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Best Thermometers in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best thermometers in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

Holding a hand to your forehead is a reasonable method to find out if you have a fever but to measure the temperature precisely, you need a fever thermometer. In fact, a thermometer is must-have medical equipment, be it at the home, office, or on the go.

The thermometer market has evolved, and you will find much more than mercury or classic digital thermometer. The plethora of choices can often leave you confusing. Therefore, we have made this buyer’s guide to help you choose the best thermometer for babies and adults.

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9/21/2022

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Thermo – Smart temporary thermometer

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Thermo – Smart temporary thermometer

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FDA approved
16 infrared sensors give a very accurate result
Ultra-hygienic, non-invasive measurement
Data and health advice is automatically displayed in the Thermo app via WiFi
Batteries last up to 2 years
Suitable for multiple users
Forehead thermometer
Forehead or temple
75 g

Length: 11.6 cm

Diameter: 3.32 cm

1.5V LR03 AAA alkaline cells
  • Green -normal temperature

  • Yellow - fever

  • Red - high fever

Both
Both
White
Withings thermometer, 2 x AAA batteries, quick setup guide, free Withings account, and free Withings Health Mate app
20x5 LEDs matrix
No-touch
It vibrates twice, indicating you are done
Not applicable
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Braun

Thermoscan 7 Irt 6520

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Age precision technology
FeverInsight colour coded display
A pre-warmed probe guarantees the highest accuracy
Patented ExacTemp positioning system uses light and beep to lets you know that thermometer is placed correctly
Batteries last up to 2 years
Backlit display with night light
Ear thermometer
Ear
350 g
5.33 x 13.3 x 14.47 cm
1.5 V type AA (LR 06)
  • Green -normal temperature

  • Yellow - fever

  • Red - high fever

Both
Both
White
Thermometer, 21 pieces original Braun lens filters, two AA Duracell batteries, and storage box
LCD
Touch
✅(After 60 seconds of inactivity)

ANKOVO

Forehead Digital Fever Thermometer

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The measuring distance between the clinical thermometer and the forehead must be 1 cm-5 cm
Clinically tested and approved for its accuracy and reliability
Backlit display
Two modes- body and surface
Engineered technology minimises the errors
Forehead thermometer
Forehead or temple
90 g
4.7 x 9.5 x 15.7 cm
2 AAA batteries
Measure the temperature of objects, including liquid, food, and room
  • Green -normal temperature (34℃ and 37.3℃)

  • Yellow - fever (37.4℃ and 38℃)

  • Red - high fever (38.1℃ and 42.9℃)

Both
Both
White
Thermometer, 2 AAA batteries, and user manual
HD LCD
No-touch
Not mentioned
✅(After 15 seconds of inactivity)

Vibeey

Infrared forehead thermometer

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The measuring distance between the clinical thermometer and the forehead must be 1.5 cm-5 cm
Certified by CE, RoHS etc.
Backlit display
Easy to install and use
Battery level indicator
Forehead thermometer
Forehead or temple
80 g
4.6 x 6.2 x 19.2 cm
2 AAA batteries
Measure the temperature of objects
Not mentioned
Both
Both
White
Thermometer
LED
No-touch
✅ (After 12 seconds of inactivity)

Femometer

Digital thermometer

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Auto display the last measured value after power on
Wide range of usage
Clear display of numbers
FDA and CE certified
Easy to clean
Bar thermometer
Orally, rectally and in the armpit
39 g
12.5 x 1.8 x 10 cm
Not mentioned
Measure pet’s temperature
  • Armpit - Normal temp is between 35.2℃ and 36.7℃

  • Oral use - Normal temp is between 35.7℃ and 37.3℃

  • Rectal use - Normal temp is between 36.2℃ and 37.7℃

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Both
Grey
Thermometer, batteries, and user manual
LCD
Touch
✅(After 10 minutes of inactivity)

KALAOK

Infrared thermometer

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The measuring distance between the clinical thermometer and the forehead must be 1 cm-3 cm
CE certified
Fever alarm is displayed in orange and red
Safe and hygienic to use
Battery level indicator
Forehead thermometer
Forehead or temple
118 g
4.7 x 4.8 x 16.99 cm
2 AAA batteries
Measure the temperature of coins, milk, water and objects
  • Green -normal temperature (32℃ and 37.3℃)

  • Yellow - fever (37.4℃ and 37.9℃)

  • Red - high fever (38℃ and 42.9℃

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Both
Grey
Thermometer, and 2 AAA batteries
LCD
No-touch
✅(After 10 seconds of inactivity)

Beurer

FT 70 Multifunction thermometer

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10 readings

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Two seconds

Date and time display
Low battery indicator
CE ranking
Can be disinfected
No mercury, without glass
Multi-functional thermometer
Forehead and ear
90 g
3.82 x 13.8 x 4.65 cm
3 lithium-metal batteries
Measure the temperature of objects and liquids
  • Green - Up to 37.9°C

  • Red - from 38.0°C

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White
Thermometer and batteries
LCD
No-touch
Not mentioned

Withings

Thermo – Smart temporary thermometer


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FDA approved
16 infrared sensors give a very accurate result
Ultra-hygienic, non-invasive measurement
Data and health advice is automatically displayed in the Thermo app via WiFi
Batteries last up to 2 years
Suitable for multiple users

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Forehead or temple

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Length: 11.6 cm

Diameter: 3.32 cm

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1.5V LR03 AAA alkaline cells

Extra Features

Reading Function

  • Green -normal temperature

  • Yellow - fever

  • Red - high fever

Fahrenheit or Celsius

Both

Suitable for Kids or Adults

Both

Colour

White

Box Includes

Withings thermometer, 2 x AAA batteries, quick setup guide, free Withings account, and free Withings Health Mate app

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20x5 LEDs matrix

Touch or No-touch Technology

No-touch

Fever Alarm

Finish Beep

It vibrates twice, indicating you are done

Water-resistant

Voice On/Off

Not applicable

Automatic Shutdown

✅ (After 30 seconds of inactivity)

Infrared thermometer

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Buyer’s Guide - Best Thermometers in The Netherlands

Buy the best thermometer!

1

Features: Most important purchase criteria for a thermometer

What should you look for when buying a thermometer?

2

Use Cases: The best thermometer for you

Which type of thermometer is best for your use cases?

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for thermometer

Best practices for thermometer usage and care.

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Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about thermometers

Here are some interesting facts related to a thermometer.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best thermometer

Find out how we picked and ranked our top seven.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for a thermometer

1.1 Types

The ‘Internet of Things’ has also breakthrough in the field of clinical thermometers and thermometer is no more limited to a mercury thermometer. In fact, there are so many varieties available in digital thermometer as well, such as ear thermometer, forehead thermometer. We will discuss them all, be it traditional or modern here.

  • Bar Thermometers

Mercury Thermometer

Mercury thermometer is the first kind of thermometer which was widely used in the 1990s. It had a bulb containing mercury attached to a glass tube of narrow diameter, and in case of temperature change, this mercury would expand or contract. The temperature could be read on the scale. They were super inexpensive, were not battery operated and easy to clean. On the downside, they were fragile and took a long time to measure the temperature compared to the present time digital clinical thermometer.

