Levana Astra 3.5″ PTZ Digital Baby Video Monitor – Reviews, Questions & Answers

Levana Astra(TM) 3.5

features

  • Private, secure Clear Vu® digital signal with 750ft range,Voice-activated, power saving PEEP mode
  • Up to 48 hours battery life in PEEP mode,10 hour battery life with screen on
  • Remote controlled pan/tilt/zoom camera,Talk to Baby two-way communication
  • 12ft Automatic night vision,Invisible LEDs keep the nursery dark
  • Expandable up to 4 cameras,3 remote-controlled lullabies


Levana Astra(TM) 3.5
 

check-price-on-amazonIntroducing the Astra baby video monitor, Levana’s latest big star. With a 3.5-Inch screen, whisper quiet pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) image control and soothing Talk to Baby intercom you will always feel close to your baby no matter what your day brings.  The hefty battery life lasts up to 36 hours in power save mode so you can rely on Astra to keep going strong, long after you and your baby have said “good night”. Discover the freedom of doing more and seeing more with a little help from Astra.


Levana Astra(TM) 3.5
 

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Q:does the camera have to be plugged in or can it run on battery power? If so, how long does the battery last before needing recharging?

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The camera has to be plugged in. The monitor can be plugged in or run off a battery. The battery in the monitor lasts all night, but usually needs to recharged before using it again.

Q:Noise machines would make Peep mode useless since the room would always be noisy?

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We use an air purifier as a noise machine and it doesn’t trigger the peep mode. The monitor looks for spikes in decibels and it takes a good healthy cry to set it off.

Q:This product is 110v or 220v?

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I know for sure it works for 110 v not sure about 220 – guessing this means you are outside of U.S. – sorry not familiar with how that works.

Q:How bad is the buzzing noise that I am reading occurs on this monitor? I read it can be silenced with the VOX feature but how bad when not using that?

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I found it no louder than our traditional voice only sony monitor

Q:Does this monitor have a VOX mode. In VOX mode the parents unit remains absolutely silent until the nursery unit picks up enough noise, and turns on.

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I just wanted to reply to this comment and say that YES, this monitor has a VOX mode that is much better than the Foscam monitor.

Q:Does this camera have a adapter option?

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Not sure what you mean by ‘adapter’. If you’re referring to AC power supply, yes it plugs in.

Q:Can the camera be connected to an iPhone?

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I checked this myself and I could not find any apps or anything to connect to either iphone or andriod

Q:Does this camera alert you with a sound if the battery is low or if you are out of range? Thanks!

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Yes it does work on sound, but it does not have a sensitivity switch

Q:is there an option to keep the screen all the time?

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Yes you keep it on all the time. If using battery’s it only last 3/4 of the night. If its plugged in its fine. So Yes.

Q:How do I buy another battery just like it? I’m not finding it anywhere

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I would contact manufacturer at mylevana.com. If the rechargeable battery isn’t charging anymore, they may send you a new one for free… They can at least let you know how to get a new one.

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Q:I’ve seen complaints about white noise/static through the monitor with another model made by Levana. Does the Astra have the same problem?

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There is minimal white noise from the monitor but I hadn’t really considered it before your question – for me it’s not at a level that bothers me at all and I have it on full volume on my nightstand next to my head all night. I don’t have other monitors to compare the level with though.

Q:Does the monitor have a mute button and can you change the volume of the lullabies?

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Yes it has a mute, no I don’t think you can change the volume when the lullaby plays.

Q:does it automatically scan between two cameras?

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There’s a setting to have it flip back and forth every 10 seconds or so….it doesn’t work in the sleep mode though.

Q:will a summer infant video camera connect to a levana monitor?

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I do not know if that is possible. The unit comes with a monitor. The one I purchased was a gift for my granddaughter and the baby is not due until Jan. so I have not seen it yet in operation. However I know that she is so happy with this camera and monitor that she has taken all her sound monitors and sent to her mothers and mother in-law to use when the baby is there. You can check back in mid Jan and I might be able to give you a better answer.

Q:Can this camera mount on the ceiling? I had a camera that has a switch underneath that allowed you to set it to either wall or ceiling mount.

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No

Q:Does anyone have any issues with this interfering with the Wifi?

