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Xiaomi Mijia iHealth Thermometer Review

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Background

Back in December 2017, I was looking at Xiaomi products for Christmas presents, and I happened to come across the Xiaomi Mijia iHealth Thermometer on the web. I was interested in the price and the design of it and decided to get one for myself at Qoo10. Fast forward to 2020 the demand for thermometers has increased due to COVID-19, and right now the price of this thermometer has increased too compared to 2017.

The Stuff

According to iHealth website, the thermometer has the following features:
  • High precision: ultra-sensitive infrared sensor measures IR energy emitted from the forehead and collects more than 100 data points per second.
  • Fast testing in just 1 second, get reading instantly.
  • Safe & Hygienic. No-Touch design, non-invasive measurement.
  • Gentle vibration to alert when a reading completed. No annoying beeps.
  • Hold. Aim. Press. Only 3 steps to test, easy for self-measurement.
  • Readable at night with LED-backlit.
The iHealth website is showing the Fahrenheit version. The one that I have is the celsius version. It uses 2xAAA batteries. Since I bought it in December 2017, I have thrown the box away. Here are some pictures of the product:

The front of the thermometer
The front of the thermometer. It's a simple design.

Back of the thermometer where the infrared sensor is
Back of the thermometer where the infrared sensor is.

The thermometer displaying the temperature after taking it
The thermometer displaying the temperature after taking it.


Usage

The Xiaomi Mijia iHealth thermometer is easy to use. To take a temperature, aim the thermometer at your forehead with a distance of 3cm and press the button. There will be a vibration once the temperature is successfully taken. It does take a second to get the temperature after the button is pressed. I usually take the temperature a few times because I feel that the first temperature taken may not be accurate, and the reading sometimes does fluctuate between the first and second temperatures (about 0.1 difference). Ever since I bought and used it in December 2017, I have yet to charge the batteries that come with it. The batteries are starting to get weaker now since I need to take my temperature twice every day. You will know it when the vibration starts to get weak. As for the LED display, you will have difficulty reading the temperature if you are taking it under the hot sun (Yup I did it once when I brought it along to take someone's temperature!).

You can watch the thermometer in action on YouTube!

Conclusion

I can't tell the accuracy of the thermometer, as I do not have other thermometers to compare with. But the temperature taken stabilizes after taking it a few times with a 0.1 difference. I would say it is good to have if you need one to take the temperature with a fast result and not wanting to use a digital thermometer where you need to place it on your tongue or armpit. 

I bought this thermometer at about 40 SGD (~28 USD) excluding shipping during December 2017. But now it costs from 40 USD (~57 SGD) onwards excluding shipping. If you are interested in getting one, you can get it from iHealth and Amazon* for the Fahrenheit version, and Shopee for celsius version.