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Wintact WT530 vs ThermoPro TP-30 Digital Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

What are the differences between the Wintact WT530 and the ThermoPro TP-30 infrared thermometer? And which one is better? See our detailed comparison!

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Wintact WT530 Infrared Thermometer

ThermoPro TP-30 Digital

Wintact WT530 vs ThermoPro TP-30 Digital Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

The Wintact WT530 stands out as one of the top infrared thermometers we've tested, while the ThermoPro TP-30 falls into a more modest category. Our benchmark awards the Wintact WT530 an impressive total performance score of 8.0 out of 10, whereas the ThermoPro TP-30 receives a score of 6.3.

When it comes to design, both thermometers offer a similar overall quality. The Wintact WT530 receives a total design score of 7.6, while the ThermoPro TP-30 achieves a slightly higher score of 7.9. However, in practical terms, the difference between the two is hardly noticeable.

Where the Wintact WT530 truly shines is in usability. According to our reviewer, it provides a more comfortable user experience and offers four different measurement modes, surpassing the ThermoPro TP-30, which only has three modes. Furthermore, the Wintact WT530 proves to be more versatile overall.

The Wintact WT530 should be a decent upgrade to the ThermoPro TP-30.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance70% Design20% Usability10% ScoreOverall 70%Performance 20%Design 10%UsabilityWintact WT530 Infra...ThermoPro TP-30 Dig...7.98.07.68.16.56.37.95.0
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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)
  • Relatively affordable
  • Bright laser emitter
  • The display panel is bright and does a good job of displaying data
  • Comes with a variety of measurement modes
  • The battery compartment has a very loose lid
  • Overall measurement accuracy is mediocre
  • Handling experience could be better

Key Specs

Dimensions
L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
L4.13 x W1.65 x H5.9
Weight
4.3 ounces
5 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
4
3
Audio cues
Yes
No
Temperature range
-58°F to 986°F (-50°C to 530°C)
-58°F to -1,022°F (-50°C to 550°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$17.31
$22.92

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.0
6.3

Cold Test with Ice

8.6
6.8
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.
ThermoPro TP-30 Digital Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
The ThermoPro TP-30 is used to scan the temperature of an ice chest from 12 inches away. The screen reads 34.7°F.
The ThermoPro TP-30 is used to scan the temperature of an ice chest from 16 inches away. The screen reads 35.4°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature at 12”
32.3°F
34.9°F
Temperature at 16”
33.4°F
35.4°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

7.7
6.0
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.
ThermoPro TP-30 Digital Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
The ThermoPro TP-30 is used to scan the temperature of boiling oil in a pan from 12 inches away. The screen reads 372.2°F.
The ThermoPro TP-30 is used to scan the temperature of boiling oil in a pan from 16 inches away. The screen reads 368.4°F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature at 12”
369.2°F
372.2°F
Temperature at 16”
362.1°F
368.4°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
7.9

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 ThermoPro TP-30 stands upright on its handle on a dark grey concrete table top. To its left are the shipping box and user manuals named “ThermoPro” in front.

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 ThermoPro TP-30. The length is 4.13 inches, the width is 1.65 inches, and the height is 5.9 inches.
Weight
4.4 oz (124 g)
5.0 oz (142 g)
Length
3.1" (8.0 cm)
4.1" (10.5 cm)
Width
1.6" (4.2 cm)
1.6" (4.2 cm)
Height
6.3" (16.0 cm)
5.9" (15.0 cm)

Build Quality

7.5
7.5
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

9.0
8.0
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 single-dot, red laser produced by the laser emitter of the ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer.
The single-dot, red laser produced by the laser emitter of the ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

6.5
8.5
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 ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer’s display with the backlight off (left) and on (right). The screen reads 84°F.
The ThermoPro TP-30’s display with the backlight off (left) and on (right)
Display Type
Backlit LCD Panel
Backlit LCD panel
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.
Battery Type
AAA
AAA

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.1
5.0

Handling

8.0
7.0
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 ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer in the white-gloved hand of a reviewer, who’s using it to measure the internal temperature of a toaster oven.
The ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer in the white-gloved hand of a reviewer, who’s using it to measure the internal temperature of a toaster oven.
The indented handle of the ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer being gripped by the white-gloved hand of a reviewer.

Measurement Modes

8.0
5.0
Emissivity
0.8 & 0.95
No
Average Mode
No
Yes
Min Mode
Yes
Yes
Max Mode
Yes
Yes
Calibration
Yes
No
Alarm Mode
No
No

Audio Cues

8.5
0.0

Behind the Comparison

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