PROVO, Utah, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Owlet Baby Care announces today the Android-compatible version of its smart baby monitor will be released June 6. The Owlet Monitor, which uses hospital technology designed to alert parents if their baby stops breathing, also allows parents to view live vitals via a simple app on their smartphone, which has only been available on iOS since the product's launch last year.
"The release of Android compatibility will enable even more parents to use the Owlet Monitor, empowering them with hospital technology made appropriate for the home," said Zack Bomsta, CTO and co-founder of Owlet. "The feedback and stories we have already heard from parents using the Owlet Monitor with its current iOS companion app has been incredible. More than a dozen families have shared stories of being alerted by the monitor when their babies stopped breathing, allowing them to intervene."
Owlet will run a private beta test period on the Android version prior to the public release. More information can be found at OwletCare.com/Android.
Owlet has miniaturized hospital technology—pulse oximetry—into a baby sock, the Owlet Smart Sock, that connects via bluetooth low energy to a Base Station, designed to alert you if your baby stops breathing. The Base Station connects via Wi-Fi, and sends vitals data to your smartphone so parents can monitor from down the hall, across town or around the world.
The Owlet Monitor currently sells for $249.99 on 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 by watching this video or visiting OwletCare.com.
SOURCE Owlet Baby Care