What does the Owlet Pregnancy Band do?

Heartbeat Monitoring:

The Owlet Pregnancy Band will monitor your heartbeat as well as baby's heartbeat while you sleep during what is called a “Session.”

The Owlet Pregnancy Band is worn at night while you are asleep. Here is a photo of what the app shows while you are using the Owlet Pregnancy Band.

Once you wake up, you can hit the "End Session" button. Then a report of your baby's heartbeat and how it changed throughout the night will then be generated.

Babies Heartbeat Audio:

From this report, you will be able to listen to a 20 second generated audio clip of your baby's heartbeat. You have the option of sharing this audio recording with your loved ones via text.

Mother’s Heartbeat:

You will also be able to scroll down and view mother's heartbeat throughout the night.

Mothers Sleep positions:

Your morning report will also tell you your sleep positions throughout the night (if you were on your left, right, or back)

Kick Counting:

You can use the app to record a kick counting session. Now you don’t have to worry about keeping track of how many kicks you have felt, when they were, and if they were within a 2-hour period. Once you log your first kick, the app will automatically start a 2-hour timer. It keeps track of when you felt each kick. 

Once you reach 10 kicks within 2 hours, you will get sent a notification that looks like this.

If you don’t make it to 10 kicks within 2 hours, we will send you a notification that looks something like this.

History of all sessions in one place:

When you click on the history tab, you will be able to view all of your past sessions. This includes the overnight, heartbeat tracking sessions and the manual kick counting sessions.

Low-Quality Reading reports:

It may be helpful for you to know that if the band is not able to detect a quality heartbeat, it will either notify you of a low-quality report in the morning or you will see some gaps in your graph in the morning. These gaps are present in almost every graph that is generated. The reason why we do this is that we want to be 100% sure that we are providing accurate data. If we are ever not sure, we don't show you any data. There are other monitors that will "guess", but we disagree with this way of reporting information.

Weekly View:

Track the development of baby using the “Week View” tab in the app. You will be able to see, at a glance

  • How far along you are in your pregnancy
  • Track baby’s size and development 
  • Learn more about the changes your body is going through
  • View our recommended “To-Do” list

Common Questions:

  • Does the Owlet Pregnancy Band Provide me with baby’s numeral heartbeat (average)?
  • Will the Owlet Pregnancy Band notify me if baby’s heartbeat goes outside a predetermined range?

Showing fetal heart rate and providing notifications based on that heart rate requires FDA approval as a medical device. The Pregnancy Band is not a medical device. It is a consumer product designed to provide daily “wellness insights” such as sleep position, mom’s heart rate, your baby’s heartbeat.

Nonetheless, the graph of your baby’s heartbeat is an accurate representation of baby’s heartbeat and only data points that meet our accuracy standards will make it onto the graph.

As always, Owlet recommends reaching out to your medical provider if you are concerned about the wellbeing of your baby.


We hope that this helps you better understand what the product currently does. More information as well as the user manual can be found HERE.


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