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Lasergrip GM400 vs Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Pick the latter if you have to pick between the Lasergrip GM400 and the Mecurate IRT600A IR thermometer. Here’s our side-by-side comparison to tell you why.

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Lasergrip GM400 vs Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer

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From the get-go, it's evident that the Mecurate IRT600A is the superior choice when comparing these two IR thermometers.

In our performance test, the Lasergrip GM400 fell flat in the cold test, scoring a meager 2.9 out of 10. It fared slightly better in the hot test, achieving a score of 5.6. However, the damage was already done to its total performance score, with the Lasergrip GM400 earning a lackluster 5.3 out of 10. While that is a passing score in our testing methodology, it doesn't hold up well against the other IR thermometers on our list, like the Mecurate IRT600A.

The Mecurate IRT600A performed decently in both performance tests, receiving an overall performance score of 6.9 out of 10.

In terms of design, both models were acceptable, but the Mecurate IRT600A outshined the Lasergrip GM400 with a design score of 9.5, compared to the latter's 6.1 out of 10. The lower score for the Lasergrip GM400 can be attributed to its subpar build quality, characterized by lightweight and cheap-feeling plastic details. Notably, the laser emitter is very dim to the point of being hard to use.

The usability section was where the Lasergrip GM400 completely fell apart. With no extra measurement mode and a bad speaker, it earned a dismal score of 4.3 out of 10.

In summary, if you're seeking an exceptional thermometer overall, the Mecurate IRT600A is the clear winner. We cannot recommend the Lasergrip GM400 for any application, as it falls short in several crucial areas.

Pros & Cons

  • Passable measurement performance in the hot test with cooking oil
  • One of the lightest IR thermometers in our database
  • 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
  • Poor measurement accuracy in the cold test with ice
  • Lackluster build quality
  • Dim laser emitter
  • Lack of extra measurement modes
  • Unreliable readings. Multiple continuous scans are required before the thermometer “re-calibrates” itself and output more accurate results.

Key Specs

Dimensions
L4 x W1.57 x H6.3 inches
L3.75 x W1.75 x H5.5 inches
Weight
4.36 ounces
5 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
Colored LCD VA panel
Measurement modes
0
3 (EMS, Average, Max)
Audio cues
Yes
Yes
Temperature range
-58°F - 752°F (-50°C - 400°C)
-58 to 1,122°F (-50 to 600°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$14.43
$25.61

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.3
6.9

Cold Test with Ice

2.9
8.6
Lasergrip GM400 Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
The Lasergrip GM400 measures the surface temperature of an ice chest from 12 inches away. The screen reads 38.3°F.
The Lasergrip GM400 measures the surface temperature of an ice chest from 16 inches away. The screen reads 39.2°F.
Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer Cold Test with Ice Video
The Mecurate IRT600A is being used by a reviewer to measure the surface temperature of an ice bath. The display shows 30.7°F.
A reviewer using the Mecurate IR600A to measure the surface temperature of an ice water bath. The screen displays 32°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature12
38.4°F
30.7°F
Temperature16
39.2°F
32°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

7.0
5.8
Lasergrip GM400 Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
The Lasergrip GM400 measures the surface temperature of a pan of cooking oil from 12 inches away. The screen reads 370.5°F.
The Lasergrip GM400 measures the surface temperature of a pan of cooking oil from 16 inches away. The screen reads 364.4°F.
Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer Hot Test with Cooking Oil Video
The Mecurate IRT600A is used to scan the temperature of boiling oil in a pan from 12 inches away. The screen reads 373°F.
The Mecurate IRT600A is used to scan the temperature of boiling oil in a pan from 16 inches away. The screen reads 365°F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature12
370.5°F
373°F
Temperature16
364.4°F
365°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.1
9.5

In the Box

The Lasergrip GM400 IR thermometer in its plastic packaging on a slate grey concrete table top.
The content of the Mecurate IRT600A’s shipping box, which includes the IR thermometer, a meat probe, batteries, and paperworks.

Dimensions

The dimensions of the Lasergrip GM400 IR thermometer. The length is 4 inches, the width is 1.57 inches, and the height is 6.3 inches.
The dimensions of the Mecurate IRT600A. The height is 5.5 inches, the length is 3.75 inches, and the width is 1.75 inches.
Weight
4.3 oz (122 g)
5.0 oz (142 g)
Length
4.0" (10.2 cm)
3.8" (9.5 cm)
Width
1.6" (4.0 cm)
1.8" (4.4 cm)
Height
6.3" (16.0 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)

Build Quality

6.0
9.0
The Lasergrip GM400 IR thermometer on a dark grey concrete tabletop against a blurry blue background.
Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer Build Quality Video
The side profile of the Mecurate IRT600A. The thermometer is lying on a dark grey concrete table.
The front profile of the Mecurate IRT600A while it’s lying on a dark grey concrete table.

Laser Emitter

5.0
10
The single, red laser dot of the Lasergrip GM400 IR thermometer in a dark room.
The single, red laser dot of the Lasergrip GM400 IR thermometer in a dark room.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the Lasergrip GM400.
The Mecurate IRT600A laser dot pattern in a dark room.
The Mecurate IRT600A laser dot pattern in a dark room.
The Mecurate IRT600A is scanning the temperature of the top of its shipping box, showcasing the 13-dot laser emitter.
The large infrared sensor and the active laser emitter on the Mecurate IRT600A IR thermometer. The laser emitter is lit up.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
13-point
Brightness
Bad
Good

Display Panel

7.5
10
The Lasergrip GM400 IR thermometer’s display with the backlight off (left) and on (right).
The Lasergrip GM400’s display with the backlight turned off (left) and on (right).
The colored VA-type display panel at the back of the Mecurate IRT600A IR thermometer. The screen is showing 28°C.
The colored VA display panel of the Mecurate IRT600A displays data very clearly and vividly.
Display Type
Backlit LCD panel
Colored LCD VA
Backlight
Yes
Yes
Display Size
1.18
1.3

Battery Compartment

The Lasergrip GM400 with its battery compartment opened. To its right is one AAA battery.
The internal battery compartment of the Mecurate IRT600A thermometer. Two AAA batteries are already in place.
The battery compartment of the Mecurate IRT600A, with the batteries in place.
Battery Type
AAA
AAA

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.3
7.9

Handling

7.0
9.0
The white-gloved hand of a reviewer holding and using the Lasergrip GM400, with a finger on the trigger of the thermometer.
The white-gloved hand of a reviewer holding and using the Lasergrip GM400, with a finger on the trigger of the thermometer.
The ridges at the front of the Lasergrip GM400 IR thermometer.
The handle of the Lasergrip GM400, with the patterning at the front of the handle in view.
The Mecurate IRT600A is being tested by a reviewer. The IR thermometer measures the surface temperature of a dark grey table.
The Mecurate IRT600A is being tested by a reviewer. The IR thermometer measures the surface temperature of a dark grey table.
A close-up shot of the textured portion of the back of the Mecurate IR thermometer’s handle.
A close-up shot of the indents at the front of the Mecurate IR thermometer’s handle.

Measurement Modes

0.0
6.0
Emissivity
No
0.10-1.00
Average Mode
No
No
Min Mode
No
Yes
Max Mode
No
Yes
Calibration
No
No
Alarm Mode
No
No

Audio Cues

4.0
8.0