BT 200 Digital Monitor review

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
User rating
£49.99 RRP
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Ease of use
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Sound and/or picture quality
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Signal range
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Design
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Durability
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Worth the money
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Pros: High-definition sound, night light and travel bag included, parental talk back, good range (300m outdoors and 50m indoors), mains operated or use the included rechargeable batteries when on the go
Cons: Instructions can be confusing, parent unit's battery takes 16 hours to charge before you can use it, mute functions not intuitive
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Tested with one-year-old twin sons Erza and Noah.

What’s in the box?

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  • Parent unit
  • Baby unit
  • Travel bag
  • Instructions

What we loved

The lack of edges and smooth curves are certainly pleasing to the eye, and so are the bold, shiny colours (the design is pretty retro-futuristic and wouldn’t look out of place in The Jetsons). The baby monitor is easy to use and set up. It has a range of up to 50m indoors (and 300m outdoors), lets you talk to your baby through the parent unit, comes with a nice travel bag, and has a warm orange night light. Plus, it has high-definition sound, although I don’t know if baby screams are the best use of HD!

There’s even a button on the baby unit which makes the parent unit beep if you’ve lost it – I think this function will be put to best use when I’m trying to get one of my babies to sleep and I need to alert my other half to come into the room with a replacement for a lost dummy!

What to watch out for

Firstly, don’t buy this if you urgently need a monitor – the parent unit’s battery takes 16 hours to charge before you can use it!

Secondly, the monitor has two mute functions: mute all and mute low. They both filter out background noise in the baby room, but even after reading the instructions I still don’t quite understand how they work!

I ditched the instructions, as its basic functions make it as easy to set up as your bog standard monitor.

Perhaps the mute buttons will come in handy when my one-year-old’s are older and chatting away in their room instead of sleeping.

I also think BT could have found a way to light up some of the buttons on the baby unit, so I can see what I’m pressing in the dark.

MadeForMums verdict

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An eye-pleasingly ‘retro space-age’ look, this monitor works well even if you ignore the sometimes befuddling instructions!

Product Specifications

Product

Brand BT
Model 200 Digital Monitor
Price £49.99
Signal type Digital

Features

Video screen No
Movement sensor pad No
Range indoors 50m
Range outdoors 300m
Number of channels 120
Sound level indicator lights Yes
Two-way talkback Yes
Night light Yes
Room temperature display No
Soothing lullabies No
Power supply Battery and mains
Power supply Battery and mains
Features
  • High-definition sound
  • Night light and travel bag included
  • Parental talk back
  • Good range (300m outdoors and 50m indoors)
  • Mains operated or use the included rechargeable batteries when on the go