If you’ve ever had a young baby, you know the feeling. You want to be everywhere at once, looking after the kid, preparing the food, putting your feet up for five minutes’ of respite. Hired help can be expensive – Withings Smart Baby Monitor may just be the next best alternative. With the amount of money you’ve probably already spent on your home automation installation wouldn’t it make sense to spend another $250 to automate your childcare?
The Withings Smart Baby Monitor sits at the end of your baby’s crib. At its core, it’s a video camera that allows you to keep an eye on your baby using either an android or ios app. The peripheries offer so much more than that though. For a start, there’s a 360 degree rotating mechanism on the camera that allows you to pan around crib (or whole room) using your smartphone as a control. There’s also a zoom function.
The baby monitor detects when its dark – you’d assume that to be most of the time that your baby is asleep – and switches to night vision mode. There’s also a 2 way audio feed – that means you can communicate, speak or even sing to your baby without having to be in the room with them. There’s a nightlight which can display different colours to soothe you child, and even 7 pre-set lullabies that you can trigger to whisk your baby off to sleep at the touch of the button (if only it were that easy!).
To put your mind even further at ease, Withings has an environment monitor – similar to the Sense Sleep Tracker which monitors temperature, humidity, noise and movement. A parent can even customise alerts when the readouts hit certain thresholds.
Overall, there is no substitute for good parenting, but if you’d like an all singing, all dancing device that can give you some help along the way… you could do worse than the Withings Smart Baby Monitor.
Withings Baby Monitor Specs
At $299.95 for the monitor, the Withings Smart Baby Monitor is a top-of-the-line device designed to keep a watchful eye on your child. Some parents may questions this price, especially when there is an additional charge of $6 per 100 minutes after using the monitor for more than 15 minutes a day.