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Eufy SpaceView Review

The Eufy SpaceView is currently our favorite Plug&Play baby monitor on the market. It uses a radio frequency to transmit sound and video from the camera in your baby’s bedroom to a portable monitor. It’s very simple to use, offers excellent sound and video quality, and has ample signal range to work in a house or an apartment.

We think it’s priced just right. It’s cheaper than the top of the range WiFi smart cameras and health tracking systems like the Nanit Plus (check price) or the Owlet Smart Sock + Cam and offers significant improvements over to the similarly priced Infant Optics DXR-8.

Not everything is perfect, however. There are a few things that we wish Eufy would improve (see the details below).

But overall, you can’t go wrong with the Eufy SpaceView if you’re after a radio monitor that just works out of the box.

Our Rating: 9.4 / 10

Summary

We like:

We don’t like:

  • The parent monitor lacks a dedicated zoom button.
  • The volume of the lullabies is a bit too high, even at its lowest setting.

Where to buy: check price on Amazon

Alternatives:

  • The Nanit Plus Smart Camera if you want the best WiFi video baby monitor with improved video quality and insights to help improve your baby sleep (check price).
  • The Lollipop camera if you want a budget-friendly WiFi monitor with great video quality. It’s one of our favorite monitor of the year as well (check price).
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The Eufy SpaceView box just waiting to be opened.

P.S. We received a review unit of this product from its manufacturer. We are, however, not paid or compensated for our review. To remain impartial in our tests, we use objective ranking factors and put each product in the hands of real parents for a few months before we publish our review. Read how we test to learn more.

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Helpful Note

Do you know which type of baby monitor is best for you?

There are two types of baby monitors on the market today: WiFi monitors and Plug&Play radio monitors. 

WiFi monitors use your home WiFi signal to send the audio and video from a camera to your phone or tablet. You’ll thus need a decent Internet connection at home for them to work. The main advantage of WiFi baby monitors is that you can access the video feed from anywhere in the world. The picture quality is often better than radio monitors. The most expensive WiFi monitors, such as the Nanit Plus (check price) and the Owlet Smart Sock + Cam also come with machine learning features to track your baby’s sleep quality through the night and offer valuable suggestions to help you improve their sleep.

WiFi monitors tend to be a little more complex to set up and will require you to use your phone turned on to receive information from the camera. Streaming audio and video on the Internet could also be a privacy concern, although most manufacturers employ strong encryption signals to prevent any issue (read our guide on baby monitor hacking problems to learn more).

Plug&Play monitors, on the other hand, use radio frequencies to broadcast their audio and video signal from the camera to a parent unit. They are thus much simpler to set up and will just work out of the box. Most modern monitors, such as the Eufy SpaceView, have enough range to work in a large home. The picture quality isn’t as good as that of WiFi monitors (720p vs 1080p) but is sufficient. And because they come with a dedicated parent unit, a portable screen to see and hear your baby, they are often more practical on a day-to-day basis. They are also easier to use when traveling or sleeping over at your parents’ home.Plug&Play monitors are much safer from a hacking perspective as your baby’s video isn’t streamed on the Internet. They do, however, emit more electromagnetic radiations and should thus be placed at a safe distance from your baby’s bed (read our guide on baby monitor radiations for more information).

Overview: Eufy SpaceView Baby Monitor

 
 
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Features: Eufy SpaceView Baby Monitor

 
 
 
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Nightlight
NO

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Video Recording & Snapshot
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Unpacking the Eufy SpaceView monitor.

Our Hands-on Review of the Eufy SpaceView Baby Monitor

The Eufy baby monitor is a clear challenger to the Amazon best-selling Infant Optics DRX-8. With a beautiful 5” display, more features, and a few helpful upgrades, we think the Eufy SpaceView has everything it needs to win that fight.  All that in a well-built modern package.

Will it succeed at dethroning the video baby monitor king? Let’s see.

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The Eufy SpaceView camera and the parent monitor.

Eufy is a brand known for its smart security cameras and home automation appliances. They bring their experience to the baby camera world for the first time with the SpaceView unit. It’s a smartly designed system with a solid yet somewhat playful camera and an excellent parent monitor.

Overall, we really like the Eufy baby monitor. It’s simple to use and just works out of the box. No need to spend time configuring the camera to connect on your WiFi network. The video is streamed directly from the camera to your portable parent unit. The picture quality at 720p is excellent. Much better than any other Plug&Play camera on the market really.

You immediately feel with the Eufy camera that it’s a fresh and modern design with a clear and user-friendly interface. The parent monitor is very easy to use. And the camera just works once it’s plugged in. There is no extra step or tedious configuration to set up.

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The signal range is excellent too. We tested the camera in our 3 bedroom apartment and had a full-strength signal throughout the floor. We also took it for a weekend at our parents’ place, and the camera performed equally well in a larger house.

The only thing that we find disappointing is the volume of the lullabies. The camera comes with a selection of five lullabies that you can play at night to put your baby to sleep. But even on it’s lowest volume level, we found the sound to be a bit too loud. It won’t stop your baby from falling asleep, but we would have liked to be able to lower it a bit.

That said, the sound quality is actually excellent. Much better than any other monitor that we tested. Maybe Eufy was so proud of the sound quality they decided to bump up the level a bit?

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Audio and Video Quality

The audio and video quality on the Eufy SpaceView are excellent.

The baby camera comes with a 720p sensor that works well throughout the day and in low light conditions. The parent unit is a 5” monitor that’s perfectly suited to display the high-resolution picture.

