What brand thermometer should I buy/stay away from?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

I just bought the cheapest basal body thermometer I could fine. The brand of mine is ReliOn. I got it at walmart for around 6 dollars.

and the only difference I could find between a bbt and a normal thermometer is that the bbt calculates to the nearest hundredth, instead of the nearest tenth. So it gives you a more accurate temp.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  MrsWoods47.
Post # 3
498 posts
Helper bee

Do not buy the Target Up&Up brand. A quick search even on this site alone will show you that it has “favorite” temps. Not to say that those temps aren’t close enough to give you a good picture of what’s going on, but it’s frustrating and will make you question your chart. 

I haven’t heard anything negative about any other brands. I think TCOYF recommends the Nexcare one with the backlight. I have this one:


Post # 4
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

redux:  eek! That’s good to know. That’s the one we’ve been using. Fertilityfriendd said there were issues with my chart that could possibly be linked to improper temping…

Post # 5
2251 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

melisandescott:  I have been using that thermometer too, and got some wacky temps (still a shift though) and the messages from FF…but discovered that my oral temps and vaginal temps (weird, but true!) are vastly different. So I’ll be temping both the next few cycles. Might be worth looking into?

Post # 6
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I picked up the ReliOn from Wally World, and it’s been fine for me.

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