Digital Thermometer

This is the successor to the mercury thermometer. One name has been given to all types of fever thermometers that work electronically, be it ear and forehead. Here we are talking about the classic model that you can use orally (through the mouth), through the armpits and rectally (through the buttocks). 

Unlike an analogue thermometer, it runs on a battery and temperature is displayed on an LCD screen. Some thermometers also show time and date along with the temperature. The temperature displayed is usually accurate to one decimal place. Sometimes thermometer has a memory function as well to let you save the previously measured temperatures. After the temperature is checked, you hear a beep notifying you that the job is done. With a digital thermometer, you can measure the temp in just a few seconds. Many digital thermometers also feature automatic shutdown if you don't use them for a few seconds. Last but not least, they are also ‘contact’ thermometers, the same as mercury thermometers, i.e. a contact between the measuring instrument and the skin is required to check the temperature.

  • Infrared Thermometers

Unlike a digital and mercury thermometer, an infrared thermometer is a non-contact thermometer. The infrared technology is used to measure the energy radiated from the forehead or eardrum and surrounding tissue. The more infrared radiation comes from either of the body parts, the warmer it is. The technology is such that it converts the measured energy into temperature values ​​displaying it on the LCD within seconds. One of the significant advantages of an infrared thermometer is speed. Within seconds you know the level of fever. Also, you can choose between degrees Celsius (°C) and degrees Fahrenheit (°F).

Interestingly, this type of thermometers not just help you in measuring body temperature but surface and objects as well such as liquid, food, etc.

Ear Thermometer

As the name suggests, with this thermometer, you can measure the temperature via the ear. The right way to use it is, pull the ear cup upwards, straightening the ear canal. Now, hold the nozzle on the device in the ear canal for a few seconds and point the thermometer towards the eye of the other side. Ear thermometers are considered the most reliable, provided you buy the best one. It must have a small tip with preheating and positioning aid to notify you that it is correctly positioned.

Correct measurement is also influenced by other factors, such as do not measure in an ear that has just been slept on because it will undoubtedly have a higher temperature than the other ear. The thermometer opening should be clean, and no earwax should be there in the ear canal. Always check the temperature in the same ear as the value in your right ear may differ from that in your left ear. Measure temperature after 30 minutes of taking a warm bath as the temperature in your ear may be higher than normal.

No need to worry about transfer of germs from one ear to another as good quality ear thermometer always comes with a set of protective caps. Every time you use the device, use a new cap. Moreover, this is a no-contact thermometer.

Forehead Thermometer

The usage seems to be quite clear from the name. With this thermometer, you can measure the temperature via the forehead or temple, and you can use it on the patient while he or she is asleep.

A temple is an excellent place to use it because the temporal artery is close to the skin's surface. Forehead thermometers are moved back and forth across the forehead, whereas some are held against the forehead. This is also a no-contact thermometer. Usually, a 1 cm to 5 cm difference is maintained between the device or the forehead. This type of thermometer gives the result within seconds.

A forehead thermometer is considered a little less reliable than a digital fever thermometer in the anus or an ear thermometer. It is so because the forehead temperature is influenced by the ambient temperature. Therefore, if you are going to use a forehead thermometer, ensure that you are indoors for at least half an hour. 

  • Teat Thermometer

The teat thermometer is specially designed for babies and toddlers not to let them know that their temperature is being checked. They just suck it up, and the job is done. However, this type of thermometer is not ideal if your little one has a stuffy nose. Another downside is, the measurement can take up to 2 minutes. Your baby has to keep the teat in his or her mouth all the time.

The ‘Internet of Things’ has also breakthrough in the field of clinical thermometers and thermometer is no more limited to a mercury thermometer. In fact, there are so many varieties available in digital thermometer as well, such as ear thermometer, forehead thermometer. We will discuss them all, be it traditional or modern here.

  • Bar Thermometers

Mercury Thermometer

Mercury thermometer is the first kind of thermometer which was widely used in the 1990s. It had a bulb containing mercury attached to a glass tube of narrow diameter, and in case of temperature change, this mercury would expand or contract. The temperature could be read on the scale. They were super inexpensive, were not battery operated and easy to clean. On the downside, they were fragile and took a long time to measure the temperature compared to the present time digital clinical thermometer.

Digital Thermometer

This is the successor to the mercury thermometer. One name has been given to all types of fever thermometers that work electronically, be it ear and forehead. Here we are talking about the classic model that you can use orally (through the mouth), through the armpits and rectally (through the buttocks). 

Unlike an analogue thermometer, it runs on a battery and temperature is displayed on an LCD screen. Some thermometers also show time and date along with the temperature. The temperature displayed is usually accurate to one decimal place. Sometimes thermometer has a memory function as well to let you save the previously measured temperatures. After the temperature is checked, you hear a beep notifying you that the job is done. With a digital thermometer, you can measure the temp in just a few seconds. Many digital thermometers also feature automatic shutdown if you don't use them for a few seconds. Last but not least, they are also ‘contact’ thermometers, the same as mercury thermometers, i.e. a contact between the measuring instrument and the skin is required to check the temperature.

  • Infrared Thermometers

Unlike a digital and mercury thermometer, an infrared thermometer is a non-contact thermometer. The infrared technology is used to measure the energy radiated from the forehead or eardrum and surrounding tissue. The more infrared radiation comes from either of the body parts, the warmer it is. The technology is such that it converts the measured energy into temperature values ​​displaying it on the LCD within seconds. One of the significant advantages of an infrared thermometer is speed. Within seconds you know the level of fever. Also, you can choose between degrees Celsius (°C) and degrees Fahrenheit (°F).

Interestingly, this type of thermometers not just help you in measuring body temperature but surface and objects as well such as liquid, food, etc.

Ear Thermometer

As the name suggests, with this thermometer, you can measure the temperature via the ear. The right way to use it is, pull the ear cup upwards, straightening the ear canal. Now, hold the nozzle on the device in the ear canal for a few seconds and point the thermometer towards the eye of the other side. Ear thermometers are considered the most reliable, provided you buy the best one. It must have a small tip with preheating and positioning aid to notify you that it is correctly positioned.

Correct measurement is also influenced by other factors, such as do not measure in an ear that has just been slept on because it will undoubtedly have a higher temperature than the other ear. The thermometer opening should be clean, and no earwax should be there in the ear canal. Always check the temperature in the same ear as the value in your right ear may differ from that in your left ear. Measure temperature after 30 minutes of taking a warm bath as the temperature in your ear may be higher than normal.

No need to worry about transfer of germs from one ear to another as good quality ear thermometer always comes with a set of protective caps. Every time you use the device, use a new cap. Moreover, this is a no-contact thermometer.

Forehead Thermometer

The usage seems to be quite clear from the name. With this thermometer, you can measure the temperature via the forehead or temple, and you can use it on the patient while he or she is asleep.

