• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I really wanted to like this but…

    • Written by from Tampa

    I really wanted to like the Withings Smart Baby Monitor but it’s just not a good product/solution. The first one I purchased had to be returned because the camera optics were misaligned. The replacement wasn't much better; dark picture. The software seems like it's a work in progress. I will be returning the second (replacement) to the Apple Store and look for another product/solution.

    222 of 268 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Returning due to poor night vision

    • Written by from Winterville

    Otherwise this was a pretty cool monitor - great signal all over my house, yard, and at work. My wife even checked in from Target. It worked well with an ipad and 2 iphones all viewing simultaneously. The only other drawback was the 4-5s delay. I would be willing to try again after these things are fixed. I would have given it a 4 or 5 if not for these 2 flaws.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Taking it back

    • Written by from Fort Myers

    We, too, really wanted this baby monitor to work. Night vision is very hazy making it nearly impossible to see the child in the crib. The audio also had a lot of static. We hope the manufacturer will improve these deficits. When they do, we'll tthis product again.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great tool

    • Written by from Trimbach

    I have to say the baby monitor is just great, easy to handle and excellent quality. Also the service provided by Withings (France) is just unbelievable great. They exchanged a broken part immediately.

    Great job.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Tried so hard to like it- went through 3 of them

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    I really wanted to like this monitor- when I heard about it I waited on the waiting list for 3 months until it got approved in the US. Got the first one direct from Withings, and shortly after setting it up the power cord broke. Contacted customer service who said that parts are not available, so I'd have to get a new one. Sent that one back for a replacement
    Got the replacement very quickly, and set it up. Was great for 2 days, with the exception of the normal delay that WiFi monitors have- about 5 seconds. After 2 days, none of my iPhones or iPads could connect without rebooting the monitor and the the app. Contacted Withings, and sent it back.
    At that point, I was so disappointed because the idea of only having to carry around my phone as the monitor was so great. I figured I'd give it one more shot and got the third one from Apple. Just packaged that one up for return. Once again, worked great for 2 days except for expected delay in signal, but then, once again, despite green lights saying the monitor was connected and great WiFi signals, my iPhones and iPads again could not connect without manually rebooting everything. Once the monitor was unplugged and plugged in again, the app could acquire it, though it took some time to get a good signal, and then had a lot of drop-outs before I could not take anymore. The simplest thing that I can say is that it is not very "Apple". It just doesn't work.

    267 of 321 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best baby monitor by FAR

    • Written by from New York

    awesome product. no range problems because it works over wifi, you can monitor out of house remotely over cellular, app runs in background and you can adjust lights, lullabies remotely as well ask speak back. i own three of these and would recommend highly to anyone.

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best baby monitor we've ever had

    • Written by from Dedham

    Rating- Only giving 4 out of 5 because this is pricey especially considering you have to also have an iPhone/ iPad in addition to monitor. We've had three kids and our share of monitors...

    A/V- Great video and audio quality. App is very intuitive and has some nice features. Clear a lot of thought was put into it. At night, you can't see that well... but this is not advertised to be night vision goggles. WIth a little backlight provided by something else, you can still see something. Also, the audio is really good.

    Setup- Fast and easy. Had it working in 10 minutes.

    Wifi- The biggest plus is the wifi- "unlimited distance" and no hissing at extended distances.

    iPhone App- well built and thought out. They could have built a great piece of HW and skimped on the UI, but that's not the case. It exceeded my expectations.

    Other- have not tried it at friends houses, but since you ideally set it up over the wifi (bluetooth backup), it's not as flexible at the traditional monitor. Since we plan to use this 99% of the time at home, this is not a significant use case for us.

    Finally, we took an old iPhone and use it for monitoring. We like to leave it on for long time periods, so using or iPhone is not always ideal. However, it's super great to switch from the extra iPhone to my or my wife's iPhone. Also, both of us can monitor.

    Bottom line- if you want an easy to use, top notch baby monitor and will be monitoring from more than 1 room away, this is the way to go.

    215 of 254 people found this useful