Kinsa Smart Ear Digital Thermometer Review
- Reads your baby’s temperature in about one second
- Temperatures can be measured in either Fahrenheit or Celsius
- Easy to clean by wiping down the thermometer with a warm cloth
- Thermometer can be used by the entire family, not just your baby
- Backed by the FDA as a safe product that meets all requirements
- Thermometer has a two year/1,000 read battery life
- Batteries are included
- Some parents have found readings to be inaccurate
- Water resistant, but not waterproof
How it works
Taking your child’s temperature when they are sick is one of the biggest hassles a parent faces. When a child is not feeling well they are squirmy and fussy making doing anything for them a project. Many parents complain that taking their child’s temperature is hard especially if a pediatrician recommends using a rectal thermometer to get the most accurate temperature possible. Kinsa has developed a new thermometer that can read your child’s temperature in one second through their ear without any invasive thermometers. The thermometer is linked via Bluetooth to your phone so that you can store the temperatures and track your child’s progress.
The Kinsa Smart Ear Digital Thermometer can also be synced to your smartphone. It comes with smart technology that allows your phone to be linked to the thermometer via Bluetooth. As soon as your child’s temperature is read, the unit will send the information to the app on your phone. You can store all of your child’s information in the app so that the information and history can then be shared with your child’s doctor or kept on record for yourself as you monitor your child’s progress if they are sick and on their way to recuperation. The app is compatible with IOS and Android.
The app is designed to give parents tips and advice on how to help their child feel better. When you put in your child’s symptoms, the app will then give you ways to help treat that symptom whether it’s a runny nose, a headache, or a sore throat. Parents can then decide whether they want to take that advice and treat that symptom. The app will give you medicinal suggestions based off of what your child’s temperature is. The app will advise you as to what over-the-counter medications you can use to help reduce the fever. Some options that are given are ibuprofen, aspirin, or other drug store remedies to try and help reduce a fever. If the temperature is high enough, the app will advise you to seek professional medical attention.
Family Profiles- The Kinsa app will store all of your family’s temperature readings in individual profiles for when you go to the doctor. Over time, you will be able to store a timeline of a certain condition and be able to bring all of that information to your healthcare provider. This way, all the information necessary to get a correct prognosis from your doctor will all be located on your phone.
Medicine Alerts- The Kinsa app also allows you to set reminders for medications. If you have found the perfect over-the-counter medication for your family or if your doctor has prescribed a medication for your child, you can set an alarm in the app to remind you to give out the meds. This way, your child will never miss a dosage and they can begin to get better faster.
Sesame Street Mode- The app for the Kinsa Smart Ear Digital Thermometer has a setting for helping your child feel comfortable having their temperature taken. It is always a helpful tool to distract your child while the thermometer is in use so that they don’t squirm or move and potentially trigger a false reading. To help out with that, the Kinsa Smart Ear Digital Thermometer app comes with a Sesame Street function where Elmo talks to your child while they are having their temperature taken. Once the temperature is taken and recorded, the app then gives you the opportunity to list the number of symptoms your child has in order for the app to be able to properly direct you as to what course of action you can take to help your child feel better. The app gives you options like fatigue, cough, runny nose, sore throat, etc. in order to pinpoint what may be causing your child to not feel well.
Once all of these symptoms have been added to the app and your child’s profile, you will have a clearer picture as to why your child is feeling the way they feel, and you can take proper action. All the while, your child will be entertained by Elmo’s voice and the colorful screen they can interact with while you are using the app.
Not Just For Babies
The best way to clean the Kinsa is with a warm cloth with a tiny bit of soap and to just wipe off the earpiece to the thermometer first. That is the first place where germs will collect on the product. After that, it is a good idea to gently wipe down the rest of the product as any germs you may have collected while helping your child or taking your own temperature may get on the thermometer. A warm paper towel or cloth is best as the earpiece does not detach from the thermometer, so wiping it down is the best method.