Owlet’s smart sock is more of like a tracking device for very young offenders

August 15, 2021

The first thing that comes to mind when you see Owlet’s Smart Sock Plus is: has parenting come to this? Have people become so self-absorbed in their lives that they need to ‘tag’ their kids and depend on tech to do the life-saving bit?

The concept is simple: a sock with a sensor is fastened around your child’s foot and readings are sent to a base station that will alert parents and caregivers if your child’s heart rate or pulse ox drop below a preset zone. The app also tracks sleep metrics and will work along side the company’s camera to provide a complete picture of your child’s well being as they sleep. This is similar to their Owlet’s earlier products, except that the Smart Sock Plus can be used on children up to five years old or 55 pounds.

The Smart Sock Plus includes three sizes of the fabric sock to fit your kiddo as they grow and is available now for $359. Existing Smart Sock 3 customers can purchase an expansion pack for $69 which provides users with two additional sock sizes. The Owlet Cam retails for $149 on its own, or you can get the bundled package with the Smart Sock Plus for $459.

 

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.