Blurb: exactly what it says on the tin. Install the app on two Apple devices to act as a live audio and video baby monitor over wifi or mobile data (3G/4G). One stays in your baby’s room, the other with the parent; simply open the app on each device, type in the code to sync the two (first time only – they stay forever synced after this) & away you go. You can even activate the microphone on the baby station device to remotely soothe your baby or remotely activate the flashlight tool to see in your baby’s room & check they’re ok.
The app claims to have ‘unlimited reach’; this is because it works via wifi or your data network like FaceTime, Skype or regular phone call & doesn’t require to signal to the second device like a walkie-talkie.
App Store: £2.99
Worth it? Definitely.
Mac App Store: £4.49
Unfortunately, I haven’t tried this version of the app so can’t comment.
We live in a small apartment & don’t need a baby monitor. So we didn’t want to cough up anything from £50 to £300 for a monitor we’d use only occasionally when visiting family. The Baby Monitor 3G app was a great solution & after two trips away, hasn’t let us down yet. Can’t recommend this app enough.
The audio and video has a slight 1 to 3 second delay but is clear and reliable on wifi. (We haven’t tried it on 3G or 4G.)
On the parent station screen, it shows you the battery levels of the baby station. We used the app with the iPad plugged in throughout the night. But to give you an idea, a 40 minute nap used approximately 5% of battery.
NB: Baby Monitor 3G is also available on Google Play, for £2.89, however, we live in the house of Mac & therefore haven’t tried the app on an Android device. Please do let us know how you get on if you try it.
AT THE TIME OF WRITING THIS REVIEW, BUMP, BABY & ME WAS IN NOT AFFILIATED WITH BABY MONITOR 3G APP. AT A LATER DATE, THIS BLOG BECAME AFFILIATED WITH THIS BRAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF BRITMUMS LIVE 2015. AS ALWAYS, THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS REVIEW ARE INDEPENDENT AND MY OWN.