5 Ways Health Tech Can Help Newborn Babies – Owlet UK

Five reasons health sensing tech can help you through the newborn stage

Five reasons health sensing tech can help you through the newborn stage

While taking a newborn baby home will be one of the most joyous occasions of any parents’ life, it can also be a time of heightened anxiety and sleepless nights. 

With many baby monitors on the market, it can be hard to know which one to pick. The Owlet Smart Sock is the first device of its kind to use pulse oximetry technology to track the wellbeing of babies. Pulse oximetry is the same technology used in hospitals to monitor a patient’s heart rate and oxygen saturation levels, but has been modified and miniaturised to fit comfortably into the Owlet Smart Sock. This allows parents to track their baby’s oxygen saturation levels and heart rate (BPM) in real time through an app on their smartphone. 

Pair the Smart Sock with the Owlet Cam so you can track both your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels while streaming 1080p HD video and sound directly to your phone. It’s the most comprehensive baby monitoring system on the market. 

We’ve compiled five reasons why the health sensing technology in the Smart Sock can help you through the newborn stage: 

Know your baby is okay 

Video monitors allow you to see your baby, audio allows you to hear them and movement devices lets you track just that. Pulse oximetry is the only alternative that gives a real-time look into your baby’s heart rate and oxygen saturation levels, which is a more thorough way to track your baby’s wellbeing than what other baby monitors are able to offer. The Sock has been extensively tested to validate the accuracy of the device against other oxygen and pulse monitors, meeting international pulse oximetry standards for accuracy. Integrate your Smart Sock with the Owlet Cam so you can have everything you need to know your baby is ok. 

Improve sleep and reduce anxiety

To date, Owlet has tracked more than 400 billion infant heartbeats and has received hundreds of stories from parents who were able to help their infants in a time of need while simultaneously improving their own quality of sleep. This fact is confirmed by research that found 94% of parents using the Smart Sock report better sleep, and 96% feel less anxious. Many parents have already shared how much they love the Smart Sock

Proactive communication

The app allows parents to view their baby’s heart rate and oxygen saturation levels in real time. Parents can also look at their notification history and review insights that led to red notifications. 

Battery life and range

Parents can have peace of mind knowing that the Owlet Smart Sock comes with a 18-hour battery life, which can be easily recharged on the Smart Sock’s base station. The Sock works by connecting via Bluetooth with the base station, with a range of up to 100ft. From there, the base station connects to the app on your phone via Wi-Fi, meaning you are able to keep track of your baby whether you are in the house or away from home. 


Owlet uses custom algorithms and a system to detect when the baby is moving and to only provide readings while the baby is in a rested state. It also uses a number of notifications to differentiate between a displaced sensor and significant decrease/increase in a baby’s heart rate. 

If you would like to try an Owlet Smart Sock for your little one, you can find out more here.

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