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Just when you thought there wasn’t any way to improve upon a thermometer, we are thrilled to introduce you to the Kinsa. It’s an app-enabled thermometer that plugs into your Apple or Android mobile device.

The app helps you create profile of your family, so you can keep track of each person’s symptoms and history. While you’re waiting — just 10 seconds — to find out your child’s temp, it displays “bubbles” on your device’s screen, so your child happily sits still and pops away while waiting for the reading. Genius!

The thermometer can be used for oral, rectal, or underarm readings. And if fever is detected, the Kinsa app offers guidance on what to do, based on the patient’s age and symptoms.

It’s so reassuring, you almost wish your kids would get sick so you can use it again.

Almost.

Kinsa thermometer, $25, www.kinsahealth.com.

Updated 4:38 pm, December 9, 2016
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