Omron MC720

Omron MC720

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Omron MC720
1.3

51 reviews

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8% · 446 · 90%

Value for Money
1.3
Build Quality
2.0
Ease of Use
1.1

Reviews

51 reviews
Mike E.
Mike E.Palmerston, NT
 

If you buy this, you’ll need a Blood Pressure Monitor, because the battery will die by the next time you need it

Designed so that the expensive CR2032 Battery dies between use.
Had to dig up the previous ‘old’ thermometer that still had a working battery after 3+ years.

Major design flaw (planned obsolescence) as the manufacturer assumes you will, out of curiosity, want to know the room temperature 24/7 for 6 months until the CR2032 button battery dies.
[That’s right, it actually stays on 24/7. It won’t turn off. There is no off button.]

2nd time this has happened.
The online manual tells you ‘how to turn it off’, but it does not actually turn off, even when you follow the instructions.
Only bought this expensive product as we have a Omron Blood Pressure Monitor. Show details

John C.
John C.2 posts
 

Useless when you need to use it due to design flaw

As stated by other users this thermometer has a huge design flaw that makes it completely useless. It tries to measure the room temp even when not in use (There is no off switch), so when you actually need it to measure body temperature, the battery is always flat. Designers simply don't understand the point of the product which is to measure body temp when you actually need it! Please do yourself a favour and avoid unless you like to be disappointed after your first use.
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The Prime S.
The Prime S.2 posts
 

Worst product!!

It gives wrong measurements. Even if you have a high fever, it will show normal temperature. It is dangerous as you will not take medication based on the readings. I sent it to Omron service but they didn't do anything and returned saying that it is ok. Pathetic service and product!! Don't buy. Show details
gypsyduo
gypsyduoSouth East Queensland, QLD
 

Terrible

Would only work sometimes and gave different readings. Couldn't get the sound to work. Show details
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Peyman K.
Peyman K.
 

Not recommended

1. Is not user friendly (in terms of buttons functionality)
2. Always power-on even when I power off and put it inside the box (always showing environment temperature) and drains battery power. I had to change the battery every few month just for a few temperature measurement.
Nadia
Nadia
 

Do not buy!

Inaccurate readings. The middle of the forehead read 38c and slightly to the right 40.5c!!!!! Battery was gone in two days.
Gordon C.
Gordon C.Canberra Central 2601, ACT
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Lindsay
LindsaySydney, NSW9 posts
 

Absolutely Junk

Junk. Unless you own a CR2032 battery manufacturing company, expect to be going to shops for a new one every time you need you use it. DO NOT BUY! Show details
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Michael S
Michael Ssydney7 posts
 
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Candice
CandiceSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
 

DO NOT BUY THIS

I purchased this yesterday as my Braun Ear Thermometer broke (and was 3 mths out of warranty) this was the only other brand Chemist Warehouse had and I have sick kids so couldn’t wait for online!
It has not read a consistent temp once - says I am 34° lol - I am not hypothermic!
BOUGHT IT YESTERDAY!!! It says LO and Er1 so I jump online because it’s night time and I am guessing kids temps to find that their customer service wants me to pay to receive help ($2!? Which will be refunded are you kidding me!)
I will be returning this product asap so angry right now - worst product ever bought Show details
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HBP
HBPSouth East Queensland, QLD
 

Terrible thermometer..never buy

This doesn’t work from day1, awful battery and inconsistent readings.In emergencies always had trouble using it for my 2 kids. This product should be recalled. I wish if I saw these reviews before would never buy this thermometer..Waste of money..should be given 0 stars Show details
EFam
EFam
 

DO NOT PURCHASE

We did not read the reviews and I wish we did before purchasing. We got this from Chemist Warehouse a couple of months ago.

It doesn't give you an accurate temp reading. From 35.9 to 37.2, and everywhere in betweem, same spot, within 30 seconds of each reading. I cannot believe these are still able to be sold. It's dangerous particularly if you're caring for the elderly, vulnerable or a baby. If you weren't sure how to manage temperatures and what to look out for and were relying on the reading of the thermometer, it could be dangerous.

Don't do it. I promise your safety and peace of mind is worth the extra dollars to get one that actually works. Show details

Cai R
Cai RSydney, NSW19 posts
 

Varying readings

Varies wildly reading the temperature. Should be taken off the market. Not even close to knowing whether a fever is present. From 41 to 36 in same spot. Horrible product Show details
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shanexu3Perth, WA292 posts
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sarika j.
sarika j.
 

Useless not worth buying

Bought it an year ago it was working when used once
Didnt use much,when i tried to use it doesn’t work battery changed still not working, had to buy another theromometer Show details
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Questions & Answers

Raja.v
Raja.v

Everything sets well but after 15 min of using thats it.no display.no number after placing in forhead.plz tell me how to fix it.waste of money.

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Hi Raja, According to your fault description changing battery that will fix the issue. At the moment your battery is running Low that's why it is working for 15min. Battery used in MC720 thermometer is CR2032 Button battery.

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