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Etekcity Lasergrip 800 vs Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Which is the better infrared thermometer, the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 or the Smart Sensor AS530? Here’s our in-depth comparison of both!

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Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer

Etekcity Lasergrip 800 vs Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

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Performance-wise, the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 most definitely beat the Smart Sensor AS530 with a total performance score of 7.0 against the AS530’s 4.8.

But while the Lasergrip 800 has a leg up in performance, it falls short in other key areas like design and usability. Our reviewers assessed the Lasergrip 800’s design and usability to have, respectively, total scores of 8.0 and 3.75. In contrast, the AS530’s scores in these two tests are 8.6 and 5.85.

Besides having a slightly more well-built housing, the Smart Sensor AS530 also has the advantage of being easier to handle, as well as a speaker for audio cues.

As such, while most people should definitely go for the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 — on account of it being more accurate — if build quality and usability are important to you, the Smart Sensor AS530 could be picked, too.

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.
  • Well-built and rugged design
  • Textured handgrip for easier handling when hands are wet
  • Tactile trigger
  • Very bright laser emitter
  • Don’t come with any extra measurement mode.
  • Loose battery compartment door.
  • Don’t have any speaker or audio cues.
  • Bad measurement accuracy
  • Doesn’t come with extra measuring modes

Key Specs

L5 x W2.75 x H7 inches
L3.74 x W1 .61 x H6 inches
6.8 ounces
5.43 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
Audio cues
Temperature range
-58 to 1,382°F (-50 to 750°C)
-26°F to 1,022°F (-32°C to 550°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication

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