Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer Review

Posted on Mar 3 2015 - 5:48pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received this products for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.

As many of us know, being sick is never fun. One of the first things that us adults do when we think a partner or our child is sick is feel their head to see if they have a temperature. Usually if they feel warm, the first thing we do is grab the thermometer and wonder how much we will have to actually fight it to get it working. Personally, I hate most thermometers since they are not accurate and seem very inconvenient to those who are sick. Recently, however, I found what may very well be the coolest thermometer for any household – the Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer!

Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer: What is It

Struggling with a thermometer that never seems to work and makes members of your family uncomfortable? If so, we think everyone in your family will love the Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer. This easy to use thermometer uses the temporal artery on your forehead to scan temperature, giving you a more accurate reading without disturbing someone who is ill. Some of its features include an illuminated display, beeping sound that can be turned on and off, keeping temperatures in memory, and the ability for temperature to be read in Fahrenheit or Celsius. As well, the Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer is the number one preferred thermometer by nurses and pediatrician and is backed by more than 50 clinical studies proving its accuracy. It is made in the United States, unlike most of its competition. With this thermometer taking care of a sick family member is easier!

Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer: Overall

So far, we are big fan of this little thermometer. Not only is it compact, but very easy to use for kids and adults. I had always seen nurses use these in the hospital and now understand why since they are just so accurate. Best of all you don’t have disturb someone who is sick by having them get out of the covers or feel like gagging putting a thermometer in their mouth. It has also proven to so far be very accurate, allowing me to feel more confident in this thermometer. Based on our own experience, I am happy to give the Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer an A rating.


Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer: Where to Purchase

Want to purchase this thermometer for yourself? You can buy the Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer for $49.99 at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Costco, Babies R Us. Rite Aid, Kroger, BJs, or Amazon.com!

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

93 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Rachel Beltz March 3, 2015 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    I love this concept! Waking any child up for thermometer time isn’t ever fun.. especially when they’re under the weather. I need to look into buying one of these!

  2. Linda Manns Linneman March 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    I just love this. What an easy way to take a temp. I love the large light up digital display. Thank you so much for sharing

  3. M.Clark March 4, 2015 at 12:23 am - Reply

    The Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer sounds amazing, I love that it is so non-invasive. I would love to have one of these, thank you for sharing this review.

    • Sara March 6, 2015 at 10:07 am - Reply

      This is a nice temporal scanner. Thermometer

  4. Kelly Kimmell March 4, 2015 at 12:50 am - Reply

    My daughter has gotten sick so many times in the last couple of years. It would be great to have a non-invasive thermometer like this.

  5. Deborah D March 4, 2015 at 3:53 am - Reply

    I have never seen anything like this. I think this would really work.

  6. Stephanie Phelps March 4, 2015 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Having something that is so quick and accurate without having to wake up the kids would be awesome. I know I usually have to struggle to keep their arm down or even wonder if I have it in a good spot to get the best temperature and with this none of that would be a concern for me anymore!

  7. baldo March 4, 2015 at 7:40 am - Reply

    liked and shared

  8. Judy maharrey March 4, 2015 at 8:34 am - Reply

    i think this is a thermomenter i would use. i am from the old school, and have felt kind of lost without my old fashioned thermomenter. this seems so non invasive, and you can use on children, even infants. it is also made in the usa , which is good, i am cautious buying anythingfrom overseas.

  9. Robin Dogan March 4, 2015 at 9:41 am - Reply

    I’ve had a temporal scanner before but it was a cheap one and never worked as well as I hoped. I love the idea of a temporal thermometer because I have a squirmy toddler who doesn’t get that I just need him for twenty seconds to get the proper reading.

  10. KATHARINE COOKMAN March 4, 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply


  11. Debbie Welchert March 4, 2015 at 10:30 am - Reply

    I have five grandchildren around all the time and when they get sick it’s almost a challenge to take their temperature. This thermometer is just what this grandma needs for taking their temps. It sounds so easy and almost fun to take their temps….

  12. Cathy Philipps March 4, 2015 at 10:47 am - Reply

    I think this is the best product for taking anyones temps. My daughter has one and it is wonderful! Very accurate and does not cause any stress on the kids!

  13. Lynn March 4, 2015 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Definitely something I could use! So hard to get an accurate temperature on our young grandkids!

  14. Heather in VA March 4, 2015 at 11:26 am - Reply

    What a great product for new parents. I never liked the old thermometers.

  15. laurie allen March 4, 2015 at 11:43 am - Reply

    With all the thermometers out there and all the different kinds… it gets confusing!! Thank you for such a great review it answered all my questions about what is the best one for my family’s needs. With all the inferior products coming from other countries and finding out later how potentially harmful they could be, it is important to us to have a brand that is made in America as well. This is easy to use and I feel I can trust it. Thank you!!!

