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Owlet Cam Baby Video Monitor WiFi Camera

Last Updated: October 13, 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.2
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
151
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
61
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Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
Yes
WIFI

Review Summary - 90 recent, verified reviews

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Camera
 29
owlet, baby, love this camera, cam, wanted
+79%
-21%
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" ...  The camera is great!  ...  "
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" ...  I would definitely recommend this camera!  ...  "
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" ...  -Although you can swivel the camera physically on the base, there is no camera control from your phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I would highly recommend this camera to anybody!  ...  "
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" ...  After talking to lots of moms about the owlet camera I came to the conclusion that I did need the camera.  ...  "
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" ...  Recommend to anyone looking for a great baby camera.  ...  "
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" ...  I am very impressed with the Owlet Cam.  ...  "
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" ...  We love this camera.  ...  "
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Apps
 23
monitor, running, owlet sock, owlet, open
+57%
-43%
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" ...  It was pretty easy to set up and the phone app is very easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It is also nice that in the app there are how-to videos incase you need them.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the app!  ...  "
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" ...  -Uses same app as the SmartSock.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that I can use the camera along with my Owlet sock and that it's all in one app.  ...  "
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" ...  The time between opening the app and seeing the video feed is faster on this than any of the other cameras I have owned. ... The app walked me through step-by-step and I was up and running quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  It is so intuitive and easy to set up and it pairs flawlessly with the owlet sock and app.  ...  "
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" ...  Live stream to app is reliable.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 23
quality, clear, night, vision, sound
+100%
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" ...  The picture is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is so clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture and sound is very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is the best that I have seen and the app is super easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality on it is amazing, and I love the sleek simple look.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is super clear and the sound is great!  ...  "
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" ...  The app is easy to use, the picture quality is amazing, and the camera is so easy to set up!  ...  "
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" ...  - Picture quality is great!!  ...  "
Ease of Use
 21
use, super, set, setup, app
+100%
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" ...  Easy to set up and install.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy and I love that my husband and I can access it from our phones and talk to him through it if we want!  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was super easy and fast.  ...  "
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" ...  You can access from  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy setup and use!  ...  "
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" ...  - easy to mount ... - Easy set up. ... Super easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  The setup process was very similar to all the others and was intuitive and straightforward.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and connect.  ...  "
Software Platform
 20
owlet sock, owlet, monitor, load, use
+50%
-50%
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" ...  If you can’t rely on your camera monitor/app, what point does it serve? ... when the app is actually working, which is basically never!! ... It is the app. ... Also, once I have the app on and actually running, I can’t minimize the app to look at anything else or I will lose the camera connection.  ...  "
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" ...  This was my major fear- that the app would suck making the product ineffective or that my internet would go down and we’d be out of luck.  ...  "
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" ...  Would always take a few tries of force closing the app to get it to work.  ...  "
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" ...  Firstly, we had to open and close the app multiple times just to get the picture to load, mind you, this had nothing to do with our WiFi speed as we pay an arm and a leg for fast WiFi because my fiancé is a huge tech guy. ... The app had an update and the camera completely disconnected and we couldn’t get it to work at all.  ...  "
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" ...  - only one credentialed user allowed and no ability to see what devices are logged in or limit access (think nanny . ) ... - no alerts outside of app ... - no iPad app  ...  "
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" ...  So I was happy to finally see that a camera was coming out for the Owlet and I know longer had to jump between apps to monitor our little one. ... -Poor app design: So this is something that can be fixed in software updates but the overall design of the app is on the poor side. ... -Always Crashing: So we have the app installed on multiple devices and after about 3-4 mins the app will freeze and crash. ... Until then I will be with you jumping between apps to check our Owlet sock and monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera simply doesn’t work, we contacted support and they told us it doesn’t work with the latest IOS and with our iPhones, so it is garbage.  ...  "
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" ...  Device would not pair with their new app.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 15
