Parents with Android phones can now view live vitals, monitor
remotely through companion app
PROVO, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today 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.
About Owlet Baby Care
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.