Smart Baby Monitors vs. Conventional Monitors
At Safesleep by MonBaby, we get excited about the future of wearable technology. What will it look like? What will it do? And most importantly, how will it make our lives easier and help keep our children safer?
However, we know not everyone shares our enthusiasm for new technology. Some are hesitant to break away from the time-tested tools they know so well, like conventional baby monitors. Conventional monitors do a great job helping parents track their babies, and have been a staple in nurseries for decades. However, they lack essential features for today’s connected world.
Today, big data is everywhere. We use it to help us make decisions, from where to eat to which doctor to see. And now, with the help of smart baby monitors, we can use it to keep watch on our babies and track their precise conditions, even when we’re not in the same room. This easy-to-read chart will give you a better understanding of the useful features of smart baby monitors.
|Conventional Monitors||Smart Monitors|
|Audio/video capabilities||Most offer audio monitoring, some offer video monitoring||Some offer audio/video capabilities, some do not in lieu of other features|
|Mobility||Limited by wires||Wireless; can go anywhere you go|
|Battery power||Powered by standard AA batteries||Powered by small, long-lasting coin-cell batteries or rechargeable batteries|
|Connectivity||Connect over radio frequency to a receiver in another room||Connect over WiFi or bluetooth, transmit data directly to parent’s smartphone|
|Data recording||None or very limited||Easily tracks and stores data patterns, pointing out important warning signs. Easy to share with a physician.|
|Vital Signs||No capabilities||Able to track everything from a baby’s heartbeat to the faintest breath|
|Alert system||Audible alarm or the sound of a baby’s cry||Alerts parents via audible alarm and via smartphone notification|
|Form factor||Large and bulky, made of hard, heavy plastic||Wearable, lightweight, one size fits all|
|Functionality||Single application: see and/or hear your baby||Multiple applications and features you can turn on/off, many are customizable based on parents’ preferences|
It’s our firm belief that with more information, we’re able to make better and more informed decisions. Smart baby monitors arm us with the data we need to protect our children, make decisions about their health and rest at ease that our babies are sleeping safely.
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