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Helect Infrared Thermometer vs Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Between the Helect and the Mecurate IRT600A, which is the better IR thermometer to choose? This side-by-side comparison can tell you more.

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Helect Infrared Thermometer Gun

Helect Infrared Thermometer vs Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

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The Helect IR thermometer is one of the best IR thermometers in our database. It performed excellently in our performance tests, receiving a total score of 8.0 out of 10 across both the cold and the hot tests. On the other hand, the Mecurate IRT600A only received a score of 6.9 out of 10.

However, while the Helect provides very good measurement accuracy, it falls behind in building quality and user experience. The construction of the thermometer is fairly cheap, and the lack of extra measurement modes makes the Helect less versatile than the Mecurate IRT600A.

So, when it boils down to it, if it’s measurement accuracy that you seek, the Helect will give you the value for your money. But on the other hand, if you want a pleasant user experience and versatility from your IR thermometer, you’ll enjoy the Mecurate IRT600A better.

Pros & Cons

  • Affordable
  • Accurate IR sensor that produces very good readings
  • Decent build quality
  • Bright, single-dot laser emitter
  • Loud speakers
  • 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
  • The thermometer itself feels quite cheap
  • Lacks many measurement modes
  • The display panel is dim
  • Unreliable readings. Multiple continuous scans are required before the thermometer “re-calibrates” itself and output more accurate results.

Key Specs

L4 x W1.7 x H6 inches
L3.75 x W1.75 x H5.5 inches
5.73 ounces
5 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
Colored LCD VA panel
Measurement modes
3 (EMS, Average, Max)
Audio cues
Temperature range
-58 to 1,022°F (-50 to 550°C)
-58 to 1,122°F (-50 to 600°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication

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