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Vtech BM4500

Vtech BM4500

MPNs: BM4500_BM4510, BM4510, BM4510_2PK and P59092971
2.3 from 17 reviews

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2.3

17 reviews
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  • Build Quality
    3.0 (6)
  • Value for Money
    3.2 (6)
  • Ease of Use
    3.5 (6)
  • Battery Life
    3.0 (6)
  • Connectivity / Reliability
    3.5 (6)
  • Audio Quality
    3.7 (6)
  • Video Quality
    4.3 (6)
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Amanda A.

Amanda A.Perth, WA

Vtech bear and owl are both rubbish

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I have been through 4 of these! 2 bears and 2 owls. Each time it stops working I email or call and they always say it’s a “common fault” and send me a new one. If it’s common why not fix the design! It’s awful, they stop working overnight and you only realise in the morning when you wake up and realise it’s off and won’t turn back on. Meanwhile your poor baby is traumatized from crying all night! Never buy!!!!

Purchased at Baby Bunting.

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Marli

MarliSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 8 reviews

Disappointing

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Camera vision is great. Monitor is faulty. Crap battery life, constant issues with the charger/ charger point. When sound is detected monitor freaks out and turns off? Screen freezes..
Hopefully will get a replacement with warranty.. if not I’ll have to find another brand.
Annoying - paid $299 for monitor then $100 for extra camera and now monitor won’t even turn on.

Purchased in November 2018 at Baby Bunting Online store for A$299.00.

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Sacdaddy

SacdaddyMurray Region, NSW

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Good but not great

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Hi all we had the baby owl 4500 for a total of 18 months before it would no longer charge the mother unit(LCD) the USB connection had broken on the inside which from what Ive read now its pretty common, lucky is has a 2yr warranty. We replaced it with a new model owl 5000 from baby bunting free of charge. We had no issues prior to this the audio and visual quality was ok and the range was excellent we could use it all over our 5acre property.

Purchased in February 2018 at Baby Bunting for A$260.00.

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Just Us Three

Just Us ThreePerth, WA

  • 3 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Fantastic Baby monitor

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We are very happy with our new baby monitor. It has great sound. We love the full 360 view the camera gives. The screen is clear and it’s easy to use.

Purchased in September 2019 at Baby Bunting for A$231.00.

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Shannon

Shannon

  • 3 reviews

Not a bad monitor

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We have been using the monitor for 10months, so far so good. My only dislike is the LCD brightness at night is still very bright even once you have turned it down to the lowest setting it lights our whole bedroom up. I don't like to turn the screen off and only rely on sound as my girl is a tummy sleeper so I like to keep an eye on her. But I do like the button on the side that lets you turn music on and off.

Purchased in July 2018 at Baby Bunting Physical store for A$250.00.

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Stephen R

Stephen RSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

VTech BM 4500 Owl

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We recently purchased the Vtech BM4500 Owl baby monitor from Baby Bunting. It fitted what we were looking and was on sale. The setup was very straight forward, the video and audio quality was ok, the cameras pan/tilt range was very good, however when we set up the camera in the bedroom and the parent unit in the kitchen the link would drop out. It’s about 10 metres in total distance. I couldn’t get more than a room away before the wireless link would drop out. I tried it on a few locations throughout the house but the wireless range did not improve. I logged a ticket with Vtech support via the online form on their website but no reply after two weeks. The lovely staff at Baby Bunting Aspley exchanged it without any grief for another brand.

Sash

Sash

  • 7 reviews
  • 8 likes

Vtech may have fixed the previous issue

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Purchased in November 2017 at Baby Bunting for A$238.00.

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Monitor playing music randomly while my baby is asleep

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This is a good monitor for range , but it keeps playing music randomly especially when my baby is asleep and wakes her up and I can't get her back to sleep, there is a switch to turn it off when it's playing but no switch to turn it off all together, had to resort to cutting the wire to stop the music

Lilly

LillyMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 4 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Great monitor... when it works.

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I’ve had this monitor for 14 months now. Great range, great features, good picture quality. Has really helped me get some sleep in a long narrow house where I am far from my baby. BUT after 7 months the charging cable stopped connecting to the monitor. They were great with a replacement, but now, another 7 months later, the same thing f has happened! We were extra careful with it knowing it was a weak point but nope, broken again. They are selling a faulty product for top dollar to go into landfill. Very disappointed.

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Shlee

Shlee

  • 11 reviews
  • 4 likes

Useless, don't bother, may as well give your money away

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I am on my FOURTH one of these, that's right - FOUR seperate systems, all with the same problems; battery fails, parent unit just turns off with no warning - it's not until you hear your child screaming after who knows how long that you realise, the temperature stops working. Vetch are fine with sending replacements if not at times a little rude, however after going through so many, I think it's a problem with the monitor and they should pull it off the shelves.

Nicklaus K.

Nicklaus K.Melbourne

  • 4 reviews
  • 5 likes

Long Range Cover But Intermittent Connection Even At Short Range

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Donna

DonnaGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 2 reviews

Was great while it lasted.

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Johnny

JohnnyGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 4 reviews

Great baby monitor

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Very happy with our purchase.

We previously had an oricom unit which we had nothing but problems with. We then purchased the Vtech and it has been great. No connection drop outs like the oricom. The only negative is the parent unit battery doesn't last too long. Other than that I can't fault it.

Doesn't Last Long!

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I've had this camera for 6 months dropped in and out every now and then but still worked fine... now it won't link at ALLLLL. It's so frustrating especially when you're trying to transition your crawler into sleeping in their room and the darn thing is pitch black and won't link. I've about had enough and feel like running it over in my car! Do not buy waste of money and time!!!

ava

avaSydney, NSW

  • 25 reviews

This is terrible! The worst!

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The night vision stoppped working. It will suddenly work then flash black and then go back to night vision then go black and it does this all the way through. My baby has to sleep with a lamp on now. The charger stopped working and we had to buy a separate charger. Now it's not charging at all. This is absolutely useless.

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Don't waste your money

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This is a total waste of money. I purchased this as it was the most expensive in Big W be8ng $289 thinking the dearer the better right?. WRONG!! It constanlty disconnects after a mintue or 2 having to turn off owl and try to reconnect which still doesnt find the connection, if you fluke it after a million attempts it drops out again. I have had to remive it from my wifes hands as she feels like to throw the darn thing. Extremely frustrating and a complete waste of our money.Do yourself a favour and get a cheaper more fnctional one. Wish I had of researched before purchasing as it seems eveyone has had same issue.

Lenka

LenkaQld, 4575

  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes

Get Something Else - don't bother with this one

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Questions & Answers

Natassa

Natassaasked

When you turn on lullabies does it show on the screen because with mine it doesn't?Thank you !

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Karly K

Karly Kasked

Can you put can additonal vtech camera to an existing 4500 owl monitor? Ive already got the owl monitor and looking at getting a second one as I'm putting my twins into seperate rooms.

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Johnny
Johnny

Yes, you can. I believe the camera is approx $120 on its own.

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