Thermometers are the invaluable tools that allow people to check their body temperature when they’ve come down with an illness such as the flu. Without these life-saving devices, people would be unable to tell when their temperature or the temperature of their children was high enough to warrant an emergency room visit. And nowadays, people have a lot of options when it comes to buying a thermometer. Unfortunately, not all of the models sold these days are of equal value, so we decided to go ahead and find out what models were the best ones available. What we discovered are the ten best thermometers currently available.
10. Braun Digital Thermoscan Ear Thermometer
This ear thermometer from Braun is extremely easy to use, extremely accurate and is gentle enough to be used on infants and small children. It features a pre-warmed tip that ensures that the temperatures it reads are always accurate. The tips of other thermometers can get cold, so it can throw off the temperature reading, so having a pre-warmed tip is always a good thing. For that very reason, this model is one of the most often used thermometers by pediatricians and is used in doctor’s offices all over the world. All of which makes it a great tool for diagnosing whether your child is sick.
9. Mosen Baby Thermometer
This easy-to-read thermometer is a great tool for keeping in any medicine cabinet or baby’s room. It allows the parent to take their child’s temperature by pressing just one button. This model can be used to check either ear or forehead temperature for instant results. It can even be used to check the ambient temperature of a bottle using its infrared technology. Additional features found on this quality thermometer include a 3-color backlight, the ability to keep track of the last 32 temperature readings, and three different operating modes. It also has a high-temperature alarm that alerts the parent when the child’s body temperature is too high.
8. iProven Baby & Adult Thermometer
There are too many thermometers manufactured nowadays that’s suitable for being used on just a child or just an adult. Fortunately, this product doesn’t have that problem because it’s versatile enough to be used by both adults and children. Thanks to this device, consumers don’t have to purchase separate thermometers for them and their children. And another thing to like about this product is that it can deliver a reading in only 10-seconds, so parents can now almost instantly whether their child is running a fever or not. That alone makes this a thermometer worth investigating.
7. Kinsa Smart Fever Thermometer
This product not only does a great job of taking a person’s temperature, but it can organize that information in a useful way. When paired up with its smartphone app, users can store and keep track of their temperature right in their phone. That information can then be shared with the doctor if the user so desires. Other features that can be found on this FDA-cleared device include the ability to take temperature readings in 8-seconds or less, a digital display screen, and it even has a user-friendly design. It’s also a thermometer that can be used to check temperatures orally, from the armpit or rectally.
6. Highmex Care Digital Medical Thermometer
There are several things to appreciate about this medical thermometer. For one, it has a soft flexible tip that makes it comfortable to use, even when it’s used to take body temperature rectally. It’s also completely waterproof and is portable, so it can be taken and used just about anywhere. It’s capable of delivering an accurate reading in just about 10-seconds and displays that temperature using a high-quality LCD. This is a product that can be used in any number of different ways as well. It can be used by adults or children, it can even be used on pets.
5. Juning Digital Basal Body Thermometer
This thermometer may seem simple, but it has just the right features that a parent wants out of a child’s thermometer. It can be easily used for taking the child’s temperature from under their arm or their tongue, or can easily be used rectally for babies. It provides an accurate temperature every time it’s used, is waterproof so that it can easily be cleaned, and it has a soft flexible tip for the child’s comfort. It also gives temperature readings in 30-seconds or less, has an easy-to-remove battery cap, and probably best of all—it doesn’t cost a whole lot of money.
4. Vigorun Ear & Forehead Thermometer
This forehead thermometer just doesn’t look technologically advanced, it is technologically advanced. It has many of the features that other models can only dream of having. For example, it’s a multi-mode thermometer that can be used by people of all ages. It’s also equipped with a fever warning system, can be switched to read temperatures in either Fahrenheit or Celsius, and has a large backlit screen. This model also has the capability of holding up to 35 temperature readings, so they’re available to the user for further analysis. It even has a light that can indicate to the user whether the temperature is normal, is a low-grade fever, or is a high-grade fever.
3. AKID Medical Fever Thermometer
The first thing worth saying about this thermometer is that it’s capable of operating in 3 different modes. It can be used to measure the temperature of an object, can be used in body mode to take the temperature from the forehead or the ear, or it can take the ambient air temperature of the room. That alone makes it one of the best clinical thermometers currently being manufactured, but that’s not its only feature worth talking about. It also can store up to 35 distinct temperature readings and has a 3-color light that can alert a parent whether the child’s temperature is a slight fever, is a severe fever or if their body temperature is normal.
2. Caroune Ear & Forehead Infrared Thermometer
One of the most interesting things about this thermometer is its warning light. When this light lights up green, then the child’s body temperature is normal. When the light lights up orange, then the child has a slight fever, and when it lights up red, then the child has a severe temperature. This is an invaluable tool that allows parents to instantly evaluate the condition of their child. Additional features that can be found on this thermometer include the ability to hold 32 temperature readings, an easy-to-read LCD, and the ability to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius.
1. URWILL Medical Forehead Thermometer
With the capability to store up to 20 different temperature readings, the ability to be used in several different modes and a backlit display, this thermometer is ready to take its rightful place in just about anyone’s medicine cabinet. It’s easy-to-use, always delivers accurate results, and is always reliable. It also features an audible alarm that will beep if the child’s temperature indicates a fever. This model can be used to take a child temperature via the ear or the forehead, and it also has a room feature that allows it to take the temperature of objects or liquids such as baby formula.