The Vicks V977 is part of the thermometer
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, thermometer
models like the V977 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Accuracy is each model's performance compared to that of a medical grade thermometer. Readings were taken on adults without fever.
Repeatability is the variation of each model's successive temperature readings. Readings were taken on adults without fever.
The Features score is a combination of objectively measured and observed attributes for accessories and operational performance.
About This Brand
Lunsford Richardson, a pharmacist in Greensboro, N.C., created and sold 21 patent medicines under the “Vicks” name in the 1890s. Today, the company still sells colds-and-flu-relief products, along with humidifiers, thermometers, steam inhalers, and more. Available everywhere. www.vicks.com