  16. Christine A March 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    I love how convenient this thermometer is. I’ve seen these used in hospitals and I was curious how they worked.

  17. Kim March 4, 2015 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Finally, a thermometer that even I can use!!!! I’ve seen advertisements for these before, but I never knew where to buy them.

  18. Lyndsey March 4, 2015 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    This seems like such a great invention! I would love to have one! Great for all ages!!!

  19. vickie couturier March 4, 2015 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    I love using a ear themometer ,,so much easier and accurant

  20. Amber Ludwig March 4, 2015 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a great thermometer!! Less work for mom and less discomfort for kiddos!! Seriously worth the extra cash!!

  21. Saph March 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    I’ve always wanted one of these for my kids when they were babies but never did end up getting them!

  22. lisa March 4, 2015 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    That’s much more sanitary and easier than the old fashioned method of taking a babies temperature.

  23. Alona Y March 4, 2015 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    This is so cool, I have wanted a nice thermometer to use with my daughter. I love how easy this is to use.

  24. Stephanie H March 4, 2015 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    I love how it is compact to be put in our first aid kit on our family outings. Also, I like the glow light for in the middle of the night temperature takings which will make those nights easier to see and read!

  25. Lesley F March 4, 2015 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    I like how accurate it sounds. I also see why nurses use them!

  26. Emily Endrizzi March 5, 2015 at 1:19 am - Reply

    I have never used a temporal thermometer before, but I am looking for a high-quality thermometer that is accurate. I have trouble with the tympanic thermometers not being accurate. I will get wildly different readings only seconds apart. The oral ones are accurate, but more difficult to use on young children especially when they aren’t feeling well. I would love to try this thermometer. It looks awesome.

  27. Michele Ash March 5, 2015 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Thanks for the Fantastic Review on Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer! OMG With My husband having 2 major surgeries within 5 months, I’ve spent an awful lot of time at the hospital. I noticed that they were using a different type of thermometer on him than I’ve ever seen before! I Loved It! I asked the nurse if she could steal one for me! Of course, she just laughed! I have been wanting one of these since the day I first saw it! Unfortunately I cannot afford to purchase one, due to hubby’s surgeries and not working his part-time job in forever (it seems like forever!) This past time, he’s been out of work since before Christmas! We are both disabled and on a fixed income, so his part-time job money helps with groceries and other things we need/want! With no work comes no money! When I saw this giveaway, I was so excited! I want this thermometer so very bad! I know my kids would love having their temperature taken this way! Thanks so much for the review and all the information on this thermometer which you shared with all of us! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

  28. Jo-Ann Brightman March 5, 2015 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    It is wonderful to be able to have a thermometer that scans accurately ,is easy to use and is not invasive. thanks for this review.

  29. ALPA March 5, 2015 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    i like that the thermometer can be used on someone without disturning them from sleep and it glows to show you the accurate results. i like the features of the thermometer.

  30. denise low March 5, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    This is wonderful and so easy. Thanks for the information. I would love to have one

  31. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) March 5, 2015 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    This is great! I wish they had these when my kids were younger. This would make great baby shower gifts.

  32. Jeanine March 5, 2015 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    I’ve always thought these types of thermometers made great sense. And much less chance of spreading germs because they dont go in the mout!

  33. terry myers March 5, 2015 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Easy to use thats a plus especially with kids more accurant important with babies its glows in the dark easy read i have a greatgrandbaby 4

  34. Tina W March 6, 2015 at 3:11 am - Reply

    I like the large display on this thermometer. It is always such a struggle keeping the thermometer in place and then trying to read a tiny, poorly lit display hampers the situation even further.

  35. Karen Dries March 6, 2015 at 7:22 am - Reply

    I would love someting like this. It is so hard to get an accurate reading when someone is ill and to not have to wake someone up or put the thermometer in their mouth is great. Plus you aren’t spreading ant germs.

  36. Terri S. March 6, 2015 at 11:34 am - Reply

    When my grandkids get sick it is a hassle to take their temperature. It seems that fevers always pick the wee hours of the night and the child is grumpy (understandably), barely awake and not receptive to the regular thermometer. I love how easy this one works by scanning the temporal artery. The Smart Glow feature is a bonus so I don’t need to turn the bedroom light on and wake them up. I can take the temperate fast, in the dark and have a more accurate reading.

  37. Jen H March 6, 2015 at 11:54 am - Reply

    this is awesome! with 2 kids who HATE getting their temp taken i love the ease and speed of this!

