One of the best selling baby monitors ever, the VAVA VA-IH006 Video Baby Monitor is a lot of things but the most raved-about feature, well, has to be its unbeatable battery life.
And...... impressive, impressive coverage range.
Overall Rating: 4.7/5
What We Like:
Up to 24 hour Battery Life
With video baby monitors, battery life is the one aspect many parents emphasise on. This is because it is a nuisance to always have to recharge after a few hours, understandably.
Not with the VAVA. This one here boasts a battery capacity of up to 24 hours with its 4500mAh rechargeable battery so you can go on full-day monitoring if the display mode is turned off.
Even with the screen on, you get 12 hours straight before the need to recharge. Honestly, this is by far the longest battery life we have seen in a video baby monitor to date - it's unbeatable.
Long Transmission Range
Another feature that stood out to us is its transmission range.
Many video baby monitors have considerable transmission range nowadays, however, not many live up to what they claim. Or, the signal becomes weaker / feed becomes blurrier once they got further even though they may very well still be within range.
That's not the case here.
VAVA's advertised range is an enhanced 480ft - 900ft, however, it goes well beyond in many instances as users noted.
Even at double/triple storey houses, there is no signal receipt problems from the basement, accordingly.
As one satisfied user noted, the range is 'ridiculous' in that even at 3 houses away, there is still ample signal for both audio and video. Another house down and the feed starts to falter but with audio, all is perfectly clear still.
So we'd say that with the VAVA, the transmission range will be more than you ever need. Rest assured you'll get stable video anytime, anywhere in the house - it truly qualifies to be one of the best long range baby monitor as stated here.
Adjustable Volume Up to 7 Levels
Of course, we cannot talk about the VAVA VA-IH006 without talking about its volume feature.
It is not often that you come across a video baby monitor that comes with a volume-adjustable feature, let alone one that offers 7 levels.
That's a pioneer in monitor solution definitely.
Heavy sleepers need not worry they may not hear their baby's cry anymore. Set it to the highest to hear your newborn's coughing and breathing, or to easily awake and alert even the heaviest sleeper.
Alternatively, turn to a low volume to just capture the crying of baby. The range available is aplenty to suit your needs.
Large HD Screen Display
Now, everything else is redundant if the camera/video feed is subpar quality. After all, we're here to look for the best baby video monitor, aren't we?
Let's start from its screen.
The VA-IH006 now boasts a 5" 720P IPS display screen after undergoing an upgrade in 2019.
Not only do you get a bigger screen, what you see now is 3 times more detailed than the previous versions so you get a much clearer view day and night.
Speaking of which, it is full colour by day but come night time, it will automatically switch to night vision mode.
Clear greyscale infrared images are displayed throughout the night, even when the room is pitch black and there is no red light emitting from the camera.
From delicate movements to the softest breathing, you get to see everything in unprecedented clarity that will give you peace of mind.
The camera is a PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom), with a one-press 2X and 4X zoom function which means no waiting around for any app or setup.
It's worthy to mention that there is an auto-pilot panoramic scan function as well which puts it into a sentry-like mode automatically scanning the room.
This is particularly useful if you have some adventurous children or if you are monitoring in a very large room.
Like the ever-famous Infant Optics DXR-8, the VAVA can connect up to 4 cameras at one time showing different rooms alternating the screen mode every 15s.
This is very handy so you don't need to move the camera from room to room, or if you have twins or close-aged kids.
For the latter though, we recommend going for the split-screen version because you get to see each kid simultaneously side by side without having to switch screens.
In case you didn't know, this is rated as one of the best split screen baby monitor in the market, with many deem it the best baby monitor for twins (close to a perfect rating score we're looking at here).
[You do have to buy the additional cameras separately.]
As with other bestselling baby video monitors in the market, you can expect the VAVA to come with LED noise indicators and an external thermostat to keep you accurately updated on your baby’s wellbeing.
Of course, there is 2-way talking allowing you to soothe and calm baby from afar, when you can't immediately rush to his/her side.
And for those concern about hacking and safety issues, the VAVA runs on 2.4GHz FHSS technology. Not internet connection required, nothing shared on the internet so no worries at all in that department.
4.61 x 3.23 x 4.76 inches
480ft - 900ft
Audio only: 24 hours
Display mode: 12 hours
In particular, we want to highlight the warranty period provided for the VAVA VA-IH006.
Many would not have believed it, but it is true that VAVA provides a whopping 18-month warranty AND 12 months free warranty extension for its baby monitors.
That is certainly a lead in the industry and as we often say, a product's warranty period reflects its overall quality. For a company to be comfortable enough to offer such a long warranty period, it goes to show how confident the brand is over its product.
All the more reason why the VAVA VA-IH006 is regarded the best video monitor by so many parents!
[You do have to register on their website to enjoy the warranty period (your Amazon order number will work).]
Judging from the fact there is no cons listed above, you can say that we are thoroughly happy with the VAVA VA-IH006 Video Baby Monitor.
It is safe, reliable and reasonably priced. On top of that, you get an unprecedented long warranty period, with the long battery life and enviable transmission range being truly an appeal none can reject.
Definitely worthy to be at the top of the list of our best baby monitor reviews!