We always have had the traditional manual thermometer, wherein we had to read the temperature by making the wobbly quick silver stand and then read the body temperature. My sister, when she came down from Dubai, purchased the Beurer Digital Express Thermometer. Since then, measuring the body temperature has gotten much easier.
The Beurer FT15/I Express Thermometer features a flexible, reasonably wide monitor which is capable of reading and displaying the body's heat in as few as 10 seconds time. It has an acoustic signal which starts to ring when the measurement is done or when the body temperature crosses 37.8oC indicating fever. The fever alert feature is a great thing and I haven’t come across anything similar in any other thermometer. My mom has a medical kit where she has all kinds of first aid tools and the Beurer digital express thermometer completes it.
Digital EXPRESS clinical thermometer comes with several features like:
Extra fast measurements in about 10 seconds
5 memory space (stores up to 5 readings)
Precision of measurements
Acoustic signal when done measuring
Acoustic signal if result of measurement is over 37.8°C
Extra wide LED display
With storage case
Displays battery change
Automatic switch off
Displays both °C and °F
3 years warranty
Initially, I would get confused with the variation in the temperature readings, and would attribute it to a drawback with this thermometer. However, after continued usage and some research, I realized that the temperature varies depending on the part of the body where the measurement is taken. This could be due to various factors like the metabolism of the individual, the external temperature, the clothing worn, the time of the day and the prior activity engaged in (physical and mental activity). If we are uncertain about interpreting the results, or if the result is abnormal, we should consult our doctors instead of blaming the thermometer.
The thermometer comes with an elaborate guidebook in different languages, inside a sturdy, hard cover pack. However, having said this, I couldn’t find an English version anywhere in the instruction manual. I just hope Beurer will release an English version soon.
The price paid for this thermometer was 14.5 USD, which I think was reasonable, considering the fact that we have been using the thermometer for over a year now. The thermometer has a fairly high battery life, as we are yet to change the battery. I had opened the battery shutter once to find out about the kind of battery the thermometer will need in future. It is a LR41 (alkaline) one cell battery and is simple to replace and widely available from all electrical retailers.
All-in-all the thermometer is worth buying and keeping at home for a safe and healthy living.