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Ear Thermometer with Forehead Function FDA Approved for Baby and Adults iProven DMT 489 Upgraded Infrared Lens Technology for Better Accuracy New Medical Algorithm

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
6.9
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113.4 grams
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Review Summary - 745 recent, verified reviews

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Ease of Use
 159
thermometer, use, easy, accurate, quick
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Easy to use, have a super precision, buy it, is the best thermometer.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use without waking baby up!  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  This thermometer is very easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the way it is so easy to use and you can use it two different ways  ...  "
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" ...  I like it because it is easier to use than my exergen.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy forehead application!!  ...  "
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" ...  It’s also easy to use with a simple interface and a big display.  ...  "
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Accuracy
 149
readings, easy to use, thermometer, inaccurate, consistent
+66%
-34%
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" ...  very accurate, works great  ...  "
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" ...  Would like it to be more accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  Gives an accurate rating.  ...  "
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" ...  It is simple to use, quick and accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  It was very accurate for about a year.  ...  "
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" ...  I am so far finding consistent readings.  ...  "
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" ...  I like it because my son doesn't fight it, and I get a quick accurate reading.  ...  "
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" ...  It seems very accurate.  ...  "
Comfort
 96
forehead, function, ear and forehead, accurate, thermometer
+65%
-35%
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" ...  I really liked the dual forehead and ear mode.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that this product can be used to check both ear and forehead temperatures.  ...  "
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" ...  I also like that you can switch from head to ear easily.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the dual function whether using against the forehead or in the ear.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that you can use it either via the forehead or the ear.  ...  "
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" ...  I primary use the forehead function, and it gives me a quick and consistent result. ... I know that the ear method is more accurate, and I've tried both method on myself and I get almost the same result.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the option for ear and forehead.  ...  "
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" ...  This thermometer is very easy to use & can be used on either the forehead or in the ear.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 56
year, unreliable, reliable, readings, months
+23%
-77%
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" ...  The forehead one worked occasionally until last night I knew it wasn't correct.  ...  "
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" ...  Unreliable and inaccurate reason, every single time.  ...  "
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" ...  STOPPED WORKING after less than 10 uses .  ...  "
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" ...  The biggest mistake was purchasing this junk.  ...  "
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" ...  Very unreliable readings, don't buy it!  ...  "
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" ...  Worked for couple months until it started to show error message.  ...  "
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" ...  This was basically unusable.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this product in August 2018, but it is completely defective.  ...  "
For Kids
 51
sick, child, thermometer, fever, toddler
+78%
-22%
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" ...  We use it for the adults who get the toddler viruses too.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for my aging parents.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a valuable tool when you have more than one child sick.  ...  "
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" ...  A must have for a family with small children.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for little kids with the forehead option.  ...  "
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" ...  I've already purchased 2 more for my school.  ...  "
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" ...  My son has health issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I had one already and got another for my daughter.  ...  "
Price
 39
money, waste your money, worth, waste, product
+28%
-72%
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" ...  Don’t waste your money.  ...  "
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" ...  Would never purchase again and entirely not worth the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Waste of your money  ...  "
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" ...  Don’t waste your money, go for the Exergen.  ...  "
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" ...  Not worth the money its a piece of garbage.  ...  "
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" ...  Waste of money!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Absolute waste of money!  ...  "
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" ...  Don't waste you money!  ...  "
Returns
 33
returning, wish, window, returned, past
+3%
-97%
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" ...  I wish I could return this thing but of course its not used day to day so of course its out of the return period.  ...  "
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" ...  I might try to return anyway  ...  "
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" ...  If I could get a refund at this point, I would.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm very disappointed what this amazon reviews, and so mad that I passed the period for returning. ... I wish I could refund this so bad.  ...  "
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" ...  Sadly, had to return it.  ...  "
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" ...  Poor product wish I can return it.  ...  "
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" ...  I can no longer return the item, thoe it has never worked properly.  ...  "
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" ...  Very disappointed in the product and will be sending it back!  ...  "
Marketplace
 22
seller, advertised, works, amazon, retail
+77%
-23%
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" ...  Supposedly the best thermometer for the price on Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  I contacted my doctors immediately and they gave me advice on what to do.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything seems to be as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent product, Good Seller  ...  "
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" ...  works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Thermometer as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Great Seller and Great Item  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job, as advertised.  ...  "
Setup
 19
easy to use, directions, clear, follow, easy to follow
+84%
-16%
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" ...  I was super excited about this item coming in the mail, it’s very easy to use and comes with a bunch of easy directions to follow.  ...  "
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" ...  The ease of use and easy to follow instructions make this unit go to the head of the class.  ...  "
