Best Infrared Thermometers 2021
We Tested 2021's Best Infrared thermometers
We’ve seen a huge increase in customers taking home temperature readings. From worried mothers and babies, to everything related to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are thinking of buying a contactless thermometer this list (updated monthly) will help you make the best choice with a focus on accuracy and ease of use, features, and overall value for your money. It’ll also help you avoid those cheap inaccurate devices that have sprung up all over the place.
Check out our top 5 infrared thermometers, and see which one takes our number 1 spot in 2021.
BUILT FOR SPEED
BEST IN TEST 2021
High accuracy temperature readings at the press of the trigger
Currently you can buy a Healthpoint Thermometer with 30% OFF and FAST DELIVERY in the UK
Easy to use
Simple and quick hassle free approach
What To Look For When Buying Infrared Thermometer
We want to arm you with the facts so you can confidently buy the best Forehead Thermometer that’s right for your needs.
Many people get frustrated with poor build quality, and inaccurate temperature readings, and want a mix between affordability and good quality. Here’s what to look for when choosing an infrared thermometer.
A good thermometer will provide good accuracy, time and time again. It’s always best to take a reading at least two times and compare the figures for a more accurate reading. The best thermometers should not need to be calibrated and should work out of the box. We advise to try and measure the temperature of cold water first and then compare that against a persons forehead.
Lightweight & Portable
We’ve seen a few heavyweights from our testing, and while some have been solid performers the last thing you need is to be carrying something around which is weighty. This also rings true when needing to do mass testing, such as in a workplace or educational building. Having something which is lightweight and easy to carry is often overlooked.
Quick, Easy To Use
A hassle free approach is something we love. No one wants to be taking temperature readings, it’s all done for a reason. No one wants to be spending time looking through literature about the device when all they want to do is quickly take a reading and move on. The best thermometers use one button operations and will scan a persons temperature in the matter of seconds. This all adds up too when you think about someone needing to take a mass reading of many people.
Some infrared thermometers are expensive, but don’t believe that they will all do a better job. Many are overpriced due to branding, while others just don’t live up to the hype. Check if the device ticks the boxes of the features above. If it does, and it gets our seal of approval on our review – you can be confident it’s fit for your needs. Beware of cheaper knockoffs, many we found which looked cheap, were exactly that….cheap. They could not provide a valid reading when compared to some of the hospital equipment we tested against. Also, some bluetooth speakers often have discounts at certain times of the year, which can be fantastic value if you manage to snag one.
In 2021 people really shouldn’t be having to put up with low quality cheap thermometers which gived off inaccurate readings when there’s such a wide range to choose from. Using our guide can help you decide what to spend your hard earned cash on.
Meet the head of our team
Steve is our star reviewer because he has more experience than all of us combined when it comes to medical tech. He’s a studio producer and in his spare times likes to blog, and with 20 years of experience in the medical technology field.