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

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.


source: SoyaCincau via GSMArena

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46 Comments

1. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

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

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Blocking the trolls would be more user friendly.

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

33. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

35. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

18. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

3. TechFreak123

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

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

9. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

+1 mate

11. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

but they are not blind, LOL!

28. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

edit...

14. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

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

19. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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!!

27. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

edit.....mis read the post

30. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

4. vintage

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

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

15. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

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

24. vintage

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 12, 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

39. iushnt

Posts: 3126; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

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

45. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 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.

5. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

6. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

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

7. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 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.

8. vintage

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

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

23. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Yeah good point.

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

22. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 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??

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

29. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 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?

32. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

25. mateusz

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

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

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