Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer MODEL# 2000C
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Product Description

The TemporalScanner Thermometer is a totally non-invasive system with advanced infrared technology providing maximum ease of use with quick, consistently accurate measurements. Advanced, patented technology measures temperatures with a gentle stroke across the forehead. The TemporalScanner Thermometer has been clinically tested for accuracy compared to rectal thermometers and temperature sensors inserted in the heart during course of patient treatment and accepted for use in major hospitals, making it the ideal thermometer for use with newborns, infants, children or adults. The TemporalScanner has patented software, providing arterial heat balance. This unique process determines temperature by accurately measuring the balance between the tissues warming from arterial blood and tissues cooling (warming) caused by heat loss (gain) to the environment.

Features:
  • Gentle Stroke of Forehead captures naturally emitted heat from skin over temporal artery
  • Red LED lights and soft beep indicate correct scan
  • Takes 1,000 readings per second, selecting the most accurate
  • Arterial Heat Balance computers the correct temperature

Customer Reviews:

  • Thermometer
    Good price, fast service excellent product, especially for taking children's temps. Fast and free of fuss....more info
  • Can't get consistent readings
    I followed the directions but every time a took a reading it gave me different results, often by a degree or more. I sent it back....more info
  • Neat idea - not recommended for moving infants
    I purchased this product because my daughter who was 3 months at the time of purchase really screamed and squirmed when I tried using a rectal or under the armpit thermometer. This product works great except the head is so narrow that it is difficult to move the head of the thermometer properly over her forehead because she is constantly moving. She is a light sleeper and taking her temperature while she is sleeping would wake her up not to mention that she has slept on her stomache since she's learned to roll. I kept it because I think she may prefer it once she's old enough to understand what I'm doing and hold still. I've used it on myself and it seems to work great. Pretty amazing technology, I just wish they made the head of the unit wider so that it would glide along an infant's head easier....more info
  • Works well, if you observe some rules
    Despite its drawbacks, I actually like this thermometer. It takes a little longer to get a reading than my ear thermometer, which takes only a second. I use it as a backup.

    There are several rules that must be observed to get an accurate reading, which may make this unit impractical to some and may explain some of the poor readings some reviewers have gotten:

    * It doesn't work if the child has just taken a bath.
    * The thermometer must not be moved from rooms which vary in temperature. When it is moved, the thermometer will not give a good reading for about 20 minutes as it adjusts to the new temperature.
    * If the child was laying down, the thermometer must not be used on the side the child had been laying on.
    * If the child is sweating, swipe the forehead and then place it behind the ear before releasing the read button.
    * The thermometer must be swiped over the temporal artery, not just any part of the forehead.
    * The head of the thermometer must be kept clean and shiny -- no fingerprints or dust or anything else.

    The readings I get usually agree with the tympanic thermometer. When it doesn't, I go for the third opinion, the standard oral/rectal thermometer. ...more info
  • Works well, if you observe some rules
    Despite its drawbacks, I actually like this thermometer. It takes a little longer to get a reading than my ear thermometer, which takes only a second. I use it as a backup.

    There are several rules that must be observed to get an accurate reading, which may make this unit impractical to some and may explain some of the poor readings some reviewers have gotten:

    * It doesn't work if the child has just taken a bath.
    * The thermometer must not be moved from rooms which vary in temperature. When it is moved, the thermometer will not give a good reading for about 20 minutes as it adjusts to the new temperature.
    * If the child was laying down, the thermometer must not be used on the side the child had been laying on.
    * If the child is sweating, swipe the forehead and then place it behind the ear before releasing the read button.
    * The thermometer must be swiped over the temporal artery, not just any part of the forehead.
    * The head of the thermometer must be kept clean and shiny -- no fingerprints or dust or anything else.

    The readings I get usually agree with the tympanic thermometer. When it doesn't, I go for the third opinion, the standard oral/rectal thermometer. ...more info
  • uptrodden
    I don't know if the product even works as it is impossible to even insert the batteries. (4 people tried per the instructions to open the temporal scanner for insertion of battery - none could get it open). So much for quality control. One can only wonder if this product is made by toy manufacturers in China or the quality people had one to many the day my temporal scanner was produced. Forget temporal - it was a permanent product screw up...more info
  • what a waste of money!
    I had bought this thermometer based on people saying that it was such an accurate way to take temps. That was true for maybe the first few months. Consistently afterwards, we'd scan our child's forehead (who was old enough to not be squirmish), and a good percentage of the time, it would not give a reading (except "error") at all. We would have to scan over and over again, and then have no idea how valid the number was. We'd also try scanning behind the ear (which it said was another use) but that was always a completely different reading (usually 1.5 degrees difference or more) no matter how many times we scanned.

