What Are Some of The Advanced Handheld Thermometers That Meet the Needs of The Hour?

What Are Some of The Advanced Handheld Thermometers That Meet the Needs of The Hour?

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Choosing the best thermometer in the market is, no doubt, important, especially in today’s world where everyone is in a state of panic because of the ongoing pandemic. We should be very conscious about our health and well-being. We should always follow all the social distancing norms, wear masks, and maintain proper hygiene by using hand washes and sanitizers frequently. However, the most important thing is to track and monitor our health. We need to check whether our body temperature is above normal, normal, or below normal, to get a better insight into our current health conditions. Besides, several other contagious diseases make thermometers mandatory in our essential household items.

There are numerous kinds of advanced thermometers available in the market. In this article, we will discuss some of the most convenient and reliable ones available in the market currently.

iProven DMT-489

There are a lot of thermometers that measure our temperatures either from the ear or from the forehead, but never both. The thermometer has a dual-mode, which lets us switch between ear and forehead as per our preferences. Even if you stick to one mode most of the time, it is always good to have an extra option. This thermometer is extremely fast. It gives instant results when measured from the ears. When measured from the forehead, it takes less than three seconds to display the results. These thermometers give relatively more accurate readings than their peers. The backlit display that turns into any one of the four colors, depending on our fever levels, makes it easier to track body temperature. One drawback, however, is that the audible alert cannot be turned off. So, if we want to measure the temperature of our sleeping kids, the alarm may wake them up. But still, this thermometer is flexible enough to make it to the top thermometers’ list.

Features

  • Memory (can store the last 20 readings)
  • Fever alert
  • No silent mode
  • Backlit display (color-coded)
  • 2 AA batteries
  • Dual-mode (Ear & Forehead)

Innovo Forehead and Ear

It is another alternative to the iProven thermometer. It also has a dual-mode. It has both auditory and visual fever alarms, and also a backlit display. Results are fast too. The latest model has buttons for us to toggle back and forth between ear and forehead modes. The last 20 readings are stored for us to keep track of our temperatures. It also doesn’t have a silent mode just like the iProven. It doesn’t have a straightforward memory storage function and may give inconsistent readings sometimes. So, iProven is always the first choice, but if it is not available, we can always go for Innovo.

Features

  • The last 20 readings get stored
  • Auto shut down for saving battery life
  • Can toggle easily between the two modes
  • Fast results
  • Unintuitive memory storage function
  • Fever alert
  • No silent mode
  • Backlit display
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Dual-mode (Ear and Forehead)

Vicks ComfortFlex

This is an affordable thermometer that suits every age group. But if we are dealing with an infant (less than three months old), then this thermometer is the best choice. It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics to use rectal temperatures for infants. We can even use this same method for recording temperatures of kids up to three years of age. We can also use it to get underarm or forearm readings for adults or older children. We need to make sure that the thermometer is clean before using it. In case of rectal temperature readings, it is recommended that we keep the thermometer isolated before use. The display of this thermometer is very easy to read. It turns red in case of fever-level temperatures, yellow in case of slightly elevated temperatures, and green in case of normal temperatures. This versatile and affordable thermometer has some drawbacks as well. The results are slower compared to the other infrared thermometers. It displays results in an average of eight seconds. It has a loud alert that can’t be silenced. So, if we have a sick kid, this loud beeping might be troublesome for him/her. 

Features

  • Screen is large
  • Color-coded readings for indicating temperature levels
  • Easy to use
  • Long-lasting and loud alarm (maybe troublesome)
  • Taking readings back-to-back might be a little problematic
  • Can store readings
  • Has a fever alert
  • No silent mode
  • Backlit display
  • CR 1225 battery
  • Rectal, axillary, and oral modes

Choose Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer

This thermometer is an ideal choice if we want it to be used by every member of our family, starting from the infants to the parents. It can record temperatures from both ear and forehead, thus giving it much-needed flexibility. Further, it has a fever warning system in the display, which gives us visual cues about whether or not we have a fever. If there is a green light, it means we have no fever, an orange light means we have a slightly elevated temperature (i.e. a mild fever), and the red light means we are having a high fever. Not only this thermometer measures body temperatures but also can measure temperatures of liquids, objects, and rooms. This thermometer is capable of storing 35 temperature readings. It provides accurate readings, but the beeps may be a little irritating to hear. 

