This is an analysis of what I think of Nanit Pro, the latest brand of smart baby monitors by Nanit. In this article, I answer the most common questions that parents have on this highly-priced smart baby monitor, Is it worth it?
Is Nanit and Nanit Pro Worth it? Nanit Pro vs Nanit Plus
After a careful comparison and review of the different specifications of smart baby monitors comparable to Nanit Pro, I can confidently say that Nanit Pro is worth it and if you have a budget for it, I highly encourage parents to get it. This new brand was released in February 2021 and is relatively more expensive compared to the earlier brand called Nanit Plus. Below are other reasons Nanit Pro is better than Nanit Plus;
- It has a higher resolution videos at 1080p HD compared to Nanit Plus’ 960p HD
- Nanit Pro has a new nightlight that you can control its intensity on the app
- The new Nanit Pro is very user-friendly with a reset button that enables you to pair, reset and dismiss alerts. In the previous model, this reset button was below the camera and in the new model, it is on the side of the camera
- Nanit Pro also has ambient night light which was lacking in the older version
For these additional cool features and settings, Nanit Pro is only $50 more than Nanit Plus.
Features that make it worth it
Let’s now look at all the features that will make you think twice about buying another smart baby monitor such as Cubo AI, Miku Pro, or Owlet.
For $299, you get a video monitoring system with a breathing band that allows you to monitor your baby’s breathing. When you get with a floor stand, the price goes up to $379. With the breathing wear and its sensor technology, Nanit Pro is able to monitor your baby’s sleep and gives you insight into your baby’s sleep patterns. For the first year, you get these Nanit Insights for free but after the first year, you’ll need to pay $5 per month or $50 per year.
You can mount Nanit Pro using a wall mount, a floor stand, or a tabletop multi-stand.
Nanit Pro supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands and you can easily switch between the frequencies if the 2.4GHz has a lot of interference or is overloaded by other devices such as microwaves, home phones, and more. Most home devices use the 2.4GHz network.
Nanit Pro has a nightlight feature on the camera that you can activate right on the Nanit app on your phone. You can adjust the brightness of the nightlight and can deactivate it on your phone. Using the app, you can also play your baby nature sounds such as waves, white noise, and wind and your baby will hear them on the camera.
Being a wifi-connected baby monitor, other family members can view the baby. You just have to give them access via the app and you can give them admin or just viewer access.
Nanit Pro Smart Baby Monitor & Floor Stand – 1080p Wi-Fi Video & Sound Camera, Sleep Coach and Breathing Motion Tracker, 2-Way Audio, Compatible with iOS and Android Phones, Includes Breathing Band
$299.00 in stock
- UNMATCHED VIEW OF YOUR BABY: Get a stunning 1080p bird's eye view of your baby, day or night from anywhere on your iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, or Echo Show device. The Floor Stand leans against the wall behind the crib or stands freely with attachable additional leg included, and comes with safe-cable management. Nanit comes with a 1-year limited manufacturer's warranty.
- ALWAYS BE CONNECTED: Hear or speak to your baby with crystal-clear two-way audio. Listen while using other apps or when your screen is turned off with background audio. Receive real-time sound and motion notifications and monitor the temperature and humidity of the nursery to ensure they're comfortable. 256-bit encryption keeps your data safe, and two-factor authentication keeps your account secure. Invite the whole parenting team to access your camera, with adjustable user permissions.
- SLEEP TRACKING & GUIDANCE: Nanit gives you your baby's sleep stats each morning, plus a timelapse highlight reel of their sleep, so you can rewatch their entire night in seconds. Get personalized, science-backed sleep guidance and tips from the world’s leading pediatric sleep experts, right in your Nanit app. Nanit includes one year of Nanit Insights sleep tracking and video history.
- SENSOR-FREE BREATHING MOTION MONITORING: With the included small Breathing Band, you can track your baby's breaths per minute without any electronics, wires, or batteries touching them. Nanit tracks the unique pattern on Breathing Wear to detect your baby's breathing motion from any position, in real-time and send you alerts if they need you.
- MAKING MEMORIES, MADE EASY: With Nanit Memories included right in your app, your Nanit camera captures your baby’s finest moments and growth milestones automatically. Celebrate fun Memories every step of the way, wherever you are and share with friends and family no matter where they are.
Jane Lanbert is a mother of two and works as an elementary school teacher. Jane joined MotherhoodHQ to provide expertise on product testing after her stint at Consumer Reports. Jane loves reading and getting immersed in new research on various topics from parenting to pet psychology. When not reading or testing baby gear to review, Jane enjoys hiking in the midwest and hanging out with their two dog pets. Jane is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, and holds a degree in Elementary Teaching. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org