Our recommendations are made independently through Research & Testing. We may receive commissions from purchases made via our links.

SOVARCATE HS960D Manual vs. Wintact WT530 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

The Sovarcate HS960D and the Wintact WT530 excel in different areas. Check out this side-by-side comparison to pick the best IR thermometer for you!

By , , and ·Updated

Sovarcate HS960D Digital

Wintact WT530 Infrared Thermometer

SOVARCATE HS960D Manual vs. Wintact WT530 Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

The Sovarcate HS960D and the Wintact WT530 excel in different areas.

If you prioritize measurement accuracy, the Wintact WT530 is the better choice. It received one of the highest scores in our performance tests, earning an impressive 8.0 out of 10. In comparison, the Sovarcate HS960D achieved a more modest score of 6.7 out of 10.

However, regarding design and user experience, the Sovarcate HS960D takes the lead. With its rugged construction, colored LCD screen, and bright laser emitter, it outshines the Wintact WT530. The Sovarcate achieves an impressive performance score of 9.5, significantly improving over the Wintact's 7.6.

In terms of usability, the Wintact WT530 surpasses the Sovarcate HS960D. While the Sovarcate offers only one measurement mode, the Wintact thermometer provides four. This makes it a more versatile option for users.

Although the Wintact WT530 may not have the same level of design excellence, its high measurement accuracy and multiple measurement modes make it a compelling choice for most people compared to the Sovarcate HS960D.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance70% Design20% Usability10% ScoreOverall 70%Performance 20%Design 10%UsabilityWintact WT530 Infra...Sovarcate HS960D Di...7.98.07.68.17.36.79.57.2
Showing: 2/2 Items

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
  • Decently affordable
  • Very good measurement accuracy
  • Various measurement modes are available
  • Lower temperature tolerance than other IR thermometers on the market (±1.5°F)
  • Doesn’t come with many measurement modes
  • The battery compartment has a very loose lid

Key Specs

Dimensions
L4.3 x W1.81 x H6.3 inches
L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
Weight
5.58 ounces
4.3 ounces
Display type
Color LCD VA panel
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
1
4
Audio cues
Yes
Yes
Temperature range
-58°F to 1112°F(-50℃ to 600℃)
-58°F to 986°F (-50°C to 530°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$24.03
$17.31

*You help support HealthyKitchen101's product testing and reviews by purchasing from our retail partners.


Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.7
8.0

Cold Test with Ice

8.4
8.6
SOVARCATE HS960D Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
The Sovarcate HS960D measuring the temperature of an ice chest from 12 inches away. The screen reads 30.2°F.
The Sovarcate HS960D measuring the temperature of an ice chest from 16 inches away. The screen reads 30.7°F.
Wintact Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
The Wintact WT530, from 12 inches away, displays a temperature of 32.3°F on the screen.
The Wintact WT530, from 16 inches away, displays a temperature of 33.4°F on the screen.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature at 12”
30.2°F
32.3°F
Temperature at 16”
30.7°F
33.4°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

5.6
7.7
SOVARCATE HS960D Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
The Sovarcate HS960D measuring the temperature of a pan of cooking oil from 12 inches away. The screen reads 373°F.
The Sovarcate HS960D measuring the temperature of a pan of cooking oil from 16 inches away. The screen reads 369°F.
Wintact Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
The Wintact WT530, from 12 inches away, displays a temperature of 369.2°F on the screen.
The Wintact WT530, from 16 inches away, displays a temperature of 362.1°F on the screen.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature at 12”
373°F
369.2°F
Temperature at 16”
369°F
362.1°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.5
7.6

In the Box

The Sovarcate HS960D in the center of the frame. To the left of the IR thermometer are the user manual and the batteries, and to the right is the plastic packaging.
The Wintact WT530 IR thermometer is lying on its side in the center of the frame. The printed cardboard shipping box is to the left, and the batteries and the user manual are to the right.

