Product Battle: LinkTemp Non-Contact Thermometer vs. Welch Allyn CareTemp Touchless Thermometer November 17 2015

Welcome back fans to another exciting installment of Product Battle! Today’s match up pits two new and exciting no contact Thermometers head to head. No contact thermometers are quickly becoming popular among parents, schools and physician offices since no probe covers are required (savings money in the long run) and the reduction in cross contamination. Let’s see how the Links Medical LinkTemp Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer matches up against the Welch Allyn CareTemp Touchless Thermometer.

Price

LinkTemp, LinkTemp, LinkTemp Non-Contact Thermometer wins by a significant margin. Coming in at under $150 compared to the Welch Allyn CareTemp at just under $200, LinkTemp blows CareTemp out of the water. The low cost brings the LinkTemp Thermometer into the home healthcare market. Customers, including Parents are buying these so fast, we cannot keep them in stock!

Aesthetics

The Welch Allyn CareTemp Thermometer looks like a million bucks! That is why the CareTemp takes this category without contestation. The smooth curves, ergonomic shape and cool color palette used to design this product, make it exceptionally well balanced. The CareTemp Thermometer has a large backlit LCD making it easy to read even in the dark.

Features

With the score tied 1-1, it all comes down to the features. In the Price and Aesthetics categories, these two were miles apart. But when we match up the features, the similarities are scary. Both the LinkTemp and the CareTemp are Non-Contact, Touchless Infrared Thermometers. Meaning, the thermometer measures the temperature of a person by the energy it emits. This is different then the temperature you would obtain orally or rectally, but not necessarily better or worse. The LinkTemp Thermometer carries a 1-year warranty where the CareTemp Thermometer doubles it with a 2-year warranty.

And the winner is…A TIE!!! Both units are cleverly designed with the user and patient in mind. LinkTemp might be more affordable, but CareTemp gives you a longer warranty. What needs to be taken away from this Product Battle is usability. Both CareTemp and LinkTemp offer simple temperature measurement with non-invasive techniques. Get one today!