alicia

Alicia

  • 5 reviews

Budget monitor average quality

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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.


Cynthia Kneipp

Cynthia KneippMid North Coast, NSW

  • 14 reviews
  • 2 likes

So unclear

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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!

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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.

C. C

C. CBrisbane

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Don’t buy it

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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.


ecri1

ecri1Elizabeth North, SA

  • 2 reviews

Very durable, does everything it needs to do.

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Kerrie M

Kerrie MMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 7 reviews

Horrible.

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We bought this monitor while pregnant.
When we used it, the camera is ordinary, the sound is distorted. The baby has to be crying hysterically before the camera will pick up the noise. I would not recommend this camera to anyone. It was a waste of 100 dollars that i wont get back.


loti1

loti1Queensland

  • 11 reviews
  • 2 likes

Works when necessary

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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.


Farah

FarahMelbourne

  • 12 reviews
  • 1 like
  • Verified purchase

Great budget monitor

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Questions & Answers

Stacey

Staceyasked

Is the camera ment to work cordless? As it only seems to work/pair when connected to power

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Taman E

Taman Easked

Has anyone had issues with the thermometer? Always reads bubs room to be far warmer then it is.

1 answer
SamDee
SamDee

Nothing about this product worked correctly for us and taking it back to swap for another brand was the best decision we made.


Emma Salter

Emma Salterasked

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?

1 answer
Paula
Paula

Hi Emma
Never tried to add a camera as unfortunately the unit only lasted for 4 months! I have since replaced it with another model far more surpirior. I don't believe this model sells "added units".


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Details

CategoryBaby Monitors
Price (RRP)$99

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  • GTIN13: 9342731001231
  • MPN: VTP-BM2500

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