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Need recommendation for no contact thermometer
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: July 25, 2020 09:31AM
Looking for an accurate, under $100, no contact thermometer. Took a look at the one that Wyze is selling, but it's got reviews all over the place on other websites. Currently leaning toward getting the Thermoworks one as they've been making quality thermometers for years. Any others to consider?
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Re: Need recommendation for no contact thermometer
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 25, 2020 10:03AM
Looks like there are cheaper options on amazon but I’ve always been happy spending a little more for thermoworks quality



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Re: Need recommendation for no contact thermometer
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: July 25, 2020 10:14AM
Thermoworks is on sale today. Not worth saving a few bucks on a thermometer unless it's accurate and reliable.
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Re: Need recommendation for no contact thermometer
Posted by: Gareth
Date: July 25, 2020 10:16AM
I have both. Wyze tends to read a touch lower (up to a half degree) than Thermoworks. Wyze is ever so slightly more comfortable to use in its “gun” handle orientation vs the stick that is the Thermoworks. And Wyze is quicker to use, just point and “shoot”. Thermoworks you have to turn on and it also has more options though I don’t remember what they all do.

Thermoworks has 25% off ending today. They periodically put it on sale now. In the beginning, there were no discounts for it.

If the price of the Thermoworks doesn’t turn you off, I’d go Thermoworks. But Wyze is perfectly acceptable at its price point, and it does seem consistent which means as long as you’re using it on the same people so you have a baseline, you will detect a fever (as my wife did after getting a vaccination shot).



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Re: Need recommendation for no contact thermometer
Posted by: Gareth
Date: July 25, 2020 10:23AM
Haha. Well, after all that, this morning the Thermoworks is reading lower.

Wyze: 98 for me and my wife.
Thermoworks: 97.9 for wife, 97.7 for me.

That's right out of bed. After a few minutes of being up, both are reading 98 for me.
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Re: Need recommendation for no contact thermometer
Posted by: Robert M
Date: July 25, 2020 10:47AM
Mac,

I can vouch for the iHealth model sold by Wyze and I can vouch for the Thermoworks Wand. Both work very well.

The iHealth is accurate and super easy to use. Point, press button. Done. Can't beat that.

Thermoworks Wand has more features, most of which I deem unnecessary. It's also nearly twice as expensive. Thermoworks is Thermoworks, though. They have a terrific reputation that is well earned and deserved.

Can't go wrong with either.

As much as I love the Wand (and it's nice!), if I had to buy another no-touch thermometer, I'd probably go with the iHealth. Simple interface. Easy to use. Accurate. Significantly less expensive. Can practically get two of then for the same price as a single Wand. That works for me.

Robert



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Re: Need recommendation for no contact thermometer
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 25, 2020 10:56AM
The iHealth sold by Wyze, AMZ, and other places seems like a good value.

The Thermoworks Wand, at $25 more, sale price, isn't bad.

At double the iHealth at full price, it's not a consideration for me.

The iHealth looks to be close enough for government work, at least for me.




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Re: Need recommendation for no contact thermometer
Posted by: Michael
Date: July 25, 2020 01:53PM
Our iHealth, from Wyze, was spot on with an old mercury thermometer that we have lying around when we checked it when it was new.

Having said that, their instructions say that there is a .4 degree (F) plus/minus range of temp measurement.
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Re: Need recommendation for no contact thermometer
Posted by: Robert M
Date: July 25, 2020 03:01PM
Michael,

I suspect all thermometers have a margin for error. AN old school mercury model just isn't necessarily going to display it as well. smiling smiley

Robert
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Re: Need recommendation for no contact thermometer
Posted by: pqrst
Date: July 25, 2020 11:29PM
Have an iHealth and like it’s simplicity. I chose it on the recommendation of a medic I know who says the UCLA hospitals have been using in their clinics. Also like that you can clean. The outside of the unit with alcohol or sanitizer (per the instructions
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