10 Best Smart Thermometers that work with your iPhone or Android

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Taking your temperature used to be just for times when you or a family member felt a little unwell or when you visited your doctor’s office. These days, taking your temperature is something routine at home, and when you visit almost any place of business or commerce.

Given that we live in the age of technology, it seems natural to turn to our mobile devices to see if they can check our temperature or assist in checking our temperature.

Although iPhones and Android phones don’t natively have this capability (at least not yet), you can get a smart thermometer.

These smart thermometers go way beyond just reading temperatures by offering advanced features like apps, tracking temperature history, fever indicators, and more!

So let’s look at the best of the bunch, so you and your family stay healthy!

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What do smart thermometers offer? Withings smart thermometer man using with iPhone

Smart thermometers work with apps on your iPhone or Android devices, providing near-instant readings that you can use to monitor the temperature and health of all of your family.

Some smart thermometer apps even have reminders for taking medications and can send the data you have collected to a medical professional. 

A smart thermometer is essential during the times like the flu, especially the coronavirus pandemic, but it also has other important uses.

As well as monitoring your body’s temperature and indicating a fever (a temperature above 100.4 °F /38 °C in adults, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), a smart thermometer can track changes in your body when you’re fighting an infection or help to track ovulation cycles in women.

So which are the best smart thermometers for you and your family?

Well, it depends on which features appeal most to you, who uses the thermometer, and the main purpose for measuring body temperature. 

Many factors may influence your thermometer purchase, such as:

  • The type of thermometer technology you prefer (infra-red non-contact types versus contact to skin)
  • How accurate you need the thermometer to be
  • The speed of reading that you require.

For smart thermometers, the app experience matters!

The app’s features should also influence your choice of a smart thermometer.

Look at the app’s description and user reviews first.

Think about what app features matter most to you, such as a fever alert (useful for kids and toddlers), the ability to record data, or if you want to connect to other health apps such as Apple Health, Google Fit, or Samsung Health. 

Listed here are the best 10 smart thermometers for iPhone and Android users split into three categories (family, infant, and fertility), and we describe each smart thermometer’s main features.

Smart thermometers for the whole family 

Wellue Non-Contact Forehead & Ear Infrared Thermometer Wellue Non-Contact Forehead & Ear Infrared Thermometer

The Wellue thermometer is designed for all ages, including children, adults, and the elderly.

It is a non-contact ear and forehead infrared thermometer, so ideal for users who do not want to disturb their sleeping family members. 

It has 4 functional modes (adult forehead, child forehead, ear, and object).

This smart thermometer can also measure the temperature of the environment and the surface of an object. 

Pros

  • FDA approved.
  • A completely non-contact thermometer. Hold it a couple of inches from the forehead to take a temperature.
  • Accuracy ±0.2°C /±0.4°F (Ear & Forehead mode) ±1.0°C / ±2.0°F (Object mode.)
  • It can be easily switched between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
  • It has a fever warning.
  • The app allows you to track your temperature history, add detailed notes, and record your activities. 
  • Works with Bluetooth.
  • The app, ViHealth, is compatible with iOS & Android.

Cons

  • Does not sync with Apple Health, Google Fit, or Samsung Health.
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KINSA smart ear thermometer KINSA smart ear thermometer

This smart ear thermometer gives near-instant readings and can be used by the whole family. The app gives personalized guidance based on age, fever, and symptoms.

Pros

  • FDA-cleared for safety & accuracy.
  • Fast and reliable 1-second temperature readings.
  • Temperature readings in °F or °C.
  • You can log your symptoms for advice on whether to stay home or go to the doctor. 
  • Able to add profiles and record history for the whole family.
  • Ability to track your family’s medication dosages.
  • App gives medication reminders. 
  • Syncs to Apple Health. 
  • Compatible with Android and iPhone. 

