Exergen TemporalScanner TAT-2000C thermometer

 
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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

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1.0
Very Wrong Readings
1/23/2016
Pros
Cons
Coloured Skin
Best Uses
Comment:
I have Rosacea so my skin is red all the time and possible a bit warmer to the touch. I became sick and went to my Family Doctor who has this thermometer and it always said that my fever was very high. So he kept prescribing me antibiotics thinking that I had a bad infection. But my own home thermometer kept reading normal by mouth. I then asked my family Doctor to use a normal thermometer and he then saw that my temp was normal. He had been prescribing me antibiotics for no reason leading to other problems. When using this thermometer on my Daughters fair skin, it read an accurate temp. Needless to say I am not impressed.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
not very accurate
8/21/2015
Pros
Easy to use
Cons
NOT ACCURATE
Not Consistent
Best Uses
Sleeping Kidbaby
Comment:
I have several thermometers for my kids each one gives a different temp but this one varies the most. The good thing is you can do it without waking them but thats about it. You can do it several times in a row and get vastly different results. I personally prefer the in ear ones.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Has never given an accurate temp
7/15/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We've never been able to get an accurate temperature using this thermometer. We were getting readings between 96-98 when our daughter had a fever of over 103. When we got to urgent care they said they see this problem with these types of thermometers all the time and don't suggest using them. I have friends who are nurses who say the same thing.
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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