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$399. 00 ) is in the same league as the Nanit—an advanced camera sensor, HD video and two-way talk feature. Most impressively, the camera’s Qualcomm processor works with or without an internet connection.
Miku’s sleep reports are not as nicely displayed in the app as Nanit , but they are functional. See picture below.
Perhaps the most controversial part of the Miku is certainly its breathing monitoring. Miku boasts real-time breath tracking, displaying a live “respirations per minute” along with a graphic showing breaths (see below).
Here is why it’s controversial: the Miku is not a FDA-approved medical device. As a result, accuracy is not guaranteed, nor should it be relied on to track a baby with health issues.
We believe breathing displays cause more harm than good—they tend to provoke anxiety among brand new parents… and, as a new mother or dad, you are already sleep-deprived as it is.
All this smart video monitor innovation is encouraging—getting a baby to sleep has been an older dilemma, spawning an entire universe of books, videos and web sites. Heck, we even spend 40 pages in our Baby 411 book on sleep advice (the most difficult part: adjusting your sleep expecta- tions as baby transitions through newborn to an one-year-old).
So marrying all the latest study to actual baby sleep analytics is most promising.
At this point, the Miku Video Baby Monitor seems more promise than reality—the company says it will update the program to roll out new analytics plus sleep tips over time.
Rating: Not yet.