For Physicians

Owlet makes pulse oximetry appropriate for the nursery.

Clinical Validation

Owlet is being clinically validated for accuracy and sensitivity to critical events. Preliminary accuracy test results suggests Owlet is on par with pulse oximeters used in the medical field. Additionally, hundreds of in-home-tests demonstrated that Owlet’s simplified sensor placement design makes it easy for parents to achieve correct sensor placement.

Simplified for Consumer Use

Owlet makes pulse oximetry simple and appropriate for everyday consumers. Traditional hospital pulse oximeters are infamous for their excessive false alarms and cause increased anxiety for caretakers. Our monitor uses an accelerometer to detect when the infant is moving to filter out corrupted data. As a result, Owlet has a much lower false alarm rate than traditional pulse oximeters. On average, parents see a false red alert once every few months.

Safe for Home Use

Traditional wired pulse oximeters pose several risks to infants including strangulation from the cord and burns. Owlet eliminates these risks with wireless operation; therefore, Owlet does not pose a strangulation risk to the infant. Owlet also uses lower power and intensity LEDS, eliminating the risk of burns.


  • Don’t pulse oximeters cause burns?
  • The LEDs on hospital pulse oximeters occasionally cause burns on patients. The Owlet Smart Sock (OSS) uses less power than hospital monitors and does not cause burns. The OSS has been used on tens of thousands of infants and there has not been a case where the OSS caused a burn. Also, because of the design of Owlet, there is no need to use adhesive tape which can also cause skin irritation.
  • Has the Owlet Smart Sock been clinically tested?
  • The Owlet Smart Sock has been clinically validated for accuracy.
  • How do I learn more about the product?
  • You can learn more on our FAQ page.