Features

  • Can measure temperatures of liquids, objects, foods, and rooms
  • Give accurate readings
  • Irritating beeps
  • The last 35 readings get stored
  • Has a fever alert
  • Has a silent mode
  • Backlit display
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Axillary and Oral modes

KinsaSmart Ear Thermometer

If we have a smart home and want to add something to our medicine cabinet, this thermometer might be the one for us. This thermometer takes temperature readings from our ears and then syncs them to the Kinsa app via Bluetooth. Here in this app, we can enter our other symptoms and can also view other people’s medical histories. This app is also known for giving personalized recommendations related to health. This includes when we need to visit the emergency room, or when we need to call a doctor, etc. We can also use this thermometer without the app, just like a regular ear thermometer. The results are fast, but the accuracy is might be a little compromised sometimes. It is a little costly compared to the other infrared thermometers. 

Features

  • We can use it without the app
  • The app includes medical history tracking and personalized health recommendations
  • Fast results
  • Can store previous readings
  • Has a fever alert
  • No silent mode
  • Backlit display
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Measure temperatures from the ear

KinsaQuickCare

It also works in sync with the app, just like the Kinsa smart ear thermometer. We can get health recommendations and keep track of our temperature readings. The thermometer also can be used without using the app. It is not that expensive as the Kinsa smart ear thermometer, thus making it more cost-effective for people with a budget. The main drawback is that it takes almost about eight seconds to display the results. This is a flexible thermometer as it can take rectal, underarm, and oral temperature readings. 

Features

  • Can be used without using the app
  • Can take Rectal, underarm, and oral temperature readings
  • Accuracy can vary 
  • Can store previous readings
  • Has a fever alert
  • No silent mode
  • Backlit display
  • CR 2032 battery

ElephoeTherm

This one is known for providing instantaneous results, without much fuss. We can measure temperature from either the ear canal or from the forehead. It makes it convenient for all the family members. 

Features

  • Can measure temperatures from both ear and forehead
  • Quick results
  • Can’t store previous readings
  • Has no fever alert
  • No silent mode
  • Backlit display
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Has a lacking of special features

BarunThermoScan 7

It can only take temperature readings from our ears. It can take back-to-back readings and can also store the previous 9 results. As a result, temperature tracking gets easier. The “normal” body temperature is different in different age groups. This thermometer allows us to set our child’s temperature and displays relevant fever alerts accordingly. The major drawback of this thermometer is the requirement of a disposable probe cap. If absent, it won’t be able to take temperature readings. 

Features

  • Can store the last nine readings
  • Can take back-to-back readings
  • Age-specific fever indicating feature
  • Requires a probe cap for every single-use
  • No silent mode
  • Backlit display
  • 2 AA batteries
  • Can only take ear temperature readings

Having discussed all the top five thermometers, we can see none of these ensures 100% accuracy. This is because the outside weather impacts the temperature readings of these thermometers. If a place is too cold, the temperature reading may be low, irrespective of the core body temperature. Likewise, if a place is too hot, again, the accuracy of the temperature reading may be affected. 

How to Solve this Accuracy Problem?

Enters the new OPX Technology developed by our engineers at MachineSense. This technology uses some additional sensor readings (a spatial distance of scanning & ambient temperature), for ensuring the most accurate results. It has spatial geometric sensors combined with an artificial intelligence algorithm. This duo ensures that the effects of hot or cold weather get filtered out and the results are accurate. Thermometers with inbuilt OPX technology may seem a little on the expensive side but more reliable, accurate, and apt for the current situation than others. So, there should be no problem spending a little more in exchange for better health tracking, right?