Braun Thermometer ThermoScan ExacTemp

Last updated: June 18, 2020


This wallet-friendly unit uses disposable, hygienic tips for each reading. It helps you properly aim the thermometer inside your child's ear for accurate readings every time. It would be nice if it also had a forehead mode, but this is still a quality pick that should last a long time.

We looked at the top Baby Thermometers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Baby Thermometer you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: With disposable hygienic tips for each reading, this thermometer is sanitary and easy on your wallet.

In our analysis of 72 expert reviews, the Braun Thermometer ThermoScan ExacTemp placed 3rd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Braun ThermoScan measures the infrared heat generated by the eardrum and surrounding tissue. The ear accurately reflects the core body temperature because the eardrum shares the blood supply with the temperature control center in the brain, making the ear an excellent site to measure temperature. When core body temperature rises, it is quickly detectable in the ear. Based on July 2017 Ardent Consulting Survey reporting that of the surveyed pediatricians who recommend a brand of thermometers to their patients, Braun is the most recommended brand, and of the surveyed pediatricians that use a branded thermometer, Braun is the most frequently used brand. The Braun ThermoScan is designed to take the body temperature of your family in a fast, gentle and easy to use way and give you some peace of mind when your child comes down with a fever. Used by more pediatricians’ offices than any other thermometer brand, the ThermoScan features a pre-warmed tip that improves accuracy, a unique guidance system that ensures precise results, and infrared technology that takes your child’s temperature in seconds. Unlike other thermometers, Braun ThermoScan features a pre-warmed tip that minimizes the cooling effect that could result from the introduction of a cool probe tip. The patented pre-warmed tip helps ensure accuracy, measurement after measurement to a tenth of a degree. The patented ExacTemp positioning system confirms good position in the ear with a light and a beep to ensure accurate temperature measurement.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

This inexpensive unit feels comfortable in hands and also has a large display. The package also has 21 disposable lens filters to prevent transferring germs.
There is an integrated guidance system whithin the thermometer that assures and directs whether the thermometer has been positioned properly in visual and audio mode.
Thanks to the filters (that have to be used for each reading), users can rest assured that the device is safe and hygienic, as it is guaranteed that no impurities or earwax is transferred on the tip of the product.
Braun ThermoScan accurately measures your child’s temperature in just a few moments. Memory work checks the last temperature you performed so that you can monitor changes.
The Braun IRT6500 Ear Thermometer is one of the best infrared thermometers on the market today. The company has established a solid reputation in the industry and this model is no exception. It delivers consistently accurate readings in just seconds and the guidance system is a great feature that lets you know when the device is positioned correctly.
This infrared thermometer uses ear measurements to obtain precisely accurate pediatricians-grade results in a matter of seconds. It comes packed with user geared features such as a flexible pre-warmed tip- that makes it more convenient, softer in the mouth and is easy to use.
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It grants easy switching between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
- The Z9
This thermometer has a pre-warmed tip that enables the thermometer to get an accurate reading more quickly and comfortably because you are not inserting a cold probe into the ear.
The pre-warmed tip technology helps give the thermometer the most accurate reading.
As long as you get the correct position in the ear, the temperature readings are very accurate and consistent.
Easy to switch the models between Fahrenheit and Celsius by holding down the power button on start-up and it will even show the last recorded temperature in the new scale.
Another excellent thing about the Braun thermometer is its Memory function. It is able to recall the last temperature reading which makes it easy to keep track of any form of fluctuations.

What reviewers didn't like

One user feel that the carrying case isn’t protective enough
Some users complained that the item is using consumables, namely the plastic lens covers. Once you’ve used them up, you need to purchase additional ones.
It’s not backlit which makes it hard to use at night.
- The Z9
The thermometer does not work unless you have the lens filter. Some are included with your purchase, but once you have used them, you will have the added expense of purchasing more lens filters.
This is only an ear thermometer and cannot be used for babies under 3-months-old.
Small amount of people who have reviewed this product have found, could not get an accurate temperature.
Need careful to protect the probe and keep it far away from water.
Unlike the previous thermometers, the Braun is strictly used in the ear.
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