Easy Ways to Buy An Owlet

It is our mission to empower ALL parents with the information they need to know their babies are okay. In order to accomplish this mission, our product needs to have both affordable prices and be accessible. Every day we are exploring new options to make this possible and are working hard to make technology that is normally thousands of dollars, less expensive and appropriate for in-home use on an infant for $299.

While we’re extremely proud of the work we’ve done so far to make the Smart Sock 2 more affordable than other products that use pulse oximetry, we understand there’s still a lot of work to be done and we’re continually working to make our products less expensive to produce while maintaining the quality and reliability. Here are a few immediate ways we are trying to help ALL parents experience the peace of mind Owlet provides.

Learn more about them below!

Payment Options – Buy Now, Pay Later – Starting at $25 per month for 12 months

Owlet offers the option to buy now and pay later through Affirm. Simply go through the checkout process like normal until you get to Payment Method. Once there, select ‘Affirm Monthly Payments’ and you’ll be directed to Affirm’s site to apply. Learn more about this payment option and financing through Affirm here: https://store.owletcare.com/pages/affirm-faq

Buy the Smart Sock using HSA / FSA funds

Did you know that you can now use your FSA or HSA funds to purchase a Smart Sock? It’s easy! Simply visit our website and add products you would like to purchase to your cart. Once finished, proceed through the checkout process like normal and use your FSA or HSA card in place of your debit/credit card. 

Discount Owlet Smart Sock – Certified Refurbished

Keep an eye on our website — as inventory allows, we sell Certified Refurbished Smart Sock 1’s for a 30-50% discount (price ranges from $149.99 – $199.99). Affirm and gift cards can be used in conjunction with refurbished monitors too! To see if we have any refurbished monitors in stock, check out our website.

Add Owlet to Your Registry

Are you signed up for a registry? The Owlet Smart Sock 2 is now sold in major retail stores, like buybuy Baby, Babies R Us, and Amazon.com, where you can add it to your registry! You can also easily add the Owlet using the online Babylist Baby Registry here.

Gift Cards – Help From Friends

Did you know we offer gift cards on our website? Amounts from $5, $15, $25 and up are available, which is a great way for your friends and family to contribute, even in small amounts. Find them here.

Foundation Support

If you find none of these options seem appropriate for your circumstances, you can seek support from one of many foundations who raise funds to purchase Owlet Smart Socks for families in need. Many of these foundations have an application process and quantities are limited. To help, Owlet matches many foundations one for one.

The Future (Insurance, Subscription & More)

Owlet has submitted a 510(k) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seeking clearance for a medical version of the Owlet Smart Sock. This would open the door to have the Smart Sock covered by insurance and give doctors the opportunity to prescribe them to patients. We are also looking into a subscription model where parents can essentially rent their Owlet device.

Have an idea to make Owlet more affordable? Comment below! Please remember Owlet does not offer coupon codes or discount codes. If you are aware of any site claiming to offer a discount, let us know.

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Smart Sock Technology – A Closer Look

Wearable devices are used around the world to track health and wellness. While adults are accustomed to having daily insights into their activity, heart rate and sleep patterns; our children (specifically infants) do not experience the same benefits. Owlet believes if we give parents access to similar insights, it increases the likelihood of creating happy, healthy infants in the home.

In 2015, Owlet introduced the world’s first infant wearable device to track wellness. The Owlet Smart Sock is a wearable device that includes a smart sensor placed inside of a fabric sock that gently wraps around the baby’s foot. Together, they work to collect heart rate, oxygen and other biometric data for parents. Here’s a look into how the Owlet Smart Sock works.

Smart Sensor: The Smart Sensor combines the power of clinically-proven technology, pulse oximetry, with Bluetooth to measure and communicate key health and wellness data from the infant. A typical pulse oximeter is roughly the size of a blu-ray player, contains several cords and wires, and costs thousands of dollars, making it difficult for daily, in-home use. However; through technological innovations, Owlet has reduced the size and cost of this technology and placed it into a device that flexes and shapes to the infant’s foot, which then wirelessly communicates this data a base station. The base station communicates this data to your smart device. The Smart Sensor also possesses key algorithms and dual temperature gauges to #1 accurately notify parents when something appears to wrong with heart rate or oxygen levels and to make sure the unit maintains a comfortable temperature while the device is in use.

Fabric Sock: The fabric sock was designed to secure the Smart Sensor in the proper location and to be comfortable enough for the infant to sleep through the night, without disruption. Made with cotton, the fabric sock wraps gently, yet snugly, around your baby’s foot. The fabric sock has a universal fit, meaning it can be alternated from each foot, left or right, to give each foot a periodic rest from wearing the sock. We typically recommend alternating the sock every 2-3 days.

