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SOVARCATE HS960D Manual vs. Helect Infrared Thermometer Gun Side-by-Side Comparison

The Sovarcate HS960D is versatile, while the Helect IR thermometer is more accurate. So, which one to choose? Here’s our comparison!

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Sovarcate HS960D Digital

Helect Infrared Thermometer Gun

SOVARCATE HS960D Manual vs. Helect Infrared Thermometer Gun

Overall Verdict

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The Helect stands out as one of our extensive database's most precise IR thermometers, boasting an impressive performance score of 8.0 out of 10. On the contrary, the Sovarcate HS960D received a benchmark score of only 6.7, indicating its underperformance during the hot test involving oil.

When it comes to building quality and usability, the Sovarcate HS960D outperforms the Helect in both aspects. Its sleek design includes a vibrant, colored LCD screen and a brilliant 13-point laser emitter, earning it an outstanding 9.5 out of 10 in our design assessment, compared to the Helect's respectable score of 8.0.

Moreover, the Sovarcate excels in usability with its textured grip, ensuring easy handling even with wet hands. It also features a sound speaker that provides audible cues, adding to its user-friendly design. The Sovarcate offers an extra measurement mode, whereas the Helect has none.

All in all, if you value high measurement accuracy, pick the Helect. But if you want versatility from your thermometer, the Sovarcate will be a better pick with its extra measurement mode and well-built design.

Pros & Cons

  • Decently accurate and reliable performance
  • Rugged and well-built housing
  • Bright, single-dot laser emitter
  • Brightly-lit colored LCD VA screen panel
  • Has a speaker
  • Textured handgrip and tactile trigger make the thermometer easy and comfortable to use
  • Affordable
  • Accurate IR sensor that produces very good readings
  • Decent build quality
  • Bright, single-dot laser emitter
  • Loud speakers
  • Doesn’t come with many measurement modes
  • The thermometer itself feels quite cheap
  • Lacks many measurement modes
  • The display panel is dim

Key Specs

L4.3 x W1.81 x H6.3 inches
L4 x W1.7 x H6 inches
5.58 ounces
5.73 ounces
Display type
Color LCD VA panel
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
Audio cues
Temperature range
-58°F to 1112°F(-50℃ to 600℃)
-58 to 1,022°F (-50 to 550°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication

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