A temple is an excellent place to use it because the temporal artery is close to the skin's surface. Forehead thermometers are moved back and forth across the forehead, whereas some are held against the forehead. This is also a no-contact thermometer. Usually, a 1 cm to 5 cm difference is maintained between the device or the forehead. This type of thermometer gives the result within seconds.

A forehead thermometer is considered a little less reliable than a digital fever thermometer in the anus or an ear thermometer. It is so because the forehead temperature is influenced by the ambient temperature. Therefore, if you are going to use a forehead thermometer, ensure that you are indoors for at least half an hour. 

  • Teat Thermometer

The teat thermometer is specially designed for babies and toddlers not to let them know that their temperature is being checked. They just suck it up, and the job is done. However, this type of thermometer is not ideal if your little one has a stuffy nose. Another downside is, the measurement can take up to 2 minutes. Your baby has to keep the teat in his or her mouth all the time.

1.2 Measurement Location

After reading the types of thermometer, you must have realised that there is no one place to use the thermometer. Therefore, it is crucial to know or decide which part of the body you will be using the thermometer.

If you wish to measure the body temperature both orally and rectally, go for bar temperature. If you want the result quickly via ear or forehead, then buy an ear thermometer and forehead thermometer, respectively. Also, people find them to be more comfortable than a clinical digital thermometer.

After reading the types of thermometer, you must have realised that there is no one place to use the thermometer. Therefore, it is crucial to know or decide which part of the body you will be using the thermometer.

If you wish to measure the body temperature both orally and rectally, go for bar temperature. If you want the result quickly via ear or forehead, then buy an ear thermometer and forehead thermometer, respectively. Also, people find them to be more comfortable than a clinical digital thermometer.

1.3 Battery

Digital fever thermometers are batteries operated that can vary from a single button cell battery to several (A)AA batteries. Some thermometers have replaceable batteries, and others have fixed batteries. In the case of replaceable batteries, it is best to go for AA or AAA batteries because these are readily available. However, in another case, the battery usually has a life of 2 years. And thermometer coming with this feature could be expensive, but changing the battery now and then is not so convenient for everyone. So, take your decision wisely.

Remember that when the battery starts to run out, the readings become less accurate.

Digital fever thermometers are batteries operated that can vary from a single button cell battery to several (A)AA batteries. Some thermometers have replaceable batteries, and others have fixed batteries. In the case of replaceable batteries, it is best to go for AA or AAA batteries because these are readily available. However, in another case, the battery usually has a life of 2 years. And thermometer coming with this feature could be expensive, but changing the battery now and then is not so convenient for everyone. So, take your decision wisely.

Remember that when the battery starts to run out, the readings become less accurate.

1.4 Memory

Are you supposed to keep a close eye on the fever value of yourself and your family members? Well, then you certainly need to buy a thermometer with a memory feature. The memory function allows you to save the previously measured temperatures. You can quickly see what the course of the fever is without having to write anything down.

The memory capacity varies by model. Thermometers can record from only the last reading to 50 readings. However, usually, the best clinical thermometers can read up to 30 measurements.

Are you supposed to keep a close eye on the fever value of yourself and your family members? Well, then you certainly need to buy a thermometer with a memory feature. The memory function allows you to save the previously measured temperatures. You can quickly see what the course of the fever is without having to write anything down.

The memory capacity varies by model. Thermometers can record from only the last reading to 50 readings. However, usually, the best clinical thermometers can read up to 30 measurements.

1.5 Display

Digital thermometers are equipped with a clear LCD. The values are displayed in large size, and in most cases, they are stated to the nearest digit after the decimal point. Moreover, digital thermometers come with a backlight display to help you see the value clearly even when it's dark.

Most digital fever thermometers have three coloured display - green, orange and red. The colours depict normal, mild fever, and high fever, respectively.

Many thermometers also feature automatic shutdown if you don't use them for a few seconds. In addition to this, some thermometers display more than temperature. They also show other things, such as the room temperature, time and date.

Digital thermometers are equipped with a clear LCD. The values are displayed in large size, and in most cases, they are stated to the nearest digit after the decimal point. Moreover, digital thermometers come with a backlight display to help you see the value clearly even when it's dark.

Most digital fever thermometers have three coloured display - green, orange and red. The colours depict normal, mild fever, and high fever, respectively.

Many thermometers also feature automatic shutdown if you don't use them for a few seconds. In addition to this, some thermometers display more than temperature. They also show other things, such as the room temperature, time and date.

1.6 User Profiles

The chances of buying individual thermometers for each family member is negligible. Right? So, you will be sharing the thermometer with your family? Then the best fever thermometer is one that comes with a multiple user profiles feature. With the help of this feature, you could create a profile for each user. Of course, this depends on the limits of the device. For example, Withings Thermometer allows eight users to create their profile. And while displaying their body temperature, it also shows their name. Once you have selected the user, you can read the measured values of the required person without seeing the importance ​​of others in between.

The chances of buying individual thermometers for each family member is negligible. Right? So, you will be sharing the thermometer with your family? Then the best fever thermometer is one that comes with a multiple user profiles feature. With the help of this feature, you could create a profile for each user. Of course, this depends on the limits of the device. For example, Withings Thermometer allows eight users to create their profile. And while displaying their body temperature, it also shows their name. Once you have selected the user, you can read the measured values of the required person without seeing the importance ​​of others in between.

1.7 Apps Compatibility

Yes, a thermometer connecting to an app is a reality. This feature comes very handily as you get a clearer insight into your body temperature on your smart devices. Using the app you can keep a track of your measured body temperatures and recognize patterns in the graphs. You can later share these insights with your family doctor later easily and quickly.

Yes, a thermometer connecting to an app is a reality. This feature comes very handily as you get a clearer insight into your body temperature on your smart devices. Using the app you can keep a track of your measured body temperatures and recognize patterns in the graphs. You can later share these insights with your family doctor later easily and quickly.

1.8 Use By Age

There are thermometers available for both kids and adults. They could be specialized, i.e. suitable only for kids or only for adults. However, there are thermometers ideal for all, irrespective of age. Such thermometers are designed in a way that you can select the age on the thermometer, and settings change automatically. This is required because what is a normal temperature for an adult is not a normal temperature for a child or a toddler.

Therefore, before buying, you need to be sure that person of what ages will be using the thermometer.

There are thermometers available for both kids and adults. They could be specialized, i.e. suitable only for kids or only for adults. However, there are thermometers ideal for all, irrespective of age. Such thermometers are designed in a way that you can select the age on the thermometer, and settings change automatically. This is required because what is a normal temperature for an adult is not a normal temperature for a child or a toddler.

Therefore, before buying, you need to be sure that person of what ages will be using the thermometer.

1.9 Measurement Accuracy

Measurement accuracy plays a crucial role in the case of a medical device, including a thermometer. An inaccurate device simply means incorrect results leading to wrong treatment. The accuracy precision for most of the good thermometers is ±0.2℃/0.4℉.