    I ended up returning mine and I'm going to invest in an ear thermometer... or just go back to the good old-fashioned thermometer that had been giving me accurate readings before....more info
  • A must have!
    With the tips given by previous reviews, I had no problems taking consistent temperatures from the start. This product is truely worth the price. It's easy and fast enough to take 3 or 4 temperatures in a row to make sure they're consistent....more info
  • Works great except when child has a fever
    Had tried lots of other thermometers and thought this was the best thing since apple pie for the same reasons everyone else says (easy, consistent, fast, etc.), especially since my daughter has febrile seizures and we monitor her for any sign of fever. We were so happy with it that we threw away our other thermometers, and bought it as gifts for other friends with kids. But it was inconsistent when we needed it - when my daughter had a fever.

    Apparently it becomes inconsistent with the slightest forehead moisture which of course happens with a fever. It did not register the correct temperature making it difficult to know what was happening with my daughter's fever. We were not aware her temperature was as high as it was and she had a febrile seizure.

    We threw it away and now use the Braun thermoscan for the past 3 years which provides the best readings and consistency of any thermometer we have tried....more info
  • Multiple readings different results
    Following the instructions i attempted to take my baby's temperature. THree swipes yielded a range of results from 97.5 to 101 degrees. the fourth swipe said 98.6 - I took an armpit reading with a conventional thermometer to find out for sure and got 100.6 during all these attempts the baby got increasingly annoyed and thrashed about which resulted in him being bonked in the forehead repeatedly as he struggled against the thing making the readings increasingly innacurate. what a drag!...more info
  • Love it
    Love that I can take my daughter's temp while she sleeps. I've found it to be as accurate as it claims. I also enjoy that there is no added accessories to buy (disposable tips, etc). I've been very please with my purchase....more info
  • BKF, Physician assistant
    Good product, easy to use. It gives a consistant temp when tested multiple times on the same person. I bought it to use at home and on medical mission trips. Have not had it long enough for the test of time so reluctant to give 5 stars until I see how it holds up....more info
  • It's great for all ages
    It took a couple of times to learn the proper way to ge consistant readings, and the info on the package was minimal, but it works great. We have already used it a lot with out newborn because she got a cold. ...more info
  • NICE and no extra pieces to buy!
    I will admit it. I am a gadget junkie.

    We have a Braun tympanic thermometer that I received as a baby gift. While I really liked it a lot, I had to wait until my preemie was older and had bigger ear holes to use it on her. Also, ear infections skew the readings on those things. And finally, you have to get those crazy probe covers which are just a pain.

    After going to the Dr.'s office and being "swiped" by the professional version of the Exergen Temporal Artery thermometer, I felt like I just HAD to look into the home version. Since it is a Flexible Spending Account eligible item, I decided to give it a go.

    Many of the reviews I had read stated that this thermometer read "low". Well, I pulled it out of the package and tested it on myself. 96.4. Over and over. I almost screamed, then started pulling on the frosted piece of plastic at the business end of the thermometer, and voila! Turns out that you have to take the protective cover off the tip in order for it to work...so there you go for all the skeptics out there.

    The only con that I have on this product is that it is kind of awkward to hold-you are supposed to touch this thing to the middle of the forehead and then press and hold the button until you are done scanning. With a squirming baby, it takes REAL coordination to pull that off. But it works great for people who are being still, and even better if you are taking your own temperature.

    Other than this one small drawback, I LOVE this thing and would recommend!...more info
  • easy and pain free! (for both me and the kids)
    I received this item as a baby shower gift with my first child, who is now 3. I didn't use it until she was over 1 because my first pediatrician told me it wasn't reliable. (My current ped says that it is) By the time my poor baby was one she had already had over 20 ear infections. So needless to say, ear thermometers were not pleasant. It would take 4 people to hold her down at the doctor's office to get a reading.
    Once I started using this thermometer it was so easy! It did take a bit of practice to make sure that you are going at the right speed (not too fast!) and not letting the thermometer leave the forehead. My daughter loves it and can now do it to herself, and us, and the dog (LOL).
    And now that I know I can use it on my newborn baby too it is a Godsend! I hated taking the rectal temps, probably just as much as the kids did.
    My only complaint is that the temps seem to vary by about .1-.5 degrees. But I suppose that even oral thermometers do that too. With my little guy, if the fever is elevated I check rectally, just to be accurate if I have to bring him in to the doctor's office. But is nice to have a gauge without having to use the rectal one all the time.

