Doro BM35 review

Our rating 
4.8 out of 5 star rating 4.8
User rating
£39.99 RRP
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In a nutshell

It's a perfect choice if you live in an apartment block where there are lots of families, or in areas of problem reception.
Ease of use
4.5 out of 5 rating 4.5
Sound and/or picture quality
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Signal range
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Design
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Durability
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Worth the money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: It can overcome reception problems that other monitors can't such as longer distances, multiple monitors in the area and thick stone walls. It can also be on constantly or intermittently, and it holds its charge for a long time
Cons: There is no thermometer like other models
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The Doro BM35 monitor is not particularly well known, but it is a fantastic choice, particularly for those who live in an apartment block, or a house with thick stone walls. With its reception range of 3kms, it can overcome almost any reception obstacles.

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The monitor has a portable parent unit with a rechargeable battery, while the baby unit stays plugged in. It can monitor continuously, or it can be programmed to kick in when baby starts crying, which conserves the battery power. But by far the biggest advantage is its transmission range – we bought it so we could take it out into the garden – but if you really wanted to, you could take it to a garden 3kms away and it would still work! Amazing.

What we love

We previously had another monitor which we spent ages trying to get to work every night as it kept picking up everything else except Jack’s crying. In the end we had to give up because reception was so bad and that’s when we found this one. Battery life is excellent and the parent unit has a handy torch built into it, useful for when you’re creeping into baby’s bedroom at night time. It also has eight channels and several sub channels so if you do pick up any interference there are plenty of other channels to choose from to ensure the best reception.

What to watch out for

There’s no thermometer on it, so you do need a separate thermometer if you want to keep a check on baby’s room temperature. Also, when the battery’s running low it doesn’t give you any warning. Instead, once it’s completely dead it just beeps once and turns itself off. There is a visual indicator for the battery life but you don’t check it that often, so an audible warning that the power is low would be a bonus.

Who is it the Doro BM35 Monitor best for?

People who live in blocks of flats where they may be many monitors vying for attention, as well as those in houses with thick stone walls. Overall, anyone who wants to make sure they can rely on the monitor they’re using to tell them when baby is crying.

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MadeForMums verdict

This is a great monitor and because of its amazing range you can go out into your garden without any fear of losing reception. Having tried a couple of other monitors before, we would recommend this to anyone.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Doro
Model BM35
Price £39.99

Features

Video screen No
Movement sensor pad No
Range indoors 3,000m
Range outdoors 3,000m
Number of channels 8
Sound level indicator lights No
Two-way talkback Yes
Night light Yes
Soothing lullabies No
Features
  • Battery low indicator
  • Continuous or automatic monitoring
  • Up to 3kms transmission range
  • Safety and alert signal
  • Portable parent unit
  • Belt clip
  • Scanner function
  • Selectable call melody
  • Optional key tone
  • Timer
  • Rechargeable batteries included
  • Voice