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Owlet Cam vs Leading Baby Monitor

November 22, 2021

Owlet Cam vs Leading Baby Monitor from Owlet Baby Care on Vimeo.

If you’re looking for the best baby monitor, why not utilize the most powerful piece of tech you already own—your phone? The Owlet Cam is a baby camera that leverages your smartphone to deliver a secure, HD Wi-Fi video stream of your baby. Wondering if this is truly the best baby camera out there? Don’t just take our word for it; here’s a side-by-side video to show you a few things that make the Owlet Cam great.

Design & Look

The Owlet Cam was designed to be functional without sacrificing form. We believe technology should seamlessly blend into our lives so that it goes practically unnoticed until you need it. Unlike many baby monitors, the Owlet Cam looks beautiful and modern. It features a magnetic base that allows for precision adjustments and the flexibility to place it practically anywhere. Our CEO puts it beautifully: “Why is it that I think of Star Wars when I look at most baby monitors? We know how important it is for you to have a nursery and a home you are proud of. Owlet’s award-winning design fits into the nursery and your home.”


During our initial research, we were shocked to learn how many families left exposed wires from their baby cameras near the crib. Because we’re a company that helps parents keep their children safe, we felt this was unacceptable and knew we could do better.

The Owlet Cam comes with a cable guard kit so you can safely mount the camera right above the crib. Wrap any excess cord into the safe cable container, or, when you don’t need it mounted above the crib, remove the guards and safely transfer the Cam to your preferred location.


Most baby monitors or baby cameras lack LCD quality on the monitor screen, making it difficult to see the details of the baby without utilizing features such as  tilt, pan, and zoom. We find that caregivers use their baby camera to do two things—to make sure that their kids are okay and  to see whether they’re awake or not. These tasks become frustrating when the picture quality is low, as is the case with many baby monitors. Owlet offers full HD 1080p picture quality, pinch-to-zoom and clear night vision so you won’t be left wondering.


The Owlet Cam connects directly to your smartphone so you can see your baby from anywhere. Being tethered to a traditional display means you have to stay in its range. Instead, we use the device most people are never without – their phone. Whether working out in the yard or down in the basement, your phone is near your side. And using the Owlet App allows you to see and hear your little one from anywhere. Plus, we’re always working to build new features. Parents love that the Owlet App only gets smarter over time. 

Multiple displays/users 

Instead of fighting over a single display with a short battery life, Owlet makes it easy to have multiple cameras connected to the same app account so you can check in on twins, triplets, or multiple children all in one place. Not only can everything be monitored from the same app, but sharing your app login info allows others (such as your partner, grandparent, or babysitter) to view your monitor as well. 

The Owlet Cam: The Best Baby Camera

Ultimately, the Owlet Cam boasts both function and form. It outperforms other leading baby monitors, and delivers secure, streamlined technology that makes monitoring your baby convenient and accessible.


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19 thoughts on “Owlet Cam vs Leading Baby Monitor


Hi there! Each child will need their own Sock system and then you can add multiple child profiles and the Socks for each child within the app.



Can the Owlet heart rate and oxygen baby monitor be configured to track twins and if so how?


Melissa Arrington

We lost our little girl Hadley last year at 5 months old. I am currently 21 weeks pregnant with our little Boy and this monitor and sock would bring me so much less stress and anxiety at nights. Awaiting sound notifications upgrade, but would be really sad if the price was increased too as many other monitors already have sound and movement notifications. Please don’t price people out on technology already on the market. This is already a very expensive item. Fingers crossed.


Hi, you can only move the Owlet Cam manually.


Does the owlet camera move?


I’ve only heard that it’s expected within the next few months but please check back with us. As a smart camera, our team will always be adding in new exciting features over time.



Hi Kyrie,
Can you please provide any further details on this? It’s between your camera and a leading competitor for us and notifications are a big deal. I like the fact you guys have a direct feed to the camera, instead of having to rely on pulling the feed over the Internet, but notifications seems pretty basic and should have been in your product from day 1… I want to buy your camera, but I also don’t want to be waiting for a basic functionality for months and months and then have to explain to my wife why I went with this product that’s not feature-complete… Any more detail on the ETA of audio/video notifications would be really appreciated.


Hi! There will be sound and movement notifications coming to the Owlet Cam within the coming months. Make sure to keep an eye out!


Desiree Mena

Does the owlet camera alert me when it senses movement or when it hears the baby cry?


Hey Sara! Sound and motion notifications will be available in the coming months so make sure to keep an eye out.


Hi Brittany, you can also pair it to a compatible tablet. 🙂



Is there an option to pair it with someone other than my smart phone? I use my phone for work, so would rather have a separate monitor. Thanks!



When will owlet cam notifications become a thing? We have the cam and sock, but I do like the feature of other cameras that alerts you if there is motion detected etc. we would love to keep the camera so we are hoping these come soon like it says in the app.


Absolutely! You can find it here: https://owletcare.com/products/cam


Christy Johannesmeyer

I already own the sock and monitor. Can I buy just the camera?


Hi Alayana, thanks for reaching out to us! You will need WiFi for set up and each initial connection to use the Owlet Cam.



What if you dont have internet/wifi


Hi Blaklyn,
Once you connect your device initially to WiFi and your app is running in the background, if the WiFi goes out you will still be able to view the live feed. This is because your Cam can go off your phones data to stream this for you.



What if your phone disconnects from WiFi? Can you still see the camera? If your using this at night and lose connection, will you still hear what is going on in the babies room?