Updated 26 Jun 2015

Safety 1st

Baby’s 1st Digital Thermometer 49512A

Snapshot: The Safety 1st Baby’s 1st Digital Thermometer 49512A digital thermometer has a small display, but no audible “completion” signal. How accurate is it?

Baby’s 1st Digital Thermometer 49512A
Price guide

$18

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Test results

Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Achieved claimed accuracy.
  • Small display but clear.
  • Clear and easy-to-read instructions with good diagrams and information.

But

  • No audible signal when temperature reading is complete.
  • Battery is very difficult to remove and replace.

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
$18

Specifications

Achieved claimed accuracy
Yes
Type
Digital probe
Claimed time to reading (seconds)
60
Battery
n/a

Features

Cover
×
Sheaths
0
Memory
n/a
Backlight
×
Large display
×
Fever indication
×
Audible “completion” signal
×
Flexible tip

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Notes
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