Yes, but it isn't meant to. We'll explain how.
The Kinsa QuickCare smart thermometer was designed, built, and intended to be used with the free Kinsa app for iPhone or Android. The Kinsa app powers up an otherwise regular old "dumb" thermometer with smart features including temperature tracking, fever and treatment guidance, medication reminders - all designed to work together to help you and your family get better, faster.
You already paid good money for your Kinsa smart thermometer so the app is completely free. There are no ads, in-app purchases, or paid features.
When powered on for the first time, the QuickCare will show APP on the display, prompting you to set it up with the Kinsa app before it will take a temperature. Completing this one-time, one-minute setup permanently removes this APP message so you can take readings whenever you need to.
But in a pinch, you can use the QuickCare to take readings on its own - no app necessary.
To take readings immediately without the Kinsa app, follow these steps:
- If your QuickCare is off, push the button to turn it on.
- Wait for APP to appear on the display
- Quickly double press the button. For a demonstration, watch this video. kinsa.help/skipAPP
When the display changes to three flashing lines, it's ready to take a temperature. The APP message will still appear temporarily from time to time, but it won't get in the way of taking readings.
Even if you weren't planning on using the Kinsa app, we suggest trying it out for yourself. You might be surprised how handy it is!