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Built-in baby monitor on the Samsung Galaxy S5 helps parents tend to their crying tyke

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Built-in baby monitor on the Samsung Galaxy S5 helps parents tend to their crying tyke
Samsung has always tried to fill its flagship phone with features to make life a little easier for its customers, and it seems that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is no exception. Samsung's new flagship handset comes equipped with a Baby crying detector that sets off a vibrating alarm on a paired Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, when an infant starts to wail.

Samsung says that the detector works best when placed one meter from the baby, with no background noises. The Korean tech titan also reminds parents that the feature is not a replacement for "human caregiving." It also reminds users that a baby should not be left alone in a house.

The Baby crying detector can be found in the accessibility menu on the Galaxy S5, and will help parents quickly comfort their crying infant and attend to the baby's needs.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 offers a Baby crying detector

The Samsung Galaxy S5 offers a Baby crying detector


source: SoyaCincau via GSMArena

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posted on 29 Mar 2014, 10:02 3

1. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1107; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Maybe they should include a troll monitor. Phone alarms for every troll comment.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 10:07 4

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2262; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Blocking the trolls would be more user friendly.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 11:04 5

13. akki20892 (Posts: 3255; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Oh I see...

http://cdn.smosh.com/sites/default/files/ftpuploads/bloguploads/funny-no-nose-wrestle.gif

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 15:37 1

33. magnanimus (Posts: 219; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


You got that from a comment on gsmarena didn't you? :D

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 17:26 2

35. akki20892 (Posts: 3255; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Didn't you see my profile picture. That's me

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 11:53 2

18. PAPINYC (Posts: 2186; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Then how on Earth would you be able to post??

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 10:13 19

3. TechFreak123 (Posts: 82; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


Will really help with parents with hearing disabilities. Great addition Samsung!

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 10:43 4

9. marlboro (Posts: 92; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


+1 mate

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 10:49

11. marlboro (Posts: 92; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


but they are not blind, LOL!

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 14:37

28. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


edit...

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 11:27 3

14. naveenstuns (Posts: 171; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Are you kidding??? Bluetooth works in short distance and can't we hear the baby cry from that distance???

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 11:56 4

19. PAPINYC (Posts: 2186; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Some parents are too busy having more babies, so, they need all the help they can get!!

iJust can't wait for Apple's response; aside from claiming a previous patent (this time on a bib instead of a napkin), they will call the new iPhone 7 feature iBaBi!!

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 14:35

27. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


edit.....mis read the post

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 14:39

30. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


My orig reply...I thought this was a snarky comment....after reading it...I see its not.

Yea...good job Samsung.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 10:14 9

4. vintage (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


That's cool some parents really do need something like that.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 11:29

15. naveenstuns (Posts: 171; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Are you kidding??? Bluetooth works in short distance and can't we hear the baby cry from that distance???

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 13:31

24. vintage (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


I really didn't ask for your opinion but since you invited your self. Some parents have hearing disabilities just because this isn't helpful to you doesn't mean anything. Now your dismissed

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 21:28

39. iushnt (Posts: 601; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


And having this feature won't hurt u or the s5 owner as well..

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 00:25 1

45. xfire99 (Posts: 412; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


What if u are watching TV or listen to music with headphone on and can u still hear yours baby cry? The vibrate function will help to notice when parents are busy with others thing.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 10:24 1

5. maherk (Posts: 786; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


as a parent, I find this a great feature. The monitor I got for my baby is a good one, not that great, but it does the job, and it cost me $89 without tax.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 10:38 8

6. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 379; Member since: 24 May 2011)


People might troll but this one is a really useful feature.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 10:38

7. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 356; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Useless. No one will leave their phone behind next to a baby just so they can know when their baby cries. Anyways, the Bluetooth range is only a couple of meters so you'll be able to hear the baby cry anyways.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 10:42 9

8. vintage (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


It may be useless to you but some people have hearing disabilities so this can be useful to others

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 13:10

23. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 356; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Yeah good point.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 11:02 6

12. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Not everyone feels the need to be the right next to their phone at all times. Besides, if you're using it as a baby monitor, it will clearly be at most, a few rooms away. Your situation & circumstances do not apply to everyone. The inability of people to see things from another's perspective amazes me. You probably don't even have any kids.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 13:01 1

22. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 356; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Actually, it is your situation and circumstances that are very much designed to help aid the function stated in this article which will not be the case 90% of the time. The optimal distance is 1 meter, how often is that the distance between a FEW rooms??

