Temporal Artery Thermometer Review & Giveaway

Lucas at the Doctor today. He has the flu :(

Lucas woke up today fussy, coughing, and warm to the touch. After we got him something to drink I went to take his temperature. This is something that I normally dread doing because he hates sitting there while I hold a little thermometer under his arm. It just makes him even more miserable than he is already feeling.

Luckily I had a new thermometer to test out. The Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer is perfect for kids like Lucas because it only takes a few seconds to get an accurate temperature. I don’t have to lift up his shirt to stick something under his arm with this one which he really liked. This thermometer also makes taking temperatures of sleeping children easy!

The biggest plus for me as a mom was that it took the temperature in just three easy steps. All I had to do was press and hold a button while I moved the thermometer across his forehead. When I got to the end I just released the button and then I could read the temperature in the display window. I liked that the thermometer even beeped to let me know I was using it correctly.

When it comes to accuracy, I felt this thermometer was pretty right on the temperature. I also took it multiple times in a row to see if the temperature would change (like my old thermometer did) but the numbers were pretty consistent. The reading was a degree higher than what it was at the Doctor but he had medicine before we left so I think that was why. Reading more about the thermometer I saw that this thermometer was so accurate because it took 1,000 readings per second.

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Giveaway ends January 25, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only

(Disclosure: I received a thermometer to review but all thoughts are my own.)

 

Comments

  1. Favorite feature: I like that it beeps to let you know you are using it correctly!

  2. Sandy VanHoey says

    My favorite feature is you don’t have to wake them to check their temps

  3. Sandy VanHoey says
  4. kristin sawatzke says

    I love that you use it on their head so you don’t have to wake them up!

  5. I love the fact that it is super fast and you can you do it while they are sleeping.

  6. meegan whitford says

    I like that you dont have to wake them to use and it lets you know if you are doing it correctly

  7. Kathleen Downes says

    I like that it beeps to let you know you’re using it correctly.

  8. Kathleen Downes says
  9. Joey carnes says

    I love that is stays sterile by not entering the mouth or the bahooney. :) This is great because it limits germ spreading, but also is much more amenable to the LOs.

  10. Rebecca Orr says

    I like that it is easy to read and not invasive.

  11. I like that you move it across the forehead and its so simple

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  13. Sue Bunting says

    favorite feature of this thermometer is it only takes a few seconds to get an accurate temperature!

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  16. courtney hennagir says
  17. courtney hennagir says

    i love that this thermometer is so fast! i always kind of dread having to take my baby girls temp because it’s not fun for anybody,but with this it would be so easy.love it!

  18. Colleen Maurina says

    I like that this thermometer is easy to use on reluctant children and that it is accurate.

  19. I like how quick it is!

  20. Blessie Nelson says

    I like the fact that it cause no discomfort to the child at all!

  21. i like how fast temperature taking could be with it

  22. Jessamine Marie Ricafort Dungo says

    I like that you just sweep it across the forehead :)

  23. Jessamine Marie Ricafort Dungo says
  24. I like the speed-less chance of disturbing the sick child

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  26. It’s non-invasive
    Thanks for the contest.

  27. I like that it is fast, non-invasive- by just running it across his forehead it takes his temp.
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  28. Emily Adams says

    I like the fact that you just have to move it across the forehead and it gives an accurate reading.

  29. Emily Adams says
  30. Jerry Suissa says

    I like the fact that you don’t have to shove it in their ear. That can be painful if they have an ear infection, which my daughter seems to get regularly.

  31. I love that it is quick and can easily be used on a sleepy child.

  32. My son HATES the thermometer under his arm, so I love that you can just put it on their forehead!

  33. michelle gilliland mcafee says

    My favorite feature is that it just goes across the head. How easy.

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  36. I love that you can take the temperature so easily without bothering a sick child

  37. I like that TemporalScanner is truly non-invasive.

  38. It’s non invasive.

  39. misses giveaways says

    I need this thermometer! my son does not stay still long enough for me to take his temperature under his armpit. I love that this is quick and can be done without having to hold it.

  40. That is doesn’t have to go in our mouth like back in the good ole days
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  41. My favorite feature is that it is so easy to use, even with fussy kids.

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  43. You don’t have to shake it down like the old-fashioned kind.

  44. I love that it is so easy to use.

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  45. Love that it does it quick and you could do it while your kid is sleeping!

  46. Stephanie from CT says

    My favorite feature, is you don’t have to wake up the sick child to use it!

