Soon after the launch of the single-camera Vava baby monitor, VAVA launched VAVA Baby Monitor with Split-Screen, a 5-inch IPS display monitor which has received a lot of good feedback and reviews. We have reviewed several dual camera split-screen baby monitors before and must admit that VAVA’s functionalities, design, battery life, and IPS display make it one of our top recommendations.
Before I start going through the features in this review, I must disclose that this monitor costs a bit higher than the usual $150 – $200 range for dual-camera monitors with Split-screen such as Babysense. As you read the review, you can determine whether the $60+ extra is worth it. You can also check out our reviews of the top baby monitors with split-screen.
Vava Split-Screen Baby Monitor Review
The VAVA Baby Monitor with Split Screen is the perfect way to keep an eye on your kids, even when they’re in multiple rooms. With simultaneous live visuals on a split-screen, you can rest assured that your little ones are always safe and sound.
VAVA’s design and build is great and it won the 2018 Red Dot Design Awards for Baby products at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). You’ll notice that VAVA used quality materials to build the camera and the screen as they are sturdy and for stability, the base of the cameras are heavier with rubber mini-stands. The rubber makes them less prone to sliding off furniture or tables.
Installation was a breeze. The camera just plugs into an outlet and the parent unit which uses a rechargeable battery easily pairs with the dual camera to give you a quality no-delay stream. Unlike wifi baby monitors that experience a delay as a result of data transfer over the internet, VAVA uses a local network and there is literally no delay in transmission.
This device is perfect for parents who have twins or children in different rooms. With two simultaneous feeds, you can keep an eye on both of your little ones at the same time. Plus, the Dual Feed Baby Monitor comes with a built-in nightlight to help soothe your babies when they’re trying to sleep.
You never have to worry about losing connection with your little ones again with VAVA’s 900 ft. transmission range! Whether you’re in the next room or across the house, you can stay connected to them and keep an eye on what they’re up to.
No more messy wires! The freedom of no cords comes to your monitor with this sleek device. You can bring your screen with you as you move around the house – perfect for following recipes in the kitchen or keeping an eye on the baby in another room. Plus, our secure FHSS non-wifi transmission technology guarantees 100% privacy of your signal during transit to the parent unit.
With 720P HD security cameras, you’ll get crystal-clear visuals of everything happening in real-time.
Our top-of-the-line pan/tilt camera is perfect for keeping an eye on your busiest spaces. Whether you’re watching the kids play in the yard or keeping an eye on your pet, this camera has easy zoom, autofocus, and full angle mobility to ensure you get the perfect view. You can also utilize Vava’s 2x and 4x zoom options that give you the ability to get close detail without losing quality.
The Automatic Night Mode on the Vava Split-screen Baby monitor ensures that you can always see your baby, even in the middle of the night. Whether you’re trying to get a few more hours of sleep or just want to check in on your little one during their midnight feeding, this feature makes it easy to keep an eye on them.
The VAVA Baby Monitor with Split Screen gives you the peace of mind you need when leaving your little one at home. With up to 18 hours of audio-only mode and up to 10 hours of audiovisual mode, this monitor will keep you connected even when you’re not in the room.
Vava monitor with split-screen is expandable and you can connect up to 4 cameras and keep an eye on multiple rooms at once – perfect for large homes or busy families. With motion detection and night vision, you can rest assured that your home is always protected.
When you order VAVa baby monitor with split-screen viewing, you get 2 cameras, one 5-inch parent unit IPS display and one adapter. The cable is 192 cm.
The screen has 8 levels of brightness which enables you to adjust according to the level that is ideal for you at any time. For example, when it’s totally dark at night, you may want to keep the level of brightness at under 3. I have found level 1 or 2 to work best as you can clearly see your twins or multiple kids yet the brightness wouldn’t hurt your eyes.
To give you more flexibility to the audio output, Vava split-screen video baby monitor has 7 levels of volume which you can adjust to fit your preferred level that wouldn’t be too loud and can still hear the audio from your babies’ rooms.
The VAVA Baby Monitor with Split Screen is a great way to keep an eye on your kids, even when they’re in different rooms. With simultaneous live visuals on a split-screen, you can rest assured that your little ones are always safe and sound.
I got this camera because of its split-screen feature that enables me to see my kids simultaneously on the same screen but you can also choose to have the screen switch automatically from one camera feed to another every 15 seconds. The split-screen feature works when you have two cameras but switches every 15 seconds when you have more than 2 cameras. The sound/audio is only available on the active camera that you are currently viewing.
This screen-switch feature is common with non-split screen expandable cameras that you can set a particular time interval where the feed will switch from one camera to another. Infant Optics DXR 8 Pro uses this feature and switches automatically from one camera feed to another every 10 seconds. However, there are several time options that you can choose when setting the intervals to select.
Vava also has split-screen viewing and 2-way audio talk but you’ll have to choose the camera to talk through. It also has an alarm feeding function that you can set for 2, 4, or 6 hours depending on your baby’s feeding schedule.
When the alarm is set, it beeps 30 seconds before the set time and an icon will show on the screen to remind you that it is time to feed your baby. You can also customize the settings for each camera so that you can receive alerts when there is motion or sound in the room.
- Great quality images on its 5-inch HD display
- Great pan and tilt feature which you can remotely do using the parent unit controls
- Long battery life thanks to its 4500 mAh battery capacity that enables it to last for up to 18 hours
- Secure connection with its Wifi-free transmission thanks to FHSS connection which guarantees 100% security of signals in transit
- Split-screen viewing with screen display showing room temperature, audio symbol (wave) for the active camera, timer/alarm, and time functions
- 2-way talkback that enables you to talk to your baby. Note that you can only talk to one baby at once as the split-screen feature enables you to select the active camera that you can activate its audio.
- No lullabies. You can check baby monitors with lullabies here.
- No recording or playback feature as it does not support local storage using SD card
- The green light for night vision is visible at night. Great night-vision baby monitors use invisible infrared light that will not bother your baby’s sleep.
- If you have more than 2 cameras, it doesn’t use the split-screen feature anymore and you’ll have to manually switch from camera to camera or set it to automatically switch every 15 seconds.
Babysense vs Vava Split-Screen Monitors
So, how does Babysense compare with Vava?
- First, both brands have great quality images on their HD displays. The resolution for both is 720p HD (pixels 1280 x 720).
- Vava has a larger battery capacity of 4500 mAh while Babysense has an equally large but 500-less capacity. Babysense has a 4000 mAh battery capacity but both have long battery lives.
- Babysense is voice-activated and can go into sleep mode or standby mode while VAVA is not voice-activated
- While both have large 4x zoom, Babysense has a longer range of transmission – 960 ft. against VAVA’s 900 ft. range
- VAVA split-screen baby monitor is more expensive than Babysense split-screen monitor by about $70
- Vava is only available on its website here while Babysense is being sold by various retailers including Amazon. You can check its price today here.
I am Ashley Davis, a mom of three kids and the editor here at Motherhood HQ (formerly 10BabyGear). I have been a parent since 2011 and have been doing full-time consulting as a baby sleep expert since 2019. When I am not researching or testing the next baby gear hitting the market, you’ll find me teaching my toddlers a trick or two – especially over the last few months with the lockdown. I hope you’ll find my guides and reviews helpful as you make your next purchase decision. If you have any questions, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.