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The day that the Exergen Temporal Scanner arrived in the mail, my husband opened it without even asking me because he know how I am about my freakin' packages. There has not been a day since that I have not known my temperature at any time while my husband is home. I have naturally low body temperature. I am consistently at 97 degrees. But he tells me anyway.

However, as a constant, obsessive worrier the Exergen Temporal Scanner gives me relief. Because my husband provides me with hourly regular albeit slightly annoying updates. Some would find this annoying but secretly I am satisfied to know that my kid's temperatures are in the normal range. One less thing to worry about.

“The Exergen TemporalScanner infrared thermometer, which reads a temperature in just two seconds, is available at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Costco, Babies R Us, Toys R Us and Sam’s Clubs nationwide. It gives parents a comforting option for taking a temperature. Gentle as a healing hand against a child’s face, the Exergen TemporalScanner gauges body temperature in two seconds by capturing the naturally emitted heat from skin over the temporal artery, which runs across the forehead and is directly connected to the heart via the carotid artery.”

Check out this video with a sort of creepy baby in it (not the baby pictured here). The video fully explains how to use the Exergen Temporal Scanner in layman's terms. I learned a lot about the product just by watching this short video.

Seriously though? This thing rocks. It is fast. It is accurate. And it gives me peace of mind. Now my husband has a new toy and with it, he can play Super Dad by constantly monitoring the temperature of my children.

You can buy the Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer  or Scanner on Amazon.com.

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  1. Marci

    Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature.

  2. Pam

    It takes over 1000 readings per second and selects the most accurate.

  3. sandra

    i learned it uses advanced infrared technology providing maximum ease of use with quick, consistently accurate measurements

  4. robin

    This could explain why often my kids were fever free when they were sick: A major reason ear thermometers are considered inaccurate by medical professionals is because the positioning of the probe in the ear canal is inconsistent, thus creating inconsistent readings and frequently missing fevers.
    Thanks for the op to win one of these – I’d love for my daughter to have it for my granddaughter.
    Robin
    cokelush at gmail

  5. robin

    I’m a follower via google reader.
    Thanks!
    Robin
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  6. robin

    I commented on the Father of the Blog’s blog.
    🙂
    Robin
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  7. robin

    I’m a follower via the google follow thingy too. My nic there is 🙂 for some reason.
    Robin
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  8. robin

    I added you to my Technorati – which I always for get to use. Thanks for the reminder. lol.
    Oh and above, for the follower thing… my nic is the sideways smile thing with : and ) – I noticed it changed into a graphic above. Just so you know. 🙂
    My Technorati name is cokelush.
    Thanks!
    Robin
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    Technorati entry #2
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    Technorati entry #3.
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    Me again. I stumbled U. ID is cokelush… surprise. 🙂
    Thanks!
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  12. I have one of these thermometers and, too, love it! My mom bought one for me when I was pregnant with my son. I love it! The only time we’ve ever had a problem with it was when my mom kept forgetting to take the cap off of the top before using it, but that was absolutely a user issue!!

  13. Kim

    to use properly: Measure only the side of the head that is exposed. Any covering, hair, hat, etc. will prevent the heat from dissipating, and would cause the reading to be falsely high. This also applies if one side of the head is into a pillow.

  14. beth shepherd

    I learned that it takes over 1000 readings per second and selects the most accurate. Thank you for the chance!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  15. Aunt LoLo

    It is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to miss the temporal artery. That’s great news!!

  16. Kathleen

    I learned that arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature. Thanks.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  17. Jaque

    The TemporalScanner has patented software, providing arterial heat balance. This is the basis for it’s extraordinary ability to scan temp externally.

    Thank you. 🙂

  18. Jacob LaFountaine

    1000 scans a second

  19. Sue

    I learned this thermometer is non invasive and very accurate. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Danielle

    I learned that arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is non invasive which is MUCH better than the “old fashioned” way!

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  21. Danielle

    I follow!

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  22. thompmalice

    Temporal artery temperature is not affected by the things that cause oral and underarm temperatures to be misleading.

  23. Rebecca Graham

    I learned that I can take a childs temp while they are sleeping without waking them up and that I can buy this at Walgreens.

  24. meredith rogen

    I learned that it doesn’t use mercury.

  25. meredith rogen

    follower.

  26. Cynthia C

    I learned that it factors in ambient room temperature for an accurate reading. Thanks!

  27. Cheryl W

    I learned that the Temporal Scanner is the first non-invasive thermometer available. Thanks!

  28. Beth

    The blood in the temperal artery is the same temperature as the heart which makes it an ideal place to take your temperature.

  29. Katie

    This thermometer adjusts for the ambient temperature in the room.

  30. Katie

    I commented at Father of the Blog.

  31. I learned that arterial temp is the same temp as blood coming from the heart and is the best determination of body temp.

