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Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor Review + Reader Giveaway

Baby monitors have certainly come a long way since I had my son nine years ago! Back then I used an audio monitor that frankly didn’t work all that well. I didn’t find much use for it, so I didn’t use a monitor at all for kids #2, #3, and #4. But when kid #5 made her appearance late last year I knew I wanted to give a video monitor a try this time around so I could keep tabs on her while I was occupied with her siblings.

So I was thrilled to try out the new easy to use and secure Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor. I’m telling you, if you want a video monitor with all the bells and whistles, this is the one! This product is the first video baby monitor to use DECT technology, providing an independent closed network for up to 1500 feet of secure, interference-free range.

Aside from the extra-long range, other features include long battery life, clear night mode, pan/tilt/zoom, 2-way talk, noise reduction, lullaby and white noise and sensors + alerts for motion and room temperature.

Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor Features

This baby monitor is definitely an upgrade from baby monitors used in the “olden days” and even recent models! Key features include:

Experience Extra-Long Range
Powered by Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) technology, the video baby monitor extends up to 2x farther than comparable monitors, with interference free up to 1500 feet (more than 4 football fields!).

Enjoy a Longer Battery Life
With a long-lasting battery, you’ll have the confidence to get on with household activities while your baby naps. You can use either A/C power or rechargeable batteries to power the monitor without worrying about the battery going dead. Not to mention, battery life is 13 hours in standby mode (audio on) or 5 hours of continuous operation.

See Clearly at Night
Clear night vision allows you to easily see details, even in a pitch black environment.

Get Peace of Mind with Wide Eye View
Any movements of your baby can be captured remotely from the monitor unit with the pan, tilt and zoom functions – giving you peace of mind.

Talk to Your Baby Anytime
Equipped with a microphone and speaker for 2-way communication, you can talk to your baby by pressing and holding the “TALK” button. Keep your baby happy by talking to him or her while you’re doing chores to feel more confidence because you’re always in touch.

Clear Sound Makes it Easy to Hear What’s Going On
The Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor camera minimizes background noise for clear sound. Babbling, gurgling, crying or just breathing softly – whatever sounds your baby makes, you can always hear them clearly.

Customizable Smart Sensors + Alerts Function
The Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor includes smart sensors and alerts that let you choose what’s right for you and your baby, detecting any changes of conditions in your baby’s room. Motion, temperature and sound sensors are incorporated, with automatic notifications whenever action is required. A chime will sound to notify you, an LED will light and a notification will appear on the monitor screen.

Lullaby and White Noise
Gentle, soothing sound helps calm your baby for deeper, more restful sleep. The built-in sound generator creates a natural listening experience that relaxes babies, lulling them into a deeper and more restful sleep. Panasonic’s Baby Monitor has five types of white noise sound, in addition to lullabies.

My Thoughts

All of the features listed above are really impressive. I found the picture to be very clear and I like that the pan/tilt/zoom function allows you to scan around the room. This could be useful if you wanted to keep tabs on multiple children in the same room.

I also really liked the smart sensors for motion, temperature and sound. Sure, you might not want to know every time your baby moves or makes a noise, but if you do want to you have that option. You can either choose to receive a sound notification as well as have it appear on the screen or just have the screen light up with the notification.

Probably my favorite feature, as silly as it sounds, is the lullaby / white noise option! Setting up this monitor in my baby’s room meant that we could move the sound machine we’ve been using for her somewhere else and turn it on and off without having to enter the room while she’s sleeping and possibly wake her up. I also really liked the 2-way communication where we can talk to her to help her settle back to sleep if need be, or reassure her that we’re on our way.

I tested the range outside while my daughter was napping and found it to be tip-top. We even took a quick stroll around our cul-de-sac and the monitor never lost communication with the receiver.

All in all, I really recommend this unit. If I had one “wish” that could be fulfilled it would be that the receiver unit wouldn’t have to be plugged in to work; a backup battery option would be great. Otherwise it’s a little tricky to place the receiver as it needs to be near an outlet, which could be problematic for overnight stays outside of your home (hotels, other people’s homes, etc.). Still, that’s a small complaint in comparison with all of this monitor’s awesome features.