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 13:44 2

26. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You need to work on your reading comprehension, dude. It says that the phone needs to be about a meter away from the baby, not that the Gear needs to be a meter away from the phone.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 14:37

29. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 356; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Actually it is you who is mistaken. I WAS talking about the phone. Maybe try actually reading what I said this time? You said "if you're using it (Phone) as a baby monitor, it will clearly be at most, a few rooms away", I replied saying that the distance (from phone to baby) will still be more than 1 meter. Does that help make more sense?

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 15:16 1

32. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


No, it doesn't. There's no reason why the phone has to be more than a meter from the baby. If the baby is in a crib, a nightstand or chair place directly next to it would be just about that far away. It's funny to me that just can't admit that this solution works for some people & you are just wrong.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 13:31

25. mateusz (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


It's gratuluję future if the baby sleep in the next room and you don't want to wake up whole family

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 14:41 1

31. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


If I am in my home with a baby.....the baby will be my main priority. Leaving my phone near the baby....wouldnt be an issue.

Remember...it works by being paired with the Gear....thats on your arm. I see no issue doing this.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 10:48 5

10. Withtechfriends (Posts: 15; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


April fools. Eh.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 11:32 2

16. na7noo7 (Posts: 97; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


Nice, another useless feature.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 16:44 4

34. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7370; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It amazes me how blind you can be. It's under the accessibility tab for those who aren't as fortunate as others. The fact Samsung implemented this to help aid people is a bad thing?

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 17:59

36. na7noo7 (Posts: 97; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


But, these waste battery life if I don't need it!

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 18:03

38. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


And that's exactly why you have the option of NEVER turning it on. You registered on this site to post 2 completely useless comments. Another troll that PA would be better off without.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 00:27

46. xfire99 (Posts: 412; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


lol, u dont have any wall outlet at u home?

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 18:00

37. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The haters never stop, Smurf. There are tons of people that would make good use of this feature. Samsung would be wise to make a commercial demonstrating it. +1

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 11:52 1

43. Zsep123 (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Mar 2014)


This feature is likely the tiebreaker to decide what phone I am getting. My 3 month old daughter sleeps in the next room over from my wife and I, however we cannot hear if she wakes up unless both doors are open (she is a pretty quiet baby).

This feature will definitely help us to get better sleep and more time together.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 14:46

44. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


That's great to hear. I'm an incredibly light sleeper, so I can always hear my kids in the middle of the night with both doors closed, but not everyone is. This feature will obviously be beneficial for a lot of people. It's amazing how many devices smartphones nowadays have managed to replace. +1

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 00:47

40. Apoorvtheman (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Hey papasmurf I agree with you now you were right that touchwiz is the best :-) it has become really nic,actually after using galaxy y I started hating touchwiz but 2 days back my dad got sgs4mini as a gift and I used that phone and I found it better than the Timescape ui on my xperia s you were right bro, I take all my bad comments to samsung back :-)

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 11:38

17. Feanor (Posts: 293; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


I thought it sounded interesting but few people will be willing to leave their smartphone next to their baby while they are away, and the bluetooth range is too short to make it reliable. It's not trolling, it's just not as useful as a real baby monitor, and nearly dangerous to rely on your Galaxy Gear, if you don't notice you're out of range.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 12:23 1

20. Carlitos (Posts: 297; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Samsung said it is not meant to replace a baby monitor and such. However, this feature is pretty darn useful for Amy type of parent. Raising a child is not easy and any help you can get is a big help.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 12:29 3

21. willard12 (Posts: 702; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


The gear notifies you when you're out of range.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 04:11

41. Feanor (Posts: 293; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


I own a smartwatch myself, thank you very much. But if you are distructed you forget the buzz on your wrist.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 09:17

42. Taters (Posts: 2592; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I would never use it but it's still better than that stupid extra camera and that big black bezel with the HTC logo or some huge camera that sticks out more than a wart for Nokia. And unlike these extra hardware that hurt the size of the device, you can just turn this off and ignore it......

Yeah.....it's marketing that is hurting you guys. Right Nokia and HTC? Lol

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