Our award-winning Smart Thermometer gives you fast and accurate temperature readings. Easy to use and toddler-approved!
Most Apple iOS devices are supported. Your Apple device needs to be running iOS 7.0 or higher. Kinsa has tested and verified hardware compatibility with the following Apple iOS devices:
Unverified Compatible Devices:
Even though Kinsa has not yet confirmed compatibility with the following devices, some users are using these devices successfully with the Kinsa Smart Thermometer:
Select Android devices are supported at this time and we are working to increase the number of supported devices. Please refer to the list below to identify whether or not the Kinsa Smart Thermometer is compatible with your device.
Users with mobile devices that are not yet compatible with the thermometer won't be able to download the Kinsa app in the Google Play store. However, if you'd like to help us make the app available on your device, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org about becoming a beta tester!
Kinsa has verified compatibility on the following select Android devices at this time:
Additionally your Android device must have:
Unverified Compatible Devices:
Even though Kinsa has not yet confirmed compatibility with the following devices, some users are using these phones successfully with the Kinsa Smart Thermometer:
** Don't see your device listed here? Join our beta-testing community by email@example.com to help us make the app available on your device.
Devices with Known Issues:
We are aware of issues with the following mobile devices that stem from the mobile device hardware and capabilities. Although we are working actively to find a workaround these mobile hardware limitations, unfortunately many of the issues are beyond our control and it is unlikely that we will support these devices in the near future.
* The list above is not a comprehensive list of all unsupported devices.
The Kinsa Smart Thermometer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and meets ASTM standards for professional accuracy. In order to ensure an accurate reading, it is recommended to avoid eating or drinking any liquids, exercising, taking showers or bath, or smoking for 15 minutes prior to use, as these activities can cause mild elevations in temperature.
Your temperature can fluctuate significantly depending upon the placement of the thermometer. For the most accurate reading of core temperature, place the thermometer in a 'heat pocket' (below the back right or back left side of the tongue for oral readings, and against the skin of the armpit for under arm readings). Hold the thermometer steady for the full 10 second duration of the reading. For more details on the specifics behind temperature taking and how to locate the heat pocket, see here.
Please also note that temperature can vary by up to a degree during the day. Oral temperatures will be impacted by having consumed liquids or eaten food within 20 minutes of a reading, and underarm temperatures can be 1-2 degrees Fahrenheit lower than oral temperatures.
The Kinsa Smart Thermometer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and meets its standards for accuracy and safety in humans.
The Smart Thermometer can be used orally, under the arm, or rectally. Whichever method is used, it is recommended to avoid eating or drinking any liquids, exercising, taking showers or baths, or smoking for 15 minutes prior to use, as these activities can cause mild elevations in temperature.
The thermometer can be used with or without a probe cover. Disposable probe covers can be purchased at most drug stores or pharmacy departments.
The Smart Thermometer is water resistant but not waterproof, so do not soak the thermometer in liquids for prolonged periods. Clean the probe before and after use by washing with soap and warm water or disinfecting with rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol). Wipe dry with a soft cloth. Do not boil or clean in the dishwasher.
Do not store the thermometer in direct sunlight or at high temperatures. If the thermometer has been stored in cold conditions, allow it to warm to room temperature before taking a reading.
For additional detail, please see the Instructions For Use that were packaged with your Smart Thermometer.
The one-time setup process ensures that the thermometer is properly calibrated to the unique settings of your smartphone or wireless device. This process is necessary to ensure that the thermometer reads accurately. Setup is only required once per device.