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Exergen TemporalScanner TAT-2000C
 
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$23.79 - $56.49
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Type: Infrared thermometers
About - Exergen TemporalScanner TAT-2000C

The Exergen TemporalScanner TAT-2000C is part of the thermometer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, thermometer models like the TemporalScanner TAT-2000C are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Accuracy:
Accuracy is each model's performance compared to that of a medical grade thermometer. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

Repeatability:
Repeatability is the variation of each model's successive temperature readings. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

Features:
The Features score is a combination of objectively measured and observed attributes for accessories and operational performance.
About This Brand

Founded by a Harvard-research scientist, Dr. Francesco Pompei, more than two decades ago, the company is based in Watertown, Mass. It is the creator of the first temporal artery thermometer—the Temporal Scanner, a noninvasive model. The company holds more than 100 U.S. and foreign patents. Available wherever juvenile products are sold.
www.exergen.com

User Reviews - Exergen TemporalScanner TAT-2000C
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1.0
Do not spend your money.
8/30/2014
Pros
Cons
Varying Temperatures
Very complicated
Best Uses
Comment:
Needed an easy thermometer for a child. It was very difficult to set up. Temperatures varied from 76 deg to 104 deg. Body temperature is often very important to know. It should be accurate and straight forward to use. This thermometer is neither.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Best I have ever owned
7/20/2014
Pros
Accuracy
Ease of Use
Non-invasive
Cons
Readout Could Be Bigger
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had this thermometer since it first came out. I have loved the ease of use and the fact that it is non-invasive, therefore, no germs passed around. As a grandmother, the readout could be bigger but that is not a detractor. It is a great thing to have when I, my husband, or grandchildren are here and not feeling well.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
You can find better
7/3/2014
Pros
Fast
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Quick reading
Comment:
This therm works ok, and thats about it. I would have given it 3 stars had it been cheaper. For $40ish you can get much better. It gives a quick reading for a squirmy kid, but you will get a different reading about everytime you use it. <br /><br />My dr recommended to spend about the same on an ear therm and it would perform much more reliably.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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