Each Smart Sock 2 unit comes with 3 fabric socks which are designed to grow with your baby. Depending on the size and weight of your infant, the fabric socks will work up until around 18 months. Additional fabric socks can be purchased here. We recommend hand washing the fabric sock with cold water and letting them air dry.

Using the Smart Sock properly is critical for accurate results and ideal comfort for the baby. Watch the video below to learn more about how to properly use the Owlet Smart Sock.


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Owlet’s App – Additional Features

Did you know the Owlet App allows you to do more than remote monitoring and Heart Rate and Oxygen level tracking? Here are some features of the Owlet app that you may not know about:

Check Battery Life

Wondering if you’ll need to charge the sock before nap time? You can check the battery life in the app. Just go to settings and at the bottom-left corner of the page and you will see a percentage charge left in the sock. Note: Make sure the sock is NOT plugged into the Base Station when you check for battery life. Otherwise the app will just say “Charging” to indicate the sock is charging.

Turn the Base Station On/Off

You’re already snuggled up under the covers and you forgot to turn the Base Station on? No worries! Just open the app up to the home page and in the left corner you will see a Base Station graphic. Just press that little Base Station button and it will turn the Base Station on or off.

Smartphone Notifications

Your Base Station is the primary notification system but just your smartphone is also designed to notify you if baby’s heart rate or oxygen levels fall out of range. You can see what these notifications will look like by going to Settings > Notifications

Adjust Base Station Blue & Yellow Notification Sensitivity

Not every notification is urgent when using your Owlet device. Blue and Yellow notifications simply notify you if there are issues in range or connectivity. If you’d like to adjust the sensitivity of these notifications, simply go to Settings > Notifications in the app.

Live Chat With an Owlet Expert

Want an Owlet expert to come knocking on your door if you run into a problem? While we might not show up at your door, you do have access to our customer service representatives right in the Owlet app! Just go to Settings > Help > Live Chat Help and we’ll have an expert waiting to help you Monday-Saturday 8am – 12 am (midnight) [MST].

Fun Facts

You learn something new every day, so why not learn about your growing little one and read up on some fun facts? You can find all kinds of facts you’d ever want to know about your baby in the app by going to Settings > About > Fun Facts.

Photo of Your Baby

Looking at your little one’s cute face during the day just isn’t enough. Take a cute photo and set a profile picture for your little one so you can take advantage of that cute face even when they’re in the nursery! Each time you check your baby’s vitals you’ll be able to see their sweet face. The app will prompt you from time to time, as your little one grows, to remind you to update the photo so you don’t miss a thing. Also, don’t forget to add their birthdate so we can send you and your little one birthday wishes and monthly updates as they grow!

Add a New Wi-Fi Network

Want to take your little one to Grandma’s and still check up on their live vitals remotely from your smartphone? No problem! You can add new Wi-Fi networks to your Owlet app to stay connected to your little one no matter where you take your baby. Click here for simple, step-by-step instructions.

Other App Questions?

Check out our app troubleshooting page on the website here. Use the search field, too, to type in a specific query and you’ll be surprised by the amazing articles available to help.

If you don’t already have an Owlet, join the family now and head over to our Order Now page. In the meantime, you can download the Owlet app on your smartphone and get familiar with the app!

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Owlet Smart Sock: Pulse Oximetry in the home

This blog post is part of a series from Dr. Ken Ward. You can learn more about Dr. Ward here

In the decades I’ve worked in maternal and fetal medicine, I have sent at-risk babies home with hospital-grade monitors. Not only were the parents anxious and concerned for the well-being of their newborns but also worried about using the monitor correctly. Unfortunately, the hospital-grade monitors were somewhat cumbersome; large in size with multiple cords attached, and required sensor pads to be attached via adhesive backs to small little feet. Too often, false alarms occurred due to the movements of the infant, which added to the parents’ already anxious state.

The Owlet Smart Sock is a more reasonable monitor for the home setting. It has been extensively tested to validate the accuracy of the device against other oxygen and pulse monitors. The design is more appropriate for home use.

It is impossible for the baby to become entangled in monitor cables since the sock uses a wireless sensor to communicate health information to the home base.

Risks for adhesive-related skin irritations and burns from pulse oximeters monitors are minimized. The sock uses sensors (similar to those used in Fitbit® or the Apple® Watch) that use considerably less power than hospital pulse oximeters which would virtually eliminate any risk of burning the baby. The sock is held securely on the foot by straps, reducing the risk of skin irritations that can be caused by adhesives used with pulse oximeters.

False readings or false notifications are reduced because the Owlet Smart Sock can detect when the infant is moving. Owlet designed a system of notifications that differentiates between a displaced sensor and a significant decrease in a baby’s heart rate. As a result, a very high rate, 99% of Owlet Smart Sock users, have used the device without ever receiving a false notification. This is great news since it reduces the risk of overdiagnosis due to misinformation.

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