Mar 31 AT 8:58 AM Nick Sarafolean 9 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S5 features baby monitor

Samsung Galaxy S5 White

Today’s phones come loaded with every possible feature under the sun, and some of them actually serve a purpose rather than just being a gimmick. One example of that is the baby monitor feature found in the Galaxy S5. While Samsung didn’t advertise the Galaxy S5 as a baby monitor, it turns out that deep in the settings, there is indeed an option to enable that feature.

Galaxy S 5 Baby Monitor

When enabled, the Galaxy S5 can be paired with a Galaxy Gear and used as a baby monitor to let you know if your baby is in distress. The Galaxy S5 is placed next to the baby’s crib, and if the child begins to cry, the S5 will send a notification to the paired Galaxy Gear. One possible reason for Samsung’s lack of marketing this feature is that it comes with a long list of instructions and disclaimers that explain how to use it. If you’re dedicated to trying out new features on your phone, though, this is an interesting one to try.

Via: Android Central

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  • Vance

    There are plenty of good, free baby monitor apps in the play store already. The one we used for our daughter would allow you to determine the noise sensitivity level, then choose a phone number to call when said threshold was exceeded. We liked this because if we were more then a minute or two away, we could talk to her through the speaker phone until we got there.

    • Tommy there are good, free apps for EVERY specialized app that comes on ANY OEM. Just to make sure we’re not poking only at Samsung..

  • Ben Reinhardt

    I think it’s a good first step. I’m not a parent but wonder if it isn’t that useful yet because parents don’t use a monitor to tell IF the baby is crying but also how.

  • donger

    Lol. cool.

  • 99steven

    I hope people can figure it out. Android users aren’t as slow as iPhone users that’s for sure

  • Bart

    This idea itself seems to be in its infancy (pun intended). I have no doubts that in the future we’ll see soft smart-mats being placed under infants providing nursing staff with stats sent to their server and distributed to whichever staff is currently on duty. Eventually, less expensive forms of this will reach the consumer. I can see these mats being capable of monitoring heart-rate, temperature, respiratory and audio.

  • xaml

    It is not advisable to place a smartphone with relatively strong electromagnetic cellular and wireless activity in the vicinity of an infant during his or her sleep. Not to mention if a call is received or an alarm goes off, even if it is just vibrating.

  • snowbdr89

    Dick yarrell can monitor himself now.

  • Jay

    I think the S5 crying baby detector just got triggered by iPhone users.