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Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer 1 ea

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Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer, 1 ea
 
4.0

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Accurate (12)
  • Reliable (12)
  • Hygienic (9)
  • Effective (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adults (11)
  • Children (11)
  • Infants (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Average health (7), Medical professional (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worked for me

Summary: Buy it, read the booklet, then bring the thermometer and booklet to your next pediatrician appointment and ask for a 5-minute tutoring session.

I'm a single woman with a...Read complete review

Summary: Buy it, read the booklet, then bring the thermometer and booklet to your next pediatrician appointment and ask for a 5-minute tutoring session.

I'm a single woman with a roommate, so I bought this thermometer just for adult use, and so we don't have to worry so much about germs on a shared thermometer. I chose this one because of the good reviews and the positive press from professionals.

I have used a stopwatch to time how long it takes to turn on the power, wait for the thermometer to calibrate and be ready, press the button and scan, and get a reading. Three seconds! So if I wanted to use this on a kid, I would be very pleased with the speed. I've practiced using it multiple times and gotten the same readings. The only reason I would be hesitant to use it on kids would be that it makes beeping noises. It beeps a couple times when you turn it on, then it beeps while scannning (the instruction booklet says this is so you know it's working) and beeps again when it's done. The beeps are short and not too loud but I wouldn't be surprised if they woke a sleeping child for a moment.

I read the enclosed literature carefully (which includes what to do if the forehead is sweaty, and lots of information on the different temperatures and accuracy of taking temperatures at different body parts) and have no trouble using this product and getting what I would consider accurate temperatures. If I found that I was not happy with the performance, I would either call for a replacement, or take it with me to the doctor's office and ask my doctor or nurse to show me where on the forehead to start and stop, and how fast to move.

I docked one star because of the noise and the novelty. What I mean is, most people reading these reviews are probably planning to use it on sleeping or sick kids, to whom the product is marketed, but the beeping could wake the child. As for the novelty, I think people just aren't used to taking and reading temperatures on the forehead, and it's not as simple as just sticking it in the mouth.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY

I purchased this product after seeing one used at my local hospital. The one sold here gives a different reading everytime you use it. I couldn't wait for it to arrive, when it...Read complete review

I purchased this product after seeing one used at my local hospital. The one sold here gives a different reading everytime you use it. I couldn't wait for it to arrive, when it did I wanted to send it right back. It's a toy and should not be purchased if you're looking for the most reliable temperature reading.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Worked for me

By Karen

from Boston, MA

describe yourself Average Health

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Quickly

Cons

  • Noisy

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer, 1 ea:

Summary: Buy it, read the booklet, then bring the thermometer and booklet to your next pediatrician appointment and ask for a 5-minute tutoring session.

I'm a single woman with a roommate, so I bought this thermometer just for adult use, and so we don't have to worry so much about germs on a shared thermometer. I chose this one because of the good reviews and the positive press from professionals.

I have used a stopwatch to time how long it takes to turn on the power, wait for the thermometer to calibrate and be ready, press the button and scan, and get a reading. Three seconds! So if I wanted to use this on a kid, I would be very pleased with the speed. I've practiced using it multiple times and gotten the same readings. The only reason I would be hesitant to use it on kids would be that it makes beeping noises. It beeps a couple times when you turn it on, then it beeps while scannning (the instruction booklet says this is so you know it's working) and beeps again when it's done. The beeps are short and not too loud but I wouldn't be surprised if they woke a sleeping child for a moment.

I read the enclosed literature carefully (which includes what to do if the forehead is sweaty, and lots of information on the different temperatures and accuracy of taking temperatures at different body parts) and have no trouble using this product and getting what I would consider accurate temperatures. If I found that I was not happy with the performance, I would either call for a replacement, or take it with me to the doctor's office and ask my doctor or nurse to show me where on the forehead to start and stop, and how fast to move.

