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Best Thermometers

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Thermometers

Best Thermometers

We tested 10 thermometers to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Thermometer based on the following criteria:

  • Features
  • Accuracy
  • Repeatability

Below lists the Thermometers that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Thermometer is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Thermometers

Best Thermometer for Features

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


This Thermometer which tested best for Features has the following features: .

Best Thermometer for Accuracy

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


This Thermometer which tested best for Accuracy has the following features: .

Best Thermometer for Repeatability

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


This Thermometer which tested best for Repeatability has the following features: .