At Kinsa, we take accuracy seriously. After all, what good is taking a measurement if that measurement is unreliable?
We developed and tested our thermometers for maximum accuracy around human body temperatures ranges:
- Between 95º and 107.6ºF
- Between 35º and 42ºC
For the Kinsa Stick you can expect accuracy to be within ± 0.2°F (0.1°C) for the ranges above.
For the Kinsa Ear you can expect accuracy to be within ±0.4 °F (±0.2 °C) for the ranges above.
The Kinsa Smart Thermometer has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and meets ASTM standards for professional accuracy. For details about accuracy standards, please see your Kinsa’s “Instructions For Use” guide.
In order to ensure an accurate reading, we recommend you 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. (Please reference our super helpful instructional videos for additional tips on how to take temperatures accurately!)
Also, take note that a person’s temperature can fluctuate significantly depending upon the placement of the thermometer and the time of day. Consult your doctor or pediatrician for advice about how to calculate a normal, baseline temperature while you’re well. You can use that to evaluate whether temperatures you see are different than the norm.