Top 5 Thermometer in Singapore
Staying healthy is a privilege that people usually don’t understand. To stay healthy, one needs to follow a healthy lifestyle. But we still end up falling sick now and then. Some minor health issues can be resolved at home, and you won’t need to rush to the doctor as soon as possible. A fever is pretty normal, especially during seasonal shifts or if someone has a cold. Children tend to catch a fever more often than adults. To monitor their temperature whenever needed, you should keep a thermometer in hand.
A thermometer is a pretty simple but necessary appliance to have. It can save you some unnecessary trips to the doctor’s office or to the pharmacy. If you’re confused about which one to get, take a look at the list below. We’ve picked out 5 different thermometers after scanning the market thoroughly. They are all different from each other both feature-wise and price-wise.
1) BRAUN – ThermoScan NTF3000
It comes with both a touch mode as well as a no-touch mode. There is also a silent mode so you can discreetly check the temperature of your baby while they sleep. The backlight allows you to see the readings even at night. It’s very easy to use. The grip is pretty comfortable with the buttons positioned ergonomically. With the ultra-sensitive optical sensor in this thermometer, you can check the accurate temperature of anyone much faster than the conventional ones. Just position the thermometer at the center of the forehead and press the button, it will show the readings after a few seconds.
Price: S$200 range
2) BION 2-in-1 Non-Contact Temple Thermometer HB500
Slightly different than the previous one in the list, this thermometer is non-touch but you need to position it by the temple to get a reading instead of the forehead. You can also check the temperature of your coffee by simply pointing it at the mug. It can show reading in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. The battery will give off a low-battery alert so you know when to replace it. There is an LCD with a backlight that shows the temperature along with the battery percentage. If the temperature is higher than usual, the thermometer will give off a fever alarm to get you alarmed.
Price: S$120 range
3) AiQURA Non-contact Infrared Forehead Thermometer
This non-contact thermometer can detect temperature with its infrared sensor. It can detect the temperature in only a second. It has the memory capacity to store 16 sets of readings. The thermometer is made from plastic and feels very light. It has 3 AAA batteries powering it and the automatic shut-off function causes the thermometer to go off after only 15 seconds of being idle to save power. It will give off an alarm if the detected temperature indicates a fever. This is another non-touch thermometer so you can just point it at the forehead to get a reading.
Price: S$70 range
4) Rossmax TG120 Rigid Digital Thermometer
This is more of a traditionally designed thermometer. It has a simple look but is highly efficient. The tip of the thermometer is where the sensor lies and it can detect your temperature in a minute. The reading will be shown on the small digital screen. The functionality is very simple, just press the power button and put it in place. Since this is more of a traditional one that needs to be put under the tongue to get a proper reading, make sure it’s absolutely clean before you use it. It’s waterproof so you can rinse it with water if needed. It has an auto shut-off feature that puts the thermometer to sleep after a minute of inactivity.
Price: S$40 range
5) Omron Digital Thermometer MC-246
This digital thermometer shows the accurate temperature reading after a minute of putting it in place. It needs to be put under the tongue for accurate results. Since it’s waterproof, you can wash it before and after use. The digital screen shows the reading clearly and alerts you when it’s done checking the temperature. It runs on a battery that can be replaced. The thermometer is extremely light and easy to handle. You can easily turn it on/off with a single button.
Price: S$10 range
Thermometer Maintenance Guide
Cleaning a thermometer depends a lot on its type and functionality. The traditional thermometers can be cleaned in any way you want. You can soak them in water and they will be fine. But now, most people use digital and electrical thermometers. These are a bit trickier to clean.
For a normal thermometer, you can take a bowl full of soapy water and wash it in that. After you’re done washing it in the bowl, just shake off the extra water and dry it off with a soft, dry cloth.
If you have a digital thermometer, even though many of them are supposed to be waterproof, you shouldn’t submerge them into the water for long. You can use normal rubbing alcohol and a soft cotton pad to disinfect it. Make sure you wring all the excessive alcohol from the alcohol after dipping it. Then wipe over the thermometer with the cotton pad, make sure you clean the tip properly. Then take a clean damp cloth and clean the alcohol from the thermometer. Dry it off on a clean towel before storing it away.
As for a no-contact thermometer, you can take some rubbing alcohol and damp it with a microfiber cloth. Squeeze the cloth hard to get rid of all the excess alcohol and give the thermometer a good wipe. The alcohol should evaporate on its own. Give it a final wipe with a dry cloth before storing the thermometer away.
If your thermometer runs on battery, check the percentage before every use. In case of any malfunction, replace your thermometer at the earliest.
We hope the list succeeded in providing you with enough information about how these thermometers work. Now you can calculate all your options and decide on which one you want.