The Etekcity Lasergrip 800 stands out among the IR thermometers in our database due to its higher D:S ratio of 16:1, allowing it to measure temperatures from a greater distance compared to other thermometers with a typical D:S ratio of 12:1.
But how does it actually perform?
Fortunately, quite well!
The Etekcity Lasergrip 800 performed admirably in both the cold and hot tests, earning a total performance score of 7.0 out of 10. Meanwhile, the Mecurate IRT600A is not far behind, with a total performance score of 6.9 out of 10.
Both thermometers will provide decent accuracy, despite the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 having the advantage on paper. However, it's worth noting that the smaller D:S ratio (12:1) of the Mecurate IRT600A means you'll need to bring the thermometer closer to the object you want to measure for optimal results.
Where they truly differ is in design and usability. With its robust design, brighter laser emitter, and color LCD display, it's no surprise that the Mecurate IRT600A received a higher score in this section, earning a total of 9.5 out of 10 from our reviewers. In contrast, the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 only scored 8.0 out of 10.
The most significant discrepancy lies in the usability section. Thanks to its three measurement modes and speaker, the Mecurate IRT600A received an impressive usability score of 7.9 out of 10. Meanwhile, the Etekcity Lasergrip 800, lacking any measurement mode and speaker, failed the test with a score of only 3.75 out of 10.
So, while both models offer decent accuracy if you desire the best IR thermometer with excellent design and usability, the Mecurate IRT600A is the one to consider.
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.
- Solid build quality.
- Has several measurement modes.
- Practical laser emitter with 13-point patterning.
- Easy to handle with a clicky, tactile trigger.
- Bright, colored VA display panel.
- Comes bundled with a meat thermometer
- Don’t come with any extra measurement mode.
- Loose battery compartment door.
- Don’t have any speaker or audio cues.
- Unreliable readings. Multiple continuous scans are required before the thermometer “re-calibrates” itself and output more accurate results.
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Analysis and Test Results
Cold Test with Ice
Hot Test with Cooking Oil
In the Box
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