Great device, doesn't work with iPhone 6/plus 2/5
This is a great device and it worked great until I tried to use it with my iPhone 6 and 6 plus.
Great product for families 5/5
Because I watch technology changes closely, I came across the Kinsa Smart Thermometer, a new product that tracks fever, symptoms, and medications. I helped fund them through kickstarter and have had a couple of conversations with them about their future plans. Kinsa really wants to reach out to parents and any others who might be interested in their product. I believe this is a great product for families, especially ones with small children.
Great app for the connected mommy! - UPDATED 2.0 5/5
And it just keeps getting better! They fixed that iPhone 6/6+ issue, sent new thermometers free of charge to all users, and added group tracking. Now not only do I have a device that makes taking the temps of two active toddlers easy it also helps track health issues near me so I know when there is an outbreak. This allows me to keep my eyes vigilant and get my girls treatment as soon as they are ill.
Add in the beautiful UI and wonderfully formatted screen shots and I have an easy tool to sent readings to my physician. I can include as much as I need to give her the full picture of the kids health.
Here is to more great improvement in the future.
"So I had my first situation of needing to use this. My 3yo had a fever of 105 and I needed to keep track of the readings and symptoms to see if and when we needed to rush to the dr.
Needless to say she wanted nothing to do with my temporal scanner. Que the Kinsa thermometer and it's wonderful app. I told her we were going to play a game and count the bubbles until we heard the voice. She loved it and most important I was able to keep track of all the readings and symptoms right there on the app. When the dr called I just read the symptoms to her and we were able to treat without a trip to the dr.
Now she keeps asking to play the game :)"
Best Thermometer Ever! 5/5
I have 3 kids and have used all sorts of thermometers and not one has come close to the Kinsa smart thermometer. The ease of use is one reason I love it, but I also love that I can track mine and my families temps right on my iphone 6 plus(yes it works perfect on the new iphones now) my 2 year old hated having his temp taken until this thermometer came along. Now he sits through it while popping the bubbles on the screen( which is very quick) because this thing is fast. That alone is amazing. This is now a go to present for any of my new parent-to-be friends or family because it is simply a great thermometer.
Worked great until I got an iPhone 6 1/5
Worked great with my iPhone 5 and kids 5c. But we got iPhone 6 for Christmas and even with the o-ring adapters, we can't get it to set-up. I spent an hour on this after a long day at work. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app, tried turning off my phone several times, updated the app, switched out o-rings. We still get error messages and are unable to set up the app to take a temp. I have 2 sick kids, so now I get to run out and buy an "old school" thermometer. This was a waste of money. If you have the iPhone 6, save your money, time and frustration.
Best thermometer on the market! 5/5
As a mother to a two year old, we have tried several thermometers in his short life. Mainly because of slow readings, accuracy of readings, and the need to add/subtract degrees depending on where you took the temp. When we found Kinsa, we immediately fell in love! It allows us to have quick and accurate readings, record all temps for EACH child, record symptoms, and access the bubble feature while we wait for the reading to appear. The child can pop the bubbles to distract them while they wait! Genius! If you have a small child, you know something like this is a game changer! I refer all of my friends to use this thermometer! Thanks for an amazing product!!
Wow! An innovative, simple to use thermometer. 5/5
I've been very impressed by this thermometer. The set up which is only done once to initialize the device was easy and you're guided by a video within the app. Using the thermometer is as simple as using any other digital or oral thermometer. They added bubbles on the screen to keep children entertained. But, the most impressive features are within the app itself. You can set up profiles and it will keep a log of readings and other information you may want to add (e.g. symptoms). It's really helpful to have a record of how someone is doing over the course of an illness. And, finally the responsiveness of Kinsa Support is great. I have an iPhone 6 and contacted them via their website and they responded very quickly in helping me out. My experience with this product and app has been great! I'm divorced and share custody of my daughter. My daughter was recently sick with a fever and I was able to screen capture the temperature readings in the app and send them to my ex with a full history.
Crash all the time 1/5
App stays at "starting up". Don't waste your money on this one.
By Tcj Apple annoys
Doesn't work. Expensive mistake buying this.
