Updated 31 Oct 2016

Oricom

Babysense 2 Infant Breathing Movement Monitor Plus SC55 Digital Audio Monitor (SC855)

Snapshot: The Oricom Babysense 2 Infant Breathing Movement Monitor Plus SC55 Digital Audio Monitor is an audio and motion baby monitor with some useful features. But how well does it perform?

Babysense 2 Infant Breathing Movement Monitor Plus SC55 Digital Audio Monitor (SC855)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$379

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Test results

Overall score
79
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK at detecting and reproducing soft sounds.
  • Excellent sound range through indoor walls.
  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Has night light.
  • Has "talk to baby" function.
  • Has a movement sensor.

But

  • Baby unit doesn't run on batteries (so can’t be used outdoors).
  • No room-temperature monitor.
  • No belt clip.

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

Model

Avg price
$379

Specifications

Type
Audio & motion
Battery on baby unit
No
Battery low indicator
Yes

Features

Video monitor
No
Movement sensor
Yes - includes pad, alerts when no movement is detected
Room-temperature monitor
No
Sound indicator lights
Yes
Night light
Yes
Portable parent unit
Yes
Belt clip
No
2-way audio communication (talk to baby)
Yes
Plays a tune/s (e.g. lullaby)
No

More Info

Notes
Motion sensor pads not tested.