  47. Stephanie from CT says
  48. Stephanie from CT says
  49. Stephanie from CT says

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  50. My favorite feature is taking the reading on the forehead since our current thermometer goes in the ear, and my kids don’t like that.

  51. Favorite feature is that it is easy to use.

  52. absolutely – you don’t have to wake them up to check the temp.

  53. christine w says

    I love that it is so fast, and that you use it on their head!

  54. Jessica Poston says

    I like that it only takes a few seconds to get an accurate temperature.

  55. I love that it only takes a few seconds because seconds can feel like hours to a sick little one.

  56. I love how fast it works! My lil man never sits still for long enough!

  57. Jillian Smoot says

    I love that I could take a temp without having to stuff the thermometer in the sleeping baby’s armpit

  58. Using it across the forehead!

  59. i like that you dont have to be poking in the ear to get a reading ive never felt comfortable doing that… this is a big plus for me

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  61. I like that I don’t have to hold it in the right place in their mouth or on their temple. With a squirming kid, that’s pretty important!
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  63. My favorite feature of this thermometer is how easy it is to use.

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  65. Love that you don’t have to wake them up! That is a huge plus

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  69. Jennifer Clay says

    I like that it beeps to let you know that it is working correctly.
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  71. tracey johnson says

    i love that you dont have to wake them up.

  72. Teresa Thompson says

    My favorite feature is-only takes a few seconds to get an accurate temperature.
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  73. I love that it is only takes seconds. So hard to get little ones to hold still for the traditional thermometers.

  74. Samantha Hill says

    I love how easy & convenient it is! Taking a kid’s temperature can be such a chore!

  75. The feature I like best is that it lets you know you’re using it correctly. We have an ear thermometer and more than half the time I don’t know if its in correctly.

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  77. Donna Cheatle says

    I love that it beeps to let you know you’re doing it correctly!

  78. Donna Cheatle says
  79. I love that it only takes a few seconds.

  80. nicole weiss says

    i love that you dont have to wrestle it into a cranky toddler ear or arm pit, seems way easier to use when you have sick crabby kid on your hands!

  81. nicole weiss says
  82. I like that it is totally noninvasive

  83. I like that I don’t have to try and stick a thermometer in my little ones ears when they are sick and crying and not feeling well, much easier!

  84. I like that it’s non-invasive and can be used on a sleeping child.

  85. nicole weiss says

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  86. Love that it is instant read and non-invasive!

  87. It’s wonderful you can take it while they are sleeping

  88. i like how fast temperature taking could be with it

  89. Blessie Nelson says

    The accuracy seems to be good enough

  90. Blessie Nelson says
  91. Blessie Nelson says
  92. Stephanie Phelps says

    I love that it is not invasive

  93. Stephanie Phelps says
  94. I love that you can check their temperature while they’re sleeping!

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  96. You can do it super quick and they don’t have to be super cooperative to make it work

  97. jodi frasier says

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  98. jodi frasier says

    I love this thermometer because it does not interefere with the child if they are sleeping.. Also the fact that it takes the temp so quick.. Thanks

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  99. I like that it beeps so you know you have the correct temp.

  100. sandra davis says

    i love the fact that you can take the temp and not have to wake them up

  101. I love that it is easy to use with kids

  102. My favorite feature is it only takes a few seconds to get an accurate temperature! Super cool!
    Thank You

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  104. My favorite feature, it’s quick and easy…..it’s great for adults also, this is the thermometer they use at my husbands dr and he loves the thermometer and has told me multiple times he would like to have one. So, I would love to win this giveaway. Thank you

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  106. I like that it is non-invasive and easy to use.

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  108. I like that it lets you know if you’re doing it right, and that you don’t have to try to shove it in an ear, mouth, under an arm or…well, you know the other place for babies.

  109. Darlene Owen says

    I like that it gives an accurate temp. in only a few seconds.

  110. I LOVE how quick it is and the accuracy. LIke you said when I use the one I have that I stick in their ear it changes every time I use it plus who wants something stuck in the ear especially it they have an ear ache.

  111. i like that it doesnt take long

  112. Brandy Parrack says

    I love that this thermometer gives and instant reading without having to be invasive of the child.

  113. Michelle Tucker says

    I like that ” it captures the naturally emitted heat from the skin over the temporal artery, taking 1,000 readings per second, selecting the most accurate”
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  114. Brandy Parrack says
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  117. Karen Dorris says

    out of many features that I love……..that it is quik! am going to have to tell my daughter in law about this one!

  118. i love how quick it is, with a 16 month old that would definitely come in handy! :)

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