quality, clear, audio, video quality, video
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Sound and video are high quality.  ...  "
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" ...  I also love how clear the picture quality and sound are.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome video quality and sound is clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture and sound quality on the camera is great.  ...  "
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" ...  -Sound quality is good, just a second or two delayed. ... -You can turn the sound off and watch video exclusively.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is super clear and the sound is great!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture and sound is very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  Video quality much better than expected, sounds good, it will give me peace of mind being able to see my baby while I'm not in the room with her.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 15
phone, use, owlet, easy, connected
+67%
-33%
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" ...  We love having the monitor on the phone!  ...  "
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" ...  I love being able to just have the monitor on my phone and being able to see and track everything without having to be plugged into a baby monitor camera.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and connect.  ...  "
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" ...  Great just wish there was a monitor for it instead of my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve had a great experience with this monitor!  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was easy and it’s so convenient to use with your smart phone and the owlet app.  ...  "
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" ...  Also it took less then 4 minutes to connect to my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  We love this monitor.  ...  "
Setup
 14
setup, set, wifi, super easy, installation
+100%
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" ...  Setup was super easy and fast.  ...  "
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" ...  The owlet cam came in pristine packaging, was simple and easy to install and set up (I did have to do the pairing phase of set up a couple of times for it to work, but that may have been because of my phone or wifi), and is working great so far! ... -Installation is semi-permanent and NOT easy to move.  ...  "
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" ...  - Easy set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set up with the app, and all the gear you need to mount to wall comes in the box. ... Instructions were clear and easy to follow.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and install.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup process was very similar to all the others and was intuitive and straightforward.  ...  "
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" ...  It was so easy to install and connect, that I didn't even have to ask my husband for help .  ...  "
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" ...  It couldn't have been easier to set up and took less than two minutes.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 10
monitor, baby, phone, owlet, like
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Though I guess I miss having a separate screen sometimes.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, at the bottom of the main screen there are tips for however old your baby is which is also fun to read through.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a really high quality monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  -Can view the readings from owlet SmartSock overlaid on the full-screen video.  ...  "
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" ...  Would like to have the image constantly up for the night without having my phone screen up all night  ...  "
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" ...  It tells you right on the screen the temperature if it’s comfortable for baby.  ...  "
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" ...  I can actually put her down to do things knowing I can watch her through my phone instead of a grainy monitor.  ...  "
Wifi
 9
issue, 5g network, setup, setting, password
+56%
-44%
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" ...  The wifi allows me to check the monitor even when I am not the one at home.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that it’s a WiFi camera so I never have an issue of being out of range.  ...  "
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" ...  The Owlet camera connects to its video servers using your home WIFI and Internet Services.  ...  "
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" ...  A WiFi baby cam that actually works well.  ...  "
Night Photography
 9
vision, picture, clear, camera, amazing
+100%
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" ...  It is a little delayed sometimes in night vision, but otherwise super clear!  ...  "
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" ...  The night vision mode is crisp and clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is amazing for both daytime and night vision.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is great, even when using night vision.  ...  "
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" ...  Night vision is a must have.  ...  "
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" ...  -Night Vision : The night vision of this camera is amazing! ... -IR Lights: The design of the camera is nice so that you don't see really any IR lights at night. ... Night Light: One of our favorite features of the competition is the night light option that shines a indirect light up that creates a soft glow in the crib.  ...  "
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" ...  The night vision is also better than all the others.  ...  "
Cables
 8
wall, guards, cable, worry, strips
+100%
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" ...  I loved that it came with a super easy to set up wall mount and cord strips so baby can’t get to the cord even though it’s right behind her crib.  ...  "
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" ...  The only reason I gave it four stars is because the cord cover doesn’t stick to the wall very well.  ...  "
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" ...  -Extra long cord. ... -Although it takes more work, I really love the safety of the installation (includes cord guards that attach to the wall with adhesive strips), and that I don't worry about my bigger kids messing with the cords or my baby getting wrapped up in them.  ...  "
