Updated 26 Jun 2015

Omron

Digital Thermometer MC-246

Snapshot: The Omron Digital Thermometer MC-246 digital thermometer has a small display and an audible “completion” signal. How accurate is it?

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Test results

Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Achieved claimed accuracy.
  • Small display but clear.
  • Clear instructions with diagrams (though print is rather small).
  • Easy to remove and replace battery.
  • Very loud audible signal when temperature reading is complete.

But

(No obvious bad points.)

How we test

Accuracy: We tested accuracy using a calibrated thermal bath. Readings were taken at temperatures ranging from 32°C to 41.9°C. If the thermometer came with a sheath, we tested it sheathed and unsheathed. For temperatures from 32°C to 42°C, all the models in our test claim an accuracy of +/-0.1°C, which is all the accuracy you need.

Ease of use: We assessed each thermometer for ease of turning it on and off plus changing the battery. We also assessed its quality of instructions, display, and audible signals.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$11

Specifications

Achieved claimed accuracy
Yes
Type
Digital probe
Claimed time to reading (seconds)
80
Battery
n/a

Features

Cover
Sheaths
5
Memory
n/a
Backlight
×
Large display
×
Fever indication
×
Audible “completion” signal
Flexible tip
×

More Info

Notes
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