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SOVARCATE HS960D Manual vs Lasergrip GM400 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

The Sovarcate HS960D easily outperformed the Lasergrip GM400 IR thermometer in this test-based, side-by-side comparison.

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Sovarcate HS960D Digital

Lasergrip GM400 Infrared Thermometer

SOVARCATE HS960D Manual vs Lasergrip GM400 Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

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The Sovarcate HS960D easily outperforms the Lasergrip GM400 in all three aspects: measurement accuracy (performance), design, and usability.

In the performance test, the Sovarcate HS960D achieved a commendable 6.7 out of 10 in our benchmark, while the Lasergrip only managed a score of 5.3. This difference is due to the Lasergrip's lackluster performance in the cold test with ice.

When it comes to design, the Sovarcate HS960D shines. It boasts a more rugged construction, a colored LCD screen, and a brighter laser emitter. These features contribute to its impressive 9.5 out of 10 design score, surpassing the Lasergrip GM400's 6.1 out of 10.

Furthermore, in terms of usability, the Lasergrip GM400 falls short. It lacks extra measurement modes, and although it has a speaker, its volume is significantly lower than the Sovarcate HS960D.

Overall, you’ll fare much better with the Sovarcate HS960D than the Lasergrip GM400.

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
  • Passable measurement performance in the hot test with cooking oil
  • One of the lightest IR thermometers in our database
  • Doesn’t come with many measurement modes
  • Poor measurement accuracy in the cold test with ice
  • Lackluster build quality
  • Dim laser emitter
  • Lack of extra measurement modes

Key Specs

L4.3 x W1.81 x H6.3 inches
L4 x W1.57 x H6.3 inches
5.58 ounces
4.36 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°F - 752°F (-50°C - 400°C)

Where to Buy

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