Updated 8 Dec 2017

Uniden

Digital Wireless Baby Video Monitor BW3001

Snapshot: The Uniden BW3001 baby monitor hears sound, captures video and monitors temperature. Is it any good?

Digital Wireless Baby Video Monitor BW3001
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$249

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Test results

Overall score
66
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Picture
?/10

Good points

  • OK sound quality.
  • OK video quality.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Temperature monitor with alarm.
  • "Talk to baby" feature.
  • Plays a tune.
  • Night light.
  • Picture zoom.

But

  • Sound volume at carer unit may not be loud enough especially in a noisy room.

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
$249

Specifications

Type
Audio & video
Battery on baby unit
Yes
Battery low indicator
Yes

Features

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

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Notes
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