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Eventek ET312 vs Wintact WT530 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Both the Eventek ET312 and the Wintact WT530 are some of the best-rated infrared thermometers in our database. So, which one is the better pick?

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Eventek ET312 vs Wintact WT530 Infrared Thermometer

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The Eventek ET312 and Wintact WT530 are excellent infrared thermometers, each with its own features and benefits. However, some key differences between the two models may influence your choice.

When it comes to performance, the Eventek ET312 holds a slight advantage over the Wintact. It achieved a score of 8.2 out of 10 on our performance test, whereas the Wintact scored 8.0. Both scores are commendable, and both models will provide you with reasonably accurate results. However, with the Eventek ET312, you can expect to be even closer to the true temperature of the measured object.

In terms of design, both models share a striking similarity (we suspect they may have the same OEM). However, our reviewer gave the Eventek a slightly higher score, particularly noting its well-built housing.

When it comes to handling, the Wintact takes a slight lead due to its louder sound speaker. Apart from that, there is no significant difference between the two models.

For most people, the Eventek ET312 is the better choice. It offers higher accuracy, a wider range of measurement modes, and a more durable design. However, if you prioritize a more premium design and user experience, the Eventek ET312 remains a solid option.

Pros & Cons

  • Great IR sensor that returns accurate readings
  • Well-built outer housing and parts
  • Bright laser emitter
  • Handling experience is decent
  • Decent complement of measurement modes for the kitchen
  • Loud speakers give off audio cues when the thermometer has finished scanning
  • Decently affordable
  • Very good measurement accuracy
  • Various measurement modes are available
  • Lower temperature tolerance than other IR thermometers on the market (±1.5°F)
  • The product looks and feels cheap
  • The handle isn’t textured, which can make it slippery on wet hands
  • The battery compartment has a very loose lid

Key Specs

Dimensions
L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
Weight
4.36 ounces
4.3 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
4 (EMS, average, min, max)
4
Audio cues
Yes
Yes
Temperature range
-50 to 550°C (-58 to 1,022°F)
-58°F to 986°F (-50°C to 530°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$14.66
$17.31

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.2
8.0

Cold Test with Ice

8.3
8.6
Eventek Infrared Thermometer Gun Cold Test with Ice Video
The Eventek ET312, from 12 inches away, displaying a temperature of 32.2°F on the screen.
The Eventek ET312, from a distance of 16 inches away, displaying a temperature of 33.5°F on the screen.
Wintact Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
The Wintact WT530, from 12 inches away, displays a temperature of 32.3°F on the screen.
The Wintact WT530, from 16 inches away, displays a temperature of 33.4°F on the screen.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature12
32.2°F
32.3°F
Temperature16
33.5°F
33.4°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

8.1
7.7
Eventek Infrared Thermometer Gun Hot Test with Cooking Oil Video
The Eventek ET312 IR thermometer is displaying a temperature reading of 367.1°F at 12 inches away from the pan of cooking oil.
The Eventek G550 measures the temperature of a pan of hot oil from a distance of 16 inches away. The screen reads 363.3°F.
Wintact Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
The Wintact WT530, from 12 inches away, displays a temperature of 369.2°F on the screen.
The Wintact WT530, from 16 inches away, displays a temperature of 362.1°F on the screen.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature12
367.1°F
369.2°F
Temperature16
363.3°F
362.1°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.9
7.6

In the Box

The Eventek IR thermometer in the center of the frame on its side. To the left is the box, and to the right is the battery and user manual.
The Wintact WT530 IR thermometer is lying on its side in the center of the frame. The printed cardboard shipping box is to the left, and the batteries and the user manual are to the right.

Dimensions

The dimensions of the Eventek ET312. The length is 3.14 inches, the width is 1.65 inches, and the height is 6.3 inches.
The dimensions of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer. The length is 3.14 inches, the width is 1.65 inches, and the height is 6.3 inches.
Weight
4.4 oz (124 g)
4.4 oz (124 g)
Length
3.1" (8.0 cm)
3.1" (8.0 cm)
Width
1.6" (4.2 cm)
1.6" (4.2 cm)
Height
6.3" (16.0 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)

Build Quality

8.0
7.5
Eventek Infrared Thermometer Gun Build Quality Video
The Eventek ET312 IR thermometer on its side on a slate grey concrete countertop.
Wintact Infrared Thermometer Build Quality Video
The Wintact WT530 IR thermometer is lying on its side on a dark grey concrete table top.

Laser Emitter

9.0
9.0
The red dot of the Eventek ET312’s laser emitter in a dark room.
The red dot from the laser emitter of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer in a dark room.
The red dot from the laser emitter of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer in a dark room.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

6.5
6.5
The backlit LCD screen of the Eventek ET312. The screen shows 81.1°F. The symbologies for HOLD and MAX are lit up.
The backlit LCD screen of the Eventek ET312. The screen shows 81.1°F. The symbologies for HOLD and MAX are lit up.
The backlight of the LCD screen of the Eventek ET312 is turned on.
The Wintact WT530 IR thermometer’s display with the backlight on (left) and the backlight off (right). The screen currently displays 79.3°F.
The Wintact WT530’s display with the backlight on (left) and the backlight off (right.)
Display Type
Backlit LCD
Backlit LCD Panel
Backlight
Yes
Yes
Display Size
1.18
1.18-inch

Battery Compartment

The Eventek ET312 IR thermometer’s opened battery compartment and complimentary battery pack to the right, on a slate grey concrete table top.
The red dot from the laser emitter of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer in a dark room.
The red dot from the laser emitter of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer in a dark room.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer.
Battery Type
AAA
AAA

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
8.1

Handling

8.0
8.0
The gloved hand of a reviewer holding the Eventek ET312 IR thermometer. In the background is a toaster oven.
The gloved hand of a reviewer holding the Eventek ET312 IR thermometer. In the background is a toaster oven.
A close-up of the Eventek ET312’s handle, with indents and the trigger.
A close-up of the Eventek ET312’s handle, showcasing its ridged patterning.
The Wintact WT530 IR thermometer in the black-gloved hand of a reviewer and a finger on the red trigger of the IR thermometer.
The Wintact WT530 IR thermometer in the black-gloved hand of a reviewer and a finger on the red trigger of the IR thermometer.
A close-up view of the indents on the handle of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer.

Measurement Modes

8.0
8.0
Emissivity
0.8-0.95
0.8 & 0.95
Average Mode
No
No
Min Mode
Yes
Yes
Max Mode
Yes
Yes
Calibration
Yes
Yes
Alarm Mode
No
No

Audio Cues

8.0
8.5