The pandemic has brought us into a world without touch, which also extends to thermometers. Gone are the traditional under-the-tongue thermometers when you’re sick because there are now contactless thermometers that use advanced infrared sensors to measure your temperature.
Smart thermometers take the guessing game out of taking your temperature, providing companion apps that help you keep track of your vitals and improve your health over time.
When no thermometer is working, these are the best thermometers for your family.
- Free app
- Read without touching
- Ultra-fast readings
- Requires batteries
- Some users find it difficult to set up
Specifications: Reading method: Forehead does not touch | response time: one second | Application: Kinsa app | Energy: Two AAA size batteries
The Kinsa Quick Scan Smart Thermometer is a battery-powered, FDA-approved smart thermometer with a touch-free design that provides instant readings at the click of a button. Since it is touchless, it is easy to share among the whole family. When using the Kinsa app, you can create individual profiles with medication and disease history reminders to get a comprehensive snapshot of each person’s overall health. The application helps you easily keep track of symptoms and temperatures. It also creates schedules so you know how long you’ve been sick and when to seek professional care based on your symptoms and age. The integrated HealthWeather map uses data from more than 2 million Kinsa smart thermometers, so you always know what’s going on in your area.
- Useful color indicators
- easy to use
- Memory recall feature
- There are no temperatures without touch
- Users reported a limited life
Specifications: Reading method: ear | response time: one second | Application: Braun Family Care | Energy: Two AA size batteries
The Braun ThermoScan 7 is an ear thermometer that couldn’t be easier to use. It incorporates infrared technology to deliver temperature in just seconds. Its accuracy comes from the exclusive ExactTemp system that relies on light and beeps to confirm correct placement of the thermometer. ThermoScan 7 uses your age to provide expert guidance with a color display for easy reference. Once you have your temperature ready, a handy graph helps you decode your results. It’s versatile enough to work for kids, adults, and even kids.
- Contactless design
- Simple use
- the background
- Common user error
- Vibration is too light for some users
Specifications: Reading method: Forehead does not touch | response time: one second | Application: iHealth MyVitals, iHealth Gluco-Smart | Energy: Two AAA size batteries
The iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer PT3 is another contactless thermometer based on infrared forehead readings. It only takes a second to take and report the temperature, using proprietary technology such as the built-in distance sensor and environment sensor to reduce inaccuracies and provide more reliable results. It is able to collect more than 100 data points per second while measuring the infrared energy in your forehead to calculate your temperature. When the reading is ready, a slight vibration alerts you to check the backlit LED display.