The Best Digital Thermometers 2019

Are you looking to buy a digital thermometer in the UK?

We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring products for you to consider.

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This report shows you five established, reliable digital thermometers, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if the owner ratings reveal poor performance.

The Best Digital Thermometers 2019

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of digital thermometers with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis. This jumps straight to the established products, and the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.

We then remove the digital thermometers with less than 4 stars. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile this Top 5.

The Best Digital Thermometers 2019

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
iProvèn Medical Thermometer1174.8££Amazon
Braun Thermoscan 511594.5££Argos
Temp IR Infrared Thermometer6144.4££Amazon
Braun Thermoscan 711364.3£££Argos
Braun Age Precision Stick6234.2£Argos

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis on 20190116. Report only considers products with more than 50 verified reviews. View all rating scores here.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated digital thermometers. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

iProvèn Medical Thermometer

  • Forehead and Ear Thermometer
  • Fever Warning Coloured LED
  • Clinically Tested and Approved
  • High Accuracy
  • “I wanted a simple but decent quality ear thermometer,and after reading the reviews on Amazon choose this amazing model.”
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Braun Thermoscan 5

  • Ear Probe Thermometer
  • Measures Infrared Heat
  • No.1 Brand Among Doctors
  • “Love this thermometer – quick and reliable – just what I need as a GP trying to assess patients on a day to day basis.”
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Temp IR Infrared Thermometer

  • For Professional and Home Use
  • Point and Click From 5cm Away
  • Non Invasive Forehead Scanner
  • Silent Mode
  • “I have used it so much though since it arrived, it's very handy for testing the temperature of bath water. ”
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Braun Thermoscan 7

  • Ear Thermometer
  • Age Precision Technology
  • Night Light Option
  • Infrared Thermometer
  • “Checked this against the calibrated ones being used in hospital and it was spot on. Well worth paying the extra.”
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Braun Age Precision Stick

  • Electronic Stick Thermometer
  • Colour Coded LCD
  • Fever Alarm
  • Age Precision Technology
  • “It’s accurate and easy to read – the traffic light system is fantastic.”
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Digital Thermometers Buyers Guide

These are the main factors affecting owner satisfaction.

Look For:

  • Accuracy
  • Instant Display
  • Durable

Watch For:

  • Inconsistent Results
  • Expensive
  • Battery Issues

Our Notes on this Market


Owner ratings in the digital thermometer market are heavily influenced by two main factors: accurate temperature readings and fast results.

Owners are also most satisfied when these home medical thermometers have an easy to read display and good battery life.

Bonus features of the better thermometers: comfortable to use, durability, compact size.

Digital thermometers have an important job, they are designed to quickly and accurately take a persons core temperature. We repeatedly saw owners saying they had seen their Braun thermometers in health care settings, such as hospitals and GP surgeries; a great endorsement. We also read how the newer digital thermometers are able to take temperatures by scanning the forehead, with no contact.

The range of medical thermometers for sale at John Lewis and Tesco is smaller than you might expect. Argos sell around twenty models. It’s always hard to be exact with numbers at Amazon, due to the many different sellers and imported models: we think around eighty models are stocked across the four shops we use for ratings.

This is one of the few markets that has some questionable reviews on Amazon. While making this update for 2017, we rejected any products where the reviews seemed off in some way. Luckily this is not something we see very often.

It is a market that continues to innovate. It is competitive too, and prices appear reasonable. In 2017, we see the ability to connect a smartphone app to the thermometer results, creating an ongoing record.


A big change from last years report. We see the three Braun digital thermometers pushed out by these lesser known brands.

We see that John Lewis, Argos and Tesco still sell very few digital thermometers. So it’s a clean sweep for Amazon.

It was quite an easy sector to navigate, with the Braun thermometers still scoring very well. But not as high as this years Top 5.

We considered medical and health thermometers for this report – infrared, probe, ear, stick and non-contact thermometers. We made sure they had CE or FDA approval.


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