Cons

  • Some users report it’s not as accurate as a mouth thermometer
  • Requires cleaning after every use
  • You have must use the app for the thermometer to work
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Withings Thermo Smart Temporal Thermometer Withings Thermo Smart Temporal Thermometer

This is a high precision thermometer for the whole family that is also a no-contact thermometer.

It uses 16 highly sensitive infrared sensors to take 4000 measurements of the forehead to locate the hottest point.

Pros

  • Quick and easy – Ultra-fast, almost instant measurement; when the measurement has been collected, the thermometer vibrates twice.
  • Accurate within ±0.4°F (±0.2°C)
  • Color-coded fever indicator LED display on the thermometer.
  • Non-invasive measurement.
  • Automatic Synchronization – Data from every measurement and health advice appears in the app (iOS and Android).
  • The Health Mate app allows you to track readings and set reminders from your phone.
  • Share with up to 8 family members, access their personal temperature histories, and even share that information with healthcare professionals.
  • FSA-eligible without a prescription.
  • Works with Apple Health.
  • Compatible with Android and iOS.

Cons

  • Expensive compared to other smart thermometers.
  • Works only if you download the app and sign up for an account.
  • It cannot be set up from a computer.
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KINSA quick care smart digital thermometer KINSA quickcare smart digital thermometer

This smart thermometer is similar to the KINSA ear thermometer, but it can take oral, underarm, or rectal readings.

Pros

  • FDA-approved for adults, children, and infants.
  • Accurate and reliable temperature readings in 8 seconds or less.
  • Temperature readings in °F or °C.
  • You can log your symptoms for advice on whether to stay home or go to the doctor. 
  • Able to add profiles and record history for the whole family.
  • Ability to track your family’s medication dosages.
  • App gives medication reminders.
  • It has a Bubble game on the Kinsa app. 
  • Compatible with iOS and Android phones. 
  • Syncs with Apple Health.
  • It can be used without the app.

Cons

  • Clean the probe before and after each use.
  • Some users report the temperature runs high, especially for newborns.
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Vicks Smart Temperature Thermometer vicks smart temp wireless smartphone thermometer

This smart thermometer is designed for all ages and uses a companion app that provides several visual prompts, reminders, and readouts. 

Pros

  • It provides temperature readings in around 8 seconds. 
  • The thermometer can function independently without the app.
  • Oral, rectal, or underarm readings (needs to be cleaned after every use due to body contact).
  • You can set up individualized profiles for family members, and track temperatures were taken. 
  • It has a ‘Fever Insight’ feature, displaying three color-coded readouts and graphs displaying fever curves.
  • The app has the ability to set reminders for medications.
  • The thermometer can be paired with more than one phone but only connects to one phone at a time.

Cons

  • Not always available in stores or online.
  • Works with older Apple devices only–compatible with iPhone 4S or higher, iPad 3rd gen and higher, iPod Touch 5th gen and higher, and all iPad Mini models.
  • Doesn’t connect to Apple Health, Google Fit, or Samsung Health.
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iProvèn Ear Thermometer Bluetooth IPROVEN MEDICAL EAR THERMOMETER

The whole family can use this smart ear thermometer. It is easy to use and easy to sync with the iPhone. This thermometer can be used in the clinic as well as in household use. 

Pros

  • Approved by FDA and CE.
  • Easy to use and accurate, it has single button usage, providing a hassle-free user experience.
  • Must be cleaned after every use due to ear contact.
  • Multi-user profile. Body temperatures can be stored and tracked. 
  • Quick data sync with iProven Health App.
  • The app connects with Medical Professional Cloud systems. 
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices.

Cons

  • Many users report that its Bluetooth connectivity often doesn’t work.
  • Doesn’t sync to Apple Health, Google Fit, or Samsung Health.
  • Not always available in stores or online

Smart thermometers for infants 

Swaive Intelligent Ear Thermometer Baby Swaive Intelligent Ear Thermometer for babies and children

This is a smart thermometer for babies and young children, which can be used with or without the accompanying app. 

