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Helect Infrared Thermometer Gun vs Smart Sensor AS530 Side-by-Side Comparison

The Helect IR thermometer, with its high accuracy and solid build quality, makse for a great IR thermometer both in and out of the kitchen. While the Smart Sensor AS530 is similarly sturdy, it doesn’t do as well in our performance tests.

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Helect Infrared Thermometer Gun

Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer

Helect Infrared Thermometer Gun vs Smart Sensor AS530

Overall Verdict

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The Helect H1020 is known for its precise temperature readings and user-friendly features, making it a go-to choice for many users who value reliability.

On the other hand, the Smart Sensor AS530, while sturdy and equipped with a bright laser emitter to help you aim the sensor precisely at the spot you wish to measure, falls short when it comes to accuracy. It struggles with making accurate temperature recordings on cold objects and surfaces, which can be a problem if you ever plan to use the thermometer to check on a frozen cut of steak or inspect the interior of your fridge and freezer.

Pros & Cons

  • Affordable
  • Accurate IR sensor that produces very good readings
  • Decent build quality
  • Bright, single-dot laser emitter
  • Loud speakers
  • Well-built and rugged design
  • Textured handgrip for easier handling when hands are wet
  • Tactile trigger
  • Very bright laser emitter
  • The thermometer itself feels quite cheap
  • Lacks many measurement modes
  • The display panel is dim
  • Bad measurement accuracy
  • Doesn’t come with extra measuring modes

Key Specs

L4 x W1.7 x H6 inches
L3.74 x W1 .61 x H6 inches
5.73 ounces
5.43 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
Audio cues
Temperature range
-58 to 1,022°F (-50 to 550°C)
-26°F to 1,022°F (-32°C to 550°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication

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