Updated 1 Oct 2018


Care Monitor M7

Snapshot: The iBaby Care Monitor M7 is an audio and video baby monitor. How well does it perform?

Care Monitor M7
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Test results

Overall score
Ease of use

Good points

  • Very good sound quality.
  • Good picture quality.
  • Excellent sound and vision range through indoor walls.
  • Very easy to set up and use.
  • Has a night light.
  • Has temperature, humidity and odour monitor.
  • Has "talk to baby" feature.
  • Plays lullabies.
  • Picture zoom.
  • Can be monitored anywhere with internet connection as long as baby unit in WiFi range (uses a smartphone as a parent unit).
  • Alerts can be sent to a smartphone.


  • No movement sensor.
  • No on/off switch on baby unit.
  • Microwave oven may interfere with the sound and vision.

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 an August 2018 survey.

Key data


Avg price


Audio & video app (used on smartphone instead of parent unit)
Battery on baby unit
Battery low indicator
Yes (phone)


Video monitor
Movement sensor
Room-temperature monitor
Sound indicator lights
Night light
Yes (moonlight)
Portable parent unit
Yes (phone)
Belt clip
Not applicable
2-way audio communication (talk to baby)
Plays a tune/s (e.g. lullaby)

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