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Eufy SpaceView Review

Higher scoring dedicated option, but wi-fi options scored higher and have better performance
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Price:   $160 List | $160 at Amazon
Pros:  No Wi-Fi needed, large viewing screen, better range, longer battery life
Cons:  Price, subpar sound, disappointing video
Manufacturer:   Eufy
By Wendy Schmitz ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  Jun 9, 2020
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#9 of 16
  • Range - 20% 7
  • Sound Clarity - 20% 5
  • Video Quality - 30% 6
  • Ease of Use - 15% 7
  • Battery life - 10% 8
  • Features - 5% 6

The Skinny

The Eufy Spaceview baby monitor is a dedicated video monitor that doesn't require Wi-Fi and comes with its own parent's device (hence dedicated monitor). This monitor has some fairly standard features and comes with an extra wide-angle lens to give you some viewing options. It has a large 5-inch display with 720dp resolution that features real pan and tilt abilities. This unit has a longer battery life and a decent range for most home sizes. Unfortunately, the video images on this unit are subpar compared to Wi-Fi monitors with somewhat fuzzy daytime images and clearer but dark night images. The sound is also not impressive with ambient/white noise coming from the monitor even at low volumes.

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Our Analysis and Test Results

Eufy is part of the Anker Innovations collection of companies. Anker is a popular electronics company in the US. Eufy is dedicated to simplifying smart home technology and they create products from vacuum robots, monitors, and security systems.

Performance Comparison



The Eufy camera rotates for true pan and tilt exploration.
The Eufy camera rotates for true pan and tilt exploration.

Range


The range on the Eufy is better than much of the dedicated monitors in this review. In our tests it worked for about 77 ft and through 5 walls. These measurements are far below the manufacturer's claim of 460 ft. In fairness our open field test outside of the building and with little interference was over 800 ft. However it is highly unlikely you'll be using any monitor in that fashion. Seriously, please don't.

The parent device on the Eufy has minimal buttons and include on/off and volume on the edge to avoid menu fumbling.
The parent device on the Eufy has minimal buttons and include on/off and volume on the edge to avoid menu fumbling.

Audio / Visual


Sound clarity for this unit is questionable at best. With a maximum volume of 91dB there is plenty of volume to be had here but the sound isn't as clear as you'll want. The sound activation doesn't work well and only turns off when the volume is barely on, so you may not hear it. The overall sound quality is hollow and echoey with feedback if you leave it all the way up.

The color on the Eufy is pretty close to reality on daylight images.
Day images for the Eufy give better clarity but it might be challenging to see if your baby's eyes are open or closed.

The video quality also doesn't really impress. While the day images have good color, something not found in all of the competition, the images aren't totally clear and get fuzzier with zoom.

The visuals on the Eufy are clear enough to see your baby  but not good enough to see if the baby is breathing or upset without audio.
Night images with the Eufy show lack of clarity on the baby's face.

Night images seem somewhat clearer but are dark and this makes it challenging to see what is happening in the nursery and specifically what your baby's face looks like.

The user interface on the Eufy feels dated and much like parent units from years ago with minimal buttons and confusing menu toggle options that take time and awareness while sleeping.
The user interface on the Eufy feels dated and much like parent units from years ago with minimal buttons and confusing menu toggle options that take time and awareness while sleeping.

Ease of Use


Setup for the Eufy is simple; all you need to do is plug it in and turn it on. This makes it a good option for the tech-challenged or grandparent. There is no logging in, downloading apps, or registration process.

For daily use, it is easier than some of the dedicated competition, but not as intuitive as the Wi-Fi options that have simpler user interfaces. We are not big fans of this kind of menu style interface where it takes multiple pushes of the same button to toggle through menu features. Only the talk, volume, and on buttons reside on the parent unit and not in a menu folder.

Battery Life


The battery life on the Eufy is pretty good with an average of 12 hrs in our tests. While lower than the manufacturer claims of 15 hours, it is still respectable and should be all you need for even the longest night's sleep.

The Eufy has most of the features parents will be looking for but not all of them work as well as they should.
The Eufy has most of the features parents will be looking for but not all of them work as well as they should.

Features


This monitor has several common and sought after features with enough bells and whistles to appeal to parents without going over the top. However, as previously stated, the zoom creates fuzzy images, the sound activation isn't great and there is no movement alert.

  • 2-way talk
  • Sound activation (VOX)
  • Customizable audible alerts
  • Temperature and humidity sensors
  • White noise option (30 min)
  • Wide-angle lens (110 degrees)
  • One button video view
  • Wall mount platform
  • Lightweight parent unit with kickstand

Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Levels


We test each monitor for EMF emissions under the same conditions, so the results can be compared one for one. There is always the potential for EMF interference and our results are unlikely to be the same in every situation. However, they can give you an idea of how much one monitor compares to another in emission levels. This camera emits 1.8 V/m 6 ft from the measuring device and since it works up to 15 ft away from the baby you can place it even further away for less exposure. All of the Wi-Fi options in our tests had less EMF, as did many of the dedicated options, making the EUfy not high on our list of potential contenders.

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