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Wintact WT530 vs Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Thinking of whether to pick the Wintact WT530 or the Smart Sensor AS530? This side-by-side comparison can help you make an informed choice!

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Wintact WT530 Infrared Thermometer

Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer

Wintact WT530 vs Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

The Wintact WT530 stands out as one of the best-performing infrared thermometers in our database. As a result, it easily surpasses the Smart Sensor AS530.

In terms of performance, our benchmark awards the Wintact WT530 an impressive 8.0 out of 10 score. On the other hand, the Smart Sensor AS530 disappoints with a lackluster total score of 4.8, primarily due to its underperformance in the cold test involving ice. When it comes to accuracy, you can expect significantly better results from the Wintact WT530 compared to the Smart Sensor AS530.

Even without considering other factors, such as design and usability, it's evident that we cannot recommend the Smart Sensor AS530 over the Wintact WT530. The latter provides far better value for your money and outperforms the Smart Sensor AS530 in multiple aspects.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance70% Design20% Usability10% ScoreOverall 70%Performance 20%Design 10%UsabilityWintact WT530 Infra...Smart Sensor AS530...7.98.07.68.15.74.88.65.8
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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)
  • Well-built and rugged design
  • Textured handgrip for easier handling when hands are wet
  • Tactile trigger
  • Very bright laser emitter
  • The battery compartment has a very loose lid
  • Bad measurement accuracy
  • Doesn’t come with extra measuring modes

Key Specs

Dimensions
L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
L3.74 x W1 .61 x H6 inches
Weight
4.3 ounces
5.43 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
4
0
Audio cues
Yes
Yes
Temperature range
-58°F to 986°F (-50°C to 530°C)
-26°F to 1,022°F (-32°C to 550°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$17.31
$20.07

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.0
4.8

Cold Test with Ice

8.6
2.6
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.
Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
The Smart Sensor AS530 measures the temperature of an ice bath from 12 inches away. The screen displays 37.9°F.
The Smart Sensor AS530 measures the temperature of the ice bath from 16 inches away. The screen reads 39.2°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature at 12”
32.3°F
37.9°F
Temperature at 16”
33.4°F
39.2°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

7.7
6.2
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.
Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
The Smart Sensor AS530 measures the temperature of an oil vat from 12 inches away. The screen reads 372°F.
The Smart Sensor AS530 measures the temperature of an oil vat from 16 inches away. The screen reads 366.6°F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature at 12”
369.2°F
372°F
Temperature at 16”
362.1°F
366.6°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
8.6

In the Box

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.
The Smart Sensor AS530 IR thermometer is in the center, with user manual and batteries to the left, and the plastic packaging to the right.

Dimensions

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.
The dimensions of the Smart Sensor AS530. The length is 3.74 inches, the width is 1.61 inches, and the height is 6 inches.
Weight
4.4 oz (124 g)
5.4 oz (154 g)
Length
3.1" (8.0 cm)
3.7" (9.5 cm)
Width
1.6" (4.2 cm)
1.6" (4.1 cm)
Height
6.3" (16.0 cm)
6.0" (15.2 cm)

Build Quality

7.5
8.5
Wintact Infrared Thermometer Build Quality Video
The Wintact WT530 IR thermometer is lying on its side on a dark grey concrete table top.
Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer Build Quality Video
The side profile of the Smart Sensor AS530, including the top section, the trigger, and the top half of the handle. An orange label with the product’s name is visible.

Laser Emitter

9.0
9.5
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.
The red laser dot of the Smart Sensor AS530 IR thermometer’s laser emitter in a dark room.
The red laser dot of the Smart Sensor AS530 IR thermometer’s laser emitter in a dark room.
The IR sensor and the small laser emitter at the front of the Smart Sensor AS530 IR thermometer.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

6.5
8.0
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.)
The backlit LCD screen of the Smart Sensor AS530. The screen currently reads 82.8°F.
Display Type
Backlit LCD Panel
Backlit LCD
Backlight
Yes
Yes
Display Size
1.18-inch
1.18

Battery Compartment

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.
The Smart Sensor AS530 with the battery compartment door opened and two AAA batteries to the right.
Battery Type
AAA
AAA

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.1
5.8

Handling

8.0
8.5
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.
The gloved hand of a reviewer holding and using the Smart Sensor AS530 IR thermometer to measure the temperature of a toaster oven.
The gloved hand of a reviewer holding and using the Smart Sensor AS530 IR thermometer to measure the temperature of a toaster oven.
A close-up of the textured handgrip of the Smart Sensor AS530
A close-up of the textured handgrip of the Smart Sensor AS530

Measurement Modes

8.0
0.0
Emissivity
0.8 & 0.95
No
Average Mode
No
No
Min Mode
Yes
No
Max Mode
Yes
No
Calibration
Yes
No
Alarm Mode
No
No

Audio Cues

8.5
8.0

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