The Withings Thermo measures temperature from the temporal artery, which is the most accurate way to check body temperature. You simply hold the thermometer up to your head, and it takes an accurate reading of your temperature using 16 infrared sensors. Thermo even corrects biases from skin heat loss and ambient temperature for more accuracy.
Once the process is finished, Thermo will buzz and show a reading on the LED display. A green indication will show normal heat levels, orange is moderate, and red indicates elevated temperatures. This kind of thermometer is perfect for parents who want to check their child’s temperature when he or she is asleep. Withings offers a mobile app to take notes and keep logs of a family member’s temperature throughout the week, to see if they’re getting better.
Connecting the thermometer to Wi-Fi also allows the user to send and receive information or to create a log for the family doctor to check. Thermo offers advice on room and house heating, as well.
“We invented the first Wi-Fi-connected health device, Withings’ smart scale, to enable users seamless access to their data to take control of their weight. Withings Thermo was designed to have a similar impact on the family’s health routine,” said Cedric Hutchings, CEO of Withings.
The temporal thermometer will last for two years on a single set of batteries. The Thermo is also small enough to fit in a purse or medical bag, so you can take it with you.
Withings has already received two CES 2016 awards for the Thermo, including Best in Fitness, Sport, & Biotech and Tech for a Better World. While the $100 price tag may be more expensive than the ones you’d find at the pharmacy, it offers a high degree of accuracy and smart features.
Updated on 7-20-2016: Withings Thermo now available for purchase.