That being said, if you’re looking for a thermometer that can connect to your phone and does not require batteries, then you might be interested to learn that Baracoda has since announced their new BCool smart thermometer that does not run on batteries and does not use mercury either.
Before digital thermometers were created, thermometers generally relied on mercury inside of them to help measure temperature. The upside is that it did not require batteries, but the downside is the concern of having mercury present. The BCool smart thermometer solves both those problems and can be activated simply by shaking the thermometer a few times to charge it up.
Users can then hold it above their foreheads, no skin contact required, and glide it across to measure the temperature of the user. The readers will display instantly and can also be sent to the accompanying BCool app so users can add notes, track temperature throughout the day, and so on. The app also allows users to create profiles for multiple household members.
The BCool thermometer is also waterproof and easy to clean, and it even managed to snag the CES 2022 Innovation Award. There is no mention on pricing just yet, but it is expected to be made available for purchase in Q4 2022.
Disclaimer: Ubergizmo’s co-founder & Editor Eliane Fiolet is an Advisor to the Board of BBalance’s parent company, the Baracoda Group.