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Wintact WT530 vs SOVARCATE HS980E Digital Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

On the fence about whether to pick the Wintact WT530 or the Sovarcate HS980E infrared thermometer? See our detailed comparison here!

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Wintact WT530 Infrared Thermometer


Wintact WT530 vs SOVARCATE HS980E Digital Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

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Both the Wintact WT530 and the Sovarcate HS980E are among our top-performing thermometers. According to our benchmark, the Wintact WT530 achieves a performance score of 8.0, while the Sovarcate HS980E earns a respectable score of 7.1.

When it comes to measurement accuracy, the Wintact WT530 shines on paper. However, for kitchen applications, both thermometers will perform admirably.

Regarding design, the Wintact WT530 receives a solid score of 7.6. However, the Sovarcate HS980E stands out with its rugged housing, colored LCD screen, and bright 13-point laser emitter, earning an almost excellent design score of 9.8.

The real intrigue lies in usability. Although the Wintact WT530 offers more measurement modes (four compared to the Sovarcate HS980E's three), the Sovarcate HS980E surpasses it with a superior handling experience, thanks to its textured grip. Consequently, the Sovarcate HS980E achieves a higher usability score of 8.3, while the Wintact WT530 follows closely with 8.1.

Overall, if you prioritize measurement accuracy and versatility, the Wintact WT530 is your go-to choice. However, if you seek something user-friendly and durable, the Sovarcate HS980E should definitely make it onto your wishlist!

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)
  • Fairly accurate and reliable temperature readings.
  • Rugged, industrial design
  • Extremely bright laser emitter
  • Color LCD VA screen panel
  • Comes with a good selection of measurement modes
  • Very loud speakers
  • The battery compartment has a very loose lid
  • Measurement accuracy can be better.

Key Specs

L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
L3.74 x W1.77 x H6.3 inches
4.3 ounces
5.5 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
LCD VA panel
Measurement modes
Audio cues
Temperature range
-58°F to 986°F (-50°C to 530°C)
-58 to 1,122°F (-50 to 600°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication

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