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Five Secrets You May Not Know About the Owlet Base Station

Secret #1: Did you know that you can dim the Base Station?

Is the light from the Base Station keeping you up? The Base Station light can be dimmed! There are two light settings. To dim the Base Station, press and hold the Base Station down on a hard, flat surface for a few seconds until the light dims. For more detailed instructions, check out this article on our Tech Support page.

Secret #2: Did you know that you can test the red notification?

Are you concerned that you won’t hear the red notification? Or do you just want to know what you would hear if you had a red notification? You can test the red notification whenever you would like. (You might want to test during the day, or you may wake up your family!) To test the red notification, press down on the Base Station for 15 seconds. This article has a more detailed explanation.

Secret #3: Did you know that the Base Station charges the Smart Sock?

Yep! The Smart Sock is charged every night with a micro USB cable that connects the Smart Sock to the Base Station. The Base Station stays plugged into the wall and charges the sock. The battery in the sock lasts for 18 hours! That’s long enough for naps and sleeping through the night.

Secret #4: Did you know there are three kinds of notifications?

The red notification is designed to notify you if your baby’s heart rate or oxygen level goes outside of the preset range. Learn more about red notifications here.

The yellow notification is designed to notify when the Smart Sock is not finding a good reading. The Base Station will flash yellow and will play a song. Learn more about yellow notification here.

The blue notification is designed to notify when the Smart Sock is too far from the Base Station or when something is blocking the Bluetooth signal. Learn more about blue notifications here.

Secret #5: Do you know what the Base Station looks like?

The Base Station has a simple design. Check out this video that highlights features on the Base Station and Smart Sock.

Author Info

Channing Merrell

Hi! I'm Channing and I'm a proud member of the Owlet team!

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