Baby Crying Detector on Samsung Galaxy S5

by Robyn Wright on May 3, 2014

in Tech

Recently Verizon sent me a Samsung Galaxy S5 to try out. I know it would be amazing because I love all the other Samsung devices and products I have. But one particular thing just blew my mind. It has a baby crying detector!

Screenshot of the Baby Crying Detector feature of the Samsung Galaxy S5 #VZWBuzz

What this function does is alerts you with a vibration and also a flash of the camera light if you like. This is not for lazy parents of course, but instead for those with hearing issues. The information states that it works best when placed within 1 meter of the baby with no background noise. It also gives a little disclaimer that this is not a substitution for human caretaking and that babies should not be left alone in buildings.

To access this feature and turn it on and make setting adjustments go to SETTINGS, then ACCESSIBILITY, then HEARING. The Baby crying detector is towards the bottom of the list. Tap on it to turn it on and adjust the settings as you like.

Really just a very cool extra feature that Samsung has included on the Galaxy S5 I think. While new parents have baby monitors in their home, this would be nice for when you are at other locations without your regular monitor I think. Another reason why Samsung is #TheNextBigThing!

What do you think about this feature?


Robyn is a #VZWBuzz Lifestyle Blogger

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1 Monica Vila May 3, 2014 at 7:08 pm

so does the phone need to stay with the baby? not sure I understand how it works….

2 Robyn Wright May 3, 2014 at 8:04 pm

It says to work best in needs to be within 1 meter of the baby

3 Robin May 4, 2014 at 5:02 am

It’s amazing how many different functions phones have these days. I’m not sure that would work better than a baby monitor, but I’m sure it’s been tested. Cool!

4 Robyn Wright May 5, 2014 at 12:34 pm

I think it is probably not meant to be a full time baby monitor, but when you are away from home or if you are babysitting it might be a good quick option.

5 Katrina May 4, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Wow! That is so freakin cool!

6 Robyn Wright May 5, 2014 at 12:34 pm

That’s what I said when I stumbled across it too LOL

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