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Angelcare AC401 Movement & Sound Baby Monitor Review

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Angelcare’s Movement & Sound Baby Monitor has good basic functionality. The sound and movement sensors are responsive, with good volume output and decent range. The monitor has a temperature gauge and night light but the battery life is poor and not only is the product difficult to set up but it’s not very intuitive. It is, however, sensitive to baby’s sounds and movements, and the ‘distress’ alarm is nice and loud; it’s nothing revolutionary but certainly worth a recommendation.

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Product Information
  • Provides 2 frequencies and 8 channels for optimal sound quality and minimal interference
  • Range of 100 metres indoors and 250 metres outdoors
  • Power-saving voice-activated sound transmission triggered when baby's nursery unit picks up the softest sounds. Transmission switches off when there is no sound for 10 seconds, and automatically back on at the next sound baby makes
  • SensorPad detects movements in baby, and sounds an alarm if it detects no movement in 20 seconds
  • Hold and mute options to temporarily switch SensorPad and sound detection off when needed (for example feeding time)
  • Full colour LCD screen on parent unit displaying baby room's temperature and available functions
  • Clip attachment allows hands-free portability around the house
  • Out of reach and low battery alerts
  • Cute halo nightlight on baby unit
  • Mains or battery-operated (monitor switches to battery immediately in the case of a power cut)
  • Requires 4 x AAA rechargeable batteries (included) and 4 x AAA standard batteries (not included)
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 26 x 27 cm
  • Requires 4 x AAA rechargeable batteries, with 4 x AAA standard batteries batteries (included)


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