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" ...  The included mounting kit is well made, and the cable guards are a nice touch. ... They not only make the installation look alot cleaner because you don't see any cables, but I don't have to worry about my son grabbing a loose cord and pulling the camera off the wall.  ...  "
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" ...  They come with easy to install cable guards and a mounting plate which is awesome because our two-year-old yanks every electrical cord down every chance she gets.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with all you need to hang on a wall and even cable covers to keep your little one from grabbing.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the included cable covers that allow for a much cleaner install compared to other options in the market.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with a kit to mount and "cord hiders" which protects your baby from the cord and makes it look very nice overall.  ...  "
For Kids
 7
school, one, old, kids, app
+57%
-43%
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" ...  Two way audio is great for keeping an eye on the kids while playing in their rooms and keeping them out of trouble lol.  ...  "
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" ...  I feel like we have a night nanny watching over our son.  ...  "
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" ...  One for our toddler as well.  ...  "
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" ...  wherever my kids might be, in addition to where my youngest is sleeping. ... I love that you can add different kids etc.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 7
night, owlet, camera, babies, smart
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Overall, the camera has added to our ability to feel like our son is safe when we put him down to nap and sleep at night.  ...  "
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" ...  Life is better with more restful sleep, thanks to Owlet.  ...  "
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" ...  You can watch your little one sleep anywhere you want as long as you are connected to WiFi!  ...  "
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" ...  It's great to be able to have one app running and see all of your babies vitals while watching them sleep.  ...  "
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" ...  I can’t wait to get some sleep.  ...  "
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" ...  wherever my kids might be, in addition to where my youngest is sleeping.  ...  "
Cooling
 7
temperature, cold, baby, love, warm
+100%
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" ...  I love that it tells the temp in the room so we know if our baby is hot or cold.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that it includes the room temperature so I’m not worried if it’s too hot or cold in my baby’s room.  ...  "
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" ...  I also love that it shows the temperature of my baby's room.  ...  "
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" ...  It shows the temperature in the room which is really nice since with my first child we didn't realize the temperature issues in the baby's room.  ...  "
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" ...  The temperature feature is great since the back rooms in my house tend to get warmer fast let so it’s nice to be able to tell just how warm or cold it is in the nursery.  ...  "
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" ...  I have often wondered if my babies room is too warm/cold so this has been awesome for me!  ...  "
Price
 6
money, well, penny, every, save
+100%
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" ...  Worth every penny of the investment for the peace of mind and advance in technology!  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny  ...  "
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" ...  The Owlet Cam is worth every penny.  ...  "
Fit
 6
wall, magnetic, easy
+100%
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" ...  Mounting the Owlet Cam to the wall was very easy, only requiring one screw.  ...  "
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" ...  -Compact: The magnetic mount and small design a huge win if you are wanting to minimize the ugliness of your beautiful nursery that you designed and then forgot about all of those camera cables and wall mounts that you wish you could hide.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like that the camera has a magnet feature to attach to the base so you can position it at any angle.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the magnetic base and the size of the cam.  ...  "
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" ...  The magnetic base is shockingly strong.  ...  "
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" ...  - easy to mount  ...  "
Packing
 5
quality, product, nice, set, feel
+100%
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" ...  The packaging was nice and the set up was extremely easy.  ...  "
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" ...  The packaging has a very thoughtful, Apple-esque, feel to it.  ...  "
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" ...  The packaging it came in was really nice — no chance of getting damaged.  ...  "
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" ...  This product has great quality packaging.  ...  "
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" ...  First off this product has great quality packaging.  ...  "
Network
 5
5g network, setup, setting, password, part
+60%
-40%
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" ...  My network is very fast.  ...  "
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" ...  The wifi allows me to check the monitor even when I am not the one at home.  ...  "
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" ...  The WiFi setup portion worked as I could see the device was on my 2.4GHz network by logging into my router.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 4
issues
-100%
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" ...  Crap doesn’t work for nothing  ...  "
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" ...  I wake up in the middle of the night and it is no longer working.  ...  "
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" ...  Other standout issues:  ...  "
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" ...  One has already happened in the course of 24 hours of owning this product.  ...  "
