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Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Thermometer

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Product Description

Vicks Proven more accurate than forehead at detecting fever. Fever InSight: Color - Coded temperature display. Measures with a gentle touch behind the ear. 1 Second reading. Memory tracks last 8 readings . Lifetime Warranty.

Additional Info

758844

1F1B8CF4

328785009804

V980

0.6 pounds

9.1 x 6.5 x 2.9

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Thermometer
 
2.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

46%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Accurate (3)
  • Hygienic (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

  • Inaccurate (6)
  • Unreliable (5)

Best Uses

  • Infants (5)
  • Adults (4)
  • Children (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Average health (4), Caregiver (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Love, Love, Love it.

Both me and my BF love this thermometer. Our little guy loathed the under the arm thermometer and this was a perfect alternative. He sleeps on his belly with one ear sticking straight...Read complete review

Both me and my BF love this thermometer. Our little guy loathed the under the arm thermometer and this was a perfect alternative. He sleeps on his belly with one ear sticking straight up. Perfect for nighttime temp checks. It's so gentle it doesn't wake him and as long as you read the manual (2 lines) and place it in the correct spot, you get accurate, consistent temperatures. I have not 1 complaint about the accuracy or consistency of this product. The memory feature is a lifesaver to others like me with perm mom-brain.
I honestly can't believe some people don't like this item. I wonder if maybe they have defective models or aren't using the product correctly.
If you're on the fence, just do it. It's a great investment for the whole family's health.

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Not accurate

bought this when my son got sick, it gave me four different readings and they were all incorrect. You have to place it in the exact spot to get the real reading, and...Read complete review

bought this when my son got sick, it gave me four different readings and they were all incorrect. You have to place it in the exact spot to get the real reading, and with a baby that moves around alot that is impossible. I need accuracy, I'd rather not guess when it come to my sons health. I returned it withinan hour of purchase. Don't waste your money, get a actual ear thermometer.

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2.0

Not very reliable

By Val

from Pomona, CA

Pros

  • Fast Readings

Cons

  • Inaccurate
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Adults

Comments about Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Thermometer:

This is not reliable. It usually gives us a high reading and we have to resort to a regular under arm thermometer to check.

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3.0

Can be difficult to use

By polosteph9

from California

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Pros

    Cons

    • Inaccurate

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Thermometer:

      My daughter tries to look at the thermometer because it beeps when ready to scan, which makes it difficult to find the correct spot behind her ear. I get various temperature readings depending on exactly where I place it, even within a very small area.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      bad

      By mom

      from sacramento,ca

      About Me Medical Professional

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Inaccurate
        • Poor Battery Life
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Children
        • Infants

        Comments about Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Thermometer:

        this product is very bad because it doesnt even show the right temperature.

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        1.0

        Terrible

        By Review mom

        from Fairfield ca

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Functional
          • Poor Value

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Thermometer:

            This thermometer is fast but completely inaccurate. I get different readings every single time. Even when placed on the correct spot we get a myriad of different readings. Terrible, I'm returning it ASAP.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love, Love, Love it.

            By Kale's mom

            from Michigan

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Functional
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family
              • Toddler

              Comments about Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Thermometer:

              Both me and my BF love this thermometer. Our little guy loathed the under the arm thermometer and this was a perfect alternative. He sleeps on his belly with one ear sticking straight up. Perfect for nighttime temp checks. It's so gentle it doesn't wake him and as long as you read the manual (2 lines) and place it in the correct spot, you get accurate, consistent temperatures. I have not 1 complaint about the accuracy or consistency of this product. The memory feature is a lifesaver to others like me with perm mom-brain.
              I honestly can't believe some people don't like this item. I wonder if maybe they have defective models or aren't using the product correctly.
              If you're on the fence, just do it. It's a great investment for the whole family's health.

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              4.0

              I think it works great

              By night owl

              from Casper wy

              About Me Average Health

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Easy to Use
              • Hygienic
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Children
                • Infants

                Comments about Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Thermometer:

                I think this is the best thermometer to use. I personally do not like r#ctal thermometers and neither does my little one. This scans the same temp every time.

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                4.0

                Love it

                By Jamie the caregiver

                from Greenville, SC

                About Me Average Health, Caregiver

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Easy to Use
                • Hygienic
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Cost

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Children
                • Infants

                Comments about Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Thermometer:

                I use this product at home and at work. It is easy to use and is extremely quick and accurate. I don't like having to wait 10 seconds between readings but I understand why it is that way.

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                2.0

                Not so great

                By Preschool

                from Folsom

                About Me Caregiver

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Hygienic

                Cons

                • Inaccurate
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Thermometer:

                  I purchased this thermometer for our preschool so we could quickly take the temperatures of children we suspected had a fever. It worked great the first week. The second week it started giving us really low temperatures (like 96 degrees on a child who had a 101 temp). I don't know what happened or how to fix it.

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                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Waste of money.

                  By Hope

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Average Health

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Inaccurate
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Thermometer:

                      Please don't waste your money on this!! It never reads the correct temperature. I used it on my son and it said 103 degrees. I immediately used a regular r*ctal (apparantely I'm not allowed to type that word here) thermometer on him and it was a normal 98.5 degrees. I've used it on myself when I was sick and back to back readings were 97 degrees and then 102. AWFUL PRODUCT.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Hard to get the same reading.

                      By Lataya

                      from Pearl city, HI

                      About Me Athletic

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Inaccurate
                        • Unreliable

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Thermometer:

                          I thought this product seemed easy enough to use but it wasn't. I can't get the same reading twice not even when I use it on myself in the exact same spot I did 10 seconds ago. I usually really like the Vicks product but if you aren't into guessing games this thermometer isn't for you. It is quick to give a reading but whats the point if you are having to take it 10 times to get the same reading twice?

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