Last Updated on August 13, 2020 by Josh Desair
Last Updated on August 13, 2020 by Josh Desair
Getting sick is no fun at all. A common symptom of illness is a fever. Your body raises it’s temperature when sick to kill off whatever virus or bacteria is causing you to be ill.
A fever is typically when your body temperature is 100.04f or 37.8c There are things you can take to try to bring your temperature down but monitoring your body temperature when sick is important. We’ve all got at least one thermometer in the house and especially when you have more than 2 people in your family you don’t really want to pass along the family thermometer potentially passing on whatever illness they’ve got too.
In the modern age of technology, we’ve seen the rise of infrared thermometers and they provide a more streamlined process than the traditional thermometer. A simple point and click means that it’s ideal for children and you can monitor your loved one’s temperature without waking them up. Here are some of the best for your needs.
This sleek forehead thermometer is affordable, pleasant to look at and boasts not only a fast result but a beautiful LED screen. It takes into account the room temperature and has three different sensors providing an accurate and quick reading.
Results in 1 second
No more sitting perfectly still, mouth firmly gripped around the thermometer awaiting the beep sound. This handy gadget provides results in 1 second, meaning you can get on with your day and you don’t have to wrestle the kids to keep them still.
It has a backlit LED screen which means that you can take your loved ones temperature without having to turn the light on or wake them up. Smart and simple.
GoodBaby took note of what most parents look for in a baby thermometer, this can be used on everyone in your family, not just your baby. It’s compact design makes it easy to store and pull out when you need it.
Ear or Forehead
This handy thermometer can read your temperature from your forehead or your ear using a removable part on the end of the thermometer you decide where you want to take your temperature.
Room and Object mode
It also has a room and object mode which is a handy addition, so you can use it to check how cold or hot the room is which is important to help a sick person control their fever. It also has a “silent” mode ensuring you can take your family members temperature without waking them up.
Another smart and compact design, the CandyCare smart infrared thermometer offers three “modes” : forehead, ear or room temperature reading. Perfectly sized to fit easily in your medicine drawer.
Color changing LED screen
The LED screen features a “fever detector” that changes the color of the screen based on the temperature, red for fever, orange for caution and green for safe, it takes all the guesswork out of taking your temperature.
Auto Shut Off
It has a safety feature that automatically shuts off the thermometer after 10 seconds of being on standby or after 10 seconds of no use. Meaning you don’t have to worry about changing the batteries as often if you forget to turn it off.
Another beautiful sleek and compact design this time by Chooseen. This simple to use, very sensitive thermometer offers everything you’d want from a thermometer and is great to use for all the family, from grandmother to baby. What’s not to love?
Ear & Forehead and room!
This thermometer has similar features to some of the others, it allows you to take in ear temperature as well as the no-contact forehead temperature and you are also able to use this to check room temperature too.
Once the thermometer reads the persons temperature as 99.5f or 37.5c it will change the LED screen red and beep to alert you to the potential “fever” temperature. It also will show green for a good temperature and orange for a concerning temperature.
This thermometer is slightly different in design as it’s the more traditional “gun” type shape. Not only cool it provides a contact free experience, meaning less germs being passed around the family. It’s easy to use, changes color to match the temperature it’s reading and it allows you to easily toggle between C and F.
The thermometer features a large backlit LED screen with big font, this makes it ideal for the elderly or those who need to wear glasses. The light on the screen also means you can use it in the dark without having to disturb the unwell family member.
Not only does this thermometer have a fever alarm to alert you when it reads a high temperature but it also contains memory storage for up to 20 readings. Making it easy to check previous readings without having to note it down.
Similar to the Olangda this Axhkio non contact thermometer is also “gun” shaped, with clear easy to press buttons and a large screen. The non contact method helps prevent spreading illness and makes checking in on your sick family member a lot easier. No fighting, waking up or holding still it’s a simple point and press with a very hand 1 second result time.
No one wants to use a thermometer after a sick person has used it and no matter how hard you scrub it you can never be 100% sure all the bacteria has gone. This type of thermometer is perfect for limiting the spread of germs as it can take the person’s temperature 2-5cm away and you don’t have to scrub it after use..bonus!
Accurate and Quick
It’s a very accurate thermometer and boasts a rate of 0.2 degrees which is pretty impressive. When you pair that with the 1 second result rate you are really getting the best technology. Anything that can make dealing with a sick child or sick husband easier should be a must have in any medicine kit.
Another super sleek design, this thermometer can be used in ear or by scanning the forehead. It also has a variety of functions including color changing LED screen, fever alarm and automatic shut down. A small gadget that packs a punch.
Color changing LED screen
This thermometer features a color changing LED screen, green for a good temperature, orange for “caution” and red for a fever. As it’s backlit it can be used in a dark room without needing to turn on the light. Perfect.
Stores up to 40 readings
It’s a real pain in the neck having to find which bit of paper you wrote the last few temperature readings on and this slimline thermometer has a great memory allowing you to store up to 40 previous readings, making life just a little bit easier.
Around $10-$15 cheaper than most others this useful small thermometer gun takes the job in its stride. It takes seconds and requires truly no contact reducing the spread of germs and making the process less invasive which is perfect for children. It has a few useful features including automatically shutting off, memory storage and having a nice large easy to read screen.
Stores 32 previous readings
This handy device has a memory function that stores up to 32 previous readings. Making it easier for you to track your temperature throughout the day without having to remember the exact reading.
Small and easy to use
It’s not only its small size that makes this a great addition to any medicine drawer but it’s easy to use, clear and gives a result within seconds. It may not have bells and whistles but it does the job well and doesn’t cost too much.
Another very sleek looking thermometer gun, this one has been FDA cleared and provides an accurate, quick result within 1 second. It can also be used on items to check the temperature, making this a handy multi use gadget. What’s not to like?
Two color, backlit display
This gun features a back lit display, allowing for use in low light or dark rooms. It also has a two color changing display, which means it will go from green to red when it detects a fever temperature. Making your job a little bit easier.
There’s nothing more annoying than rushing to get a thermometer to check your child’s temperature then discovering it needs batteries, which usually you don’t have. This thermometer has the useful “automatic shut off” feature which shuts the thermometer down after 30 seconds, preserving the batteries and taking one less thing off your mind.
Featuring a sleek and compact design this thermometer is easy to use and takes up very little space. It’s got a variety of features including the ability to take the temperature of the room, forehead, ear and food. It also comes with a handy storage pouch to keep it from getting scratched.
Cibeni proudly advertises that it’s use extends beyond human temperature monitoring but also can be used to take the temperature of the room, food, drinks and even the bath. How useful is that? I can already think of many things I could use it’s help with.
Plenty of features
It boasts a nice 35 reading memory storage to track your temperature readings, auto shut down to save power, quiet mode to prevent disturbing a sleeping person, fever alarm to alert you to concerning temperatures and a handy easy to read backlit screen. That’s just a few of its handy features.
Regardless of which infrared thermometer you decide to get you really can’t go wrong. They all provide accurate, fast, and easy results. It’s all about making life a little easier and there’s really no need to use invasive thermometers when there are so many good alternatives around.
No more adult vs child wrestling matches causing a sick angry sulking child more distress. No more sneaking a thermometer into your sleeping child’s mouth hoping they don’t wake up. These are just so easy to use and with all the extra features they provide, they make a great addition to any home medical kit.
We hope we’ve helped you decide on which infrared thermometer you should purchase and which features will help you the most!