Lagging
 4
video, times, time, sound, camera
-100%
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" ...  The lag was pretty drastic. ... I want almost instantaneous video and the lag is about 5-10 seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  Has at least a 5 second delay.  ...  "
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" ...  However registration of the cam continued to fail.  ...  "
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" ...  The lag time for the video and sound is horrendous.  ...  "
Device Stand
 4
easy, mount, strips, cord, baby
+100%
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" ...  I loved that it came with a super easy to set up wall mount and cord strips so baby can’t get to the cord even though it’s right behind her crib.  ...  "
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" ...  Mounting the Owlet Cam to the wall was very easy, only requiring one screw.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the wall mount feature.  ...  "
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" ...  - easy to mount  ...  "
Marketplace
 4
deal, big, back
+75%
-25%
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" ...  We have to keep a close eye on our son and my husband and I are able to check it wherever and the picture is always clear as can be!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you owlet for making awesome products to keep my babies safe!  ...  "
Clarity
 4
super, easy to set
+100%
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" ...  It is so clear and crisp.  ...  "
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" ...  It is clear and you can see every movement.  ...  "
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" ...  This is so clear!  ...  "
Zoom
 4
camera, like, wish, quality
+100%
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" ...  I also love that you are able to zoom in on the camera just like you would a photo that you took on your phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the image quality, wide lens, zoom and multi users.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera quality and features (night vision, zoom, temperature reading) are great .  ...  "
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" ...  I can zoom in and watch her breath.  ...  "
For Travel
 3
+100%
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" ...  Also I like to be able to bring my monitor on trips, so I can watch the kids while we hang with friends or family.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband could even view the camera when he was on a business trip over 600 miles away!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to move around the house and to use for travel!  ...  "
Capacity
 3
using, phone, baby
+100%
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" ...  I got this to have in my son’s room and it’s awesome!  ...  "
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" ...  Gives me great peace of mind while my kid sleeps upstairs and I don’t have to run to check on him every time I hear something.  ...  "
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" ...  Even when I'm at work I can see my son's room.  ...  "
Pedometer
 3
take, steps, set, minutes, easy
+100%
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" ...  The app walked me through step-by-step and I was up and running quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Set us was very easy but did take a few more then 2 minutes on a few steps to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Set us was very easy but did take a few more then 2 minutes on a few steps to set up.  ...  "
Video Playback
 3
video quality, video, love, easy, clear
+100%
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" ...  -You can turn the sound off and watch video exclusively.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome video quality and sound is clear.  ...  "
Returns
 3
back
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I ended up ordering it and I’m so glad I did.  ...  "
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" ...  Otherwise 5 stars  ...  "
Product As Described
 3
+67%
-33%
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" ...  We have to keep a close eye on our son and my husband and I are able to check it wherever and the picture is always clear as can be!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is perfect.  ...  "
Features
 3
light, features, favorite, night
+67%
-33%
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" ...  My favorite feature that the owlet has is the option to turn off the status light on the camera itself.  ...  "
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" ...  Night Light: One of our favorite features of the competition is the night light option that shines a indirect light up that creates a soft glow in the crib.  ...  "
ISP
 3
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Even if it was, that highlighted the lack of LAN support.  ...  "
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" ...  Then after you verify that your internet settings are set to their standards .  ...  "
Call quality
 3
speak, simultaneously, talking, sound, quickly
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Other than that the only thing thats kind of annoying is that you can’t speak through the monitor AND hear responses simultaneously. ... that inability to simultaneously speak and hear PLUS the lag im between switching will make that harder.  ...  "
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" ...  When you use the speaker to talk to your child, it’s so delayed that they are talking back to you but you don’t hear what they’re saying before their side of the sound goes back on.  ...  "
Design
 3
apple, quality, packaging
+100%
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" ...  It looks super sleek and not messy when finished.  ...  "
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" ...  The packaging has a very thoughtful, Apple-esque, feel to it.  ...  "
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" ...  For the same price as other products, this one has an Apple-quality feel and design.  ...  "
Build Quality
 3
feel, apple
+100%
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" ...  Very solid quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera feels like it is made of high-quality materials.  ...  "
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" ...  For the same price as other products, this one has an Apple-quality feel and design.  ...  "

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