Eufy SpaceView Review
Pros: No WiFi needed, large viewing screen, better range, longer battery life
Cons: Price, subpar sound, disappointing video
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|Pros||No WiFi needed, large viewing screen, better range, longer battery life||Internet range, great images, versatile long term use||WiFi range, lots of features, great images, easy to use||Lower price for dedicated, better sound, good video||Cheaper, good battery life|
|Cons||Price, subpar sound, disappointing video||No internet / no monitor, disappointing sound||Sub par sound, higher price, internet dependant||Shorter range, fewer features, less vibrant color||Shorter range, few features, manual camera adjustment|
|Bottom Line||Higher scoring dedicated option, but WiFi options scored higher and have better performance||Really cool WiFi camera with lots of uses and great video for simple baby monitoring||Cool WiFi option with all the bells and whistles that is easy to use||Good dedicated monitor if WiFi is not an option||Somewhat average monitor with no standout features or visuals|
|Rating Categories||Eufy SpaceView||Nest Cam Indoor WiFi||iBaby Care M7 WiFi||Hello Baby HB65||Anmeate SM24|
|Sound Clarity (20%)|
|Video Quality (30%)|
|Ease Of Use (15%)|
|Battery Life (10%)|
|Specs||Eufy SpaceView||Nest Cam Indoor WiFi||iBaby Care M7 WiFi||Hello Baby HB65||Anmeate SM24|
|Communication Technology||2.4 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz|
|Indoor Range Test||5 Walls
|Anywhere You Have Connectivity||Anywhere You Have Connectivity||4 Walls
|Open Field Range Test||850 Feet||Anywhere You Have Connectivity||Anywhere You Have Connectivity||800 Feet||600 Feet|
|Manufacturer's Claimed Range (*buyer beware!)||460 Feet||Anywhere You Have Connectivity||Anywhere You Have Connectivity||1000 Feet|
|Max Sound||91 db||86 db||82 db||76.3 db||82.4 db|
|Max # of Cameras||4||10 Per Home with Unlimited Homes||Not Listed (Unlimited?)||4||4|
|Battery Life||12 hrs||n/a||n/a||14 hrs||14 hrs|
|EMF @ 6 Feet from Camera||1.8 V/m||0.92 V/m||1.42 V/m||0.83 V/m||1.67 V/m|
|Warranty||30 Day||2 Year||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year|
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 WiFi 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.
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.
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 WiFi 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.
— Wendy Schmitz