Baby February 2, 2020
My best friends have just had a baby and although little one is currently sleeping beautifully through the night my friends are not, dad especially keeps getting up to check if baby is warm enough, breathing ok or escaped the crib.
The Sense-U Baby Monitor can keep track of breathing, roll over movement and body temperature so you don’t have to risk disturbing baby when you check how they are, the sensor comes in the form of a small device that securely clips onto the nappy.
The integrated sensor chipset, new for 2020, accurately monitors your baby’s breathing while they sleep and will notify you with a sharp, audible alarm for no breathing movement straight to your smartphone. The Sense-U will alert you if baby’s body temperature moves outside of the pre-set zones and can notify you if baby rolls over onto their stomach. The Sense-U connects to your phone over Bluetooth Low Energy(BT4.0) and gives you a 15m range, this could make things difficult for larger homes, if your baby is upstairs or at the other end of the house you may lose connection, firewalls will also affect communications, the 30day trial allows you to test it out with a full refund if it isn’t right for your home.
For best results the device should be placed on a snug fit nappy close to the belly button, it will then read the abdominal temperature and movements, if the Sense U moves away from this area it can trigger false alarms (which a few people have reported) and will scare the living daylights out of you. The breathing accuracy can be affected by certain clothing, swaddling, sleep bags and onesies for example and this is where things get a bit tricky, false alarms can cause unnecessary anxiety (like parents don’t have enough) and even more worrying can cause you to assume a genuine alarm is simply another false alarm.
The Sense U is compatible with Apple devices (iOS 7.0+), iPhone 4S+ and iPad 3rd Gen+ and Android Devices(4.4+), Samsung Galaxy S6+, Note 4+, LG G3+, Google Pixel 2+, Huawei Mate10+, Huawei P10+, Motorola G4+, Sony Xperia series and the HTC One series. The idea behind this device is great, covering three things that parents worry about the most, however it’s one of those things that has to be perfect for you to trust it and it just isn’t quite there yet making it difficult to trust this product completely. RRP $129.99
- Easy to use
- Monitors breathing, temperature and rolling movements
- Comfortable for baby
- Great when it works 100%
- Only connects to one phone
- Can trigger false alarms
- 15m range may not be large enough for some homes