Measurement accuracy plays a crucial role in the case of a medical device, including a thermometer. An inaccurate device simply means incorrect results leading to wrong treatment. The accuracy precision for most of the good thermometers is ±0.2℃/0.4℉.

1.10 Measurement Duration

One of the reasons people prefer digital thermometer over mercury is that digital clinical thermometer is quick. Even amongst digital thermometers, ear or forehead thermometer is preferred over classic digital thermometer because they are super quick in measuring the body temperature. They give you the results in 1 to 5 seconds. You no more have to tease the patient for a long time.

One of the reasons people prefer digital thermometer over mercury is that digital clinical thermometer is quick. Even amongst digital thermometers, ear or forehead thermometer is preferred over classic digital thermometer because they are super quick in measuring the body temperature. They give you the results in 1 to 5 seconds. You no more have to tease the patient for a long time.

1.11 Hygiene

A thermometer used through the rectal or in your ear should be used as hygienically as possible. Many thermometers, therefore, contain unique covers for the sensor to keep it clean. If this is not the case, avoid using the thermometer with another family member. Therefore, choose a thermometer that comes with enclosed covers. 

A thermometer used through the rectal or in your ear should be used as hygienically as possible. Many thermometers, therefore, contain unique covers for the sensor to keep it clean. If this is not the case, avoid using the thermometer with another family member. Therefore, choose a thermometer that comes with enclosed covers. 

1.12 Extra Features

Good, branded thermometers come with more than just essential functions. They display date and time, gives a signal tone when the measurement time ends (acoustic fever alarm) and colour signals in green, orange, and red indicating different body temperature. Some models even have a voice on/off feature which means you can mute the thermometer, and it won’t beep after taking the temperature. Then some thermometers are water-resistant, especially bar thermometer, as you need to put their sensor under the tap to clean them. Last but not least, you can even do age-related settings.

Good, branded thermometers come with more than just essential functions. They display date and time, gives a signal tone when the measurement time ends (acoustic fever alarm) and colour signals in green, orange, and red indicating different body temperature. Some models even have a voice on/off feature which means you can mute the thermometer, and it won’t beep after taking the temperature. Then some thermometers are water-resistant, especially bar thermometer, as you need to put their sensor under the tap to clean them. Last but not least, you can even do age-related settings.

1.13 Price

Thermometers are available at various rates. Cheap thermometers are definitely hard to trust. They could be inaccurate. However, that doesn’t mean that expensive thermometers are always excellent and reliable. The starting range of a good thermometer is 20 euros. However, this price can increase or decrease based on features as well. A classic digital thermometer can cost you as little as 5 euros, and a modern thermometer with advanced features like multiple user profiles, app compatibility can cost you even 70 euros. Therefore, besides the price, we suggest always check brand and customer reviews of the thermometer you intend to purchase.

Thermometers are available at various rates. Cheap thermometers are definitely hard to trust. They could be inaccurate. However, that doesn’t mean that expensive thermometers are always excellent and reliable. The starting range of a good thermometer is 20 euros. However, this price can increase or decrease based on features as well. A classic digital thermometer can cost you as little as 5 euros, and a modern thermometer with advanced features like multiple user profiles, app compatibility can cost you even 70 euros. Therefore, besides the price, we suggest always check brand and customer reviews of the thermometer you intend to purchase.

2. Use Cases: The best thermometer for you

2.1 My child is three months old. Which type of thermometer is best for her?

You can use any type of thermometer for children less than six months old except an ear thermometer as the ear canal is too narrow in them.

You can use any type of thermometer for children less than six months old except an ear thermometer as the ear canal is too narrow in them.

2.2 Which type of thermometer is best for measuring the temperature at night when the children are asleep?

A forehead thermometer is best to check someone’s temperature while he or she is asleep. Perhaps, that's why it is also called a sleep thermometer. The person would not even come to know you have checked their body temperature. Of course, a bar thermometer is a no-no here. Even an ear thermometer can cause inconvenience to your child.

A forehead thermometer is best to check someone’s temperature while he or she is asleep. Perhaps, that's why it is also called a sleep thermometer. The person would not even come to know you have checked their body temperature. Of course, a bar thermometer is a no-no here. Even an ear thermometer can cause inconvenience to your child.

2.3 Which type of thermometer is best to get accurate body temperature?

Traditionally, a fever thermometer used to be inserted between the buttocks to get the most accurate reading. Some professionals consider it the best method till date. However, this is an inconvenient method. Also, with better technology, you have great thermometers that give reliable temperature value without making you uncomfortable, such as an ear thermometer.

Traditionally, a fever thermometer used to be inserted between the buttocks to get the most accurate reading. Some professionals consider it the best method till date. However, this is an inconvenient method. Also, with better technology, you have great thermometers that give reliable temperature value without making you uncomfortable, such as an ear thermometer.

2.4 I am looking for a thermometer with wide usage. Which type of thermometer is best for me?

Classic digital thermometer or bar thermometer is the only type of thermometer that comes with wide usage. You can check temperature via mouth, armpit or anus using a bar thermometer.

Classic digital thermometer or bar thermometer is the only type of thermometer that comes with wide usage. You can check temperature via mouth, armpit or anus using a bar thermometer.

2.5 Which type of thermometer is best if I want to use it often?

A forehead thermometer is the best type of thermometer if you need to use the device often because it offers convenience and comfort.

A forehead thermometer is the best type of thermometer if you need to use the device often because it offers convenience and comfort.

2.6 Which thermometer is best if I want to share the fever measurements with the doctor?

Any thermometer that comes with an app is ideal for you. From our list, you can choose our comparison winner, Withings Thermo. This synchronizes the data with your smartphone and let you share it with your healthcare professional anytime, easily and quickly.

Any thermometer that comes with an app is ideal for you. From our list, you can choose our comparison winner, Withings Thermo. This synchronizes the data with your smartphone and let you share it with your healthcare professional anytime, easily and quickly.

2.7 Which type of thermometer is best if hygiene is my concern?

The forehead thermometer is the most hygienic. It is a non-contact thermometer. You need to maintain a minimum of 1 cm of distance between the patient and the device.

An ear thermometer is hygienic as long as you use a different lens filter each time.

A digital thermometer or bar thermometer is the least hygienic. However hard you try to clean or disinfect it using water or medicine, but it can not beat the above two.

The forehead thermometer is the most hygienic. It is a non-contact thermometer. You need to maintain a minimum of 1 cm of distance between the patient and the device.

An ear thermometer is hygienic as long as you use a different lens filter each time.

A digital thermometer or bar thermometer is the least hygienic. However hard you try to clean or disinfect it using water or medicine, but it can not beat the above two.

2.8 Which type of thermometer is the least expensive?

A bar thermometer or classic digital thermometer is the least expensive type of thermometer. However, it is not much user-friendly.

A bar thermometer or classic digital thermometer is the least expensive type of thermometer. However, it is not much user-friendly.