  38. amy guillaume linderman March 6, 2015 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    hubby has been wanting to get one of these…..boy have my kids had fevers this winter

  39. Artemis Deravanesian March 6, 2015 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I’ve seen this at the doctor’s office and always wanted one. Now I understand how it works and I trust it.

  40. Laura March 6, 2015 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    This is such a fantastic idea! This product is a definate must for anyone with children!

  41. Jasmine Stanford March 7, 2015 at 12:24 am - Reply

    This is an amazing idea! A non invasive thermometer, perfect

  42. Carol L March 7, 2015 at 1:31 am - Reply

    It’s about time someonecame up with a working and easy to use thermometer. Love the light and the fact that whoever is sick doesn’t have to be woken up. Thanks for sharing.
    Carol L

  43. Lori March 7, 2015 at 1:54 am - Reply

    Would love this for our boys. I agree, it is not fun seeing our children sick especially when they are too young to tell us what’s wrong.

  44. Katie Ellis March 7, 2015 at 2:30 am - Reply

    This looks like an awesome thermometer. I love that it scans your forehead to determine temperature and not having to put it under your tongue. That is great so you can takes someones temperature when they’re sick without disturbing them.

  45. Jan Lee March 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    I too have seen these used in the hospitals. However, now they have one where it doesn’t even have to touch you and can still give your temperature. I have no idea how that works but they just hold it in front of your forehead and it’s done. I had even asked the nurse if she was sure she didn’t need to touch my forehead with it, and she said no. I had it done twice to me, on two different days so I know I wasn’t imagining it, lol Since that isn’t yet available, I do believe the Exogen is a good choice, especially for kids and babies 🙂

  46. shana March 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    They have been using this type of thermometer at the doctors office I go to, plus the nurse coming to my home uses this type also. ( In home care because of back surgery). It’s so much nicer than sticking it in your mouth!

  47. Sue M. March 7, 2015 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    I really do need a new thermometer, I have some cheap one that I got at the local drug store, this looks like it would be a really nice one!

  48. Theresa Hover March 7, 2015 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    This definitely seems like a baby registry must-have; I’m adding it to mine tonight. I didn’t realize this is what hospitals use, and I’m glad there is a non-invasive option that is still accurate. If only it would work on my patients (dogs & cats), too bad the fur would get in the way.

  49. Tamara Terni March 7, 2015 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    My daughter has this one and I love it. It’s accurate and fast and easy. And there is no fighting when I need to take a temp. And that’s the biggest plus of all.

  50. Brandi B. March 8, 2015 at 10:55 am - Reply

    This thermometer looks awesome! I dislike the ear one that we have because I never know if its positioned just right to give me an accurate temp. This new forehead thermometer would be perfect for my five kids when they are sick! Very cool!

  51. Penni March 8, 2015 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I think I’m going to invest in one of these! I’m not at all happy with the digital thermometers I’ve used for the past few years; they don’t seem accurate and break so easily. Good to know that this is the kind most nurses and pediatricians prefer!

  52. Kelly March 8, 2015 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    This looks like a great product. I have an old oral thermometer, and I always laugh that I have to hold it in my mouth and breath through my nose, but I am sick so I can’t breath through my nose. So I am not sure how accurate it is, but I don’t have a lot of faith.

  53. Jennifer Heintz March 8, 2015 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    This Exergen smart glow thermal scanner thermometer seems so much better that the stick type I have. It is more sanitary, and easier to get an accurate reading.

  54. Rachael Petty March 8, 2015 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    This is an amazing giveaway! I never really trust the thermometer I have and my daughter gets sick frequently from allergies.This would be so nice to own.Thank you!

  55. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) March 9, 2015 at 4:57 am - Reply

    These are great. I wish they were around when my kids were little. This would make a great baby shower gift.

  56. Christina Klei March 9, 2015 at 9:11 am - Reply

    This thermometer has an amazing concept. I would love to have this so as to not need to wake up my sick little one just to check their temperature. In addition my little ones would be so thankful not to have the thermometer in their mouth, especially since they usually are sick with bronchial issues.

  57. Jennifer Borden March 9, 2015 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Would a baby actually sit still to have their temperature taken on their forehead? Although, if baby isn’t sitting still for this then the other thermometers will be just as hard to use I guess.

  58. Jerrica Evans March 9, 2015 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I need to get one of these. I have a two year old that refuses to sit still long enough for me to get an accurate temperature. She acts like it will hurt her to stay still for 20-30 seconds, but my other two were like that as well so it’s nothing new to me.

