I think by now most parents know about Owlet. And if you don’t, I’m sure you’ve briefly heard chitter chatter about it. Owlet is the world’s smartest sock for babies. It uses pulse oximetry technology to track your baby’s heart rate and oxygen level.
This smart sock has been a hot item on the market ever since they first launched in 2015, and now that I am pregnant and getting ready for baby, it’s definitely on my wish list, as well.
However, recently, I was told some cool and exciting news. This hot, must-have product has now been updated to the NEW Smart Sock 2! That’s right. Owlet just got even better and more desirable.
This Owlet Smart Sock 2 was recently released on the market on March 29th. As soon as I heard about it, I was anxious to get my hands on one! I was familiar with their original version, so I wanted to see what they had improved. At first glance, it may not look like they did much, but once you get a closer look and do some reading, it’s obvious that the engineers and developers behind the smart sock updated a lot!
The first thing that I noticed is that Owlet has made the fit of the sock much more secure. The strap now wraps around and over the foot, creating a better fit around baby’s foot which then gets a better pulse oximetry reading.
The Smart Sock 2 still uses the pulse oximetry technology that is used in hospitals to track your child’s heart rate and oxygen level, and it still designed to notify you if baby’s levels are higher or lower than preset zones. Their sensor, however, has been improved. Owlet claims that you will receive fewer false notifications due to more accurate sensor placement and improved software.
The range of the Bluetooth technology is much better, too. Now you can have up to 100 feet between the sock and base station! More parents are saying they can keep their base station on their nightstand now due to the increased range.
My favorite upcoming change with the Smart Sock 2 is that Owlet has a new health platform on the mobile app for parents to track the data, which includes biometric information such as heart rate, oxygen levels, sleeping trends, and notification history. The Connected Care app will be available this summer for iOS devices, like your iPhone. This is huge, guys. This type of technology has the potential to change infant care forever.
I have a feeling that Owlet has only just begun. I’m sure that we are going to see some extraordinary changes in the future with their product. Until then, I am so grateful to know that this Smart Sock 2 is going to help keep an extra set of eyes on my baby, giving me extra peace of mind each and every night.
If you’re interested in getting an Owlet, but are being scared off by the price–$299.99–I want you to know that Owlet allows you to make payments over time at as low as 0% interest! They truly want every parent to rest better while baby sleeps.