Ease your mind & purchase Kinsa Thermometer 5/5
Highly recommend this app . I love this thermometer purchased it at Target for my little one and can’t wait to use it for the whole family. I love how it gives you three different options to take the temperature to get an accurate result as well as the variety of tools the app provides . Being a first time mom this has came in handy!
Doesn’t work 1/5
I have been trying to get it to calibrate for over an hour! So frustrating!
By fantasy feet
why would anyone want to do a 9 step process, download an app and digitize their mf temp, I threw it away and went to walgreens to buy an old fashioned thermometer
Works great! 5/5
I’m confused with the bad reviews. You don’t even have to use your phone to use the thermometer. If you want to log the readings, you need the app. Pairs easily, works great! Only a couple of areas that might be better:
- Allow the user to make one of the profiles the default, so you don’t have to assign each reading to a person
- the thermometer seems to be about one degree low. Our doctor said it is a common thing for this kind of thermometer, so maybe that’s it. As long as you know it reads about a degree low, you’re fine.
Neither of those things make me take away a whole star, so ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ it is!
Not accessible. 1/5
Does not meet Apple guidelines for accessibility. Asked about that glaring fault - Kinsa replied that they had 'no plans' to make their app accessible.
Total fail - deleted app
Piece of crap 1/5
Worked five times and then that's it. Keeps telling me to plug in the thermometer when it's already plugged in. Don't waste your money.
Doesn’t work 1/5
Wont let me set up on my iPhone 7. Keeps saying “oops. Something isn’t right” during the setup process. Seeing as how multiple people have had this issue (reading other reviews), it’s obviously a problem with the thermometer / app itself.
Easy & Saves History 5/5
Once everything is set up, it's so simple to take temperatures and keep our family's history in one place. I like that we can track our symptoms too.
Won’t calibrate. Same problem as others. 1/5
By Billy beer is still the best!!
Won’t calibrate due to sound. Centered and checked the rest of the recommended list. Just downloaded app, so it is updated. Phone is updated. Seems to be a big issue with the responses from the developer being confusion. How hard is it to get the app to work consistently on an OS that millions use? Apparently very hard. Perfect example of technology solving a problem no one had. My $9 cheap thermometer is back in service. Shame on me for wasting my money.
Hate it 1/5
By Mix daddy fresh
Was already frustrated by the setup process but when the app marketed to me that’s the last straw! I just need my babies temperature. Quickly and accurately. Don’t want to go hunting down my phone to get that.
First read under the arm was too cold as well. I just have no confidence in the accuracy of this and it’s way too much going on for a thermometer.
This is going straight back to the store so I can get a Better one.
Didn’t work for me... 1/5
By $Mike R
Call me old school but this is exactly why I was reluctant to invest in a smart thermometer. I couldn’t even set my thermometer up as it wouldn’t calibrate on both mine and my wife’s iPhone 7. I had to run to my local pharmacy to buy something quick. I’m sure we’ll get it to work eventually but as a parent it needs to work when it’s NEEDED.
I recommended by mom of 4 4/5
I tell everyone about this thermometer! I love it. The fact that it has profiles for the whole family, I can keep track of everything in one place, when the doctor asks when something happened or symptoms started I can actually be confident that I’m giving an accurate answer 👍 (even when loopy from lack of sleep 😴)
Never need to worry about the batteries in the thermometer again 🤗🤗
I have been frustrated on a couple of occasions with not being able to get an accurate reading on the first, or second, attempt. Which is maddening when trying to care for a sick infant. 😠
Overall though this is by far my favorite new baby gadget.
Does different temperatures 4/5
Every time I use my kinsa more that once it gets different temperatures so I'm always not sure. But still it's a great Item and great Except for that problem.
Total garbage. The app keeps saying the thermometer is too warm to work when taking the temperature of someone with a fever. Went through the help guides to troubleshoot this and it still doesn’t work. Returning for refund!
It works great! I forgot that I didn’t have it calibrated with my new phone.
Works fine, but not the forced save... 3/5
The stick and app have always worked fine for me. What I’m not a fan of is being made to save every temperature reading. I often have to take several with my 6yo and I don’t want to save them all.
Updated to latest version. App won’t start now.