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" ...  This one is very straightforward.  ...  "
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" ...  The directions were easy to understand and there is nothing complicated about it.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy forehead application!!  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions were super simple and this product is easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to read and the instructions are clear.  ...  "
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" ...  Follow the instructions and it works perfect every time.  ...  "
Overall performance
 19
reading, job, thermometer, super, results
+95%
-5%
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" ...  It is quick and reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how fast and easy this thermometer is to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Much faster than most others.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also super fast.  ...  "
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" ...  I really liked the beautiful product design and fast results.  ...  "
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" ...  This thermometor is perfect for the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job, as advertised.  ...  "
Capacity
 18
house, thermometer, sick, office, whole family
+83%
-17%
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" ...  This is an amazing tool, especially if you have an infant, but it works great for the whole family!  ...  "
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" ...  Would recommend to a friend or family.  ...  "
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" ...  A great thermometer for all members of the family.  ...  "
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" ...  We saw this at the pediatrician's office.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for the whole family.  ...  "
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" ...  We had the flu run rampide in the family.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product - bought more for family and friends.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought one of these a few months ago and liked it so much that I bought one for my parents house so I will have one available if my kiddos get sick.  ...  "
Features
 12
forehead, red, readings, green, functions
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I was pleasantly surprised to find that feature.  ...  "
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" ...  My child likes seeing that the green light means not sick and a red light means there's a temperature.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like the forehead feature.  ...  "
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" ...  however i do like the red and green light indicator.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to use and I love the dual modes.  ...  "
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" ...  for our baby so we looked for one without a light.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the 2 different features.  ...  "
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" ...  Great to have options.  ...  "
Size
 12
easy to use, compact, bag, storage, one
+100%
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" ...  Easy to use, a bit smaller than I exoected.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes in a nice little storage bag to keep it protected.  ...  "
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" ...  This one fits the bill.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, small  ...  "
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" ...  Ready for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Easybto use and compact which is great for trvwling.  ...  "
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" ...  i love this product, very convenient and handy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to read and compact to store.  ...  "
Product As Described
 11
advertised, works, pictures, job
+91%
-9%
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" ...  (Green for normal, red for high- see pictures).  ...  "
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" ...  Everything seems to be as described.  ...  "
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" ...  It's as described!  ...  "
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" ...  Operates as described  ...  "
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" ...  works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Thermometer as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  WORKS AS ADVERTISED  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job, as advertised.  ...  "
Delivery
 11
thermometer, tested, fast, easy to use, box
+73%
-27%
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" ...  It arrived quickly and well-packaged.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived before we did.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived as promised  ...  "
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" ...  I tested the item when it arrived and it works.  ...  "
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" ...  excellent quality - fast shipping  ...  "
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" ...  I received this product as a free sample.  ...  "
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" ...  Extremely fast delivery - super easy to use and i love the two options it comes with.  ...  "
Cooling
 10
degrees, room, warm, read, warmer
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Great thermometer that even takes the room temperature .  ...  "
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" ...  You can have you temperature read in just few seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a really nice little bonus that you can do the room temperature with it as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I used it on him in the morning because he felt hot. ... So we went on with our day and he just kept feeling warmer and warmer.  ...  "
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" ...  A good idea is to test the air.  ...  "
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" ...  I knew she was warm :(  ...  "
Design
 10
product, love, easy to use, easy, use
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I really liked the beautiful product design and fast results.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the sleek design!  ...  "
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" ...  Sleek, modern and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I like this thermometer so far, it looks very practical and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the look and how easy it is to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that it glows red to indicate a fever!  ...  "
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" ...  It definitely has great looks.  ...  "
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" ...  The design makes it easy to hold and handle.  ...  "
Battery Life
 10
battery, thermometer, new, dead, twice
+20%
-80%
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" ...  Changing battery didn’t help  ...  "
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" ...  We turned the battery around, tried a new battery: nothing, the thing was just dead.  ...  "
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" ...  The thermometer no longer turns on, even after replacing with fresh batteries.  ...  "
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" ...  Reads in the 50s and 60s with new batteries.  ...  "
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" ...  battery replaced twice with little improvement.  ...  "
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" ...  I changed the batteries thinking it may be the issue, it wasn’t.  ...  "
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" ...  Came with dead batteries.  ...  "
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" ...  Problem#1, replace batteries.  ...  "
Cover
 9
comes, pouch, cloth, case, bag
+100%
