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Etekcity Lasergrip 800 vs Helect Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Wondering which is the better infrared thermometer between the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 and the Helect IR thermometer? Check out our comparison!

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Helect Infrared Thermometer Gun

Etekcity Lasergrip 800 vs Helect Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

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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.
  • Affordable
  • 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

Key Specs

L5 x W2.75 x H7 inches
L4 x W1.7 x H6 inches
6.8 ounces
5.73 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
Audio cues
Temperature range
-58 to 1,382°F (-50 to 750°C)
-58 to 1,022°F (-50 to 550°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication

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