Great app, great device, great company 5/5
My wife bought one of these thermometers from a drug store while I was sick with a really bad fever. It said it was compatible with iPhone and when she got it home it didn’t work with our iPhone 6 phones. We were a little frantic, and bummed right away, but we improvised with our iPad and collected the readings no problem.
Though we were a little frantic at first, we eventually followed the directions on the app which told us the model we had did not work with iPhone 6, but they would ship us a new one right away. And they did, no cost to us, and we did not have to return the original.
Bottom line, the thermometer is great, the app is great and it integrates with health book.
: ( 1/5
I got a new phone and now the app keeps making me do the same thing over and over with putting all me info in. 😒 can get to the part where it actually takes your temp. Worked great before now I have a thermometer that I can even use!!!😒😞😒
Great product 5/5
By Jennnnn a
I bought this today and the set up process was fast and easy. It read my temperature in seconds and let me know that I have a fever. And I love how it tracks your times and let's you add family members to the app to keep track of them. Only $29, great product!:)
Temp is off 1/5
Sigh -- I thought this would be the last thermometer I would have to buy, but the temp readings have been all over the place lately. Going back to cheap thermometers. :(
Fun and innovative 5/5
Fun way to take temps for the family and it keeps a history of temps for your kids, which is especially helpful. The groups concept is especially innovative and you should consider starting one for your school... has the potential to keep everyone more informed and healthier!
App Crashes During Set-Up 1/5
This might be a great product, but I'll never know because the app crashes at Step 2 every time I attempt the set-up process. I've tried contacting "app support," but all I get is "page not found." How sad.
Highly Recommend 5/5
Very easy to use. Setup is easy. Great way to monitor temperature for sick baby and having the info for his doctor. Highly recommend.
Seems to work 5/5
Though I do not have a second thermometer to compare, the installation was very easy and the thermometer itself seems to be working ok for both me and my wife.
The app was fast and the hardware includes a useful extension.
Incredible product 5/5
This is a great product. Purchased one before they had the IPhone 6 update and a month later, they sent me the new updated thermometer free of charge. Took it on a month long trip and it was very useful. Great size to travel with and love how it stores all the relevant info. I highly recommend this product.
DOES NOT WORK 1/5
EITHER THE APP DOESN’T WORK OR PRODUCT DOESN’T WORK. EITHER WAY, IT IS A $30 WASTE!
Perfect except for the wait 4/5
By Cute graphics
When I bought my Kinsa it
wasn't working with my iPhone 6. I hadn't done my research and didn't know older versions weren't compatible with the 6. Thus, the day I needed my thermometer, I couldn't use it. However, Kinsa knows this is a problem so they prompt you to order a new one (free) when you set up. I just received my new one in the mail this afternoon. The set up was quick and easy. The temperature was accurate. Other than the hassle of needing it right when I bought it, and having to wait...I'd recommend this thermometer to others.
Fail. Doesn't work with iPhone 6. 1/5
Original Kinsa stopped working when I went from an iPhone 5 to an iPhone 6. Kinsa never mentioned this in any app update notes. I complained so they sent me a replacement (eventually THREE REPLACEMENTS) that were all supposed to be iPhone 6 compatible. All failed with Error 3 4 despite two being the proper lot number. Why the sent me the first replacement that even they knew was incompatible? Beyond me. They even refunded my money and sent another Kinsa. It didn't work either and never replied to me. How are they in business if they can't even test the product before the ship it after multiple failures? I don't understand. A cheap drug store thermometer works better and is faster. The original Kinsa that sometimes worked with my iPhone 5 was slow and flakey. Totally unreliable. Who would have guessed the "iPhone 6 compatible" update would be worse and completely non-functional. Kinsa is 0-4. Hard to say that's a fluke.
A waste of money. Setting up is difficult, and touchy. Once installed, goes into a lengthy "starting up" routine. Prior to the latest upgrade took numerous retries, and lots of time and effort. Finally did get a couple readings. After the latest update, never moves off "starting up" even after an hour. Certainly not the 10 seconds advertised. And add further insult, the app support link is broken.