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The picture quality on the parent unit is excellent for a radio Plug&Play baby monitor.

Really, the Eufy is a class apart when compared with all the other Plug&Play monitors that we’ve reviewed. The only other monitor that’s on par in terms of picture quality is the VAVA camera.

Eufy SpaceView Camera Installation

Installing the baby camera is super easy. You can place it on a shelf or use the wall-mount that’s included in the box. That’s about it.

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With its wide viewing angle, you can place the Eufy SpaceView on a shelf near your baby’s crib.

The camera does come with an extra wide-angle lens that you can attach to it if you want. It gives you a much broader view of your baby’s bedroom. I screw the wide-angle lens to the camera the first day we got it and haven’t touched it since.

You can purchase additional cameras on Amazon if you want to keep an eye on more than one kid. It’s easy to add new cameras to the parent unit by just selecting the option on the monitor and pair them.

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You can buy separate cameras for the Eufy SpaceView.

The Eufy SpaceView Parent Unit

The Eufy parent monitor is our favorite at the moment. It’s clean and easy to use. It comes with a stand so you can lay it on a table. It also has a retractable antenna if you want to extend the signal reach.

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The Eufy SpaceView parent monitor has an excellent range.

The display is a 5” screen playing the 720p video from the baby camera.

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We really liked the user interface on the parent monitor. It’s clean and easy to navigate.

You can turn off the screen of the parent monitor at night to save the battery and it will automatically turn back on if the camera detects noise in your baby’s bedroom.

Security: Eufy SpaceView Hacking

Because Eufy’s baby monitor uses an encrypted FHSS radio signal, risks of hacking and security breach are minimal. It’s impossible for someone to hack into the monitor via your WiFi connection, they would need to be within signal range. They would also need to be able to decrypt the secured signal.

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Because the Eufy SpaceView works with radio transmission, it’s much safer to use than a WiFi monitor that transmits data over the Internet.

Eufy SpaceView Health and Safety

The Eufy camera connects to its parent unit through a wireless 2.4 GHz FHSS connection. It means that an electromagnetic field (EMF) will be constantly emitted from the camera to the monitor in order for you to receive an audio and video feed. We recommend that you read our article on electromagnetic fields if you want to understand what it means in terms of health and safety for your baby.

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You should place the SpaceView at a safe distance from your baby’s crib to limit electromagnetic radiation exposure.

Eufy SpaceView camera: What’s in the box

Wondering what’s in the SpaceView box? Here’s everything that will be included in the Eufy SpaceView package:

  • 1 x Parent monitor unit
  • 1 x Baby camera unit
  • 1 x Wall-mount with screws
  • 2 x USB power cables (for the camera and the parent monitor unit)
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Unpacking the Eufy SpaceView baby monitor. Here’s everything that’s included in the box.

Eufy SpaceView Baby Monitor Price

You can buy the Eufy SpaceView camera on Amazon.

Alternative Options

  • The Nanit Plus Smart Camera if you want the best WiFi video baby monitor with improved video quality and insights to help improve your baby sleep (check price).
  • The Lollipop camera if you want a budget-friendly WiFi monitor with great video quality. It’s one of our favorite monitor of the year as well (check price).
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The Eufy SpaceView as a clean and simple design that won’t look out of place in your nursery.

Eufy SpaceView Baby Monitor: Most Frequently Asked Questions

Eufy SpaceView vs Eufy SpaceView S: What is the difference between the two?

The Eufy SpaceView and the Eufy SpaceView S are exactly the same cameras and parent monitor. The only difference is that the Eufy SpaceView S comes with an extra clip to mount the camera directly onto your baby’s crib. We don’t recommend that you do that, however, as your baby risks grabbing the camera and the proximity increases electromagnetic radiation exposures.

What is the Eufy SpaceView range?

The manufacturer says that the Eufy SpaceView signal comes with a range of 460ft. We tried the camera in different locations in real-life conditions (with walls and staircases separating the parent unit from the camera), and never experienced any signal issues.

Can I see more than one camera at a time in split-screen?

No. While you can add up to four cameras to one parent unit, you will be able to see only one camera at a time. The Eufy SpaceView does not have a split-screen mode.

Can the Eufy SpaceView be voice-activated?

Yes. The Eufy SpaceView has a VOX mode. The monitor screen will turn off after a pre-set time delay while keeping the audio on. The video will come back automatically if your baby makes noise.

Can I speak to my baby through the camera?

Yes. When you use the two-way communication feature, your voice goes to the camera.

Can the Eufy extra camera be purchased separately?

Yes. You can use up to four cameras in total with your parent monitor. You can purchase the additional add-on cameras here.

Can I pair one camera with two receivers?

No. You can pair up to four cameras with one receiver, but not the other way around.

How is the Eufy SpaceView temperature accuracy?

It’s ok but not as good as the temperature accuracy of the Nanit Plus. In our tests, the Eufy SpaceView indicated a temperature that was a few degrees below the actual room temperature. It wasn’t a big difference, but if temperature accuracy is important to you, you might want to get another baby monitor.

What is the Eufy baby monitor warranty?

The SpaceView comes with a standard one year warranty. We recommend you contact Eufy if you experience an issue with your model after purchase. You can call them during normal office hours or email their customer support team.

What is Eufy’s customer service number?

If you’re calling from the US, you can contact Eufy by phone: (800) 988 7973. You can also email their support team from anywhere in the world at support@eufylife.com or just visit their website. Their email support center should get back to you within 24 hours.

Eufy SpaceView User Manual

You can download the Eufy SpaceView baby monitor user manual here.

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