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" ...  It also comes with a cute little cloth cover.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes in its own pouch.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with batteries and a little cloth carrying case.  ...  "
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" ...  It also comes in a nice pouch to protect it when not in use.  ...  "
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" ...  I also like the that it has its own bag that can cover it when I'm not using it.  ...  "
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" ...  I know it's cheesy, but I also love the drawstring bag that was included.  ...  "
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" ...  Even the protective pouch is of good quality.  ...  "
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" ...  This product arrived in a box and was also in a cloth bag with drawstrings.  ...  "
Controls
 8
ear, forehead, use, swipe, press the button
+50%
-50%
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" ...  The head button is stuck and I can’t pop it back out however I try.  ...  "
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" ...  I hit the head button instead of the ear button.  ...  "
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" ...  Just hold the button down and let go once you’ve scanned across the forehead and it beeps and shows you a green screen with the reading.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 8
turns red, temperature, readings, fever, easy to use
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Quick to use and easy to read display.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen lights up with a very clear display.  ...  "
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" ...  The display is clear and easy to read.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like the backlight screen, and the fact that it was a different beep and color for when a temperature is high.  ...  "
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" ...  I do like that the screen turns red at high temperature readings.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked that the display turns red when you have a high fever reading.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s also easy to use with a simple interface and a big display.  ...  "
Cleaning
 7
wipe, reading, little, easy to clean, cover
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Simple no mess, no tools needed to open packaging.  ...  "
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" ...  A cotton ball and rubbing alcohol will keep this clean for anyone in the home to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Now that I have it I do see it's easy to clean with a alcohol prep pad after each use.  ...  "
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" ...  It also comes with a cute little cloth cover.  ...  "
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" ...  This product is great to use with babies because it’s easier to get a reading than oral thermometers.  ...  "
Storage
 7
storage, comes, nice, little, drawer
+86%
-14%
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" ...  It comes in a nice little storage bag to keep it protected.  ...  "
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" ...  This bag will make it easier to find among other objects when stored in a drawer.  ...  "
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" ...  I will prob order another one for my overnight bag.  ...  "
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" ...  It's pretty accurate as far as I can see and comes in storage pouch.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 6
defective, received, got, box
-100%
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" ...  This product is defective.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this product in August 2018, but it is completely defective.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe I got a faulty item, I don't know.  ...  "
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" ...  Not sure if I received a defective unit or not.  ...  "
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" ...  So don’t know if we got a defective product or what .  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe I just got a lemon but the one I received is useless.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
product, quality, easy to use, case, use
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Definitely a superior product with much more consistent results, though it did break after 3 years of use.  ...  "
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" ...  I just received it, but it seems durable and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The design makes it easy to hold and handle.  ...  "
User Manual
 5
clear, followed, easy to use, carefully, sure
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I recommend reading the instructions carefully and taking multiple readings to be sure.  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions were clear.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, well-packaged with plenty of clear instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use right out of the box and clear instructions.  ...  "
Software Platform
 5
use, user, probably, next, months
-100%
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" ...  The ear os even worse, one time my temp is 88 and the next it’s 101 , and the next it’s an error.  ...  "
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" ...  It appears to have some sort of cheap rounding software that gives a 98.6 when it gets a bad reading.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked for couple months until it started to show error message.  ...  "
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" ...  it showed error in the screen and it cannot be reset.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm sure there's user error but I used this in a hospital during cancer treatment and had many nurses show me how to use it.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 5
sleeping, quick, baby, use, temperature
+100%
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" ...  I can easily and quickly accurately check their tempatures when they are sleeping.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s perfect to do a quick temperature temp on baby while they’re sleeping.  ...  "
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" ...  This is great because you don't have to bother the sick person or wake the baby up.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that I didn't have to wake him up.  ...  "
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" ...  + It's quick and quiet - I can use it on my kids while they sleep and they don't even know.  ...  "
For Running
 4
running, run, degrees, 97, 100
+25%
-75%
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" ...  This week, I pulled it out as I am running a fever.  ...  "
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" ...  The head reading fluctuates from 97 to 100 degrees on consecutive runs.  ...  "
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" ...  The ear function consistently says 97.4 for anyone who uses it and simultaneously says everyone has a fever of 100 degrees when using the temporal function.  ...  "
Fit
 4
difficult, cap, use the ear, use, one
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I bought it because of all the great reviews but it's not holding true for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Terrible fell apart immediately I will be returning it  ...  "
As Gift
 3
children
+100%
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" ...  Bought as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  gave as gift so not sure how it works, but confident it will be fine  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect gift for a relative with young children.  ...  "
Headphones
 3
function, use
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Ear function doesn't work!  ...  "
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" ...  The ear function is even more variable.  ...  "

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Weight:  113.4 grams
Size:  896 meters