The Safety Turtle 2.0 Child Immersion Pool Alarm is a wearable piece of kit that is suitable for children and pets. It attaches to your child’s clothing or is worn on their wrist, so you don’t have to worry about false alarms caused by severe weather or a loose towel or tree branch blowing into the pool. This alarm comes in the form of two turtle bracelets: The alarm itself is a green plastic turtle about the size of a silver dollar affixed to a black fabric strap. The bracelet latches shut with a small black closure that requires a key to open and close. That way, your kiddo can’t wriggle out of it. The bracelet can be secured small enough for a toddler or large enough for an adult. You could even wrap it around your dog’s collar to make sure they don’t jump in the pool unattended.
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Safety Turtle 2.0 Child Immersion Pool Alarm: What you need to know
The alarm sounds when the bracelet gets wet, and in our tests, it worked 100 percent of the time. It puts out 98.7 decibels of sound, and while that makes it the second-quietest alarm we tested, you’ll definitely still hear it. If you want the loudest alarm, you should take a look at the SmartPool PE23 PoolEye AG/IG (opens in new tab).
Another perk to using the Safety Turtle is it works no matter how large or small your pool is – alarms that float on the surface or install on the side of your pool all have maximum ranges and require a second alarm for anything beyond that. Since this alarm is a bracelet, we flicked some water at it to simulate your child washing their hands and found it didn’t erroneously go off. If your kid completely dunks it under the running water, the alarm will sound, but if they are young enough to require assistance at a sink, you can make sure it doesn’t get too wet.
Safety Turtle 2.0 Child Immersion Pool Alarm: Features
The bracelet doesn’t require charging, and the internal batteries are expected to last between three and five years, depending on how often it’s used. The bracelets are lightweight and easy to use. The downside is the batteries can’t be replaced; you have to buy replacement bracelets when they die. The alarm package includes two bracelets, a bracelet key and a remote receiver. We admit they’re pretty expensive, but replacement bracelets and pet adapter attachments don’t cost a lot. One Safety Turtle receiver can accommodate an unlimited number of alarm units, so you can get a bracelet for every member of your family.
Some user reviews do mention that the bracelets feature a child lock so that children can’t remove the bracelets themselves. However, this makes the bracelets quite difficult for adults to take on and off their children. Nearly all user reviews we read did state that the alarm was really loud and was easy to hear.
Should you buy the Safety Turtle 2.0 Child Immersion Pool Alarm?
The Safety Turtle 2.0 Child Immersion Pool Alarm is ideal for children or pets, but if you need something to monitor potential intruders, then this isn’t the alarm for you. The benefits of this alarm system though, are its great reliability and the lack of worry about the radius the alarm can reach.