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.