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Nanit Video Infant Monitor is a lot like the particular Nest —you have to use your own device to see the signal. The Nanit’s app does more than just display a picture—you get detailed “activity” reports that will tell you when baby fell asleep and woke.
The “dashboard” watches your baby’s rest over time, calculating “sleep efficiency” (amount of time your baby slept versus becoming awake, fed, etc . ) Find picture below.
When it comes to analytics, the Nanit’s “Insights” (a separate subscription) provides more analysis and personalized sleep recommendations based on your baby’s age. This runs $200 a year, yet as we were going to press, Nanit announced it was giving a free calendar year of Insights with any camera purchase.
So what’s not to like about the Nanit? Well, for starters, for the analytics to work, the camera must be positioned directly above your baby’s sleep space. A floor stand to accomplish this is an extra
$49. 00 , or you can buy the camera plus the remain for
$379. 00 .
Also, in spite of all the whiz-bang technology, oddly, the Nanit does not let you change the camera’s orientation. So you have to set it up within the correct orientation or you will miss a large part of your baby’s sleep space.
Overall, we would recommend the Nanit. This is probably the future of baby monitors—albeit at a price.