iBaby M7, More Than A Video Monitor

iBaby M7 is 10BabyGear’s second-best wifi baby monitor in 2019 and it came behind Nanit Plus, our overall best wifi baby monitor. However, iBaby emerged as the best wifi baby monitor for iPhone devices as it works great with the iPhone and iPad’s retina display.

iBaby Labs released iBaby M7 as an improvement to iBaby M6 with two specific additions; the moonlight projections and smell sensors. iBaby M7 is one of the six iBaby Lab’s monitors from its list which include, iBaby Care M7 Lite, iBaby Monitor M2S Plus, iBaby Monitor M6S. We have a comparison below.

As of this publication, iBaby M7 is ranked the 41st best-selling baby monitor on Amazon behind its greatest competitors such as Nanit Plus, Arlo Baby and Nest Cam Indoor. It is however important, and we’ve laid down the differences below, to note that iBaby M7 is designed as a baby monitor FIRST. Unlike Arlo baby and Nest Cameras, iBaby has most of the features that you’d expect from a baby monitor and 360 degrees pan. In fact, we call the iBaby Care M7 a monitor that’s more than a baby monitor.

Overview of iBaby M7 Features:

iBaby M7 FeaturesYes/No
Voice ActivatedYes
Night LightYes
Video RecordingYes
ExpandableYes
Two-way talkYes
LullabiesYes
Temperature SensorYes
Humidity SensorYes
Remote Pan & TiltYes
Remote ZoomYes

Below is a video review of iBaby M7 and its comparison to iBaby M6S.

A few other baby monitors such as Arlo baby and Motorola Halo Plus are some other baby monitors that have included nursery enhancements to the baby monitors. For example, Motorola Halo Plus has 7 night light options, similar to Arlo’s night lights and sleep music.

Why 10BabyGear Rated iBaby Among Top Wifi Baby Monitors:

1. iBaby M7 Has The Widest Angle View

Mounting a baby monitor in any nursery requires you to know the specifics of the camera’s field of view. With iBaby M7, you don’t have to be worried about the field of view or whether some part of the nursery of the crib will not be covered. iBaby has 360 degrees coverage which means when you place it anywhere in the nursery, the entire nursery view is visible on your smartphone. No other baby monitor we’ve reviewed has this much wide-angle viewing. Even Infant Optics DXR 8 which has an interchangeable lens and Eufy Spaceview which comes with a wide-angle lens can only do a max of 250 degrees coverage. iBaby M7 and all the iBaby monitor series just win in terms of nursery coverage and this is one of the top reasons iBaby Care M7 made it to our list of top wifi baby monitors in 2019.

2. Air Quality Sensors, Notifying You To Change The Diaper

One of the biggest realizations, when you start your parenting experience, is that your baby depends on you for EVERYTHING. Without you, the diapers will not be changed and your baby’s health will deteriorate significantly. For first-time parents, simple reminders of the time to feed or change the diapers come in very handy and iBaby M7 has incorporated a feature that enables its camera to use an in-built air quality sensors and notify you when your baby needs the diapers changed. This is very key and we compared iBaby M7’s air quality sensors with Arlo’s air quality sensors and even though they came close, iBaby has just what you need. iBaby does better with notifications. Arlo baby just lets you know if the air quality is out of the range while iBaby tells you exact details such as ‘the diapers need to be changed.’

In addition to a timely notification on air quality and diaper change time, iBaby M7 has inbuilt sensors to detect dangerous volatile organic compounds (VOC). Most VOC compounds used in cleanings, such as ethanol and Benzene can be harmful to your baby and iBaby Labs realized the need to truly enhance your nursery by adding life-saving alerts and sensors. Arlo baby also has VOC detectors but from an analysis of most parents who’ve used it, Arlo’s alerts are at times false. In addition, iBaby has a far wider list of compounds it detects which include; Ethanol, limonene, acetone, IAQ mixture, butylacetate, toluene, formaldehyde, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide.

