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VTech VM981 WiFi HD Video Monitor

LOVE: 12 NEUTRAL: 21
REGRET: 7 WANT: 9

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LOVE: 12 NEUTRAL: 21
REGRET: 7 WANT: 9
  • I received this from wee spring parent panel to test out and I love love love it!!! it always Reassured me that my little one was ok! Nov 06, 2018

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    • kate t.
    • Hermantown , Minnesota

    Pros: Quick, easy set up. Remote access via your phone. Ability to take and save photos and videos. Adjustable camera head. Adjustable HD quality and night vision lighting. Cons: No in room temp gage Jul 12, 2018

  • Camera has 2 flashing lights that keep my son woke in the night, i covered them with electrical tape. The camera has to be moved manually. The app for the phone never worked. Has good range good pic. Jul 10, 2018

  • Not many places to put it because the plug sticks out to much behind the camera. The battery in the monitor doesn’t last very long. The app also closes by itself and i always need to reset the time Mar 12, 2018

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    I really love all the qualities this monitor has I do see a lot of mixed reviews but the better wifi connection you have the more clear the picture on both app and camera is! Jul 04, 2017

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    Visual display kept freezing. Couldn't really tell if the baby was sleeping or monitor just froze again. Not very reliable. Fairly easy to set up and image was pretty clear. Jul 03, 2017

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    Great camera! The device is small and sleek. The directions for setup are very clear and easy to use. I love the touchscreen and the clarity of the image is very clear. The app is very easy to use Jul 03, 2017

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    The setup is seamless and quick. Thanks in part to the easy instructions and clearly marked components and wirings. I must say the monitor is wonky and the pic quality is grainy. The app is better Jul 02, 2017

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    Slightly disappointed in WiFi capabilities -- some lag with the picture. Other than the lag, the monitor, HD picture, and features are great. Jun 30, 2017

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    • Aleta W.
    • United States of America

    We received this product for free through the WeeSpring parent panel and were very excited to have a Wifi enabled camera for our nursery. Set up was somewhat complicated since the instruction manual Jun 30, 2017

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    Great resolution, can zoom in and take pictures/video from the app. Alerts you when your baby wakes up if you want. Super easy to use. Jun 27, 2017

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    • Kayla S.
    • Travelers Rest, South Carolina

    Easy setup, can hear baby through monitor, great battery life. Glitchy picture, cannot mount camera. Jun 27, 2017

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    I like the wifi setup, the phone app is fun, & the monitor is very light-weight. The image was decent & the motion-detector feature will be useful. Short battery life and manual camera adjustment Jun 26, 2017

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    The video quality it great, but there is a couple seconds delay and the tablet mostly goes unused once we installed the app. I love having this in our baby's room. It makes checking on him so easy! Jun 26, 2017

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    This monitor would not work with our TP Link router despite having the required specifications for the router and network. Could not get a picture on the parental unit or the app from the camera. Jun 24, 2017

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    I really wanted to love this monitor but I just couldn't. The setup at home was very easy but to set up with phone was a little confusing the monitor wouldn't sync with my iPhone for some iphone Jun 23, 2017

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    The monitor was really easy to set up and use. It's basically plug and play. The app provides me the opportunity to watch my little one while at work. Con: camera can't be mounted, we use 2sided tape. Jun 23, 2017

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    Setup was pretty easy for the actual monitor and camera. With the app, I had a little difficulty setting up the phone and the camera to the wifi, with the camera not wanting to recognize my device. Jun 22, 2017

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    Pros: great video quality, handset user friendly and app for remote viewing was great. Cons: cannot wall mount camera, camera has to be manually adjusted, and the battery life is horrible! Jun 22, 2017

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    • Gwen M.
    • Danville, Pennsylvania

    Pros: great picture quality, easy to setup and use, secure wifi feature. Cons: unable to mount camera, lacks talk feature, no pan feature for camera. Jun 21, 2017

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    • Beth E.
    • Lake Wylie, South Carolina

