The Angelcare Baby Sound Monitor represents an affordable option designed for parents who want to know that their kids are safe without having to break the bank. The default package includes 1 parent unit (remote), 1 nursery unit (transmitter), 2 adapters and a charging socket. In order to preserve retail costs, the unit comes with an entirely plastic body and functions with 4 AAA batteries (rechargeable batteries are included).
The Angelcare sound monitor has a practical range of up to 820-feet (in unrestricted conditions) and comes with an impressive array of features, especially for a unit retailed at this price point. Parents can opt for either voice-activated transmission (in order to preserve battery power) or standard (continuous) transmission. It comes with 8 audio channels that work together for less interference and clearer sounds. It also comes with a standard 12-month warranty.
– Transmission range of up to 820-feet
This monitor is effective in transmitting all sounds on a range of up to 820-feet, regardless of whether the unit is set on voice-activated or continuous transmission. Parents and caretakers can also benefit from “out of range” notifications whenever the signal drops enough to affect the quality of transmission.
– 8-Channel Audio for a clearer sound
This unit works on a 927Mhz frequency and has 8 channels to choose from. This allows parents to find the perfect channel that offers the most clarity and least amount of possible interference from other nearby devices that may be on a similar frequency.
– Battery Option featuring backup
The nursery unit (transmitter) gains its power either through the AC adapter or through 4 AAA batteries. The receiver gains energy through either the AC adapter or 4 NiMH batteries (included). In case a power failure occurs, both units will switch to battery use for uninterrupted functionality.
– Night mode, Temperature display, Carrying belt
The Angelcare sound monitor comes complete with a carrying belt which enables parents to take the unit along wherever they go. The receiver (remote) has the ability to display temperature in baby’s room as well as to enable night lights (pleasant glowing lights which enable the children to relax).
What Owners Like About The Product
Most of those who bought the product are pleasantly impressed with its features and functionality. The aspects they appreciate most are as follows:
– Good noise sensitivity
According to customers’ feedback, the transmitter unit is very sensitive to noise and sounds made by babies. Every giggle, whisper or cry can be clearly heard on the receiver, thus enabling parents to take action accordingly. If the volume is turned loud, parents can hear even when the baby is breathing.
– No interference or static interruptions
Thanks to the 8-channel sound available on Angelcare sound monitor, parents and caretakers will benefit from no interferences with other devices. Radio programs or microwave unit’ frequencies are not picked up by the receiver. There may be a slight buzz during the time receiver searches for transmission, but transmission clarity is crystal clear.
– Multiple channels to select from
Angelcare baby audio monitor comes with 8 different channels which can be switched from the transmitter when sound quality drops. They can also be switched automatically from the remote.
– Excellent range
According to several reviewers, the range of this device is very good. It can reach over 100-feet if there are obstructions between the receiver and transmitter (e.g. several brick walls) and up to 800-feet in unobstructed environments.
What Could Be Better
Although the Angelcare sound monitor has received pretty good marks from owners, some of them also make few suggestions regarding possible feature additions. The most important of them are:
– An extra receiver
By default, the unit comes with one receiver. As a result, parents need to stay together if they want to both hear the baby/babies; otherwise only one parent will be able to listen to the transmission. Extra receivers can be purchased for an additional fee.
– The inclusion of a talk-back function
The Angelcare unit doesn’t feature “talk-back”, which means that parents are unable to transmit a message to their children from a distance. This is perhaps one of the trade-offs to having a lower starting price point.
All in all, the Angelcare baby audio monitor is ideal for those who want to look after their children from a distance and ensure they are happy and healthy. Despite its lower cost, it does not come with the advanced features of other sound monitors. Parents have given it good ratings and it averages scores in the low to mid 4’s out of 5 stars.