Really like this app and the thermometer 4/5
By 3D guy
I really like this system and I hope to see it grow.
***Would really like to see ability to share data across multiple devices, or (at the very least) some way to write out a report I could email or text.***
We use an older iPhone 5 as a central device for connected gadgets around the house (hue, lyric, music player, calendars, grocery lists, now this thermometer). It would be nice to push the data from that device to the devices we keep on us at all times (iPhone 6s or iPads).
The app is simple, keeps track of temp, symptoms, and also allows notes. Which is cool. If you have little ones then you're probably used to "leap-frogging" Tylenol with Ibuprofen when they have serious ear infections (or the like). This app give you an area to place notes so you don't forget what you gave, how much, or when. Also, I was able to make some retro notes about my child's cold, noting that as early as yesterday she was complaining about her ear, had poor appetite, and wasn't very perky in general. If we have to take her to the doc on Monday all of this data could be helpful.
I can't comment on the iPhone 6 issue but I ordered some spacers just in case. Also, I too encountered the bug when setting up family profiles, where the month keeps rolling back. The solution (weirdly enough) is to enter the year and date first, then roll the month where you need it. That worked...for some reason.
Also, I'm not sure what the other review was saying about having it plugged in to the phone first. Maybe that was a fixed bug? Also, the phone does not need to be connected to the Internet or network to function. I put my phone in airplane mode, turned off wifi and Bluetooth (just in case) and it worked perfectly. As for it being loud? Uh... I turned my volume down.
It does NOT, however, appear to sync with HealthKit (yet?). I've taken my temp multiple times and it has not pushed that data through.
Hopefully this will be a success. There are a lot of possibilities with this app. Would be great to have a way to tell it my doctor's phone numbers and have it dial from right inside the app. Would be cool to see it link to outside sources (WebMD or whatever) if you have questions about symptoms.
Latest update has a bug that does not allow you to change the birthday for a new profile, it rolls back to today's date.
Very disappointed 1/5
First thing IT'S SOOO LOUD!!!!
It's 2:30am, I'm feeling hot so I try to take my temp. "READING COMPLETE". Thank for waking up my spouse and my neighbors >:(
Next it's clunky. Why can't I plug it in before I start? If I plug it into the iPhone first and then pick "take temperature" it just keeps showing the "plug it in" animation over and over. I have to unplug it and re plug it in. Very poor design
Finally apparently it does not record on the phone it records in the cloud. Since I'm in an apartment with often no cellular signal and the wifi does t reach the bedroom it apparently discarded my first 3 readings over the day. The only single reason to own this thing over a traditional thermometer is tracking and it can't even do that.
I don't want my date sent to the cloud.
Not even that, if you press ok (or whatever moves on from the temp reading) you can't read even the last reading. I just had to take my temp twice because I looked away for a moment and it was gone. Oh, and it was different from the reading just moments ago which had told me I had a fever where as the second reading said I didn't
Oh, and HealthKit integration??? I turned it on . Took some readings. I can see in the Health app Kinsa is a source for body temperature but there's no data in there
Am I the first user? Was this thing even tested at all? Not one thing works.
Don't waste your money. I'll be going back to the store tomorrow and just getting a simple thermometer that actually works
Great App/Product Now w/HealthKit 5/5
I bought one in early December 2014. It was easy to setup on my iPhone 5s. I did not expect the setup with the provided adapter, but after, it worked as advertised. I checked it for consistency between myself and my kiddo and it seemed like it was pretty consistent. After purchasing it and downloading the app, I was worried about the reviews. Fortunately I didn't experience the same issues. Mine came with little o-rings for the new iPhone 6's, so that may have been a problem too. Overall, I'm happy with the product and app. It's even better now that it has HealthKit integration.
GREAT! Just be sure to follow setup instructions 5/5
By Norah's Net
I was surprised and excited to find it at CVS after seeing it mentioned on news show just yesterday. I became a bit dismayed and leery when I went to download the app and saw the negative reviews. I have iPhone 5S with iOS 8 update and anticipated problems based on what others reported. The onscreen setup instructions were very easy, but were not the steps I would have guessed (Initializing with the provided adapter). I had no problems at all, and it works great! I assume those who experienced issues may have ignored the setup instructions and had issues as a result.