Pros

  • FDA regulated and certified medical device.
  • Quick temperature readings in 3 seconds.
  • Easy to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
  • Has a tracking system and color-coded temperature readings (red, yellow, green) and graphs.
  • Data can be shared instantly with your family medical practitioner via the app. 
  • Compatible with Android and iOS.
  • The app is optional, not required.

Cons

  • Not always available in stores or online.
  • When doing a reading, it beeps, and you cannot turn off this beep.
  • Readings may vary by a degree when taking multiple readings, one after the other.
  • Some users had challenges connecting consistently to the app.

Smarttemp Infanttech Bluetooth Baby Thermometer Smarttemp Infanttech Bluetooth Baby Thermometer

This is a wearable smart thermometer that was designed specifically for infants.

The wearable is placed under your child’s arm in the armpit using a soft adhesive patch that feels like tape from a first aid kit.

Among the handy features of this smart thermometer is setting alarms when a temperature threshold is reached. 

Pros

  • FDA approved.
  • Comes with a carrying case and 15 adhesive pads.
  • It’s 100% waterproof and has a sealed battery compartment, so no risk of the battery leaking and no charging required, battery life of 2 -3 years.
  • Instant alerts if your baby’s temperature rises beyond the threshold.
  • App gives reminders when it’s time for the next dose of medicine.
  • Ability to store up to 7 days of history on your phone. 
  • Compatible with iOS & Android.

Cons

  • Must use adhesive pads to get readings
  • Some users report connection problems using Bluetooth

Smart thermometers for Fertility

Femometer Vinca II Femometer Vinca II

This thermometer is designed for tracking ovulation. It is made in the shape of a lipstick, which helps to disguise it amongst your personal items. 

Pros

  • FDA and CE certification
  • Gives a temperature reading in 30 seconds.
  • High accuracy with 0.01°C margin of error. 
  • Easy to use. To turn it on, take-off the lid.
  • The app creates a chart and analysis of the data, providing you with a specific fertile window. 
  • It is easy to clean with pure water or alcohol.
  • Compatible with iOS & Android.
  • High rated customer support.

Cons

  •  $10 a month subscription fee to access all features.
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This is an oral smart thermometer, which has a flexible tip and water-resistant qualities. It is designed for tracking ovulation and predicting a fertility window. 

Pros

  • Gives a reading in 1.5-2 minutes.
  • High level of accuracy, with 0.05°C margin of error. 
  • All your records are stored in your account’s cloud.
  • The device can chart your readings and detect spikes in your temperature. 
  • App uses your data and a built-in algorithm to determine a fertility window.
  • Large display that’s easy to read.
  • Compatible with iOS and Android.

Cons

  • Some users have connectivity issues with Bluetooth.
  • Difficult to reset.
  • Requires the app to set-up the first time.
  • Readings take longer (1.5- 2minutes) than many other thermometers on the market.
  • Loud beep when taking readings.
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Summary

Looking at all the different features that smart thermometers have to offer, you can now decide which thermometers fit your family’s needs.

If you have any more questions or anything to add, please feel free to let us and everyone else know about it in the comments section below!

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Last update on 2021-09-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

I have a first-class honors Physiotherapy degree and a second class honors Sports Science degree. I am also a certified Yoga teacher and Yoga therapist. Before completing my University education in the United Kingdom, I worked as a fitness instructor and athletics coach for many years. Since 2008 I have been practicing in the UK as a Chartered Physiotherapist, and traveling to European and World Cup tournaments with the Wales Masters field hockey team as their physiotherapist. I am passionate and actively involved in health and fitness and in the process of research and writing. I believe everyone should have access to the latest health and wellness research in simple, easy to understand language. In 2009 I published a research article ‘Is Yoga An Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain’ in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. Currently, I am a freelance writer producing content relating to physiotherapy and health and wellness. I love anything animal! I have three rescued dogs and two parrots. I placed third lady in my city’s annual marathon (dressed as a bunny!) to raise funds for an animal welfare charity.

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