I am SO excited to share about the Owlet Smart Sock 2 with you today. This is such a useful and reliable tool for new and expecting parents. If you’re anything like me, you check to make sure your child is breathing in the night… because a peaceful sleep seems out of the ordinary or “too good to be true” and we rush in to make sure they are okay, and rightfully so! The greatest thing about the Owlet Sock is that it removes the immediate panic out of the peaceful nap and those amazing long sleeps throughout the night.
The Owlet “Sock” is actually a baby monitor that hugs your baby’s foot just tight enough to track their heart rate and oxygen levels. Crazy awesome, am I right? I honestly believe this will help so many new and experienced parents sleep as peacefully as their babies at night!
The Owlet App can be downloaded from the app store on your smart phone and it acts as the second responder to your base. The base is the “mother” checking in on your baby while s/he sleeps. If you are in another room watching Netflix and you want to know how your little darling is doing you can just open your Owlet App and see what their heart rate and their oxygen levels are, and resume watching Gilmore Girls.
The Owlet will notify you if your baby’s oxygen levels go below 80% with the red flashing notification and the loud notification, as well as if your baby’s heart rate goes below 60bpm or higher than 220bpm. Georgia’s oxygen level (usually) stays between 97%-100% at any given time and her heart rate fluctuates a lot… by usually stays between 110-130bpm, which happens most commonly when she is in deeper sleep. It’s designed to notify both the Base Station and your smartphone. If your phone dies or WiFi goes out, the Base Station will serve as your primary notification.
There is also a notification designed to let you know if the sock can’t get a good reading — this a is a “yellow” colored notification, that plays a lullaby-like sound. William has turned the base on when I’m putting the sock on Georgia and if I don’t put it on quick enough, it detects that it hasn’t been placed on the foot properly and the yellow notification goes off. I suspect William does this because a nice lullaby plays from the base and he starts dancing. It isn’t as startling as the red notification but it is loud enough to get your attention right away either on your base or on the phone. Again, the base station won’t turn off until you press the top of the base or disconnect the base within your Owlet App.
The Owlet App will also tell you how much battery is left on your Sock. It will last about 18 hours so we get a full night sleep out of it and then we charge it during the day! If the Sock gets below 20% you will get a notification to your phone to plug the Sock in. I have major mom brain so this notification has come in handy a few times!
If you are like me and awful with electronics and setting things up… don’t worry! There is technical support to help you with set up if you have any problems! The initial set up is actually quite easy because it goes through each step with you and explains what everything is in the process. If by some chance you missed a step, the blue notification will let you know if the base station and Sock aren’t communicating properly. It plays the same lullaby as the yellow notification.
These are just a few of the amazing features of the Owlet Smart Sock 2. You can order it from OwletCare.com and there is free standard shipping! I will be doing a second blog post in a few weeks to tell you about our honest experience with the Sock… and so far we LOVE it. Stay tuned!