Unreliable at best 1/5
Getting device to sync is a joke. Kept thinking they would get it to work with one of the updates, but still has link issues that make it faster to enter data by hand. Device is junk.
Does not work! 1/5
Like so many apps, this one got worse with every update until it stopped working.
Does not log readings 1/5
says Smart Ear connected but readings don't show up on the app. what did I pay for?!?!
It’s been good so far 3/5
By Heiress ✨🌸
I love how I can keep track of doctor visit and keep notes of what they say for future references.
I just wish it had an appointment reminder and things of that nature
Just does not work 1/5
I’ve tried setting it up on 3 do different smartphones(iPhone 6s latest iOS, iPhone 7 latest iOS, and Samsung galaxy s8) and 1 tablet. Always get the “sound not centered” even though the setting are exactly how the Stick wants it. This was my second one and not pleased.
Works fine 5/5
By Moomoo tan
I don't know why everyone give this app a bad review. If you can't connect the Bluetooth meaning you just don't understand how this device works. The reading is pretty accurate as well. I know it takes time to understand how to connect your iPhone to his kinsa app just play with it for a bit and you will get used to it. Ps: I bought this for 29$
Just not accurate 1/5
Smart ear stopped syncing temperature to device. 1/5
The app was OK at the beginning. Everything worked as advertised, and it was syncing nicely with HealthKit.
As far as accuracy goes, this thermometer is about 2°F warmer than any of my other thermometers, both oral and ear types. Even the Kinsa Stick shows about 2 degrees lower.
I can’t say for sure if it’s inaccurate, maybe all the other thermometers I own have drifted too much. But the fact that it stopped working with the app after 1 day is a deal breaker. The whole point of the smart thermometer is to automatically log your vitals so you don’t have to remember. I’ve had a low-grade fever for 6 months, my doctors want me to track them. Since the ear thermometer appears to be inaccurate and the quality control of both the ear and app seem to be suspect, I can not recommend any Kinsa product.
I’ve tried it on multiple devices and platforms and followed all the instructions on re-syncing the device. The app sees that the device is connected, but it never sensed or logs the readings. After one day, this “smart thermometer” is just an inaccurate $40 ear thermometer.
DO NOT BUY ANY KINSA PRODUCTS.
Save your money, ask your doctor for a recommendation for a cheap and accurate thermometer, and log it the old fashioned way.
Will not open 1/5
I have had the Kinsa stick for over a year and never had a problem until now. It has been a few months since I last used it. I tried using it today and it displays the Kinsa screen for a few seconds and then it closes. I have an IPhone 6 running 10.3.3.
Don’t like the new update. 1/5
I loved the kinsa stick. But when I heard there was an ear one I went for it I was exited and couldn’t wait to use it. But now that i really need it it won’t even transfer the readings to my phone. I really don’t want to go to a different thermometer. But at this point I need one that I can rely on.
Stopped opening 2/5
By Quik Top Computing
No longer opens. iPhone seven latest update
Worked great until last update now it won’t sync. 1/5
No longer works 2/5
When the app worked, I liked it. But now that I need to use it because my baby has a fever, it won’t even open. Tried redownloading the app and it won’t even load on to my Phone.
Easy and convenient 5/5
I’ve been using this thermometer for a few months with no problems. Everything works as described. Great way to keep track of temps when you are sick.
I love this app. We have never had a problem. It keeps data from several people. It has always been very accurate.
I Love this app 5/5
First of all I don’t know why the bad reviews! I love the app. From being able to go back and review previous temperatures or emailing the doctor the history of recorded temperatures blew my mind. At the moment I’m in the hospital with my daughter and was showing the doctor her history of temperatures they thought this was great and glad I had it. Setup was a breeze if for some reason it doesn’t recognize the thermostat press the Bluetooth a couple of times on the side of the device so it can communicate with the phone and it’s that’s easy. You have the ability to set different profiles for each family member in the house. Another plus if you were to give the device to a babysitter to check a temperature while at work when you come home you press the Bluetooth button a couple of times and it will have an alert of recorded temperatures and it will allow you to assign it to one profile.
Fantastic product! Recommend! 5/5
This app and thermometer is one of the best purchases I've made. I love how it tracks temps, symptoms and medications. Took it to my daughters well child visit and our pediatrician loved it. Highly recommend!
