The Family Digital Thermometer is a great leap forward from the glass Mercury one of old where you had to shake it to get the mercury back down from the last reading. It was always a problem trying to take a young child’s temperature, I often wonder how many were broken in the attempt to shake the mercury down.
There is always the possibility of misuse of the modern equivilent by trying to cleaning the product with water incorrectly. I have bought a number of electronic devices recently and my only gripe is the so called instruction booklet/paper are in several languages with the print size so small that I have had to purchase an electronic magnifier.
I have selected three different types of digital thermometers to give you the idea of the differences that are available. The first group are designed like an electronic version of the glas mercury thermomter of old. No Mercury in it and no glass to break.
The other two groups are using infrared beam which has found its way into many other products these days.
iProven Dt-R1221AWG Medical Thermometer, Oral & Rectal Thermometer with Fever Indicator
The tip of the device is flexible to use it as a rectal thermometer with a baby.
But with adults oral use is the normal procedure.
As the product is waterproof cleaning hygienically is no problem and as a hard case is provided it is easy to keep it safe.
The thermometer is of a high medical quality the iProven stands by, having been extensively tested.
When using keep you mouth closed and be sure to have the tip of the thermometer is to the right or left of the tongue.
With the thermometer in position click the button and wait for it to beep.
The tip should be cleaned after usage.
If there is a baby in the family the recommendation is to have two thermometers,. One for the baby and the other family use, to be sure of hygienic usage.
Thermometer for Fever, Quick Reading Digital Waterproof Oral Thermometer with Fever Indicator and Memory Recall
The probe of the thermometer is flexible and is therefore suitable for mouth, underarm and rectum use. Cleaning the probe with alcohol after use is recommended.
The adult version is capable of storing the information so it is possible to compare the present temperature with previous one.
The thermometer contains a battery and so not advisable to immerse the product into water. The battery should be change after 6 months use.
The thermometer will alert a fever temperature (>37.8C, 100.0F) by 30 short beep sounds in 10 seconds.
White Coat Fast Reading Digital Thermometer for Oral Rectal and Underarm Use with Flexible Tip and Fever Body Temperature Indicator for Baby Child Adult
There is a fever alarm if the temperature detected is 100F or more.
Having a flexible tip allows you to take temperature comfortable from children.
Possible to recall the last temperature to compare with the current one.
Once the thermometer is in place press the power button to start the product.
When the the thermometer is at the reach the temperature it bleeps then remove the product and read the resulting temperature.
A hard shell case is include to store the Care touch Thermometer to keep it in a sanitary condition.
A one year warranty with a one year money back guarantee no questions asked.
The new section of thermometers is dedicated to infra red no touch head products.
The usage of an infrared thermometer is simple and easy to use. The sensor head has to be held 1.18” from the centre of the forehead of the person. The press the start button and when the product vibrates the reading has been recorded.
Not recommended if the head has some damage or swelling on the forehead area if available use the ear method.
As this group are easy to operate without too much trial and error any one of them would be an ideal Family Digital Thermometer.
iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer, Infrared Adult Thermometer for Adults and Kids,Digital Infrared Thermometer, Kid and Baby Thermometer
The use of an infrared thermometer is comparatively easy to use providing the person having the temperature keeps the head reasonably steady. With children it could be a problem so taking the temperature when asleep maybe the answer.
The product aids this by working silently and the result can be read and stored.
The iHealth no-touch product has validated tested The three Ultra sensitive sensors use the latest chip to read the temperature using the optimised algorithm. The sensors collect 100 points of data per second from the forehead to give you accurate readings.
- AAA batteries – 2.
- Instruction Manual.
- Quick User Guide.
12 Month Warranty.
USA based customer service since 2010.
Berrcom Non Contact Infrared Forehead Thermometer JXB-178 Medical Grade Baby Fever Check Thermometer 3 in 1 Multifunctional for Kids Infant Adult
The Berrcom non-contact design uses infrared technology by scanning the temporary artery in the forehead. It is reliable, accurate and quick to take the measurement in either Centigrade or Fahrenheit. The thermometer’s last 32 measurements can stored in memory. This can be useful when a person is ill, tracking the temperature fluctuations.
If the temperature is more than (100.4F/38C) the display is RED in colour.
- Safe for babies plus 3 months.
- Large easy read display.
- Measurement in 1 second.
- 6 Modes.
- Replacement AA batteries supplied.
- Low battery indicator.
- Sound or Silent Modes.
- Fahrenheit and Celcius Modes.
- Body, surface and room temperature modes available.
- These last modes are useful one can measure the temperature of a babies bottle feed.
- The product has an automatic shut of, thirty seconds, conservation of energy.
Heavy Duty LCD Display Non-Contact Infrared Forehead Thermometer for Medical Offices, Hospitals
There are Chinese products and the certificates are not real making the product potentially harmful in use.
The use of the Genuine product is as follows.
In Body mode the product is to keep the probe 2-3 inches from the middle of the forehead.
Press the measurement start button and at the sound of the beep indicates the measurement can be read. However if there is “beep. Beep beep” it indicates an alarm value has been exceeded. Being a recognised product being used in a hospital this would be an excelent Family Digital Thermometer.
