Owlet is building on its award-winning Smart Sock product with the launch of Smart Sock Plus, the first baby monitor to deliver a better understanding of a child’s wellbeing and development from birth to early childhood.

Designed for children from birth until five years old, the Smart Sock Plus allows parents to track heart rate, oxygen level and sleep trends for added peace of mind.

“The desire and need to continue tracking your child’s wellbeing doesn’t stop at 18 months, and with the Smart Sock Plus, we’re providing a solution that parents have long been asking Owlet for,” Owlet co-founder and CEO, Kurt Workman said.

“As parents, just as we want to know our own sleep quality and wellbeing, we expect access to the same data and insights about our children. At Owlet, we fundamentally believe knowledge is power, so the more parents know about sleep trends and milestones, the more they’re empowered to provide the best care possible at home.”

Owlet’s flagship Smart Sock launched in 2015 for babies from birth to 18 months old, up to 13.6kg. The Smart Sock Plus extends the product’s use with the ability to track their child’s wellbeing through to early childhood (up to 25kg).

Claimed to be the first of its kind, the Smart Sock allows parents to view their child’s readings in real time from the Owlet app. If the readings fall outside of pre-set zones, parents are notified through their phone and base station. Since launch, over one million babies have been monitored by the Smart Sock.

The Smart Sock Plus is available at owletcare.com.au and nursery retailers nationwide for RRP $549 including the Smart Sock sensor, base station and three sizes of fabric socks.