I docked one star because of the noise and the novelty. What I mean is, most people reading these reviews are probably planning to use it on sleeping or sick kids, to whom the product is marketed, but the beeping could wake the child. As for the novelty, I think people just aren't used to taking and reading temperatures on the forehead, and it's not as simple as just sticking it in the mouth.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simple and easy to use

By John father of twins + infant

from Boyertown, PA

describe yourself Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer, 1 ea:

      We bought this thermometer because the ear-based thermometer was not effective on our twins and infant. The Exergen Temporal thermometer is simple: turn on, swipe, get a reading.

      I wish I had this type of thermometer before.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Artery Thermometer

      By Geech

      from Clinton, MD

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • As needed

      Comments about Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer, 1 ea:

      To check the temperature of my granddaughter. It's easy to use.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      1.0

      Very Inaccurate

      By Disappointed

      from Phoenix, AZ

      describe yourself Parent of Two or More Children

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Comfort

          Comments about Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer, 1 ea:

          I've been using this thermometer often for about two years. From the beginning it was consistently inconsistent. I have to take my kids' temps three times in a row, average them in my head, and hope I'm in the ballpark. I only use it now to determine "fever or no fever" just to convince my kids they're fine when I get the gratuitous "I don't feel good." It is quick and easy, so it's good for that use. Once I determine that they probably do have a fever, I have to take it rectally to find out the exact temp. I bought it when it first came out and it was about [$]. Argh!

           
          5.0

          This is The Best Thermometer ever!!

          By Tom

          from Kittanning Pa

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Wont work below 60 deg F

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Men
          • On-the-go
          • Women

          Comments about Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer, 1 ea:

          So easy to use and extremely accurate. It takes less than 30 seconds to get a temp, that is fast>

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very slick!

          By Just Me

          from Millersburg, OH

          describe yourself Average Health

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy to Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Children
            • Infants

            Comments about Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer, 1 ea:

            I'm an adult and use this on myself; however, it would be amazingly easy to use on ALL ages. I love that it can give you a read out so quickly and the display isn't a tiny peep hole that I need my bifocals for. Best money I've spent in a while.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Better than the tympanic

            By LA in NJ

            from Central

            describe yourself Medical Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Easy to Use
            • Hygienic
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Infants

              Comments about Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer, 1 ea:

              My 10 month old son hated the tympanic thermometer even when it takes only 3 seconds to read. It would wake him up from sleep and he would be crying. This temporal thermoter is great because it does not wake him up from sleep and he does not fight it when awake. I checked my own temp with both thermometers and found no difference with the reading. The only con is that the cover is completely detached when in use and could easily be misplaced.

              (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wonderfully accurate

              By Chris

              from ny

              describe yourself Neurotic Mom

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Easy to Use
              • Hygienic
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Noisy

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Children
              • Infants

              Comments about Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer, 1 ea:

              So easy to use and extremely accurate. In response to the reviewer above- who in their right mind waits until a child is sick to "test' a product!!! I am a fan of the rear thermometer (apparently not allowed to use any other words for this part of the body because of censors!!!) because it is most accurate - I am a medical professional and a mother. Ear thermometers are innacurate up to as much as 2 degrees which can be extremely dangerous. When I purchased this thermometer I compared it to rear and ear temperatures in both of my children and it has been within half a degree of rear temperature every time. I threw away the "convenient" ear thermometer immediately. The only con is that the screen does not light up and it beeps while taking temperature, so not as convenient for sleeping child as I thought- but still more convenient than the other options. It takes less than 30 seconds- truly amazing!

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for infants!

              By Mom2to2

              from PA

              describe yourself Caregiver

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Easy to Use
              • Hygienic
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Children
                • Infants

                Comments about Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer, 1 ea:

                Works fantastic on my 3 month old. Easy to use and accurate readings without the need to undress them....wonderful product!

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                love it

                By shari

                from mass

                describe yourself Average Health, Caregiver

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Easy to Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer, 1 ea:

                    so simple to use, can use on sleeping child without distrubing, wish I had it earlier

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