The Best Digital Thermometers 2017

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

We've combined product ratings from Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco and created a Top 5 for you to consider.

We discovered around 80 different models for sale at these trusted shops.

This report will show you established and reliable digital thermometers, performing as expected. All based on owner rating scores.

The Best Digital Thermometers 2017

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

Ratings in the Top 5 begin at 4.5 stars

Prices range from £15 to £40

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of digital thermometers with more than 50 ratings. This jumps straight to established products. We can see how they've actually performed over time, according to owners.

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

After sorting the product list by ratings, we publish this Top 5.

The Best Digital Thermometers 2017

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
iProvèn DMT-4894504.6£Amazon
Innoo Tech Dual1754.6£Amazon
Braun Thermoscan 58564.5££Argos
Braun Thermoscan 76054.5££Amazon
Braun Age Precision Stick4074.5£Argos

Total Ratings = The combined number of ratings found at Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco on October 10th 2017. View rating scores from each shop here. Our report criteria only considers products with more than 50 owner reviews with rating scores above 4 stars.

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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 DMT-489 Digital Thermometer

  • Forehead Thermometer
  • Ear Thermometer
  • FDA Approved
  • Instant Readout
  • “This is so easy to use with speedy results, so is very reassuring to have in the medicine cabinet.”
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Innoo Tech Dual Digital Thermometer

  • Forehead Thermometer
  • Ear Thermometer
  • CE Approved
  • Fever Warning
  • “Really good product and simple to use. I like the fact it bleeps if you have a fever – no self diagnosing. Good value for money.”
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Braun ThermoScan 5 Digital Thermometer

  • Ear Probe Thermometer
  • Measures Infrared Heat
  • No1 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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The Braun Thermoscan 7 Digital Thermometer

  • 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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The Braun Age Precision Stick Thermometer

  • 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 Buying Guide

When making this report, we noticed influential factors affecting owner opinion.

The digital thermometers in the Top 5 will feature some, if not all, of the positive factors.

Look For:

  • Accuracy
  • Instant Display
  • Durable

Watch For:

  • Inconsistent Results
  • Expensive
  • Battery Issues

Market Insight


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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