I just downloaded this app to take my temp but didn't know that you had to buy an additional thermometer to attach to your phone for it. App...deleted...
Kinsa thermometer 1/5
No me funciona ni con los adapters.
No se que mas haver.....
Constant crash 1/5
App crashes on opening on my iPhone 6 Plus.
Crashes on startup 2/5
Crashes on startup on my 5S. Every time. Works fine on my 6. Both on iOS 8.
Also would like the ability to sync across devices.
Don't take the 12/2014 update! 1/5
By BRLA user
Worked fine until I just took the update that was allegedly for "bug fixes". Apparently it was actually to INSTALL bugs.
Crashes immediately upon opening. (iOS 7 user - but based on other review the same thing happens in iOS 8).
Easy to use and super customer service 5/5
I have the newest iOS and it works great. I love the symptoms feature as well as the notes section. Sent customer service an email on a Saturday and got a reply same day. Great product and app. Can't wait for the updates!
Crashometer rather than thermometer 1/5
I was a big fan of Kinsa until I upgraded to iPhone 6 and iOS 8. The app crashes on start, and any attempt to get it to run is futile. It's a shame that with such focus on the Heath app with the new OS, a great util app like this is DOA. Please fix it!
Does not work!! 1/5
Piece of junk!!
Does not take temperature 2/5
Need an app that takes a temperature? This isn't it.. Removing now...
HealthKit Integration? 5/5
This thermometer is so convenient and easy to use. The fact that it stores the taken temperature helps by allowing you to remember what the temperature was if you go to the doctor.
One thing I would recommend is integrating the app with HealthKit so that the all of my health readings can be stored in one place!
Works Great! 4/5
By Stephen Mangum
Great product and app! Easy to setup and use. Like trending my vital signs daily so this is a great product. Would like it if it was compatible with the HealthKit app so it would be able to pull across the temperatures that you take with the app. Otherwise great product.
By Ddddddd 111111
iPhone 6 not supported. Company failed to update app and the device is not functional. A waste of money. Steer clear.
Just tried this product out..seems to work perfectly fine. Just wish it came with a few prob covers. That would have been nice since this item cost a sweet $30:)
Works just as advertised 5/5
I got my unit up and ready for use in about 5 minutes. The unit plugs into the audio jack. The App provides an animation with an audio track walking the user through the setup process. You first plug in a special adapter into the audio jack which you then plug the thermometer probe into. Once the setup is complete you plug the blue probe directly into the audio jack. The extension cord is useful for watching the screen while you have the probe in your mouth and even more useful, I would imagine, if the need for a rectal reading were to arise.
Great app 5/5
This works fabulous! I have checked it against Mercury and digital thermometers, same every time! If people are getting error codes it's because they are not following instructions.
Doesn't sync with IOS health 2/5
Would be a great app if it could sync
great idea but temp readings are inconsistent 2/5
kinsa has the right idea but still needs to deliver on its basic feature of thermometer consistently and reliably measuring your temperature accurately.
I am incredibly disappointed. but I was super excited about having this technology. kinsa as soon as your thermometer is reliable, I will give you the highest praise and five star rating. until then I am generously giving you a two star rating because I love your vision and product's design. but as of now, November 2014, the quality of your product is lacking.
Don't waste your money 1/5
Garbage. Doesn't work. Returning tomorrow.
Get this if you get sick often
Crazy awesome thermometer! 5/5
This app and thermometer are amazing! Best idea and execution of a product I have seen in a very long time! Thank you for making life easier when we have the yuckies
Waste of money 1/5
I bought this thermometer with the hopes of finally finding one that is reliable and actually works.... This isn't it.. Piece of garbage always giving error messages.. Too hot, no contact or crashes. I feel like I was robbed of my $$$!
Needs HealthKit support 3/5
Works as advertised, needs spacers to work with 6/6+, easy to lose.
Needs HealthKit support, to add your temperature taken.
Outstanding product 5/5
Very happy with my purchase.