    Overall good quality video monitor with easy setup and secure wifi features. Parent monitor ad easy to use as a smartphone or tablet. Battery life isn't the best and camera has no way to mount it. Jun 21, 2017

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    I was very impressed by the quality of the picture and sound of the monitor. It was easy to set up and use the parent monitor and adjust the camera​. You can't mount it but overall a good monitor. Jun 20, 2017

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    I wasn't terribly happy with this product and certainly wouldn't pay the price for it. You can only use this monitor with Wi-Fi and the battery life is short. Great screen quality though! Jun 19, 2017

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    • Kim S.
    • Largo, Florida

    Durable and sleek design, but pairing the camera to the monitor proved difficult. Jun 18, 2017

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    Pros:Love the app and access to my nursery from my phone. Good picture, good zoom feature, easy setup, decent battery life. Cons: can only be used within wifi, not-versatile mount, non-rotating camera Jun 17, 2017

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    Positives: easy set up, big screen that allows screenshots, app was great. Negative: not mountable, no talk feature, couldn't pan from parent monitor, and there was a bad lag. Jun 15, 2017

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    Pros: Good image, can toggle between different cameras to keep an eye on multiple children. Cons: dependent on WiFi signal so may not always work, can only use smartphone if on same signal or data Jun 15, 2017

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    • Amy Y.
    • Waconia, Minnesota

    I rate this monitor at a 3.9! The set-up/directions were easy peasy! The parent unit was incredibly easy to use and I was so glad to see a parent unit came with! Night vision quality is not the best. Jun 14, 2017

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    Sharp picture, night vision, easy to set up and has remote smartphone accessibility. All in all, a decent video monitor. Jun 14, 2017

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    Easy to set-up and use. Once the battery gets low, it dies really fast, but then I just pull up the app which works just as well. I love being able to zoom in and easy my mind seeing him breathe. Jun 13, 2017

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    • Karen B.
    • North las vegas, Nevada

    I like it, I just wish the monitor was crystal clear like they promote it to be, other than that it works well. Jun 01, 2017

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  • I received this from wee spring parent panel to test out and I love love love it!!! it always Reassured me that my little one was ok! Nov 06, 2018

  • (what's this?)
    • kate t.
    • Hermantown , Minnesota

    Pros: Quick, easy set up. Remote access via your phone. Ability to take and save photos and videos. Adjustable camera head. Adjustable HD quality and night vision lighting. Cons: No in room temp gage Jul 12, 2018

  • Camera has 2 flashing lights that keep my son woke in the night, i covered them with electrical tape. The camera has to be moved manually. The app for the phone never worked. Has good range good pic. Jul 10, 2018

  • Not many places to put it because the plug sticks out to much behind the camera. The battery in the monitor doesn’t last very long. The app also closes by itself and i always need to reset the time Mar 12, 2018

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    I really love all the qualities this monitor has I do see a lot of mixed reviews but the better wifi connection you have the more clear the picture on both app and camera is! Jul 04, 2017

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    Visual display kept freezing. Couldn't really tell if the baby was sleeping or monitor just froze again. Not very reliable. Fairly easy to set up and image was pretty clear. Jul 03, 2017

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    Great camera! The device is small and sleek. The directions for setup are very clear and easy to use. I love the touchscreen and the clarity of the image is very clear. The app is very easy to use Jul 03, 2017

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    The setup is seamless and quick. Thanks in part to the easy instructions and clearly marked components and wirings. I must say the monitor is wonky and the pic quality is grainy. The app is better Jul 02, 2017

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    Slightly disappointed in WiFi capabilities -- some lag with the picture. Other than the lag, the monitor, HD picture, and features are great. Jun 30, 2017

  • (what's this?)
    • Aleta W.
    • United States of America

    We received this product for free through the WeeSpring parent panel and were very excited to have a Wifi enabled camera for our nursery. Set up was somewhat complicated since the instruction manual Jun 30, 2017

  • (what's this?)

