I am on a quest to replace all of my ordinary medical devices with smart devices that log and synch with an app or can transfer data.
Most recently, I purchased several “smart” thermometers. But I have found them to be less useful than I had hoped. What follows is my review of them and my personal pros and cons of each.
Kinsa - the UI in the app is pretty good, but the thermometer only takes readings while physically connected to the phone.
CVS OUcare - the thermometer itself is just what I wanted, but the UI is terrible and it doesn’t easily synch.
Vicks Smart Temp - so far, I like this the best. The app is very user friendly and the temperature readings seem to be relaticely acurate. The thermometer looks and feels like an ordinary oral thermometer (though it can be used diffefent ways - oral, underarm, rectal). It lets you email a pdf of the data to export it, but the data isn’t exportable in a more useful format - even csv. It also won’t synch with my other tracking or health apps. And the precision is a bit less than I’d like (1 decimal place only).
Temp Sitter by irulu - supposedly this provides continuous temperature monitoring using skin contact. This feature seemed immensely useful for me to track skin temperature rather than oral body temperature and maybe to understand my daytime sleepineas better. However, the instruction manual is very clear that the thermometer is meant for infants and that adult use will not produce acurate readings because of muscle and body fat. The device also requires the use of sticky electrode pads which I am sensitive to, so I haven’t tried it yet.
Smart Temp by Infant tech - this one arrived without instructions, so I haven’t tried it yet.
Any suggestions for exporting or synching the data? For anyone else who tracks temps, what do you use and hiw do you like it?
~ Sarah W