Choosing the right thermometer often depends on who it will be used for and the method you plan to use to achieve a temperature reading.
For example some thermometers measures temperature via the ear or mouth while others take measurements via the armpit or forehead.
Thermometers can also vary based on their measurement techniques such as using lasers, internal readings or surface readings.
To make things a bit easier we’ve put together out list of our top 5 digital thermometers for adults, children and infants based on their technology, accuracy and ratings.
1. Braun Ear Thermometer
Braun sells a number of high quality healthcare products including this best selling Braun Ear Thermometer. This ear thermometer features a pre-warmed tip to provide continuous accuracy during use and provides visual/audible cues to ensure proper placement when taking a temperature reading.
It also has a built in memory function that can recall your last temperature. The thermometer set comes with 2 AA batteries, 21 lens filters and a protective carrying case.
2. iProven Digital Thermometer
iProven’s best selling Digital Oral Thermometer provides highly accurate thermometer readings quickly and can show you your temperature within 20 seconds. This device is capable of taking oral, rectal and Axillary (armpit) measurements and can take both celsius and fahrenheit readings.
The flexible tip and waterproof design ensures the thermometer remains comfortable when being used and retains its durability when wet. In order to keep the thermometer protected it comes with a transparent protective case for easy caring.
3. Braun Forehead Thermometer
Another excellent thermometer by Braun is their easy to read Forehead Thermometer, which as the name suggests can provide you accurate readings by measuring your temperature from your forehead.
This thermometer makes it easy to take a temperature reading without providing any discomfort or inconvenience while being used, especially when being used on children.
It is made using plastic and hygienic materials to ensure safe usage (no prob covers), has a large color-coded screen (with a back-light) for easy fever detection and utilizes a simple two button operation.
4. Just-Brill Digital Thermometer
Just-Brill’s Digital Thermometer measures your (or your patients) temperature via the ear drum using an infrared laser, so that it can provide an accurate internal temperature rather than a surface temperature.
It features a soft-touch scan button to minimize patient disturbance when being used, can measure in both Celsius and Fahrenheit and does not require caps as it takes temperature readings via laser.
The thermometer is listed as being safe and hygienic, so it can be cleaned and reused simply by wiping it clean and it comes with a lifetime warranty (not including batteries). The device also comes with a zippered case for easy carrying and storage.
5. Innovo Forehead and Ear Thermometer
Last but not least is Innovo’s best selling FDA approved basel Forehead and Ear Thermometer. Body temperature can be measured via forehead or ear using F1/F2 functionality to provide maximum comfort to the child/patient and can record and save the last 20 readings for easy recall.
It features a visual and auditory alarm that alerts you when a reading above 99.5 °F is taken and can take measurements in both Celsius and Fahrenheit.
As a side not the company does mention that the device (as with all devices) will show a slight variation when measuring the forehead vs the ear as different parts of the body tend to have different temperatures.