Dimensions

The dimensions of the Sovarcate HS960D. The height is 6.3 inches, the length is 4.3 inches, and the width is 1.81 inches.
The dimensions of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer. The length is 3.14 inches, the width is 1.65 inches, and the height is 6.3 inches.
Weight
5.6 oz (158 g)
4.4 oz (124 g)
Length
4.3" (10.9 cm)
3.1" (8.0 cm)
Width
1.8" (4.6 cm)
1.6" (4.2 cm)
Height
6.3" (16.0 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
7.5
SOVARCATE HS960D Infrared Thermometer Build Quality video
The Sovarcate HS960D lying on its side on a slate grey concrete table top.
Wintact Infrared Thermometer Build Quality Video
The Wintact WT530 IR thermometer is lying on its side on a dark grey concrete table top.

Laser Emitter

9.5
9.0
The bright red single-dot laser beam of the Sovarcate HS960D IR thermometer in a dark room.
The bright red single-dot laser beam of the Sovarcate HS960D IR thermometer in a dark room.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the Sovarcate HS960D IR thermometer.
The red dot from the laser emitter of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer in a dark room.
The red dot from the laser emitter of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer in a dark room.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

9.5
6.5
The colored LCD VA display panel of the Sovarcate HS960D. The screen reads 27.3°C and is in HOLD mode.
The Wintact WT530 IR thermometer’s display with the backlight on (left) and the backlight off (right). The screen currently displays 79.3°F.
The Wintact WT530’s display with the backlight on (left) and the backlight off (right.)
Display Type
Color LCD VA panel
Backlit LCD Panel
Backlight
Yes
Yes
Display Size
1.18
1.18-inch

Battery Compartment

The battery compartment of the Sovarcate HS960D is opened. The user manual is to the right of the IR thermometer. Both are lying on a slate grey concrete table top.
The red dot from the laser emitter of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer in a dark room.
The red dot from the laser emitter of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer in a dark room.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer.
Battery Type
AAA
AAA

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.2
8.1

Handling

9.0
8.0
The SOVARCATE HS960D Infrared Thermometer in the gloved hand of a reviewer against a blurry blue backdrop with a pitcher.
The SOVARCATE HS960D Infrared Thermometer in the gloved hand of a reviewer against a blurry blue backdrop with a pitcher.
The indents on the textured handgrip of the Sovarcate HS960D IR thermometer.
The black, textured plastic backside of the Sovarcate HS960D’s handgrip.
The Wintact WT530 IR thermometer in the black-gloved hand of a reviewer and a finger on the red trigger of the IR thermometer.
The Wintact WT530 IR thermometer in the black-gloved hand of a reviewer and a finger on the red trigger of the IR thermometer.
A close-up view of the indents on the handle of the Wintact WT530 IR thermometer.

Measurement Modes

3.0
8.0
Emissivity
0.10-1.00
0.8 & 0.95
Average Mode
No
No
Min Mode
No
Yes
Max Mode
No
Yes
Calibration
No
Yes
Alarm Mode
No
No

Audio Cues

9.0
8.5
The control panel and the speaker holes on the Sovarcate HS960D IR thermometer. The button reads “°C/°F”, “EMS”, and symbol for the laser light.

Behind the Comparison

Headshot of Matthew Lee
Matthew LeeReviewer

Matthew Lee is a writer and editor for HealthyKitchen101. With over 8 years working for various outlets and agencies, specializing in tech review and other subjects of note, such as current affairs.

Headshot of Lap Vo
Lap VoTest Lead

Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

Headshot of Nguyen Ntk
Nguyen NtkVisual Specialist

Nguyen Ntk is a graphic designer, photographer, and videographer whose philosophy centers around respecting and celebrating the beauty of reality. Through his lenses, Nguyen strives to capture the true essence of objects and events, showcasing and highlighting authentic features without distortion or exaggeration.

Related Comparisons