3. FAQ: Learn more about the details

3.1 How much should a thermometer cost?

Price remains a deciding factor for many users. Fever thermometers come in different shapes, sizes, types and different features, which majorly affect a thermometer’s price. You can get a decent clinical thermometer for 20 euros. However, for a fever thermometer with maximum functions, you might end up paying 70 euros or more.

Features that influence the price the most are the build quality, multiple user profiles, memory locations, water resistance, and app compatibility. 

Price remains a deciding factor for many users. Fever thermometers come in different shapes, sizes, types and different features, which majorly affect a thermometer’s price. You can get a decent clinical thermometer for 20 euros. However, for a fever thermometer with maximum functions, you might end up paying 70 euros or more.

Features that influence the price the most are the build quality, multiple user profiles, memory locations, water resistance, and app compatibility. 

3.2 Is there any thermometer that has the properties of both ear and forehead thermometer?

Yes. There are multifunctional infrared thermometers available in the market using which you can measure temperature via ear and forehead.

Yes. There are multifunctional infrared thermometers available in the market using which you can measure temperature via ear and forehead.

3.3 Can I use an ear thermometer for children?

Ear thermometer for children less than six months is not recommended due to their narrow ear canal. Even after that, some parents find it difficult to measure their baby’s body temperature with a regular ear thermometer. Therefore, paediatricians still prefer and recommend the rectal method for babies. You can use an ear thermometer for toddlers from the age of one.

Ear thermometer for children less than six months is not recommended due to their narrow ear canal. Even after that, some parents find it difficult to measure their baby’s body temperature with a regular ear thermometer. Therefore, paediatricians still prefer and recommend the rectal method for babies. You can use an ear thermometer for toddlers from the age of one.

3.4 Why measure in the ear?

Thermometry is primarily about measuring core body temperature, and temp in the ear accurately reflects the same as the eardrum shares blood supply with the temperature control centre in the brain. Therefore, any change in body temperature is first reflected in the ear than at other body parts. Forehead temperature measures skin temperature and is affected by the ambient environment. Therefore, it is a less reliable indicator of core body temperature. At the same time, the oral temperature is influenced by drinking, eating and mouth breathing.

Thermometry is primarily about measuring core body temperature, and temp in the ear accurately reflects the same as the eardrum shares blood supply with the temperature control centre in the brain. Therefore, any change in body temperature is first reflected in the ear than at other body parts. Forehead temperature measures skin temperature and is affected by the ambient environment. Therefore, it is a less reliable indicator of core body temperature. At the same time, the oral temperature is influenced by drinking, eating and mouth breathing.

3.5 How reliable are thermometer?

Thermometers are very reliable. However, reliability varied from model to model. For example, an ear thermometer is always more reliable than a forehead thermometer. For precise data on reliability and measurement, always check operating instructions.

Thermometers are very reliable. However, reliability varied from model to model. For example, an ear thermometer is always more reliable than a forehead thermometer. For precise data on reliability and measurement, always check operating instructions.

3.6 Can I use a protective cap more than once in the case of an ear thermometer?

Manufacturers provide several protective caps with an ear thermometer to maintain hygiene. The protective caps are disposable items that need to be replaced once used. But what if you check the body temperature in intervals of 2 hours? The cost of protective hoods can add up significantly. Therefore, if measurements are taken at short intervals with only one person, multiple uses of the disposable cap are recommended. Even the manufacturer also emphasize the single-use.

Manufacturers provide several protective caps with an ear thermometer to maintain hygiene. The protective caps are disposable items that need to be replaced once used. But what if you check the body temperature in intervals of 2 hours? The cost of protective hoods can add up significantly. Therefore, if measurements are taken at short intervals with only one person, multiple uses of the disposable cap are recommended. Even the manufacturer also emphasize the single-use.

3.7 Why does my ear thermometer give different values?

It is not unusual to get different readings from a fever thermometer, including the ear thermometer. It is advisable to take multiple measurements – around three times per ear – and then take an average of all those reading. If results fluctuate despite meeting all the measurement rules mentioned in the instructions for use, take an opinion using a second thermometer as a reference thermometer.

It is not unusual to get different readings from a fever thermometer, including the ear thermometer. It is advisable to take multiple measurements – around three times per ear – and then take an average of all those reading. If results fluctuate despite meeting all the measurement rules mentioned in the instructions for use, take an opinion using a second thermometer as a reference thermometer.

3.8 What is an average body temperature?

36.5°C to 37.5°C (97.7 °F to 99.5 °F) is the normal body temperature. For babies, the normal body temperature ranges from 36.6°C to 37.2°C (97.9°F to 99°F). However, during the night and early in the morning, the body temperature is lower than late in the afternoon. And, in women, the menstrual cycle can affect body temperature.

36.5°C to 37.5°C (97.7 °F to 99.5 °F) is the normal body temperature. For babies, the normal body temperature ranges from 36.6°C to 37.2°C (97.9°F to 99°F). However, during the night and early in the morning, the body temperature is lower than late in the afternoon. And, in women, the menstrual cycle can affect body temperature.

3.9 When is it considered a fever in a human body?

When body temperature is above 38°C, it is considered a fever. In babies, a body temperature of more than 37.5°C is regarded as a fever. In case of high fever, body temperature can rise to as much as 40°C or higher. However, this rarely occurs.

When body temperature is above 38°C, it is considered a fever. In babies, a body temperature of more than 37.5°C is regarded as a fever. In case of high fever, body temperature can rise to as much as 40°C or higher. However, this rarely occurs.

3.10 When can I use an oral thermometer for my child?

A child can use an oral thermometer when he or she is 4-5 years old.

A child can use an oral thermometer when he or she is 4-5 years old.

3.11 Can an adult use a baby thermometer and a baby use a regular thermometer?

Most baby thermometers are suitable for adults, but a standard “adult” thermometer is not recommended for children usage. A baby thermometer is specially designed for children and features a flexible tip and a smaller size. However, you can use the adult bar thermometer for measuring a baby’s body temperature via the rectum.

Most baby thermometers are suitable for adults, but a standard “adult” thermometer is not recommended for children usage. A baby thermometer is specially designed for children and features a flexible tip and a smaller size. However, you can use the adult bar thermometer for measuring a baby’s body temperature via the rectum.

3.12 Can a pet use a human thermometer?

Usually, pet thermometers are either rectal, or in-ear and experts recommend a digital thermometer specifically designed for rectal use in dogs to get the accurate temperature of the pet’s body. However, the most human temperature is even suitable for pets. In fact, nowadays, manufacturers mention if the thermometer is also ideal for pets.

Thermometer market 'use-for-pets-only should not be used by humans.

Usually, pet thermometers are either rectal, or in-ear and experts recommend a digital thermometer specifically designed for rectal use in dogs to get the accurate temperature of the pet’s body. However, the most human temperature is even suitable for pets. In fact, nowadays, manufacturers mention if the thermometer is also ideal for pets.

Thermometer market 'use-for-pets-only should not be used by humans.