  32. Sue E

    The Temporal Scanner gives a more accurate temp than an ear thermometer or a rectal thermometer. Thanks for the chance!

  33. Denise B.

    It’s non-evasive and far more accurate than the ear one we use now.

  34. Denyse

    I love that’s it’s non evasive and accurate.- Easy to use helps too.

  35. Jennifer Short

    They can be bought at Walgreens.

  36. Paul Haddock

    Any parent would rely on this!

  37. Karen

    You should only measure from the side of the head that is exposed. Be careful of hats or anything that could cause a false reading.

  38. Temporal artery temperature changes faster than temperature taken rectally

  39. Carol G

    Temporal artery temperature is the most accurate gauge of body temp because it is the same as when the blood leaves the heart.

  40. Tawnda

    the Temporal scanner is fast (2 secs…), non-invasive (you don’t stick it in anywhere!), and (most important) ACCURATE! Every home should have one (at least!).

  41. Tawnda

    follower (yes… that’s my real name…)

  42. Rosey

    I learned that they have patented software that allows for such accurate and fast temperature readings.

  43. Gary Osborn

    Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

  44. Heidi Gail

    This thermometer takes the ambient temperature into consideration when calculating one’s temperature.

  45. I learned that temporal artery temperature is not affected by the things that cause oral and underarm temperatures to be misleading.

  46. Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature.

  47. I commented on the Mother’s Day Gift Idea for Dad’s with Kids post.

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  51. Jennifer M

    I want this for myself! My daughter’s temps run very high, so we’re always making 2am decisions about the ER. This would help our accuracy.

    ” ambient temperature affects the skin temperature, and so the thermometer automatically measures the ambient temperature at the very same time it is measuring the temperature over the temporal artery. “

  52. Holly

    I learned that The blood in the temperal artery is the same temperature as the heart which makes it an ideal place to take your temperature.

  53. Anna

    It takes over 1000 readings per second.

  54. I learned it scans like a video camera, capturing naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second, locking in the highest temperature it senses. I would love to have one.

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  60. Donnetta

    It can calculate any heat loss (in a normal or cold room) or gain (in a hot room), and instantly computes an accurate body temperature. Exergen patented this method, which is called the Arterial Heat Balance Method.

    pong7@comcast.net

  61. christopher h

    learned that arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart

  62. Heather D.

    I love that it has a low battery warning. Perfect for all of us busy mommies.

  63. May Schultz

    This thermometer is fast and accurate and easy to use. What MORE could a Mom ask for???

  64. Nicole B

    I learned that the arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature.

  65. I learned that it is Convenient one-handed operation. Perfect for use with newborns, infants, children or adults. Precision Infrared System captures naturally emitted heat from the skin over the temporal artery. Selects most accurate of 1000 scans per second.

  66. Marianna

    I learned it takes 1,000 readings per second! Wow!

  67. Marianna

    I commented on Father of the Blog (Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Dads with Kids post)

  68. Marianna

    I’m a public follower on google!

  69. Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature.

  70. I love this! I learned that it takes over 1000 readings per second and selects the most accurate.

  71. Delia

    This thing looks awesome!!! I learned it uses advanced infrared technology providing maximum ease of use with quick, consistently accurate measurements and takes over 1000 readings per second while selecting the most accurate.

  72. I can take the babys temp while they are sleeping, how great is that!

  73. Autumn B.

    you can use it while the child is asleep!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

  74. Adrienne Gordon

    Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart.

  75. I’ve been wanting one of these for a couple of years now (but I’m too cheap to pay $35 for it!). But I enter every give-a-way I can for them!

    I love that it takes only seconds to read.

  76. Sarah Hirsch

    I learned that it is more accurate than an ear thermometer because the ear therm. is more likely to be improperly positioned

  77. Sarah Hirsch

    I joined/am following your blog

  78. James Jenkins

    wow, great contest

  79. Linda

    It is so easy to use, just hold the botton down and scan across the forehead!

  80. Mary

    I learned that it takes over 1000 readings per second and selects the most accurate.

    mfalcon13 at hotmail dot com

  81. Michelle Yera

    The temporal scanner uses advanced infrared technology

  82. That whole thing is awesome. I love that is uses advanced infrared technology. It looks easy to use. THANKS for the entry!

  83. LaRisa

    I learned that the Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood coming from the heart. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  84. Daniel M

    more sanitary than any other type of thermometer!

  85. angie

    k, mine is simple, but it’s the best feature ever: it’s instantaneous! i wouldn’t have to wrestle my monkey son to keep a thermometer under his arm!

  86. Pat

    I learned that it’s a non-invasive system.

  87. Spoodles

    I learned that “Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature.” and the Exergen scans for the temporal artery. Can’t miss, in fact! Cool.

  88. rachel

    i love that it is non-invasive

  89. Spoodles

    I’m following on blogger.

