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How is Owlet different than other monitors?

July 18, 2016

There’s nothing more exciting–or nerve-wracking–than preparing for a new baby. It’s a gigantic new step into the world of adulting, and everyone has advice and experiences to share. Suddenly, family friends come out of the woodwork to chat about cloth diapers and sleep schedules.

In short, it can be a bit hard to know whose advice to take, and what might not apply to your situation. Don’t even get us started on the infinite possibilities of what can of worms could be opened should you consult the internet!

In this world of so many possibilities, how do you make sure you’re getting what you really want and need? We recommend doing your research and, ultimately, going with what your gut tells you. To make your job a little easier, here we present how Owlet is different than other monitors!

Owlet gives you access to your baby’s heart rate and oxygen level.
For a lot of first-time parents, taking baby home is a really stressful thought. Going from a hospital room with doctors, nurses, and modern medical technology to a very doctor-less, nurse-less, and medical technology-less home can be a bit of a shock. Owlet was actually invented because our founders wanted a baby monitor that didn’t require stressing over. They wanted a monitor that gave them the necessary information they were stressing about, and not a monitor that required stressing over.

Ultimately, they determined that a using Pulse Oximetry to track heart rate and oxygen levels could be adapted into a baby monitor. Pulse oximetry measures your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels and Owlet uses this technology to give you a live stream of your baby’s levels. It’s also designed to notify you if either fall out of range.


Owlet features a base station and phone app.
We love having information at our fingertips, and so it makes sense to us to make the most important device in your life easy to use. The Base Station and app (for iPhone and Android) are both designed to notify you in case the oxygen or heart rate levels go out of the preset range.
It gets better. You can log in to see your baby’s live heart rate and oxygen levels with multiple devices, so Grandma and Grandpa can check in on Baby, too! Plus, you can log in to the same account on different brand devices: no need to agree on solely Apple or Android devices in the home.

There are so many reasons why we think Owlet is perfect for you and your little one. Check out our reviews for so many stories about how Owlet is helping new parents.


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The Smart Sock is the first baby monitor to track your baby’s oxygen level and heart rate—good indicators of Baby's overall well-being—while they sleep. If your baby’s readings leave preset zones, you'll receive a notification that lets you know your baby really needs you. Now you can feel more confidence, more freedom, and more peace of mind knowing that Owlet is here to help.

Our all-new Smart Sock is the third of its kind and it's smarter than ever.

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