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for thermometer

4.1 How does a digital thermometer work?

A tip is a crucial part of any thermometer. This tip has a sensor that reacts to resistance. This resistance is caused by temperature. So, when you move the thermometer from a room of 20 degrees to the hollow of a mouth, armpit, anus or ear of about 38 degrees, the sensor reacts to this.

A tip is a crucial part of any thermometer. This tip has a sensor that reacts to resistance. This resistance is caused by temperature. So, when you move the thermometer from a room of 20 degrees to the hollow of a mouth, armpit, anus or ear of about 38 degrees, the sensor reacts to this.

4.2 How to clean a thermometer?

A thermometer should be cleaned or disinfected before and after every use.

Digital Thermometer

  • Wash the thermometer’s tip with cold water. 

  • Wipe down the thermometer with alcohol-based wipes that has at least 70% alcohol. You can also use liquid antibacterial soap instead of alcohol.

  • Rinse the tip to get rid of the alcohol.

  • Wipe the rest of the device dry with a damp and soft cloth. If your thermometer is water-proof, you can rinse the complete device and then dry it using a soft cloth.

  • Repeat the entire process after use as well.

Rectal Thermometer

Before use

  1. Dip a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and squeeze it to out the excess alcohol.

  2. Now, thoroughly wipe the tip of the thermometer. 

  3. Wait for a few seconds and let the alcohol evaporate.

  4. Use it to take the child's temperature. 

After use

  1. Use antibacterial liquid soap and water to clean the tip and eliminate any stool or faecal remnants. 

  2. Wipe the thermometer with alcohol. 

  3. Air-dry the thermometer before storing or using it. 

Forehead Thermometer

Though the forehead thermometer doesn’t need to clean as they do not contact the patient’s body, you still want to clean it, then here is the procedure.

  • Clean its sensor with a cotton ball or pad soaked in at least 70% rubbing alcohol. You can even use a bleach wipe.

  • Air-dry the thermometer before storing or using it. 

A thermometer should be cleaned or disinfected before and after every use.

Digital Thermometer

  • Wash the thermometer’s tip with cold water. 

  • Wipe down the thermometer with alcohol-based wipes that has at least 70% alcohol. You can also use liquid antibacterial soap instead of alcohol.

  • Rinse the tip to get rid of the alcohol.

  • Wipe the rest of the device dry with a damp and soft cloth. If your thermometer is water-proof, you can rinse the complete device and then dry it using a soft cloth.

  • Repeat the entire process after use as well.

Rectal Thermometer

Before use

  1. Dip a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and squeeze it to out the excess alcohol.

  2. Now, thoroughly wipe the tip of the thermometer. 

  3. Wait for a few seconds and let the alcohol evaporate.

  4. Use it to take the child's temperature. 

After use

  1. Use antibacterial liquid soap and water to clean the tip and eliminate any stool or faecal remnants. 

  2. Wipe the thermometer with alcohol. 

  3. Air-dry the thermometer before storing or using it. 

Forehead Thermometer

Though the forehead thermometer doesn’t need to clean as they do not contact the patient’s body, you still want to clean it, then here is the procedure.

  • Clean its sensor with a cotton ball or pad soaked in at least 70% rubbing alcohol. You can even use a bleach wipe.

  • Air-dry the thermometer before storing or using it. 

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about thermometers

5.1 In the 1500s, inventors such as Galileo Galilei began working on thermoscopes or other tools that help to measure temperature.

5.2 Thermocsope is best described as a thermometer without a scale.

5.3 Thermometers are used not for only measuring body temperature but also for determining weather, for industrial and engineering uses, for flight purposes, measuring water and food temperature, and to help regulate and avoid disasters such as nuclear meltdowns.

5.4 A thermometer that does not hold its temperature after moving to a new temperature is called a non-registering thermometer.

5.5 The three most commonly used temperature scales in thermometers are Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin.

5.6 Father of the thermometer, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, his first thermometer's auction price was USD 107,802 at Christie's in London in 2012.

5.7 Daniel Fahrenheit invented the mercury-in-glass thermometer and the temperature measuring scale that is named after him.

5.8 Celsius scale was invented by Swedish Astronomer Anders Celsius. A Celsius scale has 100 degrees between the freezing point (0°C) and boiling point (100°C).

5.9 Most thermometers have both Celsius and Fahrenheit scales for reading the temperature.

5.10 The Fahrenheit scale is used in the United States and a few other countries, whereas the Celsius scale is used in countries that use the International System of Units (IS).

5.11 The official hottest temperature recorded on Earth was 134.1 degrees Fahrenheit (56.7 Celsius) in Furnace Creek, CA, the USA, on July 10th, 1913. Whereas the coldest temperature recorded on Earth was -128.6 degrees Fahrenheit scale (-89.2 Celsius) at Vostok Station in Antarctica on July 21st 1983.

5.12 In humans, hyperthermia at or above about 40°C (104 °F) is a life-threatening situation that calls for immediate treatment.

5.13 The record for the lowest human body temperature at which the person survived is 56.7 F (13.7 C). Anna Bågenholm was trapped under a layer of ice for 80 minutes in freezing water in 1999.

5.1 In the 1500s, inventors such as Galileo Galilei began working on thermoscopes or other tools that help to measure temperature.

5.2 Thermocsope is best described as a thermometer without a scale.

5.3 Thermometers are used not for only measuring body temperature but also for determining weather, for industrial and engineering uses, for flight purposes, measuring water and food temperature, and to help regulate and avoid disasters such as nuclear meltdowns.

5.4 A thermometer that does not hold its temperature after moving to a new temperature is called a non-registering thermometer.

5.5 The three most commonly used temperature scales in thermometers are Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin.

5.6 Father of the thermometer, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, his first thermometer's auction price was USD 107,802 at Christie's in London in 2012.

5.7 Daniel Fahrenheit invented the mercury-in-glass thermometer and the temperature measuring scale that is named after him.

5.8 Celsius scale was invented by Swedish Astronomer Anders Celsius. A Celsius scale has 100 degrees between the freezing point (0°C) and boiling point (100°C).

5.9 Most thermometers have both Celsius and Fahrenheit scales for reading the temperature.

5.10 The Fahrenheit scale is used in the United States and a few other countries, whereas the Celsius scale is used in countries that use the International System of Units (IS).

5.11 The official hottest temperature recorded on Earth was 134.1 degrees Fahrenheit (56.7 Celsius) in Furnace Creek, CA, the USA, on July 10th, 1913. Whereas the coldest temperature recorded on Earth was -128.6 degrees Fahrenheit scale (-89.2 Celsius) at Vostok Station in Antarctica on July 21st 1983.

5.12 In humans, hyperthermia at or above about 40°C (104 °F) is a life-threatening situation that calls for immediate treatment.

5.13 The record for the lowest human body temperature at which the person survived is 56.7 F (13.7 C). Anna Bågenholm was trapped under a layer of ice for 80 minutes in freezing water in 1999.

