Bought this with the screen and initially thought it was great. Setup was easy and was amazing to be able to see bub on my phone. Image was super clear. However, 1 hr into using it, the screen froze. It gave a false impression that bub was alright and lying down on her back. When i went to check on her, she was on her side and the screen still did not show that. So I keep second guessing if she is actually ok or is the screen frozen? The connection keeps resetting which is frustrating. Today, the audio played up. I could hear her cying from her...room but the monitor did not pick it up. I had to refresh the screen and only then the audio caught on. How can I leave my child in the room alone depending on this unreliable baby monitor? Oh and also my wifi works fine so can’t blame the wifi either. The battery life on the screen unit is appalling too. Need to charge it after 4 hrs. I’ll be returning this very soon. My sister’s 3 yo Vtech model is more reliable than this.
Terrible, do not buy
Bought this as the camera only model to use with app. You had to constantly keep the app open which isn't really practical.
So we upgraded to the model with the screen. Terrible connection, constantly resetting, huge lag, freezes. So we upgraded our WiFi. No difference. We normally hear him crying before the monitor let's us know. That's when it actually connects! Battery life is also awful, we generally have to keep it constantly plugged in. Biggest waste of money ever!!
Not worth the high price!
Picture is ok but I'm sure you will find just as good picture for cheaper. We are having to reset the Wi-Fi connection everytime we use it and some days it just won't connect at all. Has been a massice waste of money for us and we wouldn't recommend this product to anyone!
Fully featured, but a bit pricey
A very impressive monitor. The display is an android os. The night vision is amazing even when pitch black. Connection was so simple. The quality of the product is outstanding as well as the display.
It's a bit laggy when viewing remotely but still great quality. Two way talking between camera and display and remote connection is great. Notifications for motion detection can be set in each viewing device. I can have them on the display but not in my phone. Move the camera by swiping, zoom in and out with a pinch just like your smartphone. Works remotely too.
Perhaps the only con is that it's a bit pricey, but I got mine in a sale more than $100 off RRP. Recommended.
Loved it at first - not after 6 months
Follow Up - 6 Months Later
6 Months after I wrote this glowing review, My camera is broken. It never connects to the internet, has black screens all the time, stops working and still freezes in the middle of the night.
I've contacted Vtech who said to get a refund from Baby Bunting and Billy Guyatts as that is where I got them from, I've heard from BB so far but nothing from BG after 2 emails. A phone call will be next.
I now do not recommend this baby monitor. It can't be trusted and isn't reliable at all.
This monitor has a huge screen that...is VERY clear, night vision is acceptable but the day vision is outstanding. There is a slight (very slight) lag but that isn't an issue, it runs on wifi so you need to have a good wifi connection. I love that you can download an app for your phone and use it as an additional screen, you can also use it remotely so when you're at work etc you can still see your baby if you want to. I initially had a huge problem with the parent unit freezing, I called vtech and they guided me over the phone and did a software update and so far the issue has resolved itself - no more freezing which is great so if you have this model and it is freezing give them a call or do a software update via the parent unit. The range is good, I can do all the way down my backyard and it still connects. I wish it had a temp display on it.
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