Updated 26 Jun 2015

Braun

Thermoscan IRT 4020

Snapshot: The Braun Thermoscan IRT 4020 stores 1 reading and has an audible completion signal. How accurate is it?

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Test results

Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Display is easy to read.
  • Clear instructions.
  • Easy to remove and replace batteries.

But

  • Tested accuracy of 0.5°C was lower than claimed.

How we test

We tested accuracy by comparing readings with an accurate digital probe thermometer.

We also assessed how easy it was to turn each thermometer on and off, plus change the battery. We also checked the quality of instructions, display, and audible signals.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$150

Specifications

Achieved claimed accuracy
No
Type
Infrared ear
Claimed time to reading (seconds)
2
Battery
2 x AA

Features

Cover
Sheaths
n/a
Memory
1
Backlight
no
Large display
n/a
Fever indication
×
Audible “completion” signal
yes
Flexible tip
n/a

More Info

Notes
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