One of the more interesting products we saw at CES earlier this year was the Fever Scout, a reusable soft wearable thermometer. We held off writing about it because it hadn’t gotten FDA approval — a deficit the company now says has been remedied.
We generally like this category: TempTraq, a one-time use disposable thermometer patch was a big hit last year. But VivaLnk’s Fever Scout is durable, rechargeable and reusable. Like other patches, it’s applied under the armpit and communicates continually with an app using Bluetooth. Battery life is about seven days between recharges.
The Fever Scout, which is available from the company directly and from Target and Best Buy for $60, comes with eight adhesive patches; you’ll want to replace the adhesive every day, and they’re also available separately.