The Etekcity Lasergrip 800 outperforms the Lasergrip GM400 in the ice test, receiving a score of 6.6 in this test versus the GM400’s 2.9. It also does much better than the GM400 in the oil test with a score of 7.3 over the GM400’s 6.96 — it’s close, but still not quite as high.
The Etekcity Lasergrip 800 offers a superior design in all aspects compared to the Lasergrip GM400, with a total design score of 8.0, while the GM400 only received 6.1 from our reviewers in this section.
While both thermometers lack measurement modes, the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 has no audio cues, whereas the Lasergrip GM400 does. This is why the total usability score of the Lasergrip GM400 is slightly higher at 4.3 versus the Lasergrip 800’s 3.75. But, as you can see, both models still leave a lot to be desired in this section.
For those seeking a better design and performance, the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 is the clear choice. However, if you prefer something that’s a bit more intuitive to use, the Lasergrip GM400 might be preferable with its audio cues.
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.
- Passable measurement performance in the hot test with cooking oil
- One of the lightest IR thermometers in our database
- Don’t come with any extra measurement mode.
- Loose battery compartment door.
- Don’t have any speaker or audio cues.
- Poor measurement accuracy in the cold test with ice
- Lackluster build quality
- Dim laser emitter
- Lack of extra measurement modes
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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.