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I'm happy with this
Was skeptical in buying a monitor and in the end we did anyway and chose this one. I always move the monitor so i can see my baby and since she always moves around little did i know i can manipulate the camera from the parent unit. Well obviously I didn't read the manual haha. But anyhow I like it so easy to use and plays music too.
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Do not buy especially for newborn
for second monitor didn't wanna spend too much money. I thought I'll get something reasonable for my toddler and give my old oricom monitor to newborn. so I got vtech bm2500. I can not hear my toddler talking can not see clear at all even with good light. And battery dies middle of the night.My toddler had to scream then I could hear him. It is horrible I returned straight away and got another oricom.
If you guys looking for a monitor do not buy vtech. Yes oricom expensive but worth it. Buy when its on special.
Especially for newborn horrible because you would like to see every move of your baby
Excellent, does what it says
Great monitor, we are very happy. I bought the cheapest audio and video monitor and it is very good. The range is great - used it on holiday over Aust day and it worked right up the back of a decent size garden, probably 30m from the bedroom. We borrowed a far more expensive monitor with less range. Image quality is fine, especially on IR mode. The only negative is poor battery life, but just use an extension cord if you are outside.
Honestly? I love it!!
After weeks spent reviewing video monitors within our budget I almost didn't buy it, but I am so glad I did! Honestly, I love this monitor. Yes there are a few features that need to be addressed and advertising needs to reflect the product more accurately but I definitely wouldn't change it if the offer came up. I have found out the two particular features that keep getting bad reviews come down to user error. Firstly the monitor not picking up that the child is crying is due to people not adjusting the sensitivity, read the manual people. And ...secondly battery life. I'll explained below. So, Cons: • The picture quality advertised on the parent unit of the box is inaccurate. It is far from being that clear. But I can still see my child well in both the day and infrared views. •The baby unit needs to be positioned far from the babies sleeping space to get a good view. In this case the image on the box is accurate but remember babies eventually roll and you want to see their whole sleeping space otherwise invest in a monitor with no camera. •Adjustability of the baby unit is poor. Only offering back and forth movement it is extremely limiting depending on the space your installing it. Now the Pros: •It is affordable. Yes you get what you pay for but all considered, this is great for its value. •Volume is excellent. We actually need to turn it down or else you can hear my baby from down the street with the monitor inside..... no joke!! •The battery life is actually REALLY GOOD!! There are a lot of bad reviews on the battery life but here is the catch...... Your not meant to run around with the screen on all the time or of course it's going to drain it quickly
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Piece of junk don't buy it
Video supposed to be colour.
Led nightvision does not work screen goes either all black or white.
Can only really see bub when light on?
Does not do what it says on box taking back to Target for refund.
Manufacturer should recall this junk after ready reviews seems its a dud.
Terrible terrible monitor ever
Charger cable snapped within a few months. I was told it is not covered by warranty because they think its a misuse. And then battery suddenly can't work at all after that. The quality is no good and video is pretty bad. And the signal is also not stable for no reason. Don't buy it.
This is a terrible monitor. The sound wouldn't activate even though the baby was screaming right next to it. Do not buy. The only time it might be of any use is if you need a prop for a play that looks kind of like a remote for a TV. But even then, there are better options for remote props. DO NOT BUY.
Does not work!
We had this monitor for about 2 months and then it stopped working. The sound would cut in and out and the battery would not hold charge. I sent it back to the manufacturer and was sent a replacement which had the exact same problems straight out of the box. The main concern is that the parent monitor does not make any sound when the baby is crying. Which is the whole point in having a baby monitor!
Very disappointing. I will be buying a different monitor and spending more to hopefully get one that actually does what it says it will!
Cheap, Nasty quality!
Another snapped cable within 4 months! Poor quality. It does not pick up a babies cry until your baby is "really" crying in distress. Battery life span is less than 45min before it requires regarding even When charged all day. I wish I had my research. Do not buy & waste your money.
cheap...but you get what youbpay for sadly
Nice and cheap...i bought mine on ebay brand new for $85...sent it back to the manufacturer after using it once...the sound cuts in and out and often doesn't even work at all...whic defeats the purpose of the monitor. They replaced the parental unit saying it was faulty but i needed to expect some interruption in the sound....yeah not that much.
I don't recommend this unit at all.
Do NOT buy
Charger cord snapped just like the previous feedback. Only had it for a few months.
Sound quality too soft even when its on loudest setting.
Both units had to be pretty close together to work, if take parent unit to backyard, it has no signal.
Don't waste your money!
There are better units out there.
Charger cable snapped within a few months. Was told its not covered by warranty because its an accessory. Had to purchase a universal charger that did not work either. The quality overall is no good and video is pretty bad. Better spend your money is something better, of different brand.
Serves the purpose for a budget price
Bought this for $80 when it was on sale. I had it for 2 months now and it served the purpose of me buying it. Initially I bought it to keep an eye on bub when she is sleeping in her own room. Since bub is a very light sleeper, I don't want to open the door to see what she is up to because the slightest noise wakes her. This baby monitor allows me to get an idea if she is awake or asleep, and so I don't have to go into her room unnecessarily.
- Video function allows you to check on bub, but it is certainly not the high resolution one f...
If you are looking for a good baby monitor, this is not it.
The VTech BM2500 has very few PROS and many CONS.
* It comes with video function
* It's relatively cheap at around $130
* The video function somewhat works, in that if you have the baby in the exact position you can sometimes see it.
*The night vision component of the video camera works most of the time.
*It's light, so it can be easily attached to the wall with stick-on hooks if you cannot drill into the wall or put in nails.
* It has a temperature display which works quite well.
* It uses DECT technology which is supposed to increase the security of the audio so people can't listen in. ...
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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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