None of us enjoys perfect health all the time. Coughs, sniffles, and even an occasional fever are part of how our immune system keeps us healthy, and while most are easily managed, fevers are something that can’t just be ignored. And if you have children, they seem to run fevers not infrequently and it can be most upsetting as a parent to have a sick baby or toddler and not really know how sick they really are.
Which is why we have thermometers. In fact, every parent has a thermometer somewhere, but classic mercury thermometers are a pain to use, slow, hard to read, and worst, you have to wake up your child to take their temperature. And taking the temperature of a newborn is something best not discussed further.
That’s why the new Withings Thermo is so terrific. It fixes all the problems with traditional thermometers: it’s fast, accurate, stores readings so you can share that with your doctor as needed, and here’s the amazing thing: you don’t have to actually touch the Thermo to skin to get an accurate reading. Two seconds. Half an inch off their forehead. And you know their temperature, without having to wake the baby!
Here’s my video review and demo:
Oh, and the “Temporal” part? That’s a blood vessel in your forehead that it’s measuring, nothing to do with time.