Updated 26 Jun 2015

Vicks

V916C Fever Insight

Snapshot: The Vicks V916C Fever Insight digital thermometer has a large display and an audible “completion” signal. How accurate is it?

V916C Fever Insight
Price guide

$42

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Test results

Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Achieved claimed accuracy.
  • Large display is easy to read and has a colour-coded fever alert.
  • Easy to remove and replace battery.

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
$42

Specifications

Achieved claimed accuracy
Yes
Type
Digital probe
Claimed time to reading (seconds)
12
Battery
n/a

Features

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

More Info

Notes
Colour coded for fever alert (green, yellow, red). Also tested on humans.