The Angelcare Baby Movement Monitor AC517 has an impressive 5” touchscreen with one of the best image quality available at the moment. The built quality is excellent and the baby monitor comes bundled with a whole range of useful features, such as room temperature and remote pan and zoom.
But the Angelcare is much more than just a baby monitor. The AC517 comes together with a baby movement and sound monitor to track your baby’s breathing through the night and alert you in case there is a problem. That’s what most parents will be interested in.
Overall, the Angelcare Baby Movement Monitor is a great package. For $30 less you can get the Infant Optics DXR-8, winner of our best 2018 radio monitor awards, but it doesn’t include the movement monitor. If you’re worried that your baby might be at risk during their first few weeks of sleeping alone, the Angelcare AC517 is the best option on the market for you right now.
Our Rating: 9.4 / 10
Excellent overall video quality
Large display with touchscreen
Movement monitor works well and provides reassurance
Can’t play lullabies
Doesn’t support multiple cameras
Where to Buy
$157.96 on Amazon
The Nanit Smart Camera if you want the best WiFi video baby monitor with improved video quality and insights to help improve your baby sleep ($191.96).
The iBaby Care M7 if you want the next best Wifi baby monitor at a more affordable price with similar features minus the data-driven insights ($146.99).
The Infant Optics DXR-8 is the best baby video monitor if you don’t need the Wifi connection ($165.99).
Question: Can I talk to my baby through the device?
Answer: Yes. You just need to press the microphone button in the app on your phone to speak through the device in your baby’s room.
Question: Can I use more than one camera at a time?
Answer: No. The Angelcare Baby Movement Monitor AC517 can only be paired with one camera.
Question: Does the Angelcare AC517 have an iPhone App?
Answer: No. The AC517 is not a Wifi baby monitor, so you will need the parent unit to see and hear your baby. Have a look at our review of the best Wifi baby monitors if you want to be able to pair it with your iPhone or Android phone.
Question: Can it be voice-activated?
Answer: Yes. The Angelcare AC517 supports VOX mode.
Question: Can I pair one camera with two receivers?
Answer: No. You can pair up to four cameras with one receiver, but not the other way around.
Question: What is the Angelcare Baby Movement Monitor warranty?
Answer: The Angelcare AC517, comes with a standard one year warranty. We recommend you contact Angelcare if you experience any issue with your model after purchase.
Question: What is Angelcare’s customer service number?
Answer: If you’re calling from the US, you can contact Philips Avent by phone: 877-281-8827. You can also email their support team from anywhere in the world at ac.cnicedc@eraclegna. Their email support center should get back to you within 24 hours.