Kinsa Smart Stick Thermometer

Lightweight, easy-to-use thermometer that connects to smartphones for fast readings

MSRP: $19.99

$14.46

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Kinsa Smart Stick Thermometer

Mom365's Rating

In a nutshell: This battery-free thermometer is powered by parents’ smartphones, enabling them to take temperature readings in seconds for all members of the family. With FDA-approved accuracy and updated information regarding current illnesses being spread as well as real-time advice, the device is a steal at $19.99.

The perks: The Kinsa Smart Stick Thermometer can be used for infants, children and adults, and easily shares information with medical professionals via the smartphone application. The device is lightweight but flexible, and comes with a comfort tip that makes temperature readings – orally, rectally or underarm – painless and provides no-fuss cleaning. To keep kids entertained during the 10-second average process, the instrument offers an interactive bubble-popping game tots can play. In addition, the thermometer doesn’t require batteries, eliminating another annoying expense for families.

Quick readings are a plus, as is the fact that the instrument doesn’t require batteries.

A setup adapter and how-to manual are included with the thermometer itself and the smart stick cable to attach the smartphone to the device.

The headaches: The Kinsa Smart Stick Thermometer is not compatible with the newest Android or iPhone smartphones. The instrument hooks up to the headphone jack, making iPhone 7 users unable to use the thermometer. This could be rectified in future updates, but there’s been no word from the company yet. The device can also deliver inconsistent results if users attempt to verify past temperatures.


Final verdict: The thermometer is a great buy for $19.99. It allows families to track their health, sharing results with medical professionals and monitoring illnesses currently affecting surrounding areas. The application is easy and fun to use if parents have the appropriate smartphone software. Quick readings are a plus, as is the fact that the instrument doesn’t require batteries, meaning the chances of it breaking or dying are low. This is a tool that all members of the family will be able to use and enjoy.

Kinsa.com: $19.99 View

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Target.com: $19.99 View