The thermometer uses a tri-colour feature in the display:
Green light – normal temperature.
Yellow light – slight fever.
Red light – high fever.
A power saving feature the product automatically indicates on the display “OFF” with a “beep” and shut off after 30 seconds of non use.
The product require 2 AAA batteries, this will provide 3000 measuring actions.
The next section is looking at the use of ear use thermometers, they will also be use as forehead measurements also.
I have personally been in hospital as a patient and the temperature was taken using the ear method. If I had known that I was going to write this post I would have asked why the prefer the ear method.
There isn’t one model dedicated just for use in the ear, so the models highlighted are to display how to operate with an ear thermometer. They are all good Family Digital Thermometers.
One point it is not used on babies under 3 months old.
Caroune Ear and Forehead Thermometer, Medical Digital Infrared Temporal Thermometer for Fever, Instant Accurate Reading for Baby Kids and Adults
The ear function measures the body temperature and suitable for the whole family and can measure in F or C.
As standard the product can store 32 sets of temperature data and has a fever alert warning system.
The thermometer has a silent operating mode to allow you to use the product on a sleeping person. It has also a LED display so the result can be read in the dark, the product is fast and gives a result in a second.
Caroune products use well-selected components and materials to ensure users safety. Backed by a 36 months Replacement Warranty and a 24 hour 7 day technical support service. Also 120-day Money Back Bo-Quibble guarantee policy.
- All-in button & easy.
- Fast 1-second Measurement.
- Ear & Forehead measurement modes.
- Safe & Accurate readings.
- Timely Fever Warning.
- Memory Recalls.
- C and F Conversiion.
- Buzzer turn On or Off.
- Guaranteed Customer Satisfaction.
To take ear temperature.
- 1. Press power button on.
- 2. Remove probe cover and insert the probe into the ear.
- 3. Press and release the Measure button & in 1 Second the beep will indicated you can read the value.
The thermometer will automatically shut if unused for 30 seconds so saving energy.
Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer Baby Thermometer Professional Infrared Temporal Fever Thermometer 1s Instant Accurate Reading for Baby Kids Adults Indoor Outdoor
The Chooseen temporal upgraded clinical studies backed thermometer. Recommend delivering accurate results ensured excellent performance with an upgraded processing system. Also an updated high-sensory probe with the latest smart chip.
This new configuration gives you a fever warning when the temperature reading exceeds 37.5C/99.5F. The thermometer will show a red backlight reading and emit a beep warning.
The display reading changes colour depending on the temperature:
Orange light fever.
Red High fever.
An easy time to get a reading from a baby is when asleep. Using the silent mode of the thermometer operate the product and a clear reading will light up if you are in the dark.
CHOOSEEN backs its products with a No-Quibble 90-day money back guarantee. Also a 18 months replacement warranty and a 7 day 24 hour technology service.
The product stores up to 35 measurements data. This makes it possible to recall and observe your families health.
- Fast 1 second measurement.
- Ear and Forehead modes.
- Object Mode design.
- Upgraded system and sensor.
- Large LED backlight screen.
- Accurate Readings.
- Timely Safe Fever Warning.
- F and C conversion.
- Ear temperature ±0.2C/!.8F.
- Product Dimensions.
- 1.4 x 0.7 x 6.4 inches.
- Potable Pouch.
- Instruction Manual.
Purea Forehead Thermometer,Ear Thermometer,Infrared Thermometer for Adults and Kids,Digital Thermometer for Fever,Kid and Baby Thermometer,Instantly and accurately Read The Temperature
The Purea infrared thermometer has been given international certification and expert recommendation because of its rigorous clinical research. Using the latest smart chips with ultra sensitive updated sensor probes. Coupled with an optimised algorithms to provide results and ensure reliable performance.
The innovative designed thermometer with a simple one button function control. Measuring the temperature by the ear making it suitable for the Elderly, adults, children and infants.
The large digital LED screen provides reading in a bright white light readable in complete darkness.
The thermometer ear temperature will continuously beep if the temperature is at fever level. This will alert you that your child requires attention immediately.
Because Purea has selected components and materials to ensure your safety. Purea products supported with a 90-day money back policy and a warranty or 1 year. Contact by email directly to Buyer Centre or contact customer support.
- Power supply. DC 3V 2 AAA batteries.
- Measuring range. 30.0 – 42.0 C ±0.2 C/ (95.0 – 107.6 F ±0.4 F)
- Outside this range: ±0.3 C (±0.5F)
Measuring position: Ear.
Only 3 steps: Just hold aim and press, result in 1 second, easy for self measurement.
To switch between F and C.
- !. Long press of the “measure” button 8-10 seconds when the device is off.
- 2. When the desired unit appears release the button.
Family Digital Thermometer – Review
The above selection of Family Digital Thermometers is just a few of the top selling brands. They are all excellent makes and so it is your idividual choice as which will suit your present nedds and hopefully will continue to do so for the future. Wether it is one that you have a preference for, but not sure if it will meet all your growing family needs. The products are not astronomically expensive so a purchase of two different models, one more suited to the younger members of the family and the other for the adults. Good luck in your choice.