Thermometer Options

How To Choose a Thermometer / Thermometer Options / Wrist Bands and Shields

Thermometer Options

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Non-Contact Trigger Scan

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Non-Contact Forehead Wand

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Disposable Forehead Strip

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Wearable Wrist Thermo Tracker

Thermo Tracker Guide

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Oral Thermometer

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Temperature Scanning System

Keep safe with a scanning shield & track who has been scanned with these helpful wrist bands

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Print Your Own Covid Band

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Pre-Printed Covid Band Green

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Pre-Printed Covid Band Pink

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Temperature Scanning Shield

Infrared Thermometer & Strips Information

How To Choose?

Choosing the thermometer that’s best for your family can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know about the most common thermometers.

Types of thermometers

In general, there are two types of thermometers. Touch or contact the thermometer must touch the body in order to measure temperature. Remote, or no contact, thermometers can measure body temperature without touching the skin.

Remote thermometers

Many schools, businesses, and health care settings are screening visitors for fever. A remote thermometer that doesn’t require skin contact allows people to remain further apart. Remote thermometers can be used on the forehead (temporal artery) or the ear (tympanic).

Temporal artery thermometers

Non-Contact Trigger Scan & Non-contact Wands are Remote forehead thermometers that use an infrared scanner to measure the temperature of the temporal artery in the forehead.

The Pros: A remote temporal artery thermometer can record a person’s temperature quickly and are easily tolerated. Remote temporal artery thermometers are appropriate for children of any age.

The Cons: Direct sunlight, cold temperatures or a sweaty forehead can affect temperature readings. Variations on user technique, such as holding the scanner too far away from the forehead, also may affect accuracy.

Contact thermometers

The most common kind of contact thermometer uses electronic heat sensors to record body temperature. Most electronic thermometers have a digital display that shows you the temperature reading. For this type we offer our Wearable Wrist Thermo Tracker or our Non-Digital Disposable Thermometer strips.

The Pros: Most electronic contact thermometers can record temperatures from the forehead, wrist, or mouth — often in less than one minute. An electronic contact thermometer is appropriate for children and adults.

The Cons: Remembering to wear it everyday to track your temperatures.

Oral Thermometers

Also called a contact thermometer records your temp from your mouth.

The Pros: Easy to store at home or office. Many have disposable sleeves you can purchase to protect the device from coming in direct contact with mouth.

The Cons: You need to wait 15 minutes after eating or drinking to take an oral temperature. Otherwise, the temperature of your food or drink might affect the thermometer reading. It can be difficult for children — or anyone who breathes through the mouth — to keep their mouths closed long enough to get an accurate oral reading. You will also need to sanitize between uses.