CYBEX Sirona M SensorSafe 2.0, Lavastone Black,Car Seat

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Reviewed by Brankica Ivanova
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We like

SensorSafe technology that ensures safety by all means

Extreme comfort

Ease of use and ease of installation

Cup holder that is detachable and can be attached on each side

10 positions of reclining for better comfort

12 positions of adjustments of the headrest

We don’t like

The car seat cover is not removable and can be hand-washed only

If you have an older model of a  vehicle it might happen that the SensorSafe is not compatible

How it works

Being a first-time parent can be extremely stressful and overwhelming for many things, among which is choosing the right car seat. This may be from a simple reason because you do not know what is the right car seat for you, especially because of the overwhelming number of car seats out there, but one thing is a common thing in all parents’ requests and a top priority, when choosing a car seat – of course, you can guess we are talking about safety. Nowadays the technology has gone a step ahead and with so many upgraded hi-tech features in the car technology, it was about time that the companies work more on upgrading and employing technology concepts to serve the function of the safety of child seats.

The car seat that we are reviewing today is one of the new generations of car seats that integrates smartphones and technology system into the vehicle’s harness system. This can give you as a parent a piece of mind that the child is safe in the seat. Cybex Sirona is a smart seat with inbuilt sensor application whose task is to observe the conditions in the interior of the car and alerts the driver or a caregiver if something goes wrong.

If you are interested in learning more details about this amazing car seat take time and read through the review of Cybex  Sirona convertible seat.

Product Specifics

Product Specifics

This innovative car seat makes a great blend of smart technology and child safety. It is a great convertible seat with a bunch of cool technology features that make it a supreme child seat. This seat comes assembled in a package and there is a special “pocket” which is part of the seat that contains the manual. When you look in the manual for the first time, it can be a little intimidating as it contains lots of information and pages but this is understandable as this seat has so many great features that have to be explained. The seat itself is a little bit bulky as it is a convertible car seat with dimensions of 29 x 20 x 18.5 inches but on the positive note, it is not at all heavy with a weight of 24.7 lbs. It is a seat that has European origin and it is produced in Germany. With its design, it is a true gender neutral car seat that can be used for boys and girls too. It is a seat that has received many awards among which for the best seat in the category of convertible seats and baby tech products. The seat can be used in the rear and forward facing position and harness mode. The seat, because of the interactive features and synchronization with a smartphone requires the use of a battery, that is included in the package when you purchase the seat. The manufacturer claims that the battery life is about 6 years which is pretty long or maybe as long as the use of the seat itself. However, if you need to change the battery this is only 1 battery that is lithium polymer type.
Who is it for?

Who is it for?

This car is designed to be used for newborns so the minimal weight is 5 pounds and up to the period when the child can start using a booster seat in the car, with a maximum weight of 65 pounds. When the car seat is used in a rear position for the newborns and the babies the maximum weight that is allowed for kids to be seated in a rear position is 40 pounds, which is just fine as it is similar if not the same with the other convertible seats. If you decide that it is time to change the position of the car seat you must make sure that the child has a minimum of 22 pounds of weight and the seat can be used in this position until the child is maximum 65 pounds of weight. When the child reaches this weight it is probably time to consider using a booster seat. This seat although lightweight it is pretty bulky so it might be more recommendable for bigger vehicles. Because of the interactive features that it possesses it is also great for families where different caregivers are looking after the child so you will be sure at all times that the child will not be left unattended in the car. It is also important to mention that some older models of cars may not support the new interactive features provided by the application so there might be an issue with the compatibility and the system may not work.
Design

Design

It is not only the technology what is fascinating about this seat but also its design, which is incredibly sleek and above all super comfortable. The seat comes in three colors and it is available for purchase in 2 different styles. The particular seat that we are reviewing today is in a black color called Lavastone and it has the option of SensorSafe. There are two other colors that are available for purchase which are very similar to this one and they are called Manhattan Grey and Pepper Black. There is an option for the seat to be purchased without SensorSafe, but since this is an awesome tech feature, that at the same time is extremely useful for the parents we believe that majority of the parents will appreciate this feature and will purchase the seat with the option of SensorSafe.

