We decided to go with this monitor and return the one given to us from our baby shower, especially after learning about what it does. We have absolutely loved it. I am a first time mommy and a huge worry wart, so this monitor has brought me so much peace of mind. I love that it monitors the baby's breathing and movement. Some of the other great features are the receiver has a nice color screen, has multiple features such as vibration mode or just audio mode. Another great feature is you can see the temperature in the baby's room and you can even set the temperature to the highest level you want and the lowest level, and when the temperature in the room goes above or under, the alarm will warn you. I also love that the base that goes into the baby's room has a night light on it which is not too bright but just bright enough so you can see. The only issues we have had with it is that if our daughter rolls off the mat into the far corner of the crib, it will not pick her up and the alarm will sound. This can be pretty nerve racking, but so far that is the only reason it has ever gone off. However we did decide to contact Angelcare and get two sensor pads, so they could be evenly spread underneath the mattress and this has helped. Angelcare customer service was very friendly and very helpful too. You will have to also adjust the sensitivity level to what works best for you and this may take some trial and error to get just right. I am very pleased with the decision to buy this monitor, yes it is a bit higher priced, but if you are like me and worry a lot, it will bring you so much peace of mind and to me that is priceless.