In what increasingly appears to be a never ending bag of tricks, it’s surfaced today that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has a baby monitor built into the software. No, that’s not a typo! The Galaxy S5 actually does have a “Crying baby detector” built into the software which then triggers vibrating alerts to a paired Samsung Galaxy Gear watch.
The theory being that you put your phone close to your sleeping baby and on the chance the baby wakes and requires attention, the crying triggers the mentioned alerts. While the forethought from Samsung is fantastic and I applaud that, if you can’t hear your baby crying you must have one big ol’ house. The other query for me is, if the baby monitor is turned on does the phone automatically reject calls to avoid waking the baby since you’re not in the room at the time?
It seems there’s a few more questions here than there are answers, and we find ourselves wondering just how useful this function might be. One guess is “not very”. What do you think?