While a thermometer is always a medicine cabinet staple, it got a lot more essential in 2020 thanks to the global pandemic. Now, it’s the norm to have your temperature taken before walking into a school, salon, or restaurant — and having a fever is a strict sign that you should stay home. As a result, there’s never been a better time to ensure you have the basic necessity on hand. Luckily, Amazon has you covered with its best-selling thermometer, the iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer ($30, was $35; amazon.com).
Unlike traditional thermometers—which have to be placed under the tongue, armpit, or rectum—this high-tech pick can simply be pointed at its subject. It then uses 3 sensors to read 100 of data points across the forehead and inputs them into a special algorithm to calculate your temperature. That means you not only get an accurate reading in just one second, but you don’t have to clean the thermometer after each use.
And while words like algorithm and smart chip make the thermometer seem complicated, it’s actually super easy to use. It only has one button, which starts the temperature reading, and a large LED screen that displays the final number in large text. As a result, it’s impressed nurses, mothers, and teachers alike for its simple yet effective design.
Better yet, it’s actually accurate, too. Reviewers say they’ve compared their at-home readings with those in the doctor’s office and found they’re exactly the same. Plus, it can even be used on everyone from a sleeping toddler to a squirming kid—and still get a clear result. No wonder it’s already impressed more than 39,000 shoppers.
The budget-friendly thermometer even earned the top spot on Health’s roundup of the best thermometers—and it’s clear to see why. It’s easy to use, accurate, and affordable. Well, make that extra affordable thanks to a special deal that drops the price to just $30. Just make sure you snag the deal before it’s gone.
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