Updated 8 Dec 2017

Tappytaps

Baby Monitor 3G

Snapshot: The TappyTaps Baby Monitor 3G is a baby monitor app with plenty of features. But how well does it perform?

Baby Monitor 3G
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$6.49

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Test results

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

Good points

  • Audio and video app
  • Very easy to set up and use.
  • Has "talk to baby" function.
  • Light on phone can be set as night light.
  • Compatible with Apple and Android devices.

But

  • Requires 2 phones or tablets to act as parent/child units.
  • Stand required for baby unit phone or tablet.
  • No night vision.
  • No room-temperature monitor.
  • Available for both Apple and Android devices.

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
$6.49

Specifications

Type
Audio & video app
Battery on baby unit
n/a
Battery low indicator
Yes (phone)

Features

Video monitor
Movement sensor
No
Room-temperature monitor
No
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

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