3. iBaby M7 Has Very High Video Quality – 1080p HD

iBaby M7 streams videos to your smartphone or tablet in 1080p HD which essentially gives you the grain detail of every image of your baby. A few other baby monitors deliver images at this quality and this was another reason that iBaby did better than some great baby monitors that do not offer full-HD images.

4. iBaby Has Remote Pan & Tilt

Despite iBaby offering the widest view among all the baby monitors we’ve reviewed at BMC, iBaby M7 and iBaby M6s allows you to remotely pan and tilt your camera remotely using the iBaby Care App. Using the app, you can adjust the camera angle to capture 360 degrees pan view of the room and up to 140 degrees tilt. One other note that is important and you should consider when buying any adjustable camera is the pan and tilt noises. iBaby does quite well with limiting the noise level as it pans or tilt and as a parent, you won’t be worried waking up the baby because the baby camera is making some noise while it adjusts its viewing angle.

5. Night Light, Lullabies/Soothers:

Like Motorola Halo, iBaby comes with a night soother and night lights which makes it very easy for your baby to fall asleep. When you set the night soother, it runs for 15 minutes and stops automatically. If your baby is not asleep after the 15-minutes soothing session, you can reset and start again for another 15 minutes. To make it easy, you can set a reminder so your iBaby care app reminds you when the soothing session ends.

6. iBaby Has Excellent Night Vision Filters, 940 nm.

iBaby uses 940nm night vision LED filter at night allowing you to view black and white images of your baby despite lack of the visible light (spectrum). iBaby has a night vision range of up to 8 meters which is considered a significantly longer range for a baby monitor considering other baby monitors and security cameras such as Arlo does only 15 to 25 ft.

iBaby Cons

  1. Does not work with Google Home. Despite its great design and technology specs, iBaby M7, iBaby M6, and iBaby M7 are not currently supported by Google Home Hub.
  2. Security – Despite iBaby using wireless protected access and supporting WPA/WPA2 encryption, it does not use the most advanced encryption standard, the AES-256 bit dual encryption.
  3. iBaby Firmware Update: Despite iBaby having one of the most popular baby monitor brands, iBaby required firmware update is not very easy to get hands-on in July 2019.
  4. iBaby M7 crib mount and wall mount: iBaby does not come with a wall-mount and you’ll need to purchase a separate wall mount for your iBaby M7 camera.
iBaby M7 mount that your can purchase separately.
iBaby M7 Mount for the wall

You can also choose to buy iBaby M7 baby monitor that has a ready-to-install wall-mount here.

iBaby M7 vs iBaby M6S

FeatureiBaby M7iBaby M6S
Pan360 degrees360 degrees
Tilt140 degrees110 degrees
Release to marketAugust 17 2017March 25 2016
Prime eligibleYesYes
Item weight998 grams454 grams
Motion SensorYesYes
Video Quality1080p HD1080p HD
Night light projectionsYesNo
Air quality sensorsYes, TVOCYes, VOC
Cloud storage fees00
WIFI SpeakersNoNo
SPA SoundsNoNo
Ranking on Amazon(against others)# 42# 55
Batteries requiredNoNo
baby monitor frequency band2.4GHz & 5GHz2.4GHz & 5GHz
Diaper & Feeding AlertsYesNo
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iBaby M7 Vs. iBaby M7 Lite

FeatureiBaby M7iBaby M7 Lite
Pan360 degrees360 degrees
Tilt140 degrees110 degrees tilt
Release to marketAugust 17 2017June 22 2018
Prime eligibleYesYes
Item weight998 grams572 grams
Motion SensorYesYes
Video Quality1080p HD1080p HD
Night light projectionsYesYes
Air quality sensorsYes, TVOCYes, TVOC
Cloud storage fees00
WIFI SpeakersNoYes
SPA SoundsNoYes
Ranking on Amazon Baby Monitors42117
Batteries requiredNoNo
baby monitor frequency band2.4GHz & 5GHz2.4GHz & 5GHz
Diaper & Feeding AlertsYesNo
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iBaby M7 Vs Arlo

