Private & secure (A-FHSS), 3.5 inch color screen, 2x zoom, Lullabies, night light & temp., Talkback & vibration mode
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Philips Avent Baby monitor Digital Video Baby Monitor SCD630 Private & secure (A-FHSS) 3.5 inch color screen, 2x zoom Lullabies, night light & temp. Talkback & vibration mode is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Easy-to-use, high-quality digital video baby monitorWe received the Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitor as a gift from the weeSpring Parent Panel…and it has been a total game changer.
The monitor has a simple design, which makes set-up easy right out of the box. The monitor is easy to operate, with all features being intuitive. The quality of the video is clear, especially during the day. During the night, we found the video to have some noise but was still clear enough for a good picture. We liked that the connection is wi-fi free making it safe. The size of the parent monitor and screen is sufficient. We are able to see exactly what we need to see. The temperature feature was an extra bonus that we found to be very useful. Our son is sensitive to temperature while he sleeps so this allowed us to monitor the temperature and adjust it to his comfort level.
Overall, we would highly recommend this to someone who is looking for a easy-to-use, high-quality digital video baby monitor. There are only a few features that we found that could use some improvements. The talkback feature made the sound of our voice somewhat robotic and/or unrecognizable which startled our son. Also, our son did not like the lullaby feature because the sound was very electronic in tone. White noise and/or nature sounds may be better for the quality of the sound that this monitor plays.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 4 out of
Good monitor - privacy offsets limited motionOverall I like this monitor because it was simple to set up and the basic functions are good.
- Great screen, good picture even in the dark
- The battery life on the monitor is great – we use it ~5 hours during the day unplugged and then we plug it in at night
- We have no signal problems, and are mostly using it two flights down from where the baby sleeps
- The temperature seems accurate – our old monitor also noted the temperature, but I think it wasn’t accurate, so wasn’t useful. This one seems better.
- I like the idea of a secure, private connection as I have a friend who got hacked and thought she was going nuts
- You don’t have very much control over the camera; you can’t move it around much. That’s fine if you can find the right position to either see the whole crib or if you have a little baby who doesn’t move yet.
- The interface is a little clunky – it took a while to figure out which buttons do what and it wasn’t very intuitive. Although maybe it was hard for me because I’m so used to a different monitor.
We don’t use a lot of the features like the songs, talkback, or vibration alert settings, but they I tested them just to see how they work. Once you figure out the right path or get your alerts set up, they seem pretty easy to use. Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this monitor!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of
If it was wireless, it would be THE perfect monitor!Seriously, THE raddest baby monitor! The display is super clear, even on night vision -- like I could watch my baby's chest rise and fall, it was THAT clear!
We also loved how long the charge lasted on the parent unit; how easy it was to get up and running, right out of the box; and, a huge bonus for us because we live in an old house (and it's winter), the temperature display. I loved being able to check and see what the temperature was in the baby's room with just a quick glance!
For us, the primary downside was that the baby unit (the one with the camera) isn't wireless, and it was kind of a problem for us because of the location of the outlet in the baby's room. Also, I wasn't in love with the feature where the parent unit starts beeping if you turn it on and the baby unit is unplugged. (I mean, also kind of user error... we found this out when we were playing with it after the baby had already gone to bed. I'm sure it's actually meant as more of a safety feature, like, hey, the camera isn't working.)
We never have used the "talk to baby" feature, or the ability for the baby unit to play lullabies... I think we'd have been more likely to try it if it played white noise, which is what we put our little dude to sleep with.
I received this monitor as a gift from the weeSpring Parent Panel, but all opinions are my own.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 4 out of
Good Video MonitorWe were excited to try a new type of monitor. While our youngest is not a baby anymore, she is our worst sleeper and it is nice to "see" what she is doing.
We found the set up and ability to change settings very easy. The sound and video quality was great for us. We did not opt to mount the camera, but have it sitting on a shelf near the crib, and the flexibility of the camera is great. The sound functions work for us, however, we use a white noise machine and don't use the music very often.
The challenge for us is finding the best place to get a solid feed. It seems that the white noise maker interferes with a solid signal and the connectivity kept me awake. We need to keep playing with places we can set it up farther away from the noise maker to see if that makes a difference.
I got a chance to try this monitor as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel, and am glad we had the chance to experience the modern technology of baby monitors.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of
What else do you need in a monitor?This monitor has literally everything you need. I can't think of one thing that would make it better! The picture is crystal clear and it has more features than I even recognized when I first set it up. That said, I would recommend reading the manual as I didn't find the navigation to be completely intuitive. I didn't understand how to have the sound on continuously or how to pan the camera until I took the time to read about it. But once I did read, I uncovered even more really cool features! I got a chance to try this monitor as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel, and am so grateful as I know we will enjoy using it for many years!
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of
Good monitor w/ clear picture & long battery lifeI got a chance to try this monitor as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel, and I was thankful to receive it! The screen is a nice size with a clear picture (and zoom capabilities). Night vision is also relatively clear. I found the battery life to be reasonably good (the packaging claims 10 hours and I found that to be true). Nice features include the night light, lullaby options, and notifications via vibration. I personally like that it has a temperature sensor built in so you can monitor the temperature in the nursery. Thanks again, weeSpring Panel! I'd recommend this monitor to a friend for sure.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of
Phillips Avent Baby MonitorI found the Philips Avent Digital Video Monitor was an awesome product that stood up to what it said it could do. The video was crystal clear of the baby an the sound was also superb qualit.I liked how it played my voice back to the baby too. Its a product that put me and the baby at easeand was worth its weigt in gold.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of
This video monitor is excellent!We're on our third baby and I've had many monitors, but this is definitely the best one we've owned. The picture is clear for either day or night. I can see my baby's whole face clearly. The sound quality is exceptional with no fuzzy background noises. You can actually choose the sensitivity of the sound you want coming through. It's choices are anywhere from only hearing your baby's cry (low sensitivity), to hearing everything in the room (high sensitivity). It has volume controls, range indicator, and even a screen brightness adjuster. It has an option to play lullabies in baby's room, there are five to chose from, and you can adjust the volume of the song. It tells you the temp in their room and you can set it to alert you if it gets too hot or cold too. It also has different modes to chose from. It offers video mode, audio mode, ECO mode and VOX mode; though I've only used the video mode thus far. It does PAN and Zoom, and also has talk back, so baby can hear your voice. Overall this is really a great piece of equipment, it's probably one of my favorite things. It makes my life easier because we co-sleep and baby can just crawl off the bed now! I was always so nervous leaving him to do anything around the house but now I can! Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this monitor!
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