There are certain items everyone should have around the house, even if they don’t have a proper first aid kit. One of them is a good thermometer, which is often one of the first things new parents buy. When little ones are sick, spotting a fever in the early stages can be crucial. It can also save you a ton of money, giving you the option to contact a pediatrician rather than rushing to the ER to treat a sickness that has been allowed to fester.
The coronavirus has changed the game somewhat. While kids typically don’t suffer the worst effects of the virus, they can certainly be effective carriers of it. If you want to keep both yourself and your loved ones safe, it might be time for an upgrade in the form of this Infrared Non-Contact Digital Thermometer.
This handheld unit is the same general type you might see in many doctor’s offices. It uses the latest infrared light technology to detect temperatures from a short distance. That means no wiping off the thermometer afterward, and less chance of an erratic reading from squirmy young ones.
The readout comes through in roughly a second on an HD LCD display monitor, which has a handy color-coded feature. Temps up to 99.1 degrees Fahrenheit will display as green, low fevers from 99.1 to 100.4 will show as yellow, while a red readout will alert you to high fevers of 100.5 degrees or above.
There’s an auto-shutdown feature that turns the unit off after 15 seconds of idleness, allowing it to last for ages on a single set of batteries. Need to check the temperature of meals or bathwater? Switch the thermometer to Object Mode, which can measure ambient heat or surface temperatures.
It’s definitely a potential lifesaver that is especially useful in our current crisis. Right now, this medical-grade device is available for 46% off the MSRP at a final price of $79.99.
Infrared Non-Contact Digital Thermometer with 1-Sec Temperature Read – $79.99See Deal
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