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best thermometer

Our aim was to select thermometers that are suitable for both adults and babies. However, the main confusion lied between choosing the types. After extensive research on each type of thermometer available, we found out that each type has its plus and minus. Therefore, our reviews include all types of thermometer - digital, ear, forehead/sleep, and multifunctional.

To select the top seven clinical thermometers of 2021, we took several factors into account. Memory, measurement duration, and accuracy were top on our list.

Our aim was to select thermometers that are suitable for both adults and babies. However, the main confusion lied between choosing the types. After extensive research on each type of thermometer available, we found out that each type has its plus and minus. Therefore, our reviews include all types of thermometer - digital, ear, forehead/sleep, and multifunctional.

To select the top seven clinical thermometers of 2021, we took several factors into account. Memory, measurement duration, and accuracy were top on our list.

6.1 Withings Thermo – Smart temporary thermometer

  • Withings Thermo is an expensive thermometer, and that is the only disadvantage it has. However, the modern features it comes with justifies the price.

  • The thermometer contains 16 infrared sensors that read the temperature by sensing heat on the forehead. It does so by reading core temperature through your temporal artery.

  • It is the only thermometer on our list that is app compatible. The data is automatically displayed on the Thermo app via WiFi, and this app can be downloaded on iOS and Android️ smartphone.

  • Not just data, you can also check health advice on the app according to your data.

  • Up to 8 users can access their temperature history and share it with doctors. However, in guest mode, it is suitable for an unlimited number of users.

  • It is made of smooth, white acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic.

  • It is 4.57 inches long and 1.31 inches around.

  • You need two AAA batteries to run it, and the lifespan of the batteries is two years.

  • The device’s life is of five years.

  • It automatically switches off after 30 seconds in case of inactivity.

  • While taking the temperature, it displays the name and temperature of the user. 

  • It has an LED indicator that shows green light for no fever, yellow for mild fever, and red for high fever.

  • It gives you the reading in just two seconds.

  • It is rated IP22 for water resistance.

  • Direct contact with the skin does not happen. You can use it up to 1.27 cm away. 

  • If you need a fast, accurate, non-invasive means to take your temperature, this thermometer is for you.

  • Withings Thermo is an expensive thermometer, and that is the only disadvantage it has. However, the modern features it comes with justifies the price.

  • The thermometer contains 16 infrared sensors that read the temperature by sensing heat on the forehead. It does so by reading core temperature through your temporal artery.

  • It is the only thermometer on our list that is app compatible. The data is automatically displayed on the Thermo app via WiFi, and this app can be downloaded on iOS and Android️ smartphone.

  • Not just data, you can also check health advice on the app according to your data.

  • Up to 8 users can access their temperature history and share it with doctors. However, in guest mode, it is suitable for an unlimited number of users.

  • It is made of smooth, white acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic.

  • It is 4.57 inches long and 1.31 inches around.

  • You need two AAA batteries to run it, and the lifespan of the batteries is two years.

  • The device’s life is of five years.

  • It automatically switches off after 30 seconds in case of inactivity.

  • While taking the temperature, it displays the name and temperature of the user. 

  • It has an LED indicator that shows green light for no fever, yellow for mild fever, and red for high fever.

  • It gives you the reading in just two seconds.

  • It is rated IP22 for water resistance.

  • Direct contact with the skin does not happen. You can use it up to 1.27 cm away. 

  • If you need a fast, accurate, non-invasive means to take your temperature, this thermometer is for you.

6.2 Braun Thermoscan 7 IRT 6520

  • Braun ThermoScan 7 ear thermometer is equipped with new Age Precision technology. In this, you set the age (0-3 months, 3-36 months or 36 months+), and after interpreting the age, results are displayed in a colour-coded way. For 0-3 months, temperature between 35.8℃ to 37.4℃ is normal, whereas, temperature between 37.4℃ to 38.5℃ is normal between 36+ person.

  • The patented ExacTemp positioning system helps in the proper placement of the device in the ear. It lets you know if the thermometer is placed correctly via light and beep. In case of improper placement, the error is displayed - (POS = position error).

  • The tip of the ThermoScan is pre-warmed before use ensuring accuracy.

  • It comes with 21 disposable caps ensuring hygiene.

  • It has a large LCD display with a night light. You can easily measure your child's temperature in the dark. It will stay on until the thermometer is inactive for 15 seconds, even after the temperature is taken.

  • The thermometer takes only a second to measure the fever.

  • You can easily adjust the temperature between Fahrenheit or Celsius.

  • Braun ThermoScan 7 ear thermometer is equipped with new Age Precision technology. In this, you set the age (0-3 months, 3-36 months or 36 months+), and after interpreting the age, results are displayed in a colour-coded way. For 0-3 months, temperature between 35.8℃ to 37.4℃ is normal, whereas, temperature between 37.4℃ to 38.5℃ is normal between 36+ person.

  • The patented ExacTemp positioning system helps in the proper placement of the device in the ear. It lets you know if the thermometer is placed correctly via light and beep. In case of improper placement, the error is displayed - (POS = position error).

  • The tip of the ThermoScan is pre-warmed before use ensuring accuracy.

  • It comes with 21 disposable caps ensuring hygiene.

  • It has a large LCD display with a night light. You can easily measure your child's temperature in the dark. It will stay on until the thermometer is inactive for 15 seconds, even after the temperature is taken.

  • The thermometer takes only a second to measure the fever.

  • You can easily adjust the temperature between Fahrenheit or Celsius.

6.3 ANKOVO Forehead Digital Fever Thermometer

  • It is an infrared, non-contact forehead thermometer equipped with the latest sensor technology.

  • It is clinically tested and approved for its accuracy and reliability.

  • It has two different modes, i.e. body and surface mode. Therefore, it is suitable for your body and measuring the temperature of objects that expand, such as water, food, etc.

  • It has a large LCD display with a backlight.

  • It is equipped with a colour-coded display. Green indicates normal temperature (34℃ and 37.3℃), yellow indicated fever (37.4℃ and 38℃) and red indicate high fever (38.1℃ and 42.9℃).

  • Due to the no-touch technology, you can check the temperature by keeping a distance of 1 cm to 5 cm between the device and the forehead.

  • This thermometer has maximum memory amongst all our selected thermometer, i.e. of 50 readings.

  • You check the temperature in both the units - ℃ and ℉.

  • If you don’t want to wake your baby up, it has a mute button as well. So, you can take the reading without waking your child up.

  • It is an infrared, non-contact forehead thermometer equipped with the latest sensor technology.

  • It is clinically tested and approved for its accuracy and reliability.

  • It has two different modes, i.e. body and surface mode. Therefore, it is suitable for your body and measuring the temperature of objects that expand, such as water, food, etc.

  • It has a large LCD display with a backlight.

  • It is equipped with a colour-coded display. Green indicates normal temperature (34℃ and 37.3℃), yellow indicated fever (37.4℃ and 38℃) and red indicate high fever (38.1℃ and 42.9℃).

  • Due to the no-touch technology, you can check the temperature by keeping a distance of 1 cm to 5 cm between the device and the forehead.

