Exergen TemporalScanner Review & Giveaway *closed*

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Having sick kids is bad enough without having to add to their discomfort by taking their temperature.  I hated using rectal thermometers when my kids were babies.  I always felt like I was hurting them; not to mention it’s unpleasant for parent & child.  My children have long passed that stage, but they still don’t cooperate with my “grown up” thermometers.  This is why I welcomed the opportunity to try the Exergen TemporalScanner.

The Exergen TemporalScanner is an infrared thermometer that captures temperature by scanning the heat that comes off the forehead (via the temporal artery).  It is non-invasive, easy-to-use (only takes 2 seconds) and is extremely accurate. Fusing accurate medical technology with a mother’s gentle touch, the Exergen TemporalScanner avoids unpleasant episodes of having to hold a fussy and sick child down long enough to get an accurate thermometer reading.  It takes merely two seconds and a gentle swipe, so parents can even check a sleeping child’s temperature!

Two dozen studies have  attested to the accuracy and reliability of the Exergen TemporalScanner.  Tests have shown it to be accurate within +0.2°F.  Plus, almost 50% of hospitals and 1/3 of pediatricians are using the Exergen TemporalScanner!

Fortunately, no one in my house has had a fever since my Exergen TemporalScanner arrived.  I did try it out during a family Christmas party, though.  My brother was insistent that he had a fever, so I brought out the Exergen TemporalScanner.  His reading was normal, but it turned into a “party game” with everyone curious to try this new Temporal Artery Thermometer.  I literally tested the temperature of 15 people that evening.  Some of my family members were aware of their normal temperature and the  Exergen TemporalScanner came in right within their normal range.  Both of my children actually enjoy having their temperature taken with the Exergen TemporalScanner, so I’m hoping this will mean easy temperature readings as we move further into the cold & flu season.

This high-tech thermometer is a great tool for parents.  If you’re looking for a innovative & accurate way to take your child’s temperature, consider the Exergen TemporalScanner in the New Year.


Buy it: You can purchase an Exergen TemporalScanner at select retailers such a Walmart, Walgreens, Sam’s Club & Toys R Us.

Win it:  One lucky winner will receive an Exergen TemporalScanner!  You must leave a separate comment on this post for each method of entry. The mandatory entry method must be completed before any extra entries.

Winners will be selected at random.  Winners will be contacted via email after the close of the giveaway. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be selected. Entry for this giveaway will close on Sunday, January 9th at 8pm EST.
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Disclosure: I received a Exergen TemporalScanner to review and keep. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from others. Any factual information was obtained from the company website.


  1. Amy Gray says

    Wow, this is a nice thermometer! It would be so nice to just swipe it across my kids foreheads instead of probing in their mouths or under their arms! I would definitely put this to good use!

  2. SaraJC says

    Exergen is the creator of the first temporal artery thermometer! Didnt even know that!

    elgrandemich at hotmail dot com

  3. Jennifer V. says

    I had never heard of this thermometer before but it’s really cool! I learned from their website that the temporal artery is a major artery of the head. Learn something new every day :) Starting a family – would love to have one of these to use!!

  4. Amber Hanford says

    I didn’t know that coughing/talking affected teh readings of oral thermometers – I’ve always wanted an arterial thermometer – I look forward to seeing the results fo this giveaway!!

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  7. Marie says

    This would be great to use when my kids are not feeling well.
    I learned that I can buy it at my local Babies R Us and that it is the #1 thermometer in retail stores.
    Thanks for this chance go win!
    Readg4fun at yahoo dot net

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    The Exergen TemporalScanner is accurate enough to be used in Surgery. They also make 2 models, one for Doctors/Hospitals and one for Consumers.

  16. Vicki Wurgler says

    Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature

  17. Kirsten says

    I would love one of these! I learned that Pediatricians rank Temporal Artery Thermometer #1.
    kirsten.jason.2010 at gmail dot com

  18. Mary Elderton says

    This is pretty awesome—it samples and measures the ambient temperature in order ir factor that in its calculation for more accuracy.

  19. Kimberly says

    I learned after visiting the Exergen Temporal Scanner site that it take 1000 readings per minute. Wow.

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  21. Judy Ward says

    The Exergen TemporalScanner has been named one of the Smartest Products of the Decade.

  22. Christine Buck says

    This gives a very accurate temperature, more accurate than an ear thermometer which is sometimes inconsistant.

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  28. Lanie says

    I went to the site and learned that an “Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature.”

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  31. Jennifer M says

    My daughter gets super high temperatures–usually between 104 and 105–and usually in the middle of the night. They have to be carefully monitored. This would make it so much easier and less intrusive, right now we use an oral digital.
    “ambient temperature affects the skin temperature, and so the thermometer automatically measures the ambient temperature at the very same time it is measuring the temperature over the temporal artery. It then can calculate any heat loss (in a normal or cold room) or gain (in a hot room), and instantly computes an accurate body temperature.”

  32. Patty says

    Exergen rocks! Providing a product that allows a sick child’s temp to be taken without waking them is awesome!

  33. Julie says

    I like you on facebook and I would LOVE to have this thermometer. I have misplaced my ear thermometer and am too chieap to buy a new one!

  34. Lisa G. says

    I’d love to win one of these. I’ve seen them used at doctor’s offices and it really works great.

  35. Kat B. says

    I learned that according to a study, it is as accurate as rectal temps and saves 87 pecent of nursing time.

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    I learned it is sensitive to ambient temperature, which is part of the reason it is so accurate. Thanks for the giveaway!
    jenniferweldon77 at gmail dot com

  37. Tabitha says

    I learned that there is a contest going on to “Spot the Scanner” on episodes of Grey’s Anatomy! :)))

  38. Jana says

    I learned that Temporal artery temperature changes faster than temperature taken rectally .

  39. Carole Spring says

    I learned that the Exergen Temporal Thermometer was named one of the smartest products of the decade by Inc. magazine and that it is highly recommended by pediatricians.

  40. Cindy says

    The TemporalScanner is easier and gentler to use than other types of measurement devices such as oral, rectal, underarm and in-ear thermometers because it is truly non-invasive.

  41. Sara H says

    Technology has made huge advancements to make these thermometers much more accurate than in the past, as well as being more consumer-priced friendly as opposed to only hospital use.

  42. CarmenRose says

    Love this website. I’m still unfamiliar with tweeting etc. so this was a good first step for me. I have more than several children and have “been there done that” when it comes to taking their temperature. I am amazed at modern technology & so thankful God chose me to be here in 2011 vs. the middle ages! What’s great about this thermometer is that my pediatrician has been using it for the past couple of years.
    BTW, have been to several seminars on couponing & tried websites but I find this one to be user friendly for a beginner like me! Thanks!!!

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