Updated 8 Dec 2017

Motorola

Hubble for Motorola (used with the MBP854CONNECT)

Snapshot: The Motorola Hubble app is used with the MBP854 Digital Video monitor. Is it any good?

Hubble for Motorola (used with the MBP854CONNECT)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$0

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Test results

Overall score
89
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Picture
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent sound quality.
  • Very good video quality.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Excellent sound monitoring range through indoor walls.
  • Uses a smartphone as parent unit, which can be monitored anywhere as long as internet connection is present and baby unit is in Wifi range.
  • Temperature monitor with alarm.
  • Talk to baby feature.
  • Plays a tune.
  • Camera pan control.
  • Picture zoom.
  • Allows video storage micro SD card

But

  • Baby unit cannot run on batteries (couldn't use it outdoors).
  • Baby unit mic performance is reduced when lullaby is playing.
  • Controls on parent unit are close to the edge and may be pressed accidentally.
  • Very poor video range.

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
$0

Specifications

Type
Audio & motion app (used on smartphone instead of parent unit)
Battery on baby unit
n/a
Battery low indicator
Yes (phone)

Features

Video monitor
Movement sensor
Yes
Room-temperature monitor
Yes
Sound indicator lights
×
Night light
×
Portable parent unit
Yes (phone)
Belt clip
n/a
2-way audio communication (talk to baby)
Plays a tune/s (e.g. lullaby)

More Info

Notes
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