Apple Watch & Baby Monitors

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by kynetyk, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. kynetyk macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2015
    My wife and I are just about to have a baby. I noticed during the keynote the presenter had live images of his garage door going up. We got to thinking how cool this would be for my wife and I to be able to see our baby while sleeping when we are at work by inconspicuously watching her on our watches.

    Has anyone looked for these? Any suggestions as to where to begin to look?
  2. gladd06 macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2015
    I believe DropCam has a phone app, so only a matter of time until the app for the watch appears, if its not out there already.

    Also, many of the Motorola baby monitors seem to use Iphone for viewing, so same boat as dropcam.

    Will be awesome once it happens.
  3. thewired1 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    We're expecting our first child in about a month! We got the iBaby m6 video monitor which has a FANTASTIC iphone and ipad app. Based on their past support, I'm really hoping a watch app is released for it soon.
  4. Alan Mac Farlan macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2015
    I like the iPhone and iPad as well .. has a really nice clock on it with alarms. etc.

    With all that RF going on in the iWatch ... wonder if wrist cancers will go up after a few years.

    I never hold the iPhone to my head cause the RF issues and the increased incidence of brain cancers in the industrialize populations. People who do not have the money to buy a RF transmitter to hold next to their heads, their brain cancer rate is the same as it was in history.

  5. kynetyk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2015
    :confused: buzzkill.
  6. ivandr macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2010
    The urge to tinfoil hat is strong with this one...
  7. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    Non ionizing radiation is not an issue, you're exposed to it all day every day. If you stick your head in a microwave you're gonna have a problem. RFID, Wifi, etc are the equivalent in radiation to a lightbulb...which is also radiating you.

    You'll notice the industrialized nations with high cancer rates are those whom eat "food like product" instead of food...mainly the USA.
  8. thewired1 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    What does this have to do with baby monitors?
  9. sheaitisnotso macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2005
    Congratulations to you guys! We have a 4 month old and couldn't be happier.

    We are using the dropcam and I highly recommend as long as you have a good high speed interenet connection. Being able to view video on the iPhone and iPad is great, I would just buy a separate noise monitor in the event that your internet goes down or the power goes out. Can't wait to see if dropcam comes out with an app for the watch.
  10. Alan Mac Farlan macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2015
    Oh my bad ... sorry ... I don't have special privileged access here.

    Live and learn ... I guess.


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  11. thewired1 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    It has nothing to do with "special privileged access"... we're talking about baby monitors in this thread... not "RF issues" or "brain cancers in the industrialize populations."
  12. overlyunderme macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2010
    Join Date: April 2015 but you're an expert on what constitutes appropriate debate on this forum now?
  13. WJKramer macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2008
    Don't expect Dropcam support for a long while. It's a google property and they have been very slow to iterate on iOS.
  14. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Yep. I'd bet we see Nest support though before Dropcam even though they are the same company now.
  15. zkmusa macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Congrats on the little one!

    If you have a spare iPhone, I have found Cloud Baby Monitor to be an excellent solution. You can view the video on up to two iOS devices at a time or on a Mac. It sends noise and motion alerts as well. The latest version works with the Apple Watch, and will display live video on the watch.
  16. CrazyMutha29 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    We've used this as well with our daughter. We have a Motorola Video monitor for overnight, but this is great for when we're on the move around the house trying to get things done during naptime. This past weekend I was outside doing yard work and left my phone inside. I could check the camera on my watch periodically to make sure all was well and also received a notification on my watch when she woke up. Really cool stuff!!
  17. simonx314 macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2015
    Thanks for the link. This baby monitor app looks really nice and I am considering getting it. I've quoted the website which appears to say that you must open the iPhone app first before you can view baby video on your Watch. Is that true? I was hoping I could just access the video stream on my Watch at any time, without first accessing my phone.

  18. CrazyMutha29 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Yes, the app must be active on your phone for the watch to pull the video. I just left the app running on my Phone which I left inside and was able to access it on my watch. Another important note is the the notifications do not require the app to be running on any device except for the monitoring device.
  19. simonx314 macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2015
    zkmusa and CrazyMutha29,

    Thanks! I bought Cloud Baby Monitor and it works great on the Apple Watch. When I show my co-workers that I can see a live video stream from my house right on my wrist it blows their minds.

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