Owlet Launches in the UK & We’re Giving Away a £269 Owlet Smart Sock 2

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As a new parent, your biggest fear is likely to be your baby’s health and safety. Now parents can access cutting edge ‘pulse oximetry’ technology in their own home to track their baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels unobtrusively, while their baby sleeps. 

Co-Founded by Father of 3, Kurt Workman, the Owlet Smart Sock is comfortably worn on your baby’s foot while they sleep. It then sends notifications via a Bluetooth base station to your smartphone, making it simple and easy to check if your baby is sleeping soundly. If your baby’s heart rate or oxygen levels deviate outside of pre-set levels, you’re notified by the base station and the Owlet app in real time.

Kurt Workman was inspired to develop the Owlet Smart Sock as he and his wife prepared to start a family, knowing his wife carried a hereditary heart condition.

“Given the advancements in today’s technologies, I knew there had to be a better way to watch over our babies while they sleep,” he said. 

We’ve partnered with Owlet on the week of their UK launch to get the Smart Sock into the homes of Dadsnet members to test out. Here’s what they thought:

Dad, Cory said, The app is really easy to set up and gives great readings, even lets you know if your baby is wiggling. The base unit has five different coloured lights, each with a specific purpose and each colour is different enough to prevent confusion. It will alert if the sock moves out of position or if it disconnects – although it seems to be able to receive a signal from a good distance.

He goes on to say, I think this is a great device, the sock itself didn’t disturb the baby at all and gives peace of mind that she was breathing and all ok. I’d recommend this to anyone.

Traditional baby monitors transmit sound or video from your baby’s nursery to the receiver. The Owlet Smart Sock 2 offers a little bit more in that it provides you with information that you wouldn’t necessarily be able to see or hear through a traditional monitor.

Dad of 1, Adam, says, I was looking forward to receiving our Owlet smart sock to try, as with our daughter we didn’t really get on with traditional baby monitors, would this be the answer for us? In short, yes it is.

I was a little unsure about the product when it arrived. I looked at the sock and thought this isn’t going to last long. How wrong was I? The Owlet Smart Sock 2 is brilliant! This is 10x better than our monitor, which you can only view the baby and hear when she’s unsettled.

We at TheDadsnet certainly feel that this is a monitor that ahead of its time, especially as it’s bringing ‘hospital’ technology into the home.

That’s why we wanted to team up with Owlet to give our lucky readers the chance to win one for themselves. To enter is free and easy, simply fill out the form below with your name and email address so we can add you to our mailing list. You can also gain an extra entry by heading over to our Instagram page and giving it a follow.*

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We have used it for a few nights now and there aren’t any faults for me, all good! 

Good luck!

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  1. Lewis

    I’ve had a number of baby monitors and to be honest they were all terrible. This looks like something that may do well in the market. Especially as it is smartphone ready.

  2. Mattie ellison

    This would be ideal for my baby girl due in may… i dont like the idea off traditional monitors this is perfect

  3. Dean austin

    For me this is an essential for parents there is technology out there like this to give us all a little peace during the night! Why not get it?
    I think it’s amazing and so easy to use!

  4. John Alexander

    This is epic! We have 2 babies coming in Feb/Mar and as our Bonnie had breathing issues we had a monitor that strapped onto her nappy that was so unreliable and such a faff!!!

  5. Andy Haines

    My youngest is too old for this but had it been around when he was newborn I would have purchased this without hesitation. It looks and sounds like an amazing piece of kit.

  6. Joe Ford

    My one is a little too old now but would probably have been great when she was younger

  7. Glenn Philbrook

    This would be totally awesome!

  8. KD Richards

    Brilliant prize, good luck everyone

  9. Chris Marchant

    Great piece of kit for peace of mind.

  10. Nick May

    What a superb product and concept

  11. Mark

    This would help to deal with anxiety after child loss as we did it just reasure the parents we would love this for our second raindow due june

  12. Ben

    Brilliant extremely useful bit of tech for parents! I’ve entered! Twitter @funkin79 Instagram @funkin1979

  13. Hayley Colburn

    Our first born was born very premature and something like this would have been a godsend back then, he spent 9 months in hospital on monitors for his breathing and heart rate and so when he did finally come home, it was so strange not being able to see how his sats were, this would be fantastic for most parents but premmie parents especially

  14. BRY

    Would of love to of tried this on my LO he was really good at scaring us during the night and after his birth with his apnoea. Brilliant bit of kit

  15. Kathleen Meager

    After 2 CD’s in the family this would be an amazing piece of tech, would help with anxiety, fear, depression etc.

  16. Courtney Kemal

    Amazing giveaway I have a one year old son Ky and due my second baby boy Kade in 8 weeks I’d love to win this it would be amazing! Thanks so much for the chance my fingers are crossed tight ????

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