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Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer with Fever InSight 1 ea

 
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Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer with Fever InSight, 1 ea
 
2.0

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (18)

31%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Accurate (5)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Hygienic (3)

Cons

  • Poor battery life (8)
  • Unreliable (6)

Best Uses

  • Children (7)
  • Infants (4)
  • Adults (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Average health (3), Caregiver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Digital Delight

Best digital thermometer I had so far and I've owned a bunch. I honestly haven't had any problems with this one. I'm sorry that so many others have had issues. It's usually me...Read complete review

Best digital thermometer I had so far and I've owned a bunch. I honestly haven't had any problems with this one. I'm sorry that so many others have had issues. It's usually me that ends up with a dodgy product. It was easy to figure out, affordable and reliable.. I can only think that Vicks sent out some bad batches. Only downside would be the probe covers.....I wish that they would include more. Or tell us where to find more.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great idea but does not last

This is a great idea with the color indicator, but they do not last. I replaced the first one I bought within 3 months because it stopped working. I liked it so much...Read complete review

This is a great idea with the color indicator, but they do not last. I replaced the first one I bought within 3 months because it stopped working. I liked it so much I bought another thinking the first was just a dud, but that one also stopped working. I was very dissappointed in this product.

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1.0

Too quick for its own good

By Steph

from Bay area

describe yourself Parent

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer with Fever InSight, 1 ea:

      This thermometer gives a reading very quickly, however the reading changes significantly on a second read. For example, I recently took my temperature and the initial reading was just over 98 (and the probe still felt cold in my mouth). After a series of reads, it had gone up to 100. I think that you can get an accurate reading if you wait until you can get it to give you the same reading twice. Unfortunately, that generally takes 5-10 minutes. That's annoying for an adult, torture for a child.

       
      5.0

      Works fast

      By Ashley

      from Jacksonville FL

      describe yourself Caregiver

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Emergencies
        • Traveling

        Comments about Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer with Fever InSight, 1 ea:

        I'm impressed with this product, it works fast and is great for kids. I had another one and it took forever to get a reading. This one works in 8 seconds flat, lights up red, yellow or green and it's great.

         
        5.0

        Continues to work great after many month

        By Vicki, RN

        from Buffalo, NY

        describe yourself Medical Professional

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Easy to Read
        • Easy to Use
        • Hygienic
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adults
          • Children

          Comments about Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer with Fever InSight, 1 ea:

          I am a homecare RN and use this thermometer 5 day a week at least 6 times per day. I have had this thermometer for at least 6 months and has never failed me. I find it to be accurate, reliable and gives a very fast reading.

           
          1.0

          good luck replacing the battery

          By K in PA

          from Philadelphia Area, PA

          See all my reviews

          Pros

            Cons

            • Battery hard to find
            • Poor Battery Life

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer with Fever InSight, 1 ea:

              The battery was dead as soon as I opened the package so I never got to use it. Had I known the headache that would ensue upon trying to replace the battery I would have just bought a new thermometer immediately. I went to multiple stores and couldn't find the battery type (CR 1225 3V). I finally looked online and saw that I could order one from [@]... but really, when other thermometers only cost $5-$10, why would anyone special order a battery?!

               
              1.0

              Dead After 3 Months

              By Amanda

              from Portland, OR

              describe yourself Brand Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Battery Life
              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer with Fever InSight, 1 ea:

                When I initially purchased it everything was fine. The design and color indicators on the screen were helpful and user friendly. Then a few months later it suddenly refuses to work. It was sitting in a cool dry place not being used or anything that should wear the battery life. I used it perhaps 4 times. This is total garbage.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes
                 
                5.0

                Digital Delight

                By Karen

                from CA

                describe yourself Average Health

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Easy to Use
                • Hygienic
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Not enough probe covers

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Children
                • Infants

                Comments about Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer with Fever InSight, 1 ea:

                Best digital thermometer I had so far and I've owned a bunch. I honestly haven't had any problems with this one. I'm sorry that so many others have had issues. It's usually me that ends up with a dodgy product. It was easy to figure out, affordable and reliable.. I can only think that Vicks sent out some bad batches. Only downside would be the probe covers.....I wish that they would include more. Or tell us where to find more.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not accurate at all

                By momof2girls

                from ct

                describe yourself Caregiver

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Inaccurate
                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer with Fever InSight, 1 ea:

                    This is not accurate at all. Do not waste your money.

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Did not work. Stop selling this product

                    By Andrew

                    from PA

                    Comments about Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer with Fever InSight, 1 ea:

                    Did not work when received. From the amount of other negative reviews, this seems to be a common problem. Please stop selling this product!

                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Vicks Digital Thermometer

                    By spike

                    from Suburb of Chicago

                    Pros

                    • Worked once when opened

                    Cons

                    • Erratic operation
                    • Erratic readings
                    • Inaccurate
                    • Locked up with alarm ON
                    • Poor Battery Life
                    • Unreliable
                    • Worthless

                    Best Uses

                    • Ship them back to China

                    Comments about Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer with Fever InSight, 1 ea:

                    One fine piece of worthless junk! [...]

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Terrible product

                    By Mike

                    from Cambridge, MA

                    describe yourself Athletic

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Battery Life
                      • Unreliable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer with Fever InSight, 1 ea:

                        Do not buy this thermometer. It worked the first time I used it, then it failed. I purchased a new battery, but it continued to produce erratic results. I wonder whether the desogners of this product actually tried it before selling it. It's hard to imagine that they did.

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