Let’s all take a trip down memory lane of the thermometer technology in the medical field. We begin with a thermometer that could take your temperature one way and way only, where the sun don’t shine. Once we were all able to sit down again without the aid of a doughnut, they came out with a thermometer that could take your temperature in the armpit or mouth. Unfortunately, for those that grew up with an older brother, they liked to make sure not to clean the thermometer after their armpit used it (and you made the mistake of placing it in your mouth). Then they came out with the easier option that took your temperature by sticking the thermometer directly into your ear. After you managed to peel off all of the ear wax and buy a ton of disposable packages to do the same thing over and over again because of incorrect reads.
We don’t know why it took so long for somebody to create a functional and compact thermometer that worked with your smartphone but Thermodo is the answer. Thermodo actually plugs into the phone and works with most iOS and Android devices so it should match up with most smartphones out there. There is also an extension that will allow you to take the temperature of yourself or somebody else without having the smartphone pressed against the skin. The only hitch with Thermodo is that you need to be mindful of how you hold the device before you take the temp. It is very sensitive and the heat from handling it wrong can cause some issues with reading the correct temperature. Thermodo more than makes up for it with the mobility option and how it is able to interact with smartphones. Click here for image source and where to purchase Thermodo.