Saw one of my friend’s (Terry) Facebook posts on recommendations for a digital thermometer, and he ended up buying the InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer from Amazon Singapore.
I joined the bandwagon and bought the same thermometer for S$48.91. It ships from Amazon.com, but since I am an Amazon Singapore Prime member, shipping is free for me.
The price went up to almost S$60 before going out of stock due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Interestingly, I can’t seem to find the website for InstamediQ.
This InstamediQ digital thermometer is the 2020 model. It can act as both forehead and ear thermometer.
Despite it being called a baby thermometer and FDA approved for infants, it is suitable for kids and adults as well.
You will need 2x AAA batteries (which is included in the packaging) to power the thermometer. It comes with a carrying pouch as well.
There are four modes in this thermometer, Adult Forehead Mode, Child Forehead Mode, Ear Mode, and Object mode.
Adult Forehead Mode is for adults and children above 12 years old. Child Forehead Mode is for children under 12 years old. Ear Mode can be used for everyone except infants under three months old. Object mode is used to measure the temperature of any objects like a windowpane or a milk bottle.
By default, the temperature measurement is in Fahrenheit. To switch to Celsius, just toggle the Celsius/Fahrenheit switch located beneath the battery cover.
To switch to Ear Mode, just remove the probe cover. After removing it, I realized it is just an ordinary plastic cover.
I tested both the Adult Forehead Mode and Ear Mode and the temperature matches. The thermometer needs to be about 3 cm to 5 cm away from your forehead to be accurate.
The 34.3°C temperature reading is the previous temperature taken when I use it to test against my hands.