FEATURES OF THIS NEW, INNOVATIVE THERMOMETER INCLUDE:
- Clinical Accuracy—Based upon professional standards.
- Fast results—No need to wait to see if your child has a fever; get a reading in just one second.
- No-fuss measurement—Requires just a touch.
- Fever InSight®—Color-coded screen display makes it easy to understand the meaning of each temperature.
- Memory system—Tracks and saves the last 8 measurements.
- Easy-to-read—Designed with a large LCD display. Reads in °C and °F.
- Built to last—Backed by a lifetime warranty under normal use.
I don't know about you, but, attempting to use a regular thermometer or even those in the ear thermometers on a rambunctious toddler gives me the willies!
When I learned I was getting this 'state of the art' brand new behind the ear thermometer from Vicks as a Klout perk, I was very excited!!!
Unfortunately, upon receiving the thermometer, my excitement faded quickly.
After reading the directions, I tried it out on myself. First attempt showed I had a fever of 101.2. Hmmm, that's weird because I didn't FEEL bad. Next attempts showed 101.3 and 101.1. I double checked the instructions and tried the other side of my head and made sure I had the thermometer positioned correctly. Those attempts where 101.4 and 101.2.
To make sure I really didn't have a temperature that high, I got out my oral thermometer. That one read 98.1 (which is about my normal temperature). Then, I got out my old in the ear thermometer. According to that one, my temperature was 98.6. So, obviously no temperature!
Undeterred, I tried the behind ear thermometer on my 14 year old son. His average temperature was 101.1. The average temperature of my 11 year old was 100.5. Checking them with a regular mouth thermometer they were both 98.6.
So, while this looks like a mom's dream come true, in practice, it does not work!
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