  • This thermometer has maximum memory amongst all our selected thermometer, i.e. of 50 readings.

  • You check the temperature in both the units - ℃ and ℉.

  • If you don’t want to wake your baby up, it has a mute button as well. So, you can take the reading without waking your child up.

6.4 Vibeey Infrared forehead thermometer

  • It is also an infrared forehead thermometer with a measuring range of 32℃ - 42.2℃ and measurement accuracy of ± 0.2℃.

  • The distance between the device and the forehead should be no less than 1.5 cm and no more than 5 cm.

  • The thermometer has the memory to remember the last 32 readings.

  • It is an easy to install and easy to use a thermometer.

  • The automatic shut-off feature turns off the thermometer within 12 seconds of inactivity. Moreover, it also helps in saving two AAA batteries life.

  • The thermometer is certified by CE and RoHS.

  • It takes just one second to deliver the result.

  • It has a fever alarm. If the temperature is under 37.8℃, there will be one beep. If the temperature is above 37.8℃, there will be six continuous beeps. The normal body temperature varies as per age, and this device considers that.

  • It comes with one year warranty.

  • It is also an infrared forehead thermometer with a measuring range of 32℃ - 42.2℃ and measurement accuracy of ± 0.2℃.

  • The distance between the device and the forehead should be no less than 1.5 cm and no more than 5 cm.

  • The thermometer has the memory to remember the last 32 readings.

  • It is an easy to install and easy to use a thermometer.

  • The automatic shut-off feature turns off the thermometer within 12 seconds of inactivity. Moreover, it also helps in saving two AAA batteries life.

  • The thermometer is certified by CE and RoHS.

  • It takes just one second to deliver the result.

  • It has a fever alarm. If the temperature is under 37.8℃, there will be one beep. If the temperature is above 37.8℃, there will be six continuous beeps. The normal body temperature varies as per age, and this device considers that.

  • It comes with one year warranty.

6.5 Femometer Digital thermometer

  • This is the only classic digital thermometer we have on our list.

  • It takes the maximum time (0.5-1 minute) to display the result out of all the thermometers we compared due to old technology.

  • However, this bar thermometer has wide usage, unlike other thermometers. Other thermometers can be used on the forehead, temple, or ears, but this single device has oral, rectal and armpit usage.

  • When the measured value is below 32 degrees, it displays L. If the value is more than 42 degrees, it shows H. 

  • It has an automatic shut-off feature. It will turn off after 10 minutes of inactivity.

  • The thermometer is the easiest to use.

  • It is an FDA approved, and CE ranked product.

  • The thermometer is featured with a finish beep, fever alarm, and low battery alert.

  • The thermometer has a waterproof tip. You can wash it under the tap to disinfect it.

  • This is the only classic digital thermometer we have on our list.

  • It takes the maximum time (0.5-1 minute) to display the result out of all the thermometers we compared due to old technology.

  • However, this bar thermometer has wide usage, unlike other thermometers. Other thermometers can be used on the forehead, temple, or ears, but this single device has oral, rectal and armpit usage.

  • When the measured value is below 32 degrees, it displays L. If the value is more than 42 degrees, it shows H. 

  • It has an automatic shut-off feature. It will turn off after 10 minutes of inactivity.

  • The thermometer is the easiest to use.

  • It is an FDA approved, and CE ranked product.

  • The thermometer is featured with a finish beep, fever alarm, and low battery alert.

  • The thermometer has a waterproof tip. You can wash it under the tap to disinfect it.

6.6 KALAOK Infrared thermometer

  • The KALAOK infrared digital thermometer can be used on the forehead to measure the temperature.

  • The thermometer is suitable not just to check body temperature but also surface and liquids.

  • It is known for its accuracy (±0.2℃/0.4℉) and speed measurement (one second).

  • The distance between the device and the forehead should be no less than 1 cm and no more than 3 cm.

  • The thermometer has the memory to remember the last 35 readings.

  • It has a three colour display. At 32°C ≤ T ≤ 37.3°C, the green light will hold for 12 seconds, indicating normal temperature. If the temperature is 37.4°C ≤ T ≤ 37.9°C, the orange light will last for 12 seconds, with 3 short beeps warning a mild fever. And at 38 °C ≤ T ≤ 42.9 °C, the red light will stay for 12 seconds, with 5 short beeps indicating strong fever.

  • The no-contact design ensures safety and hygiene.

  • You can switch between °C and °F easily.

  • The automatic shutdown feature helps in saving energy.

  • The KALAOK infrared digital thermometer can be used on the forehead to measure the temperature.

  • The thermometer is suitable not just to check body temperature but also surface and liquids.

  • It is known for its accuracy (±0.2℃/0.4℉) and speed measurement (one second).

  • The distance between the device and the forehead should be no less than 1 cm and no more than 3 cm.

  • The thermometer has the memory to remember the last 35 readings.

  • It has a three colour display. At 32°C ≤ T ≤ 37.3°C, the green light will hold for 12 seconds, indicating normal temperature. If the temperature is 37.4°C ≤ T ≤ 37.9°C, the orange light will last for 12 seconds, with 3 short beeps warning a mild fever. And at 38 °C ≤ T ≤ 42.9 °C, the red light will stay for 12 seconds, with 5 short beeps indicating strong fever.

  • The no-contact design ensures safety and hygiene.

  • You can switch between °C and °F easily.

  • The automatic shutdown feature helps in saving energy.

6.7 Beurer FT 70 Multifunction thermometer

  • If you need a multifunction thermometer, then it is the thermometer you need.

  • It can be used on both the ear and forehead.

  • It has a 6-in-1 function: ear, forehead and surface temperature, temperature alarm, date and time, 10 memory spaces.

  • Not just the body, it can also measure surface temperature.

  • While displaying the temperature, it also shows the date and time.

  • It displays a green light when the temperature is up to 37.9°C and red light from 38.0°C and above temp.

  • The memory space is for ten readings.

  • It is equipped with a fever alarm as well.

  • The measurement is done in seconds.

  • You can choose between °C and °F scale.

  • The automatic switch-off feature helps in saving battery and energy.

  • It is a medical device with a low battery indicator.

  • It comes with a CE ranking.

  • The product has five years warranty on it.

  • If you need a multifunction thermometer, then it is the thermometer you need.

  • It can be used on both the ear and forehead.

  • It has a 6-in-1 function: ear, forehead and surface temperature, temperature alarm, date and time, 10 memory spaces.

  • Not just the body, it can also measure surface temperature.

  • While displaying the temperature, it also shows the date and time.

  • It displays a green light when the temperature is up to 37.9°C and red light from 38.0°C and above temp.

  • The memory space is for ten readings.

  • It is equipped with a fever alarm as well.

  • The measurement is done in seconds.

  • You can choose between °C and °F scale.

  • The automatic switch-off feature helps in saving battery and energy.

  • It is a medical device with a low battery indicator.

  • It comes with a CE ranking.

  • The product has five years warranty on it.