FeatureiBaby M7Arlo Baby Monitor
Pan360 degrees130 degrees
Tilt140 degrees90 degrees
Release to marketAugust 17 2017December 2017
Prime eligibleYesYes
Item weight998 grams780 grams
Motion SensorYesYes
Video Quality1080p HD1080p HD
Night light projectionsYesYes
Air quality sensorsYes, TVOCYes
Cloud storage fees0Free for 7 days then
$10/month
WIFI SpeakersNoNo
SPA SoundsNoNo
Ranking on Amazon Baby Monitors4211
Batteries requiredNoNo
baby monitor frequency band2.4GHz & 5GHz2.4GHz & 5GHz
Diaper & Feeding AlertsYesNo
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iBaby M7 Vs. Nest

FeatureiBaby M7Nest
Pan360 degrees130 degrees
Tilt140 degrees90 degrees
Release to marketAugust 17 2017May 2015
Prime eligibleYesYes
Item weight998 grams7~ 240 grams
Motion SensorYesYes
Video Quality1080p HD1080p HD
Night light projectionsYesNo
Air quality sensorsYes, TVOCNo
Cloud storage fees/month$0$30
WIFI SpeakersNoNo
SPA SoundsNoNo
Ranking on Amazon Baby Monitors4226
Batteries requiredNoNo
baby monitor frequency band2.4GHz & 5GHz2.4GHz & 5GHz
Diaper & Feeding AlertsYesNo
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iBaby M7 Vs. Nanit Plus

FeatureiBaby M7Nanit Plus
Pan360 degrees180 degrees
Tilt140 degrees90 degrees
Release to marketAugust 17 2017October 11 2018
Prime eligibleYesYes
Item weight998 grams~500 grams
Motion SensorYesYes
Video Quality1080p HD1080p HD
Night light projectionsYesYes
Air quality sensorsYes, TVOCNo
Cloud storage fees/month$0$50 to $300 (free 1st yr)
WIFI SpeakersNoNo
SPA SoundsNoNo
Ranking on Amazon Baby Monitors4227
Batteries requiredNoNo
baby monitor frequency band2.4GHz & 5GHz2.4GHz & 5GHz
Diaper & Feeding AlertsYesNo
Cost on AmazonCheck PriceCheck Price

iBaby M7 and Integration with Smart Homes

iBaby M7 does not currently integrate with Google Home Hub but it does integrate with Alexa Home. iBaby M7 and iBaby Care M6S integrate with Alexa Home and you can utilize Amazon’s virtual assistant and you can stream your iBaby M7, iBaby M6S and iBaby M7 Lite on your Echo Show.

If you already have Google Home Hub, then iBaby is not your best option except if you plan to change your smart home ecosystem from Google Home to Alexa Home.

iBaby M7 App (Android and iOS) Among the Best Rated

iBaby-Care-App-Among-the-top-wifi-baby-monitors-with-App
iBaby Care App

The iBaby is our best-rated baby monitor that works best with the iPhone. See the picture below showing how images look on your iPhone when you stream iBaby.

iBaby Care App has been certified by Apple and has a unique MFI connection that enables it to be faster than the Android devices

Below is a picture of an image appearing on iBaby iPhone app.

iBaby
Images appearing on iPhone (credit: Fathercraft)

iBaby M7 smartphone app is available for iOS and Android devices and below is a summary of what you need to know about iBaby smartphone app:

  • 12,201 users of iOS iBaby M7 app gave it a rating of 4.5/5 and 1,926 Android users gave it a rating of 3.2/5.
  • While the battery life may not be an issue if you power your iBaby baby monitor using AC, the app consumes your phone battery
  • If you plan to monitor twins using iBaby, you should note that you can’t easily toggle between multiple cameras or view two streams on the same screen.
  • While voice volume for alerts and music is part of why we like iBaby baby monitors, app users have complained that iBaby music can’t be adjusted to the lowest level that it should go. The lowest level you can go for is still pretty high.

iBaby M7 Manual

If you are looking to install/set-up your iBaby monitor, you should start by mounting your camera in the nursery. Here is a link to the full iBaby M7 manual. On your iBaby app, you can also easily contact the iBaby support team and they respond within 24 hours.

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