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Wintact WT530 vs Etekcity Lasergrip 800 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Wondering what to pick between the Wintact WT530 and the Etekcity Lasergrip 800? Here’s our side-by-side comparison to help you out!

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Wintact WT530 Infrared Thermometer

Wintact WT530 vs Etekcity Lasergrip 800 Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

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The comparison between the Wintact WT530 and the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 is like comparing apples to oranges, primarily due to one key factor: the distance-to-spot (D:S) ratio.

The Wintact WT530 has a D:S ratio of 12:1. In contrast, the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 boasts a higher ratio of 16:1. This higher ratio means that the Lasergrip 800 can provide more accurate measurements from a greater distance compared to the WT530. If measuring distance is crucial, the Lasergrip 800 is better than the WT530.

However, let's talk about measurement accuracy.

We conducted tests on both thermometers at two distances—12 and 16 inches—and our findings revealed that the Wintact WT530 outperformed the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 with an overall score of 8.0 out of 10, while the Lasergrip 800 trailed behind with a score of 7.0 out of 10. If accurate measurements are your top priority, the WT530 will do a better job, but you’ll have to stay closer to the heat source to get reliably reading than with the Etekcity Lasergrip 800.

Now, let's delve into the design aspect. The Wintact WT530 receives a total score of 7.6 out of 10 for its design, whereas the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 achieves a score of 8.0, primarily due to its significantly brighter display.

Regarding usability, the Wintact WT530 takes the lead with a score of 8.1, leaving the Etekcity infrared thermometer behind at 3.75. The WT530 offers four additional measurement modes, whereas the Etekcity has none.

Unless you strongly need the higher D:S ratio provided by the Etekcity, the Wintact WT530 will serve as a better upgrade in most aspects, including performance and versatility.

Pros & Cons

  • Decently affordable
  • Very good measurement accuracy
  • Various measurement modes are available
  • Lower temperature tolerance than other IR thermometers on the market (±1.5°F)
  • A 16:1 distance-to-spot (D:S) ratio, which allows the user to measure objects from farther distances.
  • Bright laser emitter.
  • The display panel is brightly lit and readable even under harsh studio lighting.
  • Battery is included and already installed when taken out of the box.
  • The battery compartment has a very loose lid
  • Don’t come with any extra measurement mode.
  • Loose battery compartment door.
  • Don’t have any speaker or audio cues.

Key Specs

L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
L5 x W2.75 x H7 inches
4.3 ounces
6.8 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
Backlit LCD
Measurement modes
Audio cues
Temperature range
-58°F to 986°F (-50°C to 530°C)
-58 to 1,382°F (-50 to 750°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication

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