Where to Buy

The Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor retails for $149.95 and is available to order on Panasonic.com as well as Amazon.com. Please note that it has an estimated ship date of June – July. Now through 5/31/18, use the coupon code P9P3KQZGPQ46 to save $10 when you order directly from Panasonic.com!

Reader Giveaway

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Chic ‘n Savvy reader will win a Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 6/4/18. Good luck!

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Comments

  1. shannon fowler says

    The lullaby white noise feature sounds amazing! There seems to be a lot of cool features to this one.

  2. Katie R says

    There are so many great features it’s difficult to choose just one. If I had to choose a favorite the 2-way talk would be it!

  3. Angelica says

    I think the smart sensors are the coolest feature! The range is great too, we have issues because the plaster in our house is so thick it interferes with things like this… I’m hopeful this would give clear signal throughout the house! 🙂

  4. Emily Birmingham says

    I like that you can see the baby clearly… most monitors are blurry and don’t give a good picture

  5. Kerry P says

    I love the two way communication! I love that it even has temperature sensor! This monitor is amazing!

  6. chrisy beason says

    There are a lot of options i like but i think the best one is Customizable Smart Sensors + Alerts Function

  7. MeMe R says

    I like the Customizable Smart Sensors + Alerts Function. I also love the talk to baby feature. This is just an all around too cool baby monitor. I or anyone would love to have it. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

  8. Angela Tyler says

    There are so many great features, it is hard to choose just one! But I love the lullaby feature.

  9. Laura Sharp says

    I love the long battery life, that is a must for me! And just simply the fact that it is a video monitor, I didn’t have that with my first and I would love to try it with my second coming soon!

  10. Em mahr says

    I LIke the clear night vision so I can see what my baby’s doing in the dark. I also love the long range so I can be outside working in the garden while still keeping an eye on my baby

  11. kristina daniels says

    I for sure love the long range but also the white noise, sometimes thats the only sound that will get baby girl asleep.

  12. Rhonda M. says

    I like the Customizable Smart Sensors + Alerts Function. That way I know whats going on in the baby’s room.

  13. Rachel Travis says

    I like the long range feature; while baby is napping, I’d love to be able to be outside!

  14. aaron reck says

    [2-way talk] enjoy clear sound with noise reduction to suppress background interference, plus camera microphones and speakers in camera and monitor for two-way audio Communication with the child.

    I think this is the best feature of the panasonic long range baby monitor. Thanks for all the information.

  15. Dan Dykstra says

    We are going to be first time grand parents in a couple of weeks. It would be awesome to have this monitor so we could watch the baby while he or she sleeps.

  16. Chrissy says

    I really like the two way communication. I never would have realized how many steps that would save me until I had a toddler and our current monitor is on it’s last legs! 🙁

  17. Jessica Whitehouse says

    I like the portable camera- my kids are older, but I still check in on them when they are playing quietly in the bedroom. I want to make sure they aren’t getting into trouble when they think I am busy elsewhere.

  18. Paula Michele Hafner says

    I like the two way communication. This even means it would be useful as an intercom when the baby no longer needs it.

  19. Keeley Sullivan says

    I love the smart features and the two way communication. How wonderful for my first grandchild!

  20. Patty Niedert says

    I love the lullaby and white noise feature. I have separate units right now for both of these items but how great to have just one!

  21. Alexander burrows says

    This is really helpful! The are so man out there that its hard to find a good review! Very helpful!

  22. Bea Alexandra says

    I love the 2 way communication feature! What a great way to soothe her back to sleep if she starts to become a little wakeful and fussy without being fully awake.

  23. Amy Greenwood says

    I think the Lullaby and White Noise would be a great feature in a baby monitor. Sounds like it would be soothing to a baby.

  24. Kelly McGrew says

    I like that it’s long range because I can get things done inside or outside while they’re napping!

  25. Kelley Shymkwich says

    I really like how you can customize the smart sensors and alerts It has many options I have never seen on a baby monitor yet!

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