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Braun® ThermoScan® 5 thermometer

BY BRAUN #2 in Thermometers

4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.70 / 5 based on 138 Reviews


When someone you love is under the weather, you need acuracy, not approximately. The Braun® ThermoScan® 5 thermometer provides accurate and gentle readings in just seconds. The pre-warmed tip and unique positioning system ensure precise measurements every time. Braun's clinically proven technology gives you confidence and peace of mind when you need it most. It's perfect for the whole family. 


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Braun® ThermoScan® 5 thermometer
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  • "It is really quick and for squirmy kids who refuse to hold still long enough for under the arm or trying to keep the temporal one against their head to get an accurate reading." in 8 reviews
  • "Prior to this, I had used the forehead thermometer and was not too happy with the results because my toddler does not like to sit still and my husband is not that great at scanning it." in 8 reviews
  • "Being sick they wouldn't want to sit still long enough for me to get their temperature under the arm." in 3 reviews
Saralyn P.
Leesburg, GA
8 reviews
This was the easiest thermometer that I have used so far! It was super quick at reading the temperature as well. I do feel that it could be a little pricey for those families that may be on tight budgets, however I feel that it is worth it. I was completely satisfied with this product. The only thing I had a hard time with was my daughter not really liking anything in her ear due to previous medical issues.
Taniya P.
Wilton, CT
249 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 1
This thermoscan is very convenient for little children and baby (that's old enough for this to be accurate). It's very hard for little ones to stay still for traditional thermometer so this little device save a lot of pain and frustration.
Jena B.
775 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 5
I use this thermometer with my son when he was a baby. It does work well however I do feel like the battery dies faster than other thermometers do. And I don't like the fact that you are supposed to use a new cover every time you use it.
Michelle H.
11 reviews
I received this product compliments of Influenster and I was beyond excited. I was about to drop some money on the same product weeks earlier, but I was hesitate to spend the money not knowing if it worked well or not. Prior to this, I had used the forehead thermometer and was not too happy with the results because my toddler does not like to sit still and my husband is not that great at scanning it. That being said, I was excited at the Braun ThermoScan 5's arrival. My toddler actually sat still while I placed the tip of the scanner in her ear. I was amazed! It was very quick. I took three different measurements to average them out and they were in line with each other. I will say that it made a difference when I placed the scanner in her ear deeper. That seemed to work the best. I love that you can switch out the covers and toss them afterwards. I was very impressed and love the design. When you need a quick and accurate measurement, this is your best bet!
Heather B.
Lakeland, FL
56 reviews
I received this product in the #BraunTherms Voxbox. I have two little ones three and under and i have to say before when they were sick it was such a stressful task for the both of us to get a accurate reading. Being sick they wouldn't want to sit still long enough for me to get their temperature under the arm. I decided to use another brand in the ear but it was difficult to use and i didn't trust it. Now since i used Braun it is now my go to thermometer. I was able to get my little ones to sit still to get a reading in under a minute which was amazing. I like the case it comes with to store it in and its the perfect size to fit in my hand. I like the light and beep when you receive to know your getting an accurate reading. Extremely easy to use. I would recommend every mom to have.
Dominique M.
62 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 1
My 8 month old daughter recently just got sick and we didn't have a thermometer that didn't make us second guess whether or not she had a fever or how high her fever was. My mom purchased this for us so we didn't have to worry and honestly it's not the worst. My only complaint is when my daughter was playing with it and some how changed it to Celsius from Fahrenheit. We have yet to figure that out but luckily they have the internet so I'm able to look for a Celsius to Fahrenheit table. It's not a bad product as it does inform us very fast of her temperature 
Julia L.
Shippensburg, PA
32 reviews
I've used Braun products for years, and I've been looking for a new ear thermometer. I like how incredibly accurate this Braun thermometer is compared to the the previous brand I was using. It is also a great size and easy to store. It comes with a nice plastic carrying case that it securely snaps into, twenty disposable ear tips, instructions and batteries. It takes two AA batteries. The thermometer has a 60 second auto power off feature and it lets you know if it isn't properly placed in the ear. This is super easy to use. You put the disposable ear tip on the end, power on, put in ear and hit the button. Takes about a second for the temperature to show. Great thermometer!!
Shivangi K.
215 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 2
Absolutely worth the price. It makes a parents life so easy when it comes to taking the temperature of a baby. Super easy to use, convenient and baby friendly. Love it.
Katie B.
Keyser, WV
41 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 1
This thermometer is amazing! So easy to use and is quick to register the temperature so if your child isn't wanting to cooperate they don't have to be still very long.
Tara R.
Denver, CO
66 reviews
Influenster sent this product for me to test! I have a baby and a kid who just started kindergarten, so fevers are a common occurrence in my house. What I loved most about the Braun Thermoscan 5 ear thermometer is how comfortable and quick it is to get a reading! My baby becomes super squirmy as soon as you try to put anything near her ears, but I was able to get an accurate reading with each attempt! My big kid thought it was so cool to hear the beep and then read his temperature! This thermometer comes with two batteries, 21 disposable lenses, a sturdy protective case so that your investment is ready for use and set to last awhile!
Kayla H.
26 reviews
Was going to buy one but was kind of iffy????? is it worth the money???
Is it accurate? I have less than a month old baby! Looking for my 1st&last baby thermometer ! If there is anything better than this?
Jeanette C.
East Hartford, CT
35 reviews
Does it really works better than any other?
Brittany G.
62 reviews
Would it be good idea to change the ear liners every time or is it safe to use the same one a few times?
Hayley A.
Richmond, VA
118 reviews
How long does it take to scan the head and give out a temperature reading?

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