Owlet is the company behind the Owlet range of baby products. These include the Owlet Smart Sock 2 - Baby Heart Rate & Oxygen Level Monitor and the Owlet Cam baby monitor. Its Owlet Smart Sock was voted BabyCenter Best Baby Monitor 2018 by mums.
The Owlet Smart Sock, the 'Owlet' for short, is a baby monitor that tracks heart rate, oxygen levels and amounts of sleep. Unlike other Baby Monitors, that track baby's movements using under-the-mattress sensor pad, the Smart Sock comes with an integrated sensor that stays next to baby's foot all night long.
The Smart Sock, wrapped around your baby's foot, tracks your baby's levels for as long as it is in place. Using pulse oximetry, it sends information back to a separate 'base station', usually placed on a parents' bedside table. When things are OK, the base station glows green. If baby's heart rate or oxygen levels go outside the zones that you set, then it will notify you with sounds and lights.
If you wish, you can also keep track of all your baby's numbers through your smartphone. A neat app shows your baby's oxygen and heart rate levels which you can track over time. This plus detailed data on your baby's sleep levels, can be of huge comfort and practical use to parents.
Then you will get a red alert! Literally: the base station will sound and the lights will flash - you won't miss it.
1. Peace of mind: put baby down and take a rest yourself without feeling like you have to constantly check on your baby, knowing that if things aren't OK, you will be the first to know.
2. Easy to set up and use: check your baby's breathing, right from your phone, without leaving the comfort of your own bed.
3. Better sleep for baby: monitor sleep patterns as well as oxygen and heart rate. Get stats on how long baby is sleeping. Is there a pattern to his waking? Can you identify and remove the barriers to a good night's sleep?
4. Reassurance: can provide parents of preemies and babies with ongoing health issues with peace of mind.
Pulse Oximetry measures the oxygen levels in the blood. If you have undergone surgery that required sedation, then you will most likely have had a small clip placed on your finger afterwards. The pulse oximetry test allows medical professionals to evaluate how efficiently the heart is pumping oxygen around your body. The same technology is used in the Owlet Smart Sock. It's very useful when used to monitor babies, as it can detect even tiny changes quickly.
No. The sock wraps snugly around your baby to be soft and comfortable. The oximetry monitoring itself is safe and pain-free, so you can use it with confidence from the day you take your baby home.