Any wifi baby monitor reviews will be incomplete without including the Owlet Duo Smart Baby Monitor in its list.
Not only does it have all the smart features one would expect from a wifi baby monitor, it is also the only wifi baby monitor in the market to date that tracks baby's heart rate and oxygen level.
Now you know why many regards it as the best wifi baby monitor?
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
What We Like:
This picture probably sums up all that is the Owlet Duo's video and audio features.
It streams secure HD video anytime, anywhere to your phone/smart device, where you receive sound and motion notifications when any readings leave the 'safe' zones.
The Owlet Duo comes with a wall mounting kit so you can get a bird's eye view of baby at all times. The wide angle view allows you to see the rest of the room clearly, and the 4x zoom feature lets you magnify at a certain spot should you wish to.
Of course, there are 2-way talk and background audio as well as room temperature monitoring.
Sounds very similar to the Nanit Plus, eh? Well, that's about where the similarities end.
Goes Beyond What You Can See and Hear
The Owlet Duo tracks your baby's heart rate and oxygen level in real time, too.
All done via the "Sock", which literally is a sock that you put on baby's foot and it will keep track through gentle motion.
Don't understand? Well, the Sock uses what's called the pulse-oximetry technology to track baby's oxygen level and heart rate.
Any deviation from the 'safe' zones and you will be notified immediately.
If you're wondering whether this is safe for baby, rest assured there is nothing to be worried about.
This technology has been proven safe for babies and has been around for a while already, helping millions of parents achieve peace of mind knowing that their baby is safe.
Likewise, this is how the Owlet Duo measures baby's sleep patterns and quality. From total hours slept to the number of wakings and sleep quality and more, you get to see baby's sleep trends all at one place.
Wireless Charging, Quick Charge Available
Another aspect that sets the Owlet Duo apart from other smart baby monitors is that it enables wireless charging.
Comes with a base station, it allows a convenient 'drop-and-go' charging method so there is no tangled wire mess anymore.
Its ability to quickly charge is also another reason why it is considered the best wifi baby monitor.
At just 20 minutes, you will get 8 hours of use which is enough for the night.
Otherwise, at full charge, you get 16 hours of battery life and that, requires just 90 minutes on the Base Station.
12.32 x 12.32 x 4.88 inches (package)
Wall mount kit
- 128-bit encryption, TLS wifi connection
- HSA/FSA approved
Here's something to keep in mind.
The Owlet Duo works with 2.4GHz connection only so if your internet system is on 5GHz, you will have to change it accordingly for the device to work.
(Don't worry, your data is encrypted and only those you choose to share with can stream from your cam.)
And whilst the wall mounting kit is great, you would have to dismantle it to get the charger wire out if you want to take the camera out with you.
This is because the camera doesn't work without being plugged in and it cannot be charged up and use without a power source.
These two are perhaps the slight downside of the Owlet Duo, which to be honest, doesn't bother us that much but we could see how it may be a turnoff to some so keep that in mind.
Overall, there isn't a more comprehensive/complete wifi baby monitor in the market than the Owlet Duo Smart Baby Monitor.
Sleep tracking? Yes, you get that in other models but none of them come with the simultaneous heart rate and oxygen tracking feature, at least none in those that we encounter. And we have came across many coming up with our top 10 baby monitor with camera reviews.
If you want to achieve total peace of mind with just one monitoring device, this has got to be it.