|Nanit Pro Camera||Nanit Plus Camera|
|Image Quality||1080p with sharper night vision||960p|
|Breathing Motion Monitoring||Included with additional small Breathing Band||✓|
|Two-Way Audio||Upgraded for crisper sound||✓|
|Nightlight with Adjustable Intensity||Increased brightness and warmer color||✓|
|Ambient Light Sensor||Improved for smoother transition between day and night mode||✓|
|Reset & Wi-Fi Pairing Button||✓||None|
Hey guys, Andrew here with Dad Verb today, we’re going to be talking about the Nanit Pro and all of its latest features. Now, please know that Nana has sponsored multiple videos previously on this channel. Uh, they sent me this unit to review and I’ve been advocating this brand for years now, but just know that all the thoughts and opinions here are my own. So the pros, Nan it’s third generation baby monitor. It comes in a wall Mount or floor stand version.
The one that I’ve been using is the four-stand model, uh, right out the box. We’re looking at the camera itself, a zero to three month breeding band of the four stand, a wall mounts and screws, a third leg attachment for the stand and a power adapter. Now the camera hardware has some new improvements compared to previous generations.
First, the body itself has a slimmer profile compared to the Nana plus, uh, and now it’s equipped with an updated chip set for faster processing, onboard storage and added security.
Uh, the internal speakers also got a bump up and most notably the camera is now recording at 1080 P uh, from 960 P, which now sells like the one issue that I always had with, uh, with Nana.
And that’s just the picture quality images now much sharper than previous generations. And it’s on par with options like Cubo AI, um, back to the floor, stand though a new for this year. It can be freestanding, uh, with that third leg attachment and they’ve added some glow in the dark accents, which the child in me kind of gets overly excited about. Pretty cool though. All right. So let’s dive into the software side of things. Now, there are a lot of features here. Some parents are gonna find a lot of value in some, not so much in others, but altogether here’s what you get the first feature.
And probably the thing that offers the most value is going to be Nana insights, which comes free for the first year. This is the function that’s going to give you the sleep tracking and analysis, the sleep dash video history and highlight reels to see your entire nights of sleep. A lot of parents that I know and hear from like, this is where they’re going to get the most value out of nanny it’s with insights.
Um, particularly a lot of people like to see how long the baby has slept, um, when they’re getting up and they just try to build a routine off of that as an, and it provides those insights to actually learning about your baby’s sleep habits, uh, and if needed, it’ll actually ping you with personalized sleep guidance tips from pediatric sleep experts. Now, this is actually not something new they’ve been doing this for years now.
Uh, they’ve been using real data from real babies and they’ve gotten better and better and better. Now, if you’re wondering what we personally did after the first year, when the insights a subscription was no longer free, we actually let that subscription lapse. And we continued using our monitor, uh, without the insights.
And what we plan on doing is when we have another baby fingers crossed, uh, we plan on re upping that subscription so that we can get access to the sleep data and the breathing monitoring again, which you do need insights to access, breathing monitoring. After the first year, we’re completely content with using Nanit purely as a camera without insights. Now I mentioned breathing, monitoring. Let’s talk about that.
This is going to be another place where parents are really drawn to Nana, right?
They love that breathing where, um, it’s entirely fabric. There’s no electronics weaved into that.
They’re proprietary swaddles, bans, sleeping bags, and pajamas that have a specific pattern on them that allows Nana to lock into the design and track breathing.
Now, if I were to make one suggestion to Nana, it would be to add like this rubber or silicone dotting to the back of the bands, or like what squid socks have so that the band doesn’t move so much. Some parents report shifts in the band overnight, which led to a couple of false alerts, not a major issue, but just a small thought. I won’t dive too much more into the breathing where Texas, I made an entire video on this alone and how it works.
But if you want to see that it is linked below, uh, now while I think the breathing where tech is cool, and maybe for some parenting styles, it’s always more important to abide by the ABCs of safe sleep, which is alone with no pillows, blankets, bumpers, or stuffed animals, not on the baby’s back is preferred and always in a crib.
So don’t rely too heavily on the monitoring alone. Um, some of the footage, by the way, those show our son with stuffed animals, which his crib blankets or whatever, he’s two. So he’s well over that 12 month threshold, but remember to stick with the ABCs for the first year real fast, let’s cover some other features here.
We’ve got motion alerts and sound alerts. You can toggle the sensitivity of this if you’re getting too many alerts. Now, uh, I know a lot of parents who liked these, but for me, I’ll usually just run with the sound alerts or just leave them off altogether. Uh, the next feature is gonna be background, audio monitoring, and that’s the feature that I like more, uh, you can have your phone asleep and still listen for the baby throughout the night. And, uh, for me hearing the baby cry always does a better job at waking me up.
