Shell - Baby's First Heartbeat Listener iOS
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Shell - Baby's First Heartbeat Listener

by Bellabeat, Inc.

Universal App - Designed for both iPhone and iPad.

Price: Free

Listen to your baby’s heartbeat.

"Ground breaking technology” Wired

"Completely amazing” Fox News

"Hear Your Unborn Baby's Heartbeat” Mashable

Shell is the ultimate prenatal device. It slides easily onto your phone and turns it into a baby heartbeat listener. Using groundbreaking innovation you can listen, record, and share clips of your baby’s heartbeat with loved ones and enhance your bonding experience.

Shell first of its kind, non-invasively captures sounds from the womb and isolates the heartbeat.

An Experience Unlike Any Other.

Shell is inspired by the Pinard horn, a centuries-old method used by midwives. Taking modern day developments, Shell brings you a safe and non-invasive way to hear your baby’s heartbeat without the use of ultrasound waves.

Making this major life event interactive, Shell provides a unique way to announce a pregnancy with recording and sharing features and also offers a way to keep your inner circle connected with your growing bundle of joy as it progresses toward birth.

The most recent addition to Shell is the kick-counter: an easy, non-invasive test that you can do at home to check your baby's well-being. The test helps you monitor your baby’s movement to alert you to any decreased activity, generally considered to be sign of potential problems.

Key features:

  • Find and listen to your baby’s heartbeat
  • Record and store an unlimited number of tracks
  • Share the recordings with loved ones
  • Enhance the bonding experience between you and your baby
  • Kick counter test

Key components:

  • Shell filters out ambient noise to accurately enable listening
  • Easy and safe to use.
  • Noninvasive technology enables you to safely use your Shell


App only works with the Shell accessory.

We like to ensure the safety of all moms and babies. Shell is safe to use but as a precaution, please place your phone in airplane mode.

Before using the Shell application take the device out of its case or cover in order to eliminate any false "beating" sounds.

For best results it is recommended to use Shell from week 30. In some instances the baby’s heartbeat can be heard even earlier.

Please note the Shell is NOT a medical device and is NOT intended to replace any medical advice given by a physician.

Shell is supported on the following iPhone devices: 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7 and 7 Plus.

Shell - Baby's First Heartbeat Listener App Details & Overview

Shell - Baby's First Heartbeat Listener is an application developed by Bellabeat, Inc. and released on iOS. The app is compatible with iOS 9.0 or later on the following devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPad Pro, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 6G or newer.

Download the Shell - Baby's First Heartbeat Listener app and use on your iPhone or iPad. Click here to download the app for Android or Windows devices.

What's new in version 1.13

-various fixes and improvements Thanks for using Shell! Every update of our app includes improvements to make Shell faster, more reliable and easier to use.

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App Updates (View More)

  • Release v1.2 Nov 7, 2016

App Data

Current Version: 1.13
File Size: 56Mb
Genre: Lifestyle
Publisher: Bellabeat, Inc.
Content Rating: 4+
Users Rating: 3.00 (5 reviews)
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Surprisingly impressive.

Rated 4 out of 5
By PandaQueen on May 21, 2017
I was incredibly doubtful that this would work, so I was really amazed when I found my my baby's heartbeat...

Happy mom

Rated 5 out of 5
By tytay3345 on April 12, 2017
I heard heartbeat instantly from 7 weeks until..I love it


Rated 4 out of 5
By surrenderever99 on April 2, 2017
Thank you Bellabeat. This is just wonderful.

love it!!

Rated 4 out of 5
By metroapocalypse777 on March 29, 2017
Polished design, very easy to use and strangely reassuring. Five stars without a doubt.

great product

Rated 4 out of 5
By santro/migor on March 28, 2017
once i heard the heartbeat (took me few minutes) i couldnt stop crying. so excited now, cant wait for my...


Rated 5 out of 5
By Lane2241 on March 28, 2017
I heard my baby's heartbeat almost immediately! I'm very surprised!

Perfect device

Rated 5 out of 5
By ultra-rangerbang007 on March 27, 2017
A friend wanted me to try out her own Shell. I bought my own the next day :)

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