Got this monitor when it was on sale. The picture is decent and the battery lasts quite a while. However, the night vision decides when to work and the screen just turns black (and I have returned 2 of them and gotten 2 replacements). Levana customer service is amazing, I just wish their Astra monitor was the same.
I bought this baby monitor 3 years ago for my son too use while he is sleeping/napping and still use it till this day. I bought this monitor because of the video display. I really like being able too watch him during the night too see if he needs me or if he's just talking/crying in his sleep. It prevents me from needing too get out of my bed too check on him when I can just look in the monitor. There is a 2 way talk on this monitor so if your child needs too be calmed you don't need to get out of bed, just talk too him or her on the monitor and they just may fall sleep knowing your voice is there. It also has a tilt/zoom in option in case your child moves during his sleep and you can see him where the setting was originally. My son moves from one side too the next side of his bed so its nice too be able too move the camera in any direction while your still in bed. There is also a couple nice lullabies on this device you can put on too help your child fall asleep. My son didn't really like this as it kinda scared him so I didn't use this option but it may help others. You can also connect up too 4 other monitors in your house if you have more than one child. This would be perfect if I had more than one child as I wouldn't have too buy another set I would just need too buy one monitor for half the price.
One thing that I would change about this monitor was how bright it was at night. Its way too bright. I have too put something over the monitor just too keep the light out. Even when I adjust the light settings too the lowest its still super bright and lights up my room. Cant sleep with light so I just put a blanket over it lol. I bought this at Sears for $250 and I think it was totally worth it as I have had 3 years of excellent use with this monitor with no problems as of yet.
The description is true for this product - the screen is big and the camera is very quiet when zooming or panning. The only complaint I have is that the battery on the monitor doesn't last a super long time. You have to charge it daily and we leave it plugged in overnight. The picture quality is very good and it has excellent range. I think a video monitor and extremely handy and this would be a great gift for new parents.
Introducing the Astra baby video monitor, Levana’s latest big star. With a 3.5” screen, whisper quiet pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) image control and soothing Talk to Baby™ intercom you will always feel close to your baby no matter what your day brings. The hefty battery life lasts up to 48 hours in power save mode so you can rely on Astra to keep going strong, long after you and your baby have said “good night”. Discover the freedom of doing more and seeing more with a little help from Astra.
I really like this monitor and we haven't had any issues with it.
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