There are a lot of thermometers out there for what seems to be a fairly simple task. However the majority of them are not as equally reliable, durable and fast to read your temperature as each other.
I learned this the hard way so decided to share what I learned in hope that is may save you some frustration.
In this article, I go over battery-powered temperature testers that we have singled out from using countless of temperature thermometers with my children.
Perhaps my trial and error will save you some valuable time in the event that you ever need to check your child’s temperature as I have had to over the years.
Yet, Inevitably, please find whever you are most comfortable using at a price that best meets your needs. The last thing anyone wants is to be stuck in the middle of the night, knowing your child has fever, but not knowing how low or high it is and or whether or not you should call emergency because your battery powered thermometer does not work.
It is a scary feeling that I wouldn’t wish upon anybody.
Braun – Easily the Best Ear Thermometer
This thermometer is one of the best ear thermometers out there that has been clinically tested and verified by doctors as a quality product. Unlike most of the other thermometers on this list, this one focuses on being good at one particular thing which allows it to excel in that area.
One of the best features of this thermometers is that uses a rubber tip for the end that is inserted in the ear. This rubber tip can be molded into any ear canal regardless of the size thus allowing you to use it for babies all the way up to adults without any age groups feeling any discomfort.
Furthermore, the rubber tip is automatically warmed up to 34 degrees once the device is switched on in order to be able to make more accurate readings. It also makes the device a lot more comfortable to use as you are inserting a warm object in your ear rather than a cold piece of rubber or plastic.
Ear thermometers are famously tricky. So if you are not trained to use them or at least experienced it may be hard for you to know if you have put the thermometer in the correct position in the ear.
Thankfully with the Braun, there is a feature that will automatically tell you if the thermometer has been correctly placed which will give you peace of mind and guarantees that you get accurate results.
Price: Available at Amazon, the Braun website and also all major pharmacies in the United States and the United Kingdom. With prices ranging from $19 up to $95, this thermometer probably the cheapest on Amazon.
Baby Thermometer – A Great Option
Another great option if you are looking for a temperature tester for both children and adults, very simple to use with a button for measuring your forehead and another button for measuring a person’s temperature from the ear.
It is also built in a way that makes it super easy and comfortable to hold in your hand reducing the chances of your dropping or straining your hand.
This Baby Thermometer comes with a super-fast temperature reading that is on average 1 second from when you have placed the thermometer in the right position and the turned it on.
Moreover, another great feature of this product is that it comes with a 1-year customer satisfaction warranty so if for whatever reason you are not satisfied with this product they will replace it or give you a refund as long as you return the product. This warranty also applies if the product arrives broken or damaged.
The Baby Thermometer is also designed to be child-friendly although it is suitable for all age groups over 3 months. The product is designed to not seem intimidating and scary to children while providing strength and reliability enough for an adult.
Additionally, this temperature tester comes with 20 MB of memory allowing you to store quite a few readings for later review. In the settings of this thermometer, you can also change the readings to be in either Fahrenheit or Centigrade depending on your preferences.
Another feature you can edit in the settings of this thermometer is that of the screen brightness which can be a very useful feature in the middle of the night trying to check your childs temperature.
Right now this product is available for sale at Amazon and also a lot of smaller e-commerce websites however it is best to use trusted services so you are guaranteed to receive your product. The lowest price that I found for this thermometer as I write this is about $17.
iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer – Awesome for Babies and Toddlers
The best thermometer for fathers (and mothers). Measuring the temperature of a baby can often be difficult but thanks to this thermometer created for babies and toddlers you can simply scan your childs forehead moments to check out the results.
iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer is also made in the United States so you can be confident that it meets all the safety standards that products manufactured here have to go through which including design, materials, chemicals and manufacturing processes used to create this product.
Since this product is going to be in your baby’s mouth you making sure that it will not fall apart or that there are no loose pieces that your baby can swallow is a must.
Thankfully the designers and manufacturers of this thermometer have taken this into account and have created it so it is made as a one piece unit.
What is also great about this thermometer is that you are guaranteed to get accurate results as you can leave it for your child to suck and chew on while you go and do some housework for a few minutes.
And once you come back you will have a very accurate reading within up to 0.2 degrees of accuracy since the thermometer has been in the mouth of your baby for the required reading period with exposure to external temperature factors.
And of course, the best feature of this product is the fact that it is a thermometer designed to be a pacifier which makes the job of reading the temperature of young children super easy and hassle-free.
Kinsa Smart Thermometer – Comes with Advanced Technology
If you are looking for a thermometer that allows you to sync all the data of the readings you make then this is the ideal thermometer for you. It is also one of the best thermometers for kids but it can also be used by babies and adults.
The Kinsa Smart Thermometer stands out from the rest as it comes with a high-quality app that is available on all major smartphone operating systems such as iOS and Android.
This app allows you to have pretty much limitless storage of all your reading in once place with readings not taking much storage in the first place and if you ever need extra storage you can always activate the iCloud which can provide you with unlimited storage for all the data you want to store.
On the app, you can also view all sorts of data such as the times you took the readings and also charts to give you a better overview of the health of your child. You are also able to make profiles for each person you are taking temperatures readings on using this thermometer. This can be very useful if you have multiple ill children when you take them to their doctor.
This thermometer is also FDA approved meaning that it means all the quality standards and all the claims that they make about their product have met the FDA luandry list of prerequisites for approval.
The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is available on Amazon, eBay and also the official Kinsa website. There are currently two versions of the product one is the original version which is priced at $15.99 and the Specialized Edition which retails for $33.75 and it offers extra benefits and features such as faster readings under 8 seconds. It is also important to note that this product is frequently sold out on eBay.
iProven Digital Thermometer – Awesomet Forehead Thermometer
Finally, we have the iProven Digital Thermometer which will provide you with extra accurate results thanks to the infrared lens technology it uses. This thermometer also comes with a fever alert alarm that will immediately tell you if the reading you are taking is something that you should be worried about.
As stated above, the standout feature of the iProven Digital Thermometer is that it comes with a fever alert alarm that will be quick to notify you if the readings you are taking from yourself or other people are a cause for concern.
This is a crucial feature as in a lot of cases when people take readings they do not know what they mean and or how sick that person really may be.
This thermometer also comes with a 100 day no questions asked guarantee. Meaning, regardless of the reason you can return this product and get a full refund.
This is a great policy and it shows you how confident the company is about their product.
Infrared lens technology is incorporated in this thermometer which in turn allows it to detect any changes in temperature and ensures that you will always get accurate readings. The accuracy of the readings is also further benefitted by the calibration system that was used in the development of this product which means that it is unlikely to be affected by external factors.
This product is currently available for sale on the Amazon e-commerce store and also on the iProven website (the company behind this thermometer). On both websites the price is currently $29.99 so there is not really an opportunity for discount beyond the Amazon route.
I hope that you enjoyed my list of the top 5 best battery-powered temperature testers, it took a lot learning by experience with trial and error to conclude what I feel are the best of the best in all categories. In the end though, it is always best to go with what you feel best meets the needs of you and your family. Hopefully, you will be able to make a well informed decision armed with the information provided here.