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SOVARCATE HS960D Manual vs. Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Can’t decide whether to get the Sovarcate HS960D or the Mecurate IRT600A IR thermometer? Here’s our side-by-side comparison.

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Sovarcate HS960D Digital

SOVARCATE HS960D Manual vs. Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

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The result is tight between the Sovarcate HS960D manual thermometer and the Mecurate IRT600A. While the Sovarcate did better in the performance test, the Mecurate has a much better usability score. The two thermometers tie in terms of design.

Both models have solid construction and feature good-to-haves like colored LCD panels, extra measurement modes, and a 13-point laser emitter.

But in light of their similarity, you should focus on the most important thing for an IR thermometer: measurement accuracy. In this case, it’s the Sovarcate HS960D that takes the cake.

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
  • 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
  • Doesn’t come with many measurement modes
  • Unreliable readings. Multiple continuous scans are required before the thermometer “re-calibrates” itself and output more accurate results.

Key Specs

L4.3 x W1.81 x H6.3 inches
L3.75 x W1.75 x H5.5 inches
5.58 ounces
5 ounces
Display type
Color LCD VA panel
Colored LCD VA panel
Measurement modes
3 (EMS, Average, Max)
Audio cues
Temperature range
-58°F to 1112°F(-50℃ to 600℃)
-58 to 1,122°F (-50 to 600°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication

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Analysis and Test Results


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