A:

No

Q:What wavelength does this monitor operate on? I live overseas and don’t want to cause issues with emergency services interference.

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I’m not sure but I would suggest that you download the full manual from the website: https://mylevana.com/product/Astra_Video_Baby_Monitor.eng-57-download.html There are several pages of specifications. Maybe you can find what you are looking for there. Best wishes.

Q:Is there any way to turn off the glowing LED ring on the parent unit of the monitor without turning off the audio? It’s too bright to sleep with it on, even when screen is off in PEEP mode. I contacted Levana, and the operator couldn’t tell me if this…

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No – the only option is to cover it to suppress the brightness. I put a piece of tape over it.

Q:I can’t hear the audio without the LCD screen being on. In the manual I see power save is supposed to turn off the LCD, but not audio. Is mine broken?

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when you’re on the main screen hit right on the arrow keys to turn up volume. There are 3 different volumes and mute.

Q:Could the camera be used outdoors if it were protected from direct elements…such as under and eave to look at front door or driveway?

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Technically it could but I don’t think it is made for outdoor use like that. I would look into home security cameras instead for that use.

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Q:If you put it on the setting to cycle through multiple cameras, does the sound monitoring function also cycle between cameras?

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Yes, the should monitoring will cycle along with the camera.

Q:My son threw the monitor and I can not find the battery. What kind of battery does the monitor take? And where could I purchase one?

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Pretty sure 3.7V
I just opened the back of mine and the battery says
“Batterie Li-ion 3.7V 1700mAh 6.290Wh”

Q:What is displayed on the monitor? (time, signal, how much battery charge is left?)

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signal, sound volume, number of cameras used, and battery

Q:Does the camera have a tripod screw mount? Also, can you turn the volume off, but still have the monitor on?

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It does not have a tripod but it does come with mounting screws.

Also, you have control over volume and can still have monitors on… So yes, you can watch on mute.

Q:Does this monitor have a room temperature sensor on it?

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We have had this monitor since our LB was born back in September, so about 7 months now. And no it does not have a room temp setting, pic quality is pretty good throughout our over 3,000 sq ft home. The one negative that is going to make us move to a different monitor is the sound quality, hear nothing but white noise and static…very disappointing as otherwise we would be adding several more cameras to the unit now that our LB is starting to crawl and move around. Hope this helps…

Q:this product has wifi so I can monitor via internet?

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There is no WiFi. Just 2 way communication between camera and monitor.

Q:Is the camera wall-mountable?

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Yes, two screws and anchors are included for mounting.

Q:Does anyone have 2 cameras currently in use with this? Do you have to manually switch between cameras to view or does the handset have a feature that cycles between each camera?

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I do not have 2 cameras but on the display there is an option to cycle through cameras.
If you are thinking about getting these, do it. Mine has exceded my expectations in every way. Easy setup, great picture night and day. Sound is good. Options on display are easy to navigate. The signal is surprisingly good.

Q:Has anyone used this with an extra camera? If so, where can I purchase extra camera. I don’t see it as an option on Amazon??

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The only place that I have seen the option to purchase 1 monitor and 2 cameras is on the Levana website

Q:Has anyone been able to confirm that this model is being discontinued as one reviewer said? Levana just told me wasnt being discontinued???

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This is a brand new model no question of being discontinued

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Q:were you able to find additional cameras?

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I just spoke with the company directly asking the same question and they are “testing” additional cameras to be sold seperatly. The cameras will be available around mid-end May of 2013 for purchase separately.

Q:were you able to find additional cameras?

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I just spoke with the company directly asking the same question and they are “testing” additional cameras to be sold seperatly. The cameras will be available around mid-end May of 2013 for purchase separately.

Q:were you able to find additional cameras?

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I just spoke with the company directly asking the same question and they are “testing” additional cameras to be sold seperatly. The cameras will be available around mid-end May of 2013 for purchase separately.

Q:were you able to find additional cameras?

A:

I just spoke with the company directly asking the same question and they are “testing” additional cameras to be sold seperatly. The cameras will be available around mid-end May of 2013 for purchase separately.

Q:were you able to find additional cameras?

A:

I just spoke with the company directly asking the same question and they are “testing” additional cameras to be sold seperatly. The cameras will be available around mid-end May of 2013 for purchase separately.


Levana Astra(TM) 3.5
 

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