Smart Sock 3: Connecting to Wi-Fi Using a Mobile Browser

Follow this how-to guide to connect the Smart Sock 3 base station to Wi-Fi through a mobile internet browser.

Please Note: Owlet products work with dual-band routers (2.4GHz and 5.0 GHz).

  1. For setup, both your Owlet device and phone or tablet need to be connected on 2.4GHz
  2. Please perform set-up within 10 feet of your router
  3. After setup you may move your phone or tablet back to 5GHz

Before completing the steps in this guide, ensure the following conditions are met.

  • The base station is plugged in.
  • You know your home Wi-Fi password.
  • You are connecting to a 2.4g Wi-Fi (5g is not compatible.) 
  • Verify your internet is working by browsing a website on a wireless device connected to your home Wi-Fi.
    • Solution: Reboot the router and modem, or contact your internet provider.
  • The base station is in close range of your router. (The base can be relocated after setup depending on signal strength.) 
    • Solution: Move the base station closer to your router or use a router with better signal strength.


Navigate to your Wi-Fi settings area on your mobile device and select the Owlet Wi-Fi network. The network is labeled, “Owlet-XXXXXXXXXXX.”

  • If you get an error message, click Ok. Verify that you are connected to the Owlet network. If not, select the Owlet network again. Click Done in the upper-right corner before the error message appears again. 


Open a new internet browser window and type into the search bar. Click enter or return to complete the search.


Click Connect next to your Wi-Fi network name and type in your Wi-Fi password when prompted. Click Connect. 


Close your browser and navigate back to your phone settings. Reconnect to your regular Wi-Fi network.

  • The Owlet network will disappear and become invisible once the base station has successfully connected to the home Wi-Fi network. 

How do I know if I’m connected? 

The green indicator light on the bottom of the Base Station will light up when connected to Wi-Fi.