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InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer

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 [1].

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.

InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Box Front [2]
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Box Front
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Box Back [3]
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Box Back
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Box [4]
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Box
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Box Open [5]
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Box Open

You will need 2x AAA batteries (which is included in the packaging) to power the thermometer. It comes with a carrying pouch as well.

InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Box Contents [6]
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Box Contents

There are four modes in this thermometer, Adult Forehead Mode, Child Forehead Mode, Ear Mode, and Object mode.

InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Quick Start #1 [7]
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Quick Start #1
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Quick Start #2 [8]
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Quick Start #2

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.

InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Front [9]
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Front
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Back [10]
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Back

By default, the temperature measurement is in Fahrenheit. To switch to Celsius, just toggle the Celsius/Fahrenheit switch located beneath the battery cover.

InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Celsius/Fahrenheit Switch [11]
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Celsius/Fahrenheit Switch
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Forehead [12]
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Forehead

To switch to Ear Mode, just remove the probe cover. After removing it, I realized it is just an ordinary plastic cover.

InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Ear [13]
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Ear

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.

InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Measuring Forehead Temperature [14]
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Measuring Forehead Temperature

The 34.3°C temperature reading is the previous temperature taken when I use it to test against my hands.

InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Measuring Ear Temperature [15]
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Measuring Ear Temperature