The Latest Baby Monitor With Hospital Technology for Your Home


September is Baby Safety Month and parents now have one less thing to worry about while their little one sleeps. Studio 512 got a special look at a new baby product called The Owlet, which is the only monitor that uses hospital technology called pulse oximetry to immediately alert parents if their baby stops breathing. Pulse oximetry is the little red light that hospitals clip on a patient’s finger to measure heart rate and oxygen levels. The Owlet has miniaturized the technology into a snuggly sock that babies wear to bed. The smart sock communicates to a base station via Bluetooth to send alerts to both the base station and smart phone app, where parents can also view live vitals including heart rate, from down the hall, across town or around the world.

Lee Anne Benjamin, founder of LifeByLee, showed us how parents can use the Owlet to get peace of mind and assurance. She says the Owlet Smart Sock is an easy-to-use stretchy slipper that gently slips onto baby’s foot. It is secured with a piece of Velcro on the bottom of the foot, where the monitor is secured, as well as around the ankle. It can be worn under a traditional sock so the baby stays warm.

The Owlet Smart Sock:

  • Sends alerts to the base station and via the smartphone companion app (compatible with iPhone and Android)
  • Comes in three different sizes (up to 18 months)
  • Costs $249.99 (financing starts at $22/month)

To learn more about the Owlet Smart Sock, base station and app, call (866) 348-1767 or go to


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