  90. Teresa

    Precision Infrared System captures naturally emitted heat from the skin over the temporal artery. Selects most accurate of 1000 scans per second

    🙂 Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! 🙂

  91. Stephen Hand

    Learned that:

    It can calculate any heat loss (in a normal or cold room) or gain (in a hot room), and instantly computes an accurate body temperature. Exergen patented this method, which is called the Arterial Heat Balance Method.

    stephen H

    mystery250(at)comcast(dot)net

  92. I learned you can use it while your kid/baby is sleeping.

  93. Jess

    You should only measure from the side of the head that is exposed. Be careful of hats or anything that could cause a false reading.

  94. Jess

    I commented on Father of the Blog’s post “Mother’s Day Gift Idea for Dad’s with Kids”

  95. Jodene Gildea

    I learned that it takes over 1000 readings per second and selects the most accurate.

  96. Colleen

    It’s actually more accurate than other more traditional methods!

  97. Katherine M.

    I learned that it is non-invasive and takes the temperature at the skin surface from the temporal artery.

  98. Robin

    I learned that the thermometer adjusts for the ambient temperature in the room

  99. Christie

    I learned the TemporalScanner Thermometer is accepted for use in major hospitals, making it the ideal thermometer for use with newborns, infants, children or adults.

  100. Terry C

    It scans like a video camera, capturing naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second, locking in the highest temperature it senses. Thanks!

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

  101. Penny F.

    Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature.

    Thanks for offering this!
    naturetoclick at yahoo dot com

  102. amy

    This is what I read from their site “The TemporalScanner Thermometer is a totally non-invasive system with advanced infrared technology providing maximum ease of use with quick, consistently accurate measurements.”

  103. amy

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  107. amy

    Subscribing via google reader.

  108. Ellie W

    It takes over 1000 readings per second and selects the most accurate.

  109. ky2here

    I learned that it takes over 1000 readings per second and selects the most accurate

  110. Beverley Justice

    This thermometer takes the ambient temperature into consideration when calculating one’s temperature.

  111. Pamela S

    First, can I just say your reviews are so funny!!! I laughed out loud reading the comments about your husband.

    I like that the exergen is more accurate than the ear thermometer that I have now. I always knew that durned thing didn’t work well.

    Thanks.

  112. Pamela S

    I follow!! Thanks so much!

  113. georgie

    this thermometer is non invasive and very accurate.
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  114. georgie

    Following your blog. electricisland[at]gmail.com

  115. Rebecca

    I learned that using this device, as the technology is not the same as most digital thermometers, there are no additional supplies for probes and batteries so your costs to maintain and continue using it are ZERO!

  116. Christine W

    I learned that is more accurate than an oral thermometer and it takes 1000 readings per second. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

  117. Christine W

    I am now following your blog. Thanks!

  118. Christine W

    I am an email subscriber. Thanks!

  119. Molly Capel

    I learned how easy it is to use.

  120. Paula Harmon

    I learned that first it scans like a video camera, capturing naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second, locking in the highest temperature it senses and;
    Second, at the same time, a patented system measures the ambient temperature of the site where the temperature is being taken. The patented “arterial heat balance” (AHB) software then synthesizes the two separate readings to accurately determine and display body temperature.

  121. Brenda

    learned that arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature. Thanks.

  122. wendy wallach

    I learned that you can but it in COSTCO.

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  123. Randy Bailey

    It takes 1,000 readings per second, then selects the most accurate

  124. Joanne Schultz

    Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  125. Joanne Schultz

    I Follow you publicly via Google Follower

  126. ktanjatk

    I learned that the temporal artery is connected to the heart via the carotid artery, directly leading from the aorta, the main trunk of the arterial system. It offers constant blood flow. It is the only such artery positioned close enough to the skin surface to provide access needed to take an accurate measurement.

  127. kathy pease

    First it scans like a video camera, capturing naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second

  128. kathy pease

    following your blog as klp1965
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  129. Kate

    I learned that the Precision Infrared System captures naturally emitted heat from the skin over the temporal artery, then it selects the most accurate of 1000 scans per second.

  130. Sherry R

    The temporal artery is connected to the heart via the carotid artery and is the only such artery positioned close enough to the skin surface to provide access needed to take an accurate measurement.

  131. Sherry R

    I subscribe via email.

  132. I learned that the advanced infrared technology provides maximum ease of use

  133. Mollie G.

    As the scanner moves across a forehead, taking 1000 infrared snapshots per second, it is looking for a sequence that shows a rising edge, a peak, and a falling edge — then it knows to use that “peak” as the starting point for calculating actual temperature, which adds in the baseline average skin temperature and throws out readings too far outside the averages. Technology is so great!

  134. I learned it is the most non-invasive way to take a temperature.

  135. I learned that I can take Jack’s temp while he is sleeping!

  136. Lisa Taylor

    I learned that it takes over 1000 readings per second

  137. Gianna

    It’s non-invasive.. I love that!

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