Then the ding alerts from my phone, uh, there’s an onboard light and sound library, both of which are cool, but we ended up just using the hatch rest a little bit more. Uh, there’s also two way talk, uh, but that’s not a function I found particularly useful until the later years with our toddler. Uh, when we talked to him, uh, not so much during the infant stage though.
Now one of the newest features here is growth tracking, and you actually don’t need to have insights enabled to access this, but it does only work, uh, when paired with their sheets, which unfortunately those are sold separately for 35 bucks for testing. We took a real measurement of our son just to see how it stacked up against Nanit to take the measurements. You actually have to do this when the room is well lit, uh, and not in night vision mode.
Now, the way it works is you’re basically taking a short video clip and finding a freeze frame to then move the tracking dots onto specific points of your baby. And once you’re done, it’ll calculate the height. And when we did it, it actually came pretty close.
Now, by no means, is this a pivotal major feature that parents are definitely gonna use?
Uh, but I mean, I think it does speak to the innovation that Nan, it really is trying to provide us as parents on how they want to offer a holistic view of our baby’s development outside of sleep. Now, it’s important to know that this is a connected monitor.
If you haven’t already clued into that, do you need a wifi connection for this to run smoothly?
Uh, the advantage here is that you can access that feed from anywhere and it is compatible with iOS, Android, Kindle fire, and, uh, echo show devices.
Now people often ask me, can you connect this to a hotspot?
And technically the answer is yes, but you’re very likely to have some sort of connection issue and maybe even data overages. So I would just stick with wifi. Now on that note, if you do lose wifi, for any reason, Nana will continue to stream the camera’s feed to your phone. It’ll kick you to what’s called local view-only mode where you can still see the baby, but you might have some hiccups in the sleep data, sword, video, and breathing monitoring, uh, for the period that it is offline.
Also, we had some weird temperature readings in that local view, smart monitors in general, not just Nana, I’m talking about all smart monitors are going to be susceptible to some kind of connection issue. Everyone that I’ve tested, there’s always something. And I’ve experienced the least personally with Nana.
Now as a backup, I always have a cheap sound monitor going on just in case. So I can always hear the baby. That thing never fails. I recommend you get one as well. It’s what we also use to travel because we don’t really travel with Nana or taken on trips or anything like that. But full transparency.
There are a handful of parents who have reported a couple issues, uh, for example, with a recent firmware update, some plus users said that it messed with a camera a bit. Uh, and others say that the same firmware rollout solved all the issues that they had before. So I wish I could speak to that more, but I genuinely haven’t really had many problems with Nana. And that’s why I’ve advocated it for, uh, for, for so long. I often chat offline with another, uh, creator and Revere. His name is John from a channel called father craft. And he’s kind of in the same boat as me. He’s had a great experience and, uh, I think he’s a massive fan of nanny John, is that correct? Huh?
What? Yes, Andrew, Hey, what’s going on?
Yes. I love Nana and actually, Nan, it happens to be one of my favorite baby monitoring systems. All right. Thanks
Man. Well, there you have it. It’s not just me. John’s had a great experience as well, by the way, John runs a channel called father craft. Go check it out. He’s got a lot of great baby tech reviews as well as a fellow dad creator out there. Good stuff. So let’s wrap this up and let me hit on the buying decision. This monitor is at a premium price point at two 99 for the wall Mount version and three 79 for the floor stand model. And for folks here in the U S all of them, its gear is HSA and FSA eligible. I will stand by what I’ve said in previous videos. I’ll say it again. I think Nana is the best monitoring system out there. I bounced around a lot. It tests many monitors. I’m going to post a Cubo review next week, but I always find myself consistently returning to Nana as my default monitor of choice.
Now, on one hand, you have parents that argue that, you know, not just Nana, but all smart baby monitors, right? It’s a gimmick, right?
This stuff is unnecessary. You’ve been parenting for millennia without this stuff. Why start now? You’re automating parenting and disconnecting from your child. Just get wise or infant optics like valid. I get that.
But then on the other hand, you have parents who get real value out of this category. They get real comfort and peace of mind that believe this tech is in its infancy. And even though it’s not adopted by everyone yet, it’s still hasn’t even reached its full potential. It has way more innovation in studying to go, and it can have positive implications on how you can supplement your parenting and even teaching about your child. Personally, I fall into that latter group, I believe in these products. That’s why I’ve reviewed them for coming up on four years now, almost five years yours.
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