No temps on app 2/5
It says it is connected to my phone, but it will not send any of the temps to the app.
Not accurate. Useless 1/5
Not accurate. Can not be used.
Works great! 5/5
No issues with the temperature taking . This app and thermometer do exactly what they are supposed to do.
Not always reliable . 3/5
I’m not sure if thermometer Is accurate. Sometimes it’s been consistent. Other times it goes from one extreme to another.
I went from a 101 fever to 5 mins later 96.5. Also sometimes start up takes to long. Further the thermometer shouldn’t start when you breath on it.
Smart ear won't record temperatures 1/5
Recently purchased the smart ear and it won't record temperature at all
Doesn’t Work 1/5
We have had this for a year and it barely works. I am a tech guy so I understand how to fix things but I have tried every fix offered and it won’t recognize my device. When it works, it’s great but the last few updates makes it unusable. Maybe the next update will fix it. Right now I have to use a regular thermometer but if my kid is sick next month who knows if this will work. Got to hire better tech people at your company.
App won’t open 1/5
The app won’t open. It’s updated and the phone has been turned off and on but the app just won’t open. Useless if I can’t use app.
Update still doesn’t work 1/5
This thermometer is great I love it , but ever since they updated the app I still can’t connect to the app, pleas fix!
Temperatures Were Different Every Time!!! 1/5
Do not buy the device! This does not give accurate temperatures. Super bummed.
Great tool with a new baby! 4/5
We originally bought an ear thermometer for our newborn. But our pediatrician said it needed to be rectal of underarm. My husband picked up a Kinsa. It’s been awesome.
I love that everything is tracked in this app. It’s easy to use. The only thing I wish they’d change is the ability to add your own illnesses. My son has an ear infection and I can’t put that in the app.
Fun taking temperature 3/5
By R Lut
I like this app overall. The features are great. The bubble popping is a huge hit with my kids while they wait for their temperature.
Update: So we've had this thermometer for 7 months now and when it's working, it's great. When it's not, it's frustrating. I think it more of an app problem. The first problem was my phone wouldn't register when the thermometer was plugged in until I turned my phone off and on. That bug got fixed I guess bc it doesn't do that anymore. Now it doesn't show the temperature when the reading is done. I have to exit out of the app and the temperature is there on the temperature list with past readings. Although I don't think my thermometer is working this time as well. It says my son doesn't have a temp but when I use a normal thermometer he does. He also feels warm and is acting sick. So I'm trusting the regular thermometer now. It's a little frustrating.
What happened? 1/5
Edit: so annoyed still. It won’t log any temperatures if I can even get past the location services issue. This worked perfectly fine when I got the thermometer but now the app does nothing. Just buy a standard thermometer from Walgreens. Not worth the $$ anymore.
I got the new iPhone 8.. I’m sitting here so frustrated trying to connect this thermometer and it won’t leave the page that asks you to turn on location services. So frustrated that this is no longer working on my phone. Waste of product now. I can go back to using a standard thermometer that is way cheaper.
Basically a pack of Speedstick 1/5
Like Speedstick it should say on the package "Does Not Work". It gave me three wildly different temperature readings in the space of 30 seconds. I'm not sure which reading, if any, I can trust. Then the temperature reading doesn't show up in the app. What is the point? I remember it working before the "update". Does anyone have a suggestion on another thermometer that I can trust? I have the option of taking this one back still.
Much easier to set up than I expected 5/5
By TLC Believes
I got this on a free trial last year but I hadn't tried it yet. Last night after struggling to hold the traditional thermometer under a sleeping boys arm for 3 minutes I decided to try it. The set up was so easy and fast. It worked fine on my iPad . I also didn't know it had the extension cord which was helpful. I felt is was accurate as I got to test it at several different stages of a fever and against the old mercury thermometer. Much better than the last digital we bought for cheap at the big box store that was several degrees off. I like the feature that says what to do for treatment at different fever levels and different complaints. Also it was easy to turn off the location services if you don't want that. The only problem I can see right now is that the device will need to be charged. I will still want to keep a regular thermometer around for backup.
New update is awful 1/5
Loved this until it got updated, now it won't even give a temperature readout