Hot in Here or Just Me? Exergen TemporalScanner™ Thermometer Review

I was contacted by an agency representing the Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer about my interest in writing a review. I accepted the offer and received the product in the mail in just the nick of time for my family to start getting sick.

Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer

We’d previously been using an ear thermometer because no one really liked the oral thermometers in their mouths. But TJ’s ears tend to give him a lot of trouble, and even without an earache, he can be very waxy. This could prevent us from getting an accurate temperature. With the TemporalScanner, we can take our temperatures with a forehead scan, just like they do at the doctor’s offices and at emergent care.

Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer Features

Before I get too far into my review, let me outline the TemporalScanner’s features as provided to me:

  • Soft-Glow Display allows easy reading in even low light.
  • 8 Temperature Memory lets you track the progression of a fever.
  • Silent Mode can be used to avoid waking a sleeping child.
  • °F or °C Mode lets you choose which scale to display.

Our Experience with the Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer

As I mentioned above, we found the TemporalScanner immediately useful, detecting a low grade fever within 24 hours of opening the box. TJ and I can be especially tricky when it comes to discovering a fever because our temperatures tend to run low. A series of readings with the TemporalScanner showed that my base temperature is a lot closer to 97.2 than it is to Tom’s average 98.6. It takes only a few seconds to run the scanner over your forehead – instructions in the package show you how to start in the center and swipe toward your temples on one side or the other.

Taking TJ’s temperature when he’s not feeling well has been so much easier, too, because in addition to his ear problems, his Asperger’s (like mine) comes with sensory issues. He doesn’t mind having his temperature taken anymore, and I have tested the “check their temp while they’re sleeping” thing without waking him up. Aside from not waking him up, only needing to find his forehead is a plus because of the bizarre positions he sometimes sleeps in.

As I write my closing to this review, Tom is lying in bed to get some rest. His temperature jumped up from 100.1 to 101.8 over the course of last night, leading me to suggest he should work from home today. His supervisor gave him the okay, but it’s been clear all day that he probably shouldn’t have been working at all. He finally saw the sense in taking a few “sick hours” instead of the whole “sick day.” The TemporalScanner shows his temperature is back in normal range, thanks to fever reducing medication, so at least I don’t have to worry about it spiking too high. (Been there, done that, never want to do it again!)

Thanks again to the agency that provided the Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer for review!

Christina Gleason (976 Posts)

That’s me: Christina Gleason. I’m a professional copywriter, editor, and blogger. My company is called Phenomenal Content. (Hire me!) I'm a multiply disabled autistic woman doing my best in this world built for abled people. I’m a geek for grammar, fantasy, and select types of gaming, including Twitch Sings and Plants vs Zombies 2. I hate vegetables. I have an intense phone phobia, so I’ll happily conduct business over email or IM instead.


  1. My temp runs low, too! If I am over 99, I am sick. I had to stay at school sick because the nurse wouldn’t call unless it was over 100.
    I am going to try this out because my kids hate the ear thermometers, too.

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