Angelcare AC327 Baby Movement, Sound and Video Monitor review

This baby monitor tracks a baby's movement via a discreet mat to give you peace of mind during the night

Our review of the Angelcare AC327 Baby Movement, Sound and Video Monitor
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GoodtoKnow Verdict

The Angelcare AC327 Baby Movement, Sound and Video Monitor is a compact choice if you want the benefit of a movement sensor with your baby monitor. With a clear-quality 4.3" parent unit screen, wireless monitoring and easy set up, we think it's a brilliant buy if movement monitoring matters to you.

Reasons to buy
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    Clever sensor pad

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    Digital pan and zoom feature

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    Thermometer included

Reasons to avoid
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    No smart app

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    It's expensive

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Scouring the web for the best baby monitor? To help you in your quest, we have reviewed the Angelcare AC327 Baby Movement, Sound, and Video monitor here. 

The Angelcare AC327 Baby Movement, Sound and Video monitor made it into our round-up of best baby monitors for 2023 for very good reason. 

Reviewed by
Reviewed by
Kate Willoughby

Our Angelcare AC327 Baby Movement, Sound, and Video monitor review is based on feedback from our parent reviewer Kate Willoughby, mum to five-month-old Tilda. Kate put the baby monitor to the test to find out how well it displayed live video footage, how easy it was to use, and how useful the information provided is.

In a nutshell

The Angelcare AC327 comes with a movement sensor which features SensAsure technology and can be placed under the cot mattress. It can track the movements of your baby’s chest as it rises and falls. It also tracks every wriggle and turn so you know how your baby is sleeping at all times. As the sensor pad is placed under the mattress, your baby won’t even know it’s there and Kate liked that she could track her baby’s breathing without attaching any devices to her baby's body.

The AC327 is Angelcare's most popular baby monitor and the company also manufactures an ergonomic range of baby bath supports, nappy bins, thermometers, and night lights.

Price & availability

At around £140, the Angelcare AC327 is at the moderate-to-pricey end of the spectrum but, if you want a baby monitor that includes a movement sensor pad, this brand are the market leaders. You can get baby monitors with additional extras, such as a night light and lullabies, but if it's safety rather than add-ons you're after, you can't go wrong here. 

Angelcare AC327 Baby Movement, Sound and Video Monitor

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Design & features

Type: Video monitor | Sound alerts: Yes | Motion alerts: Yes | App control: No | Talkback function: Yes | Lullabies included: No | Nightlight: No

The Angelcare Ac327 Baby Movement, Sound, and Video Monitor has a 4.3” screen, which gives you a good view of your baby from its digital zoom and pan camera. The screen has a full-colour LCD display with touch controls and a video resolution of 480 x 272px. While it’s not the highest resolution camera footage you can get, we think it does a good job of giving you a clear picture of your baby in real-time.

The parent unit has an open-field range of up to 250 metres, which is more than enough for the average home. It comes with an ‘out of range indicator’ so you know if you’ve stepped too far away to keep monitoring your baby. It also has infrared night vision so you can easily see footage of your baby when the black-out blinds are down.

Our tester Kate found the design easy to put together, without too many cables or fiddly parts. Inside the box is a wall mount for placing the camera up high. There is also a magnet stand that makes it simple to place on a table next to the side of the cot or move around the house. Kate thought that the cable for the camera could possibly do with being a little longer. However, she thought the overall design of the unit was slick and worked well in her baby's nursery. ‘The camera's crisp white finish makes it unobtrusive and versatile and easy to fit into any nursery decor scheme,’ she says.

Angelcare AC327 Baby Movement, Sound and Video Monitor

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How we tested

  • Used the baby monitor for a minimum of two weeks for both naps and overnight sleeping.
  • Tested out all the features, including the sensory mat, to see how the baby responded to them and which were used the most. 

Things you won't find on the box

‘Initially, I thought having something under Tilda’s mattress may disturb her sleep but it didn't seem to bother her at all. The unit is also relatively simple to set up although it needed an initial eight-hour charge before its first use. After that, it only took me 20 minutes to set it up. I like the fact that all the devices come pre-paired too,’ says Kate.

What the camera lacks in night light and lullabies it makes up for in temperature control and two-way talk. ‘A temperature indicator on the parent unit meant I knew if Tilda’s room was at the optimum temperature,' says Kate. ‘The two-way talk feature also buys you a little time when baby gets unsettled. You can try to coax them back to sleep without leaving your bed.’

Who's it best for?

The Angelcare Ac327 Baby Movement, Sound, and Video Monitor suits parents after a baby monitor that will alert them if their baby stops moving but don't necessarily want to invest in the all-singing, all-dancing extras. As a result, its price point is aimed at those who want to invest in a gadget that gives them that little bit extra, but doesn't blow the budget.

Need an alternative?

If you'd prefer a monitor that's going to track your baby even more thoroughly, read our review of the Owlet Duo Smart Sock + Cam, which monitors a baby's heart rate and oxygen levels as well as their sleeping routine. Alternatively, for a really high-definition image, check out our review of the Kodak Cherish C525 Smart Video Monitor.

Looking for more? Discover our range of baby gear buying guides covering everything from the best prams to the best cot beds.

Emily Peck
Consumer Writer

Emily Peck is a lifestyle journalist with over 20 years’ experience writing for magazines, newspapers and websites. Emily writes in-depth reviews and features for Goodto covering the latest must-have products for the home, lifestyle, garden, parent and child. She has previously worked as in-house writer for BBC Good Homes and 25 Beautiful Homes and features editors at Ideal Home.