Cannot be relied upon
Bought this when our baby was born because we have a 10 acre property and thought the ability to keep an eye on our little using the mobile phone would justify the cost. It doesn't. It simply cannot be relied upon across a 4G mobile network. We can stream 4K video to a mobile anywhere on our property but the baby monitor rarely is able to sign in & connect let alone produce an image that isn't frozen. As for HD claim, that's just laughable.
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Vtech RM5762 works really well and is easy to use
I have had the Vtech RM5762 for a week now. We purchased it to help monitor my elderly mother-in-law who lives with us. I read some product reviews on the internet and also read the Australian Choice organisation’s product testing results (which rated its slightly less sophisticate sibling, the RM5752, very highly). I have so far found the product to be very good and I would recommend it. The product was relatively easy to set up, with large, easy to understand picture and text based instructions. Just have a little patience and follow the setu...p instructions carefully, one step at a time. This product has a single camera unit and a parenting unit in the box, but it can expand to take 3 more cameras if needs be. The camera needs to be plugged into power. The box has a mounting bracket that can screw into the wall to place at a different height and/or location, than the room’s furnishings would allow, else, it can just sit on a piece of furniture. The parenting unit has a rechargeable battery and a power connection. Charging the battery is like charging your phone. When disconnected from power, the battery runs the unit, which makes it convenient to take with you when you move around the house. I don’t know how long the battery lasts, but other reviews say around 4 hrs if in power save mode. Th parent unit has a little stand that allows it to sit upright and/or recline a little. The really great feature is the ability of the product to allow its camera to be monitored by your smart phone, so you can see the image where ever you are in the world, if you have an internet connection. The camera in the RM5762 is motorised, which enables it to pan and tilt (via remote control using the parent unit or phone). This seems to be the main difference between this model and its junior sibling model, the RM5752. The parent unit is well set out and easy to use. It has a good size 5 inch screen that shows the camera image in 1080p HD colour. It has LEDs showing when connected to the internet and power. The main screen shows internet signal strength, battery charge, temperature of room being monitored, motion detection, and of course, the camera image. The unit has a LCD on/off button, which is convenient when you don’t want the screen showing the camera image, but still want to hear the audio that the camera’s microphone is picking up and sending to the parent unit. After a few minutes the camera image on the screen dims somewhat (this can be set to not dim as well), which is good at night, as it’s not super bright and annoying. The night vision in the parent unit is great, as it shows a good clear picture in low light. You can also press a button on the parent unit to talk through to the camera unit, so the occupants of the room it’s monitoring can hear what you say, and a button to play a lullaby into the room (haven’t used this feature yet). To round out the parent unit’s buttons, it has a menu/select button, up/down/left/right buttons to pan/tilt the camera unit and for menu navigation, zoom in and out buttons (x1 and x2 zooming) for the camera, and +/- volume buttons for the audio. The menus are very easy and intuitive, and offer some advanced options to set sensitivity for sound and movement. At night we have the parent unit at one end of the house, on the second floor of 2 storey house and the camera unit at the other end of the house on the ground level. The Wi-fi router is on the ground level in the middle of the house. We have very good internet and wi-fi speed and coverage in our house, so, so far, there hasn’t been any issues connecting the parent unit to the camera unit, and communication between them has been incident free all night. We installed the Vtech app onto our iPhones and were able to connect it to the camera so that it acts as a parent unit. We don’t have a lot of experience with it so far, but seems to work ok. One thing I did note, was that if a second phone wants to connect to the same camera, it can’t unless the first relinquishes it’s link to the camera. Don’t know if this is user error or by design, but if it’s the latter, then that’s a pity as having mum and dad’s phone connected to the same camera would be highly desirable. Will research this a bit more. Overall though, we’re very happy with the unit and would recommend it.
- Verified purchase
Awesome WiFi Baby Monitor
Just upgraded from an old Uniden BW3451R and the difference is significant.
FYI the RM5762 and RM5752 are basically the same unit just the RM5762 has the pan/tilt camera.
Battery: The battery life is probably the main weak point of this unit. If you let it go into power save mode when baby is not moving or crying you will get about 4h.
Charging: It uses a standard 3.5x1.35mm barrel plug. We bought a couple of USB-A to barrel plug cables off eBay for $4 each so we could have the unit on charge when we were in the living room or kitchen etc. Jus...
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