Did you know heatstroke has already killed 15 children this year in the U.S. because they were left in hot vehicles?!
With heatstroke, body temperature rises to dangerously high levels because the body gets so hot, it can’t cool itself. On hot days, which are just around the corner in many parts of the country, the ambient temperature of the car can rise to 140 degrees F. and toddlers and small children can die in as little as an hour. (Heatstroke is an emergency. Call 911 if you think your child may be suffering from it.)
Over the past 18 years (from 1998-2015), of the 661 children who died from vehicular heat stroke, 356 (54%) were forgotten by their caregiver, according to noheatstroke.org. Parenting is exhausting and can play tricks on your brain, especially when you’re sleep depreived!
Enter the Garmin babyCam, which alerts you to check for passengers with an onscreen message before existing your vehicle.
Talk about eyes in the back of your head. In addition to important driver alerts, the Garmin babyCam offers:
A backseat peek. You can keep an eye on your baby in the back seat from your GPS on your windshield or dashboard. If you’ve got more than one child, you can sync up to four babyCams in one car.
Wireless connectivity. You can switch your navigator’s display from navigation mode to babyCam view without taking your hands off the wheel. You can simply say: “Show video” to see your baby while you’re driving or “hide video to take it away.” An image of your baby will pop on for 10, 20 or 30 seconds. (The video feed of your baby isn’t continuous because well, you need to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.)
Night vision. The babyCam allows you to see your baby even when it’s dark outside, without turning on overhead lights that might wake your baby.
Garmin compatiblity. Garmin babyCam Bundle, which is a babyCam + Garmin navigation system comes with a Garmin Drive 50 LM GPS navigator). If you already have a Garmin Navigation system, no problem. The Garmin babyCam is sold separately. It’s compatible with these Garmin navigators.
The Garmin babyCam securely attaches to a headrest; it doesn’t require tools. The camera is powered by two AA batteries (sold separately).