It's impossible to build everything into every single device. It would make them unmanageably large, not to mention prohibitively expensive. When we design a new device, we try to think about what would be useful for the parent and comfortable for the baby. We try to figure out what can be sacrificed to make it safe or easy to use."
As such, every device will have pros and cons, dos and don'ts, haves and have nots. Today, we're going to look at the details of the Snuza Pico.
In its simplest form, the Snuza Pico is an abdominal breathing movement monitor. In addition, it also monitors your baby's skin temperature and detects falls. All the information it monitors and tracks are sent to an app on a connected smartphone.
It isn't a medical device. It is designed to assist parents in monitoring their baby, by detecting even the smallest of abdominal movements. Its vibrate and alarm functions are designed to provide an early warning system for parents. They aren't intended to diagnose or treat any diseases.
We're aware of concerns surrounding the transmission of information. In order to transmit information in the safest way possible, we chose BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) to pulse information from the Pico device to your smartphone.
However, that limits the working range of the device, and thick or very dense walls can interfere with the signal. BLE is also not compatible with all smartphones. To see whether your phone is compatible, check out this list.
False alarms are the worst, we get it! It terrifies you and, if you're really unlucky, wakes your baby. We work hard to reduce the incidence of false alarms, but they do happen sometimes. Here's how to reduce the chances:
There are a few instances where using the Pico might not be helpful. Since the Pico monitors movement, if your baby is moving then any cessation in breathing might not be detectable.
As such, we warn caregivers not to rely on the Pico in the following situations:
We're confident that, if used correctly, the Snuza Pico is reliable in detecting any cessation of breathing movement. You can learn more about the Snuza Pico"in this blogpost, too. If you're concerned or have any questions about the device or how it functions, please feel free to get in contact with us."