Updated 8 Dec 2017

Angelcare

Sound Monitor AC620

Snapshot: The Angelcare AC620 baby monitor keeps an ear on sound, but has no video. How does it perform?

Sound Monitor AC620
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$170

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Test results

Overall score
84
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good sound quality.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Excellent sound monitoring range through indoor walls.
  • Night light.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Audio/video monitors:
Picture performance (30%)
Sound performance (40%)
Ease of use (30%)

Audio-only products:
Sound performance (70%)
Ease of use (30%)

Performance assesses:
Sound range (how well it transmits through indoor walls).
Sensitivity and sound quality (whether the baby unit picks up soft sounds and how well the parent unit reproduces them).
Picture quality (of video monitors).

We also check for interference from a microwave or a digital cordless phone – and whether the monitor causes interference in a TV or a digital cordless phone.

Ease of use assesses:
The size and clarity of the labels, indicators and controls.
How easy it is to operate the controls and set up the unit.

Prices are from a November 2017 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$170

Specifications

Type
Audio
Battery on baby unit
Yes
Battery low indicator
Yes

Features

Video monitor
×
Movement sensor
No
Room-temperature monitor
No
Sound indicator lights
Night light
Portable parent unit
Yes
Belt clip
Yes
2-way audio communication (talk to baby)
×
Plays a tune/s (e.g. lullaby)
×

More Info

Notes
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