Owlet announced availability of the Android version of its smart baby monitor companion app, much to the happiness and excitement of Android-using parents throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Previously only available on iOS, the new Android companion app allows parents to view live vitals while their little one sleeps, and is designed to alert if heart rate or oxygen levels fall outside of range.
"Today is a big day, as even more parents will be empowered with this incredible technology in their homes," said Owlet CEO and Co-Founder Kurt Workman. "The feedback from iOS users has been phenomenal, and we anticipate hearing the same from our Android group of Owlet parents."
Released just last fall, the Owlet Baby Monitor uses hospital technology, pulse oximetry. This technology is miniaturized into a baby sock your little one wears to bed and is designed to send alerts to both a Base Station and the app if your baby’s heart rate or oxygen levels fall outside the norm.
Since its launch, the company has heard from nearly two dozen families who were alerted by their Owlet when their baby stopped breathing, allowing them to intervene. Unintentional suffocation is a leading cause of injury death among U.S. children under the age of one.
The Owlet Baby Monitor companion app is free and available on Google Play for phones running Android 4.4 or higher (KITKAT).
The Owlet Baby Monitor retails for $249.99 and can be purchased at www.OwletCare.com.
Owlet Baby Care, Inc. was founded in 2013 by a team of passionate parents who wanted to bring themselves and other parents around the globe peace of mind and assurance by developing a monitor that tracks a baby’s breathing and heart rate.
Using pulse oximetry, the same technology used in hospitals, the Owlet Smart Sock is designed to send alerts to the Base Station and via Wi-Fi to a smartphone, if a baby were to stop breathing while sleeping. See the device in action at OwletCare.com.