When Lindsi and I were contacted by Medisim to review their TempleTouch™ thermometer we jumped all over the chance. After all, we’ve had our share of sick kids during this never ending winter.
Lindsi’s review of the Premium Temple and Underarm Thermometer:
It was perfect timing to receive these TempleTouch™ Thermometers when we did. I unfortunately became ill (with pneumonia of all things). I will be honest and say that I was leery of the accuracy of the TempleTouch™ at first because, being a nurse, I knew all too well the inaccuracy of thermometers that weren’t under the tongue. I was running a low grade fever throughout my recovery. I used my trusted under the tongue thermometer as well as the TempleTouch™ Thermometer to compare the accuracy of them. My under the tongue thermometer read 100.4 at one point and the TempleTouch™ read 100.1. I’d say that was pretty close to the same.
When I tested it under my arm my thermometer read 99.5 and the TempleTouch™ (when changed to the under arm setting) read 97.9. That’s pretty far off if you ask me. I continued to use the TempleTouch™ along with my home thermometer and each time I used it with the temple setting it was incredibly accurate. Overall I was impressed with this thermometer and will continue to use it in our home, especially when my kids are ill and sleeping. I LOVE the fact that I can get a trusted reading without having to wake them! That is a HUGE positive! Will I use it to check temperatures under the arm? No…and in all honesty I rarely check that way anyway so it wasn’t a big deal to me.
Jamie’s review of the Temple Touch Mini:
I, fortunately, did not get to test my thermometer as well as Lindsi did. Thank goodness no one in my family has been sick enough to take temps lately. I basically just went around taking everyone in my family’s temps randomly through the day with both my TempleTouch™ thermometer and my oral thermometer. They were within .5 degrees of each other so I’d say it was pretty accurate.
While the TempleTouch thermometers are super easy to use, there are some key points to keep in mind when using “heat flow” (as they call it) thermometers:
- You need to wait at least 2 minutes between readings for the thermometer to adjust to room temperature again or you will not get an accurate second reading
- You need to wait a few minutes to use the thermometer if your temple has been exposed to any heat or cold such as direct sunlight, or hot/cold compresses
- It is best to place the thermometer on the temporal artery (just slightly above the eye line by your hair line)