Our database considers the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 and the Helect infrared thermometer as “Good” thermometers. Our benchmark gives the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 a total performance score of 7.0. On the other hand, the Helect has one of the best scores in our database, with an 8.0 out of 10. So, if measurement accuracy is what you’re after, the Helect is more than up to the task.
Both models earned a similar score of 8.0 on the design test.
For those prioritizing performance, the Helect is the better choice. However, if design and display clarity are more important, the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 might be more preferable.
Pros & Cons
- A 16:1 distance-to-spot (D:S) ratio, which allows the user to measure objects from farther distances.
- Bright laser emitter.
- The display panel is brightly lit and readable even under harsh studio lighting.
- Battery is included and already installed when taken out of the box.
- Accurate IR sensor that produces very good readings
- Decent build quality
- Bright, single-dot laser emitter
- Loud speakers
- Don’t come with any extra measurement mode.
- Loose battery compartment door.
- Don’t have any speaker or audio cues.
- The thermometer itself feels quite cheap
- Lacks many measurement modes
- The display panel is dim
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Analysis and Test Results
Cold Test with Ice
Hot Test with Cooking Oil
In the Box
Behind the Comparison
Matthew Lee is a writer and editor for HealthyKitchen101. With over 8 years working for various outlets and agencies, specializing in tech review and other subjects of note, such as current affairs.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.