    Great resolution, can zoom in and take pictures/video from the app. Alerts you when your baby wakes up if you want. Super easy to use. Jun 27, 2017

  • (what's this?)
    • Kayla S.
    • Travelers Rest, South Carolina

    Easy setup, can hear baby through monitor, great battery life. Glitchy picture, cannot mount camera. Jun 27, 2017

  • (what's this?)

    I like the wifi setup, the phone app is fun, & the monitor is very light-weight. The image was decent & the motion-detector feature will be useful. Short battery life and manual camera adjustment Jun 26, 2017

  • (what's this?)

    The video quality it great, but there is a couple seconds delay and the tablet mostly goes unused once we installed the app. I love having this in our baby's room. It makes checking on him so easy! Jun 26, 2017

  • (what's this?)

    This monitor would not work with our TP Link router despite having the required specifications for the router and network. Could not get a picture on the parental unit or the app from the camera. Jun 24, 2017

  • (what's this?)

    I really wanted to love this monitor but I just couldn't. The setup at home was very easy but to set up with phone was a little confusing the monitor wouldn't sync with my iPhone for some iphone Jun 23, 2017

  • (what's this?)

    The monitor was really easy to set up and use. It's basically plug and play. The app provides me the opportunity to watch my little one while at work. Con: camera can't be mounted, we use 2sided tape. Jun 23, 2017

  • (what's this?)

    Setup was pretty easy for the actual monitor and camera. With the app, I had a little difficulty setting up the phone and the camera to the wifi, with the camera not wanting to recognize my device. Jun 22, 2017

  • (what's this?)

    Pros: great video quality, handset user friendly and app for remote viewing was great. Cons: cannot wall mount camera, camera has to be manually adjusted, and the battery life is horrible! Jun 22, 2017

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    • Gwen M.
    • Danville, Pennsylvania

    Pros: great picture quality, easy to setup and use, secure wifi feature. Cons: unable to mount camera, lacks talk feature, no pan feature for camera. Jun 21, 2017

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    • Beth E.
    • Lake Wylie, South Carolina

    Overall good quality video monitor with easy setup and secure wifi features. Parent monitor ad easy to use as a smartphone or tablet. Battery life isn't the best and camera has no way to mount it. Jun 21, 2017

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    I was very impressed by the quality of the picture and sound of the monitor. It was easy to set up and use the parent monitor and adjust the camera​. You can't mount it but overall a good monitor. Jun 20, 2017

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    I wasn't terribly happy with this product and certainly wouldn't pay the price for it. You can only use this monitor with Wi-Fi and the battery life is short. Great screen quality though! Jun 19, 2017

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    • Kim S.
    • Largo, Florida

    Durable and sleek design, but pairing the camera to the monitor proved difficult. Jun 18, 2017

  • (what's this?)

    Pros:Love the app and access to my nursery from my phone. Good picture, good zoom feature, easy setup, decent battery life. Cons: can only be used within wifi, not-versatile mount, non-rotating camera Jun 17, 2017

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    Positives: easy set up, big screen that allows screenshots, app was great. Negative: not mountable, no talk feature, couldn't pan from parent monitor, and there was a bad lag. Jun 15, 2017

  • (what's this?)

    Pros: Good image, can toggle between different cameras to keep an eye on multiple children. Cons: dependent on WiFi signal so may not always work, can only use smartphone if on same signal or data Jun 15, 2017

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    • Amy Y.
    • Waconia, Minnesota

    I rate this monitor at a 3.9! The set-up/directions were easy peasy! The parent unit was incredibly easy to use and I was so glad to see a parent unit came with! Night vision quality is not the best. Jun 14, 2017

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    Sharp picture, night vision, easy to set up and has remote smartphone accessibility. All in all, a decent video monitor. Jun 14, 2017

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    Easy to set-up and use. Once the battery gets low, it dies really fast, but then I just pull up the app which works just as well. I love being able to zoom in and easy my mind seeing him breathe. Jun 13, 2017

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    • Karen B.
    • North las vegas, Nevada

    I like it, I just wish the monitor was crystal clear like they promote it to be, other than that it works well. Jun 01, 2017

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