Digital Thermometers: Ratings of Sources
Total of 11 Sources
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Oral Thermometers Are Tops for Temps
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org asks 24 adults and 21 children (ages 5 to 14) to test eight oral, ear and forehead thermometers, including the BD Digital Accu-Beep, Vicks ComfortFlex and Omron 20-Seconds Digital. Reviewers offer their insights on various characteristics, including the speed and accuracy of readings, as well as price and product warranties.
A Higher Degree of Thermometer
by David Gregg
Our AssessmentThe CBS news program "The Early Show" discusses high-tech digital thermometer features. Eight brands and models are shown, with good descriptions of each including special features, uses and price. Although the thermometers aren't ranked, the host explains that all the models have been tested and are fast and accurate. No details are provided as to the method of testing.
by Scott Cohen
Our AssessmentPediatrician and father Scott Cohen reviews his top picks for digital thermometers. The reviews provide detailed descriptions of each product, its features and the pros and cons. Cohen relies on his experience for credibility, but the testing methods aren't revealed.
Five of the Best... Digital Thermometers
by Editors of Daily Mail
Our AssessmentThe Daily Mail, a British newspaper, provides readers with five digital thermometer recommendations. Although the method of choosing each pick is not disclosed, each model is said to "aid accurate monitoring." Most models are only found in the U.K., but one recommendation, the HoMedics Ten-Second Digital Thermometer, is available in the U.S. The descriptions of each model include ease of use, accuracy and special features.
Kid Friendly Digital Thermometers
by Becky Worley
Our AssessmentBecky Worley, technology contributor for ABC's "Good Morning America," discusses digital thermometers for children in this video report. She tests an unnamed underarm-and-ear model, as well as a non-contact model, the Kidz-Med Thermofocus, on her own child. Worley does a good job of demonstrating the various thermometers in this report.
Babble Best: Thermometers
by Kate Bayless
Our AssessmentReviewer Kate Bayless recommends five thermometers based on "ease of use and versatility." The Safety 1st ProGrade Health Complete Family Thermometer is her top pick, and she names three digital models and one non-digital as runners-up. Bayless doesn't disclose how the models are tested, but they are described based on their unique features, ease of use, price and accuracy."
Digital Thermometers Medical
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentThree models stand out in reviews from Amazon.com users: the Vicks Baby Rectal Thermometer, the Braun ThermoScan IRT-4520 (made by Kaz), and the Mobi Digital Ultra Thermometer. Each thermometer received more than 20 mostly positive reviews. The main complaint from users is its inaccuracy.
by Contributors to Target.com
Our AssessmentTarget.com allows users to rate and describe their experiences with various products. Standout digital thermometers with the highest ranking and the most reviews are the Mobi Digital Ultra Thermometer and the Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer. No other thermometers received more than a handful of reviews.
Vicks Fever InSight Comfort Flex Thermometer Review & Giveaway
by Sara Patterson
Our AssessmentMommaFindings.com is a blog that reviews products for parents. The author is a mother of three. Although the blogger does not compare products with one another, she gives a thorough review of the Vicks ComfortFlex Digital Thermometer, outlining both testing methods and some positive and negative aspects of the model.
Tech Moms Talk -- More Gadgets...;This Time More Than Just the iPhone
by Monica Brady and Lucretia Pruitt
Our AssessmentTech mom radio bloggers Monica Brady and Lucretia Pruitt discuss their preference for the Kidz-Med Thermofocus in this episode. Pruitt says she's tried thermometers -- from the $10 models to the expensive ones. The model that "makes her job as a mom easier" is the Kidz-Med Thermofocus. Although she describes firsthand use of the model, there's no mention of what other thermometers the moms have tried.
by Contributors to ToysRUs.com
Our AssessmentToysRUs.com allows users to rate and describe their experiences with various products. The digital thermometer that stands out is the Vicks Baby Rectal Thermometer, which rates 5 out of 5 stars with more than 55 user reviews. Though the reviews are not professional, they provide good information on how the thermometer rates with the average user.