No. SAMi does not send images or messages across the internet.Read More
SAMi does not require an internet connection to operate, only Wi-Fi. Running without being connected to the internet (by dedicating a router to SAMi) is more secure, and can be more reliable.
An internet connection is useful if you want to email recordings or send us diagnostic information.Read More
This is limited only by your Wi-Fi connection. The typical range using a single Wi-Fi router is around 50 feet (15 meters) indoors. More routers will increase the range. There are also inexpensive WiFi range extenders.Read More
No. The SAMi application has been optimized for use with the SAMi camera.Read More
The SAMi camera stores the most recent 1,000 recordings and can save as much as 138 hours.
SAMi recordings use about 4 Mbytes per minute. 1GB can store a little over four hours of video. Note that iOS devices overstate their storage, a 16GB iPod actually has about 12.6GB of storage available for use. The rest is consumed by the operating system and formatting.
The 16GB iPod stores up to 50 hours of recordings.
The 32GB iPod stores up to 122 hours of recordings.
The 64GB iPad stores up to 256 hours or recordings.
If you only enable recording at night (recommended) you should get from 1/2 hr to 3 hrs of recordings each day depending on the level of activity. So the 50 hours of record time on an 16GB iPod should store at least two weeks of activity.Read More
SAMi uses the IOS device clock. Use the Settings app and navigate to General/Date & Time.
No, the alarm is based on motion.Read More
SAMi is primarily designed to be a night-time monitor. You can use SAMi during the day, for example to monitor during naps. Otherwise, SAMi is not designed to be able to detect non-sleep abnormal movements so the alarm would be of limited use. Since all movement is recorded, SAMi can be useful in capturing a daytime event for later review.Read More
Yes. With the alarm muted you can record your sleep for review the next day. These recorded videos may also be useful for purposes of medical consultation. In addition, with the alarm on SAMi can alert you after unusual activity so you can take action if necessary (for example take medication).Read More
The files are H.264 format; most modern computers can play them.Read More
Wi-Fi performance is important so we recommend using a high quality router. The camera supports IEEE802.11b/g/n, 2.4Ghz only. We strongly recommend a "Dual Band" router, this allows the camera to connect to one band while the iOS device connects to the other increasing performance. All Apple brand routers work well.
The answer is, unfortunately, not very long. The SAMi app is continuously streaming video and analyzing for motion so it uses a lot more power than your typical app.
We've seen a run time of about 2 1/2 hrs on a fully charged 6th Gen iPod touch while the SAMi app is locked. Your results will vary based on many other factors including the particular iOS device you are using, the WiFi signal level, and the screen brightness. SAMi can be configured to alert you when the battery is running low.
Yes, you can configure the alarm to only sound between the times you specify. For example, between 9pm and 7am.Read More