    We have had ours 3 years now, and it is still ticking! Same battery and all! And boy, it has seen some rough treatment too (think 3 year olds!)....more info
  • Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer MODEL# 2000C
    WOW, these things are really slick. I was a little skeptical at first but its nice to be able to take a temperature with out the fuss. I checked several out and this one model had good reviews. ...more info
  • very good product
    Ever since I received the thermometer, we have been using it like crazy. Having 6 kids, it comes in handy. And it works great! I have had no problems with it at all. We just love it!!!...more info
  • exergen thermometer
    So far I love this thermometer. It's really nice that I don't have to bother my children's ears like I used to. The first time I used it on my 9 year old, he said,"..hey, how'd you do that?" I've used it several times and it works great!
    ...more info
  • Amazing Customer Service
    This product is great to use but I am most impressed by their customer service. I e-mailed the company about an issue and they sent out a brand new thermometer with a pre-paid return label for my old one. I had not expected this at all and I am going to recommend this product to others even more so now. ...more info
  • good product
    Takes a little getting use to but overall a good product...more info
  • Exergen
    Until now and after 2 months I have not received the product and have not received a answer to my enuire about that I have not received the thermometer. I am waiting an answer from the seller without success. I want my money back ...more info
  • Easy to use
    I have 3 kids and have many types of thermometers. This is the easiest to use. Simply place it in the middle of their forehead and move it to the side. The readings seem to be accurate....more info
  • I love it
    This is great. Only a swipe of forehead or artery below the ear and instant accurate temperture. No more waiting forever with old alcohol (mercury look) thermometer. No more germs or covers from electric. No covers to buy. No waiting for beeps, no more crying because children cant breathe through nose to hold mouth on it.
    I'll never use another thermometer again.

    Beware, fast swipe can cause friction effect and inaccurate temp
    Best to take at least 2 swipes. I'm a nurse I use this often.
    Most accurate temp is from femoral artery in between the legs. The biggest artery in body if you have access to it. It runs down the inside of the thigh. Obviously if you didn't know the person it wouldn't be available. But on this thermometer it would be equal to a rectal reading.
    in accuracy...more info
  • Practice makes perfect
    Three years, two batteries, and lots of use and abuse -- still going strong. We used to go through three $7 cheapo digitals a year before we bought the Exergen, which was a replacement for a new Braun ear thermometer that didn't handle ear-infection fevers and was uncomfortable for the sick person.

    It's a simple procedure, with practice. Note the previous advice to make sure the button is only depressed DURING thermometer contact with skin. We've learned to make four passes: each half of the forehead (middle to near-ear, tracing a "shallow wavy line" to make sure we're catching the right spots), and firmly pressed in the hollow under each ear lobe (after "airing it out" for 30s to avoid heat trapped by long hair, pillows, etc.). Remember to give a previously-probed area at least a half-minute or so to "recover" if you want to probe it again -- the probe will have slightly cooled the skin. My four readings per set were within 0.2 degrees F after a few sessions of practice, and each set takes about 20s, or about a minute if "ear-airing" is necessary. The beeping is helpful once you get tuned into the "good-readings" patterns.

    If temp readings start to look erratic, try wiping the lens area (especially the shiny cone) with soft cloth slightly dampened with alcohol. Skin oil can film over the works and distort readings. We found that multiple erratic and "ERR" readings meant it was time to change the battery. (Hold it door-side up, probe-end facing you: Firmly push door ridges away from you with your thumbs.)

    We use a newer model at preschool. I tell the kid, "Here comes the magic probe!," make beeping robot noises, and show him/her each reading. Most kids are fascinated enough to sit still for it. Our kids are special-needs, and the probe is much less invasive and quicker to use on touch-sensitive autistic children than other thermometers. Even with a squirmy, unhappy child, we can at least find or rule out "official fevers" (100.4F and above). The school's model has disposable covers, but I find them unwieldy (likely a practice thing) and prefer to alcohol-wipe the probe between coverless uses.

    Like others, I wish it was back-lit (though batteries would drain faster). A beeper-off switch for the benefit of acutely sensitive ears (or lightly sleeping babies) would be helpful. Otherwise, it's great....more info
  • Seems like a good idea, but frustrating in real life
    We have had one of these for several years. It does work, but:
    1) it seems to read low, and inconsistently. I end up confirming the result with another kind of thermometer, or I just add a degree or two. Not really ideal.
    2) it can be hard to do the forehead swiping if your child has a lot of hair, if your child is at all squirmy or resistant, or if you're even the slightest bit uncoordinated, because you have to hold it flat against the skin and press a button the whole time. Often we get error readings and have to try again, which the squiry child hates even more.
    3) There's no backlight, so doing it in the dark is awkward.
    4) it beeps, with no option to turn it off, so if you're checking a sleeping child, better hope s/he is a deep sleeper.

    ...more info