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Frequently Asked Questions for HeroMD

How do I switch my Snuza HeroMD off?

To switch the monitor 'OFF', press the 'ON/OFF' and 'MODE/OFF' buttons simultaneously. A shutdown tone will be heard.

Why is my Snuza HeroMD is not detecting my baby's breathing?

Avoid bending the HeroMD's Breathing Sensor to prevent damage to it. Any damage to the ultra-sensitive silicone Breathing Sensor would cause the HeroMD not to function correctly. The guarantee does not cover the battery, incorrect application, tampering, misuse or transport damage. Refer to the 24 month guarantee in the HeroMD manual for more information. For troubleshooting steps please contact us here.

My Snuza HeroMD battery was dead when purchased. What do I do?

Switch the Snuza HeroMD 'OFF'. Remove the battery for 10 seconds and do not press any buttons while the battery is out. Place the battery back in the Snuza HeroMD and do not switch the Snuza HeroMD 'ON'. Does the Snuza HeroMD start alarming with the Battery Indicator Light flashing red? If yes, then should your Snuza HeroMD fall within the twelve month warranty period still, please contact Customer Care by completing the form on the contact us page.

My Snuza HeroMD no longer makes any sounds or alarms. What do I do?

Remove the battery and press the 'ON/OFF' button while the battery is out. Place the battery back into the Snuza HeroMD. Do not switch the unit 'ON'. Does the Snuza HeroMD start alarming with the battery light flashing red? If yes, replace the battery if the Snuza HeroMD has been used extensively for a long period of time.

If the battery has recently been replaced, contact a Representative should the HeroMD still falls within the 24 month guarantee. Go to contact us page and complete the form on our website.

The audible tick of my Snuza HeroMD is switching itself on.

The audible tick feature was activated. The Audible tick can be activated or deactivated by pressing the 'MODE/OFF' button. Refer to your manual under Settings for more information on the Audible tick and its usage.

My Snuza HeroMD is completely dead, even with a new battery. What do I do?

If the Snuza HeroMD is still under the 24 month guarantee contact Customer Care by completing the form on the contact us page.

Why is my Snuza HeroMD switching itself back on?

To turn the Snuza HeroMD 'OFF', press both the 'ON/OFF' and 'MODE/OFF'' buttons simultaneous. A shut down tone will be heard. Ensure that the Snuza HeroMD is 'OFF' after usage.

Why is my Snuza HeroMD draining batteries?

After usage make sure that the Snuza HeroMD is switched 'OFF'. An audible tone will be made once the device is shutdown. Not switching the HeroMD 'OFF' will drain the battery. Please refer to your HeroMD user manual on our website for more information.

Why won't my Snuza HeroMD vibrate anymore?

If the Snuza HeroMD is still under the 24 month guarantee, contact Customer Care by completing the form on the contact us page.

Which replacement battery does my Snuza HeroMD use?

If you would like to purchase a replacement battery for the Snuza HeroMD, the substitute battery that can be purchased is the Primary-cell Energizer CR2 or Primary-cell Duracell CR2. No re-chargeable batteries to be used.

These can be purchased at most battery or camera retailers.

Why does my Snuza HeroMD beep continuously?

Replace the battery if the HeroMD has been used extensively for a long period of time. If the battery has recently been replaced contact a Representative if your Snuza HeroMD is still under the 24 month warranty period. Contact Customer Care by completing the form on the contact us page.

Why is the Snuza HeroMD Alarm Indicator light flashing red and beep (like a low battery alert, but I have replaced the battery recently)?

If no breathing has been detected for 15 seconds, the HeroMD will gently vibrate in an attempt to rouse your baby. The Alarm Indicator Light flashes red on each subsequent breathing movement alerting you to the fact that there was one period of 15 seconds of no breathing detected . When your Snuza HeroMD flashes red and you can hear the audible alarm, you need to immediately check on your baby. This alert is activated when no breathing has been detected for full a 20 seconds.

Why is my Snuza HeroMD false alarming?

Any damage to the Silicone Breathing Sensor tip would cause the Snuza HeroMD not to function correctly (this includes bending of the Breathing Sensor). The guarantee does not cover the battery, incorrect application, tampering, misuse or transport damage. Refer to the 24 month guarantee in the user manual for more information.

If there is no physical damage to the device it could be that the Breathing Sensor is not making proper contact with your baby’s tummy. Always ensure that the Snuza HeroMD's Breathing Sensor maintains constant contact with baby’s tummy.

Refer to your product's user manual under section 'Diaper/Nappy fitment' for more information. If the problem persists contact Customer Care by completing the form on the contact us page.

How do I start up/calibrate my HeroMD before use?

1. Switch ON: Press the left-side button to switch your Snuza HeroMD 'ON'
2. Calibrate: Place your HeroMD on a flat, stationary surface OR still in your hand until the green light flashes and start up tone is heard. Your HeroMD is now calibrated and ready to use.
3. Placement: Fold over the top edge of baby's diaper and ensure a snug fit. Slide the HeroMD onto baby's diaper or elastisized pants, making sure your fingers are between the clip and baby's skin to avoid pinching their skin.

Remember - the Snuza HeroMD is a medically certified device and for your peace of mind, you'll need to calibrate the device each time it is switched on.

Why doesn't my HeroMD connect to the Snuza Connect app?

The Snuza HeroMD is not designed to connect to an app. Only the Snuza Pico 2 has the ability to connect to the Snuza Connect app and has additional features compared to the Snuza HeroMD.

The Snuza HeroMD is a medically certified baby breathing monitor, designed to monitor your baby's breathing. Easily clip it onto your baby's diaper or elasticised pants. If no breathing is detected after 15 seconds, the HeroMD will vibrate to rouse your baby. If no breathing is still detected after a further 5 seconds (total 20 seconds) an audible alarm will sound to alert you/caregivers to respond quickly and intervene. 

If you have any questions please contact support@snuza.com

Why does my HeroMD battle to calibrate after my baby has worn it for a while?

This may happen, especially during a nappy/diaper change. Since the HeroMD has been on your baby's tummy for some time, the device will be the temperture of your baby's skin. Once the HeroMD is removed from your baby's nappy/diaper and placed on a surface it will then naturally become cooler to the touch and may battle to calibrate when you're ready to clip it back onto the nappy/diaper.

Should your HeroMD battle to calibrate, hold it very still in your hand to complete the calibration process instead of a flat surface. Once the calibration process is complete, your HeroMD is now ready for use.

Does the Snuza HeroMD need to touch my baby's skin?

No, your Snuza HeroMD does not need to directly touch your baby's skin.




Your HeroMD can be clipped onto the folded waistband of the diaper or elasticated pants, as long as the Breathing Sensor touches your baby in their tummy area. Your baby may also wear a thin layer of clothing (Eg. a vest) between the Breathing Sensor and the skin, but you'll need to ensure that the Breathing sensor maintains contact. The HeroMD can also be used if your baby is dressed in light clothing (Eg. A Babygro) over the nappy or pants.


Please keep in mind that too much clothing may muffle the alarm, which needs to be heard clearly if your little one is covered with clothing or blankets.


If you have any questions, please contact support@snuza.com.


Manuals for HeroMD

Download our easy-to-use product manuals for up to date information on how to use your Snuza baby monitor.
 

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