For many kids and adults, a fever can be the first sign of a cold or other illness coming on. Plus, it can be a great way to tell if a little one is faking sick to get out of school! Temporal thermometers are an awesome innovation--remember the good old days of having to hold a thermometer under your arm or tongue for a few minutes? Now you can get a reading in a couple of seconds! So we researched and reviewed a number of new and bestselling temporal thermometers to put together our forehead thermometer review. Before jumping down to the reviews, check out the list of features below to keep track of when looking at temporal thermometers!
Type: Infrared thermometers are convenient, fast, and accurate, so that’s why we focused on infrared temporal thermometers in our research!
Touchless: Good news: you don’t have to worry about cleaning these thermometers between uses! You don’t have to contact the skin to get a reading.
Units: All of the thermometers in our reviews can be switched between Celsius and Fahrenheit units with a little button-pushing.
Size: Want something pocket- or purse-sized? We list the size of each thermometer so you can avoid one that’s too big or too small.
Weight: If you’re going to be using a thermometer a lot, sometimes lighter is better. Most of these thermometers are very lightweight!
Warranty: How long a manufacturer will “back up” their product can be an important indicator of quality, so we always include it.
Now that you’ve got a handle on what to look for, it’s time to check out our adult and baby thermometer reviews! We have eight runner-ups below, but first up are our top pick and budget pick for the best temporal thermometers. Don’t get hot under the collar--check out these first two if you’re in a rush!