Disclosure: I was provided a Kinsa Smart Stick Thermometer for the purposes of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Being sick sucks, amiright? Luckily when the plague hit our house again this winter, I was equipped with some powerful tools to aid us through the ordeal: the Kinsa Smart Stick Thermometer and the corresponding companion app. Gone are the days of old school thermometers or even worse, pulling out the thermometer for the first time since last winter only to find the battery is dead. The Kinsa Smart Stick blows the thermometers of yesteryear out of the water, and you’ll never be caught with a dead battery again.
The Kinsa Smart Stick revolutionizes temperature taking in several ways. Firstly, the thermometer plugs right into the headphone jack of your smartphone. The other end is inserted either into the mouth, underarm or tooshie, and in a matter of mere seconds an accurate temperature reading appears on the phone’s screen. An extension cord is also provided should you need some extra wiggle room. Secondly, because it is powered by your smartphone, the Smart Stick requires zero batteries – which is awesome. Thirdly, the Kinsa companion app is incredibly brilliant. It allows you to create profiles for each family member, track their temperatures and symptoms, send information straight to your pediatrician, include photos, record notes and even provides helpful information on what to do based on the recorded symptoms. These features make it SO easy and convenient to keep track of everything – especially if you have multiple children and the doctor is asking you about individual symptoms, duration of symptoms, etc. Additionally, the app helps antsy children pass the time (seriously though, we’re talking seconds) by ‘popping’ bubbles on the smartphone screen while the Kinsa does it’s magic.
The initial installation is super easy as well. Simply download the Kinsa app, complete the short setup process and you’re all set! The Kinsa Smart Stick is small, lightweight, portable and comes with a handy little case. It’s so easy to use on the go, and being able to track each family member’s symptoms so clearly is incredibly helpful. What’s perhaps the most amazing aspect of this thermometer is it’s insanely affordable price. It’s only $19.99! You really can’t beat that. I seriously can’t recommend this little gadget enough!
The Kinsa Smart Stick (and other Kinsa thermometer models) are available on the Kinsa website, on Amazon, and at Target and CVS.