Smartphone baby monitors: the Baby Monitor 3G app

Smartphone baby monitors: the Baby Monitor 3G app

If you’ve followed my site for awhile, you know that one of my main crusades is for a reliable baby monitor for deaf and HoH parents. It’s a depressingly short list, so I’m going outside the box this month and looking into smartphone and smart watch integration. I’ll build my findings into my baby monitor list.

I’m sure MANY deaf and HoH people love their smartphone just as I do—my iPhone lies under my pillow at night and the alarm vibrations wake me.

My newest find is the Baby Monitor 3G app. Not even a physical purchase! And it’s cheap—only $3-5 depending on what device you set it up on. But you do need to have a smart device like a phone, tablet,or a laptop continually acting as the camera for monitoring baby. Your phone, acting as the parent unit, will vibrate upon alert. The interface is really cute, too, noting the last time baby made a noise. There is, of course, live video.

Has anyone tried this app out? I’m hoping to get a promotional download soon so I can properly review it, but haven’t gotten a response from the developer just yet. If I do, then I’ll be sure to update things.

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