- Decidedly easy to use
- Reads temperatures quickly
- Reliable thermometer
There aren’t any instructions on changing from C (default) to F in the manual. (We’ve included those below.) And, you do need to ensure it’s angled correctly.
This thermometer might be everything you’ve ever wanted. It works with a free health app and pairs automatically with your 4.0 (or later) Bluetooth phone. That makes it easy to keep track of temperatures during protracted illnesses – or just because you’re organized like that. This is a big plus; another is the contactless readings you receive instantly on the super clear LCD screen. It is on the expensive side, but the benefits make it easy to use – even when trying to read the temperature of newborns.
Type of thermometer: This is a contactless, infrared thermometer that reads the forehead or body. However, there are ear and forehead options available too.
Age recommendation: This works for all ages, from birth onwards.
Power source: You’ll need a 3-volt lithium battery to operate this baby thermometer. Fortunately, it comes in your thermometer.
Reading time: You’ll get an instant reading. (We’ll get to the accuracy of instant in a moment.)
Cleaning instructions: This is contactless, but you know you need to clean it every time you handle it. That’s just best practice for good health. If you order the ear thermometer, you will obviously need to go the extra mile.
Getting an accurate reading: You’ll need to use the instruction guide to ensure you take the reading from the right distance. That’s a little bit of a hassle. But, the closer you are to the “precise” point, the more accurate the reading will be. It may take a bit of finesse to get it right, but you don’t need to touch this thermometer to the body, so you can play with it out of the box.
Smart features: You’ll want to download the Pyle Health app to work the Smart features of this thermometer. It connects via Bluetooth automatically – no need to manually pair the devices. There is a calendar function on the app – and the ability to share with family or doctors. Plus, the last 50 readings are easy to access.
Other features: The thermometer shuts off after 60 seconds of non-use. In case you’re wondering, you change from C to F by holding the “set” button until you see the custom screen. Then tap the “set” button until the F/C option appears.
Will it break the bank? The MSRP is almost $55, but you’ll pay closer to $40 or $45. That’s one of the most expensive thermometers you can get, but many people believe the Smart features are worth every cent.
- Rated #3 in 5 Best Baby Thermometers