Compared to other seats, this one looks classy and it is definitely what would be considered a business class in traveling context. It looks and feels cushiony which associates the seat to comfort. It contains a cup holder that is detachable and you can install it on both sides of the car seat. Even the cup holder looks super cute and it is safe to be put in a dishwasher. There are beautiful details on the cover like the logo and the name of Cybex.
Installation

Installation

Although with many details and instructions and almost 90 pages of the manual, the car seat is not difficult to install. This is especially true for vehicles that have a latch system inside so you just have to hook the latch strap to the car seat and adjust it tightly. All this information in the manual can really seem overwhelming because this seat gives you plenty of options regarding the installation of the seat in the rear and in the forward position and there are also many options for reclining and adjustment. What is a good thing about the seat is that it has many options and it is really adjustable to different types of vehicles. Customers claim that both rear and forward facing installation is easy and there is no big difference with the installation of the related similar convertible seats. When you install the seat there are adjusters for the belt (dual) that make sure the car seat is attached tightly to the vehicle. If the vehicle does not have a latch strap then you can always use the seat belt of the vehicle to install and fit tightly the seat to the vehicle seat.
SensorSafe

SensorSafe

The second name of this seat is safety. This seat was basically created to serve the function of safety and the main feature of it is the application which is called SensorSafe. This application is practically a blend of smartphone technology and the harness of the child seat. The restraint system is a 5 point system. In order to use this notable feature, you have to download the application. The downloading is free of charge and you can download it on your phone. In order to start utilizing it, you will also have to put a receiver in your vehicle. The receiver is inserted into a port OBD and the inserting is very simple too.

So, you may ask how is this connected to safety? Basically, this feature makes so many things for safety. We all know that babies at a certain points start exploring and trying out what they can do with the hands so they may even accidentally unbuckle the restraint straps and this sensor immediately alerts if this is the case during a drive. Unfortunately, we also have been witnesses of so many cases of kids who had been left out in the car and an increasing number of deaths because of the hot temperature in the vehicle. So this application takes care of these issues and both by signal alerts and via the phone will notify you if it is too hot or too cold in the back of the car, or on long drives if it is time for a break because the child spends too much time in the car seat. One of the most prominent features of this sensor is that when the engine of the car is off it kind of reminds you to unbuckle the child from the car seat or in other words not to leave the child in the car seat all alone. To make sure once again that safety is met, the application has also contacts for an emergency if there is no reaction after the alert was given to take the child out of the seat. These contacts that had been previously input will receive an SMS that the child is left in the car seat. This is basically the same as the alert that is raised if someone does not put a seat belt and the alert will not stop until this issue is resolved.
Safety

Safety

Besides the main feature -SensorSafe, that this seat is famous for, the seat also has a system that protects the child from side impacts and in addition a shell that absorbs the energy. This practically means that on each side of the seat there is an extra added platform that can be extended. This combined with the shell that absorbs impacts assures the safety of the child in case of collision because it reduces the forces that a child can feel as these impact forces are absorbed by the shell for 25%. When we talk about safety we have to mention the head protector with the headrest that can be adjusted in 12 different positions and the adjustment is done very simple as you only move the headrest up or down. Certainly, the main part of the safety is played by the 5 point harness system. The straps are easily adjustable and the adjustment is done without rethreading. This means that this seat can practically grow with your child meaning that the headrest and the restraint straps can be easily adjusted in no time by just, for example, pulling the lever up so you can extend the straps.
Comfort

Comfort

The seat beside the luxurious look is obviously very comfortable and cushiony. For newborns there is a pad that can be removed when not in use. The material of the car seat is 100% polyester and the cover of the seat is very soft and it creates a feeling of comfort. If you want to look for the perfect position where the child is going to feel comfortable depending on the age phase he/she is in, then you can choose from the 10 available recline positions. What is great about the reclining is that this can be done by one hand. There are positions that are best used for the rear position and others that are for forward facing position. On top of that, there are indicators that help you to find the most comfortable angle for seating.

This is a seat that you would choose for your child if you travel a lot, or go to different places on long rides or long distances because the seat is cushioned and padded a lot, so the comfort of the child is something that is notable and obvious. One other thing that enhances comfort are the straps. There are belt holders that are magnetic and this helps the straps to stay straight when the child seats or is seated or gets out of the car seat and they do not get twisted. All this makes it easier for kids who sometimes can protest against going into a car seat as now the straps are not tangled and in the way but stay in the correct position.

Bottom line

If this seat was a car it would definitely be the BMW among the vehicles because of the many features it has. Although on the higher range of price, this seat is definitely worth it and when compared to related seats it is in the same range of price with them and the safety that it guarantees has no price. The seat provides advanced protection regarding child safety as it combines a downloadable application called SensorSafe that takes care of the safety while the child is seated in the car seat and on a ride with the harness system. It is a smart system that alerts you to unbuckle the seat and not to leave the child unattended but also watches over your child and the temperature in the car or if the child accidentally unbuckles the straps. It has an amazing recline system that enhances comfort by offering 10 positions of comfort for the little passenger and it is a seat which provides 12 different adjusting positions for the headrest so it grows with the child. If you have or expect a newborn this seat can be the best purchase as its main feature is ensuring safety accompanied by comfort. It has a great, sleek design with high-quality fabric and nice details and babies apart from being and feeling safe in it, love and enjoy the extraordinary comfort of the seat.
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