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: 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.
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