  59. Linda Manns Linneman March 9, 2015 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    I love how easy this is to use and it doesn’t disturb your child while they are sleeping. Thank you so much for sharing

  60. ERICA WEAVER March 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    i am gonna need this with new baby due in june i always like new gadgets like this to help ease baby when not feeling good

  61. Dandi D March 11, 2015 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    This sounds great! We could use one of these at our house!

  62. Anita k March 11, 2015 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    My husband loves to grill every chance he can.this will be perfect for him.thanks so very much for sharing.

  63. Linda Bradshaw March 12, 2015 at 4:03 am - Reply

    This would be perfect for my grandkids. I will give to their mom so she can use it. I know she would enjoy having it.

  64. Michael Lambert March 13, 2015 at 12:06 am - Reply

    We were thinking of getting this for my daughter. She is sick a lot and the only accurate way to check her temp is rectal. I would like to find something that is easier.

  65. Rebecca Parsons March 13, 2015 at 12:22 am - Reply

    I like the glow on the temperature reading for when you have to take the kids temperature in the dark. I love that it gives a accurate reading.

  66. Terri S. March 13, 2015 at 4:42 am - Reply

    Trying to take the temperature of a sick baby is so difficult. This temporal scanner method looks so much easier. There are so many advantages to using this thermometer by Exergen: you can take temp without waking baby/child/adult, accurate temp readings and faster to name just a few. I love the the smart glow feature that enables you to leave lights off so you do not have to disturb their sleep. This would be a great gift for anyone especially a baby shower gift. 🙂

  67. Dorothy Boucher March 13, 2015 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    My grandchildren Dr have something like this, that he just scans around the head sort of , what a neat tool to have,,

  68. Sandy Cain March 14, 2015 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Looks like a PERFECT thermometer! The sick one can stay in bed, without having to have the thermometer shoved under their tongue (or in the case of a baby, a worse place!). I know nurses use this in hospitals, and that’s a great plus – they know what’s best!

  69. Natalie Nichols March 14, 2015 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    This looks like a really convenient way to take your child’s temperature. I would love to have one of these.

  70. Tamra Phelps March 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    We have always used old-fashioned thermometers, but they are getting more difficult to read for my eyes, lol. I think it is time to give in to modern technology!

  71. Bobbie Smith March 14, 2015 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    I really like the large display. I have a hard time reading the old fashion temperature gadgets. This would definitely be so handy, and helpful!

  72. Elaine Powell March 14, 2015 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    my Mom was recently in the hospital. They used this type thermometer on her. It is the neatest gadget I’ve seen in a while. I would like to have one for use with our grandsons.

  73. DIStherapy March 15, 2015 at 12:01 am - Reply

    I have my eye on a temporal scanner for quite some time. Kids aren’t the only ones who need thermometers; after the flu season we’ve just endured, any family, of any age, needs one!

  74. Vickie March 15, 2015 at 12:52 am - Reply

    These are the best. My gf had this and loves it and I covet hers!
    So much better than my cheapy.
    Easy Peasy and so effective too.

  75. PuffyButters March 15, 2015 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    We’ve come a long way from the old glass mercury thermometers I used to use (until last year, lol). Thanks for sharing!

  76. laurie murley March 16, 2015 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    this sounds like a great product. I would love to try it on my family.

  77. Sarah L March 17, 2015 at 12:22 am - Reply

    This is a great invention. No mercury thermometers or silly little strips that I tried.

  78. Jennifer Shelton March 17, 2015 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    This is a great thing to have when you have a little one! I can’t even tell you how many times the little cheap thermometer have broken on me 🙁

  79. Victokirsh March 18, 2015 at 2:22 am - Reply

    Out here on the frontier we need a fully stocked medical kit. This would take some of the guesswork out of treating the sick.

  80. Richard Hicks March 18, 2015 at 2:58 am - Reply

    I love that it is non invasive. Would make taking temperatures much easier and less stressful for the kids

  81. crystal March 18, 2015 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    I think this is an awesome product and I really hope I get to try it. I love how its automatic response no waiting.

  82. Julie Waldron March 18, 2015 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    I like that you can use it in the dark. I wish that something like this would have been around when my girls were little.

  83. Krystal Dunlap March 18, 2015 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I love the fact you do not have to wake the child to take the temp. I have twin girls who do not like to be still so one of these would really be put to good use.

  84. Lily Kwan March 18, 2015 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    This thermometer looks very nice. Thanks for sharing!

  85. Tonya F March 18, 2015 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    I’m probably a little too excited to try this thermometer. I have four young boys and it’s impossible to find a good one, I think this is going to be it!

  86. lisa March 27, 2015 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    I like this idea. You don’t have to look for probe covers. You aren’t spreading germs and it’s much quicker than the oral thermometer. It is a bit pricey. Maybe after the newness wears off, the price will drop a bit.

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