3Vicks Fever InSight V916C-AUS

Vicks Fever InSight V916C-AUS

3Vicks Fever InSight V916C-AUS

40 reviews

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40 reviews
LauraSydney, NSW7 posts

good while it lasted- can't change from f to c

was good for years-until the battery died. First off the battery type is hard to get. Not in Coles or Woolworths- had to get from eBay.

once you change battery it changes to Fahrenheit. no way to change back to celsius. I have done what it says in the manual, watched numerous YouTube videos bit it does not change back. You are meant to hold the button until the 'm' disappears then press the button to select celsius, except pressing the button turns the damn thing off. useless American junk now.

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GeorgietPerth, WA7 posts

Instructions to remove the battery are extremely poorly written

The battery is flat. I want to change it. How do you get the little battery out? Its impossible. The written instructions are useless. I now cant get the battery out to replace with a new one. So the Vicks thermometer is now unusable and a complete waste of money. I do not like making reviews like this. Show details
Sonia7 posts

Not worth the money

Used 6 times then it died - changed battery as advised -still not working -alway used correctly only myself - looked after. Lifetime Warrenty but if no Docket then no life time warranty replacement - company inflexible Show details
DisappointedNorthern Region, NSW


Bought in Australia, used once then died. Took battery out, replaced it, worked once then died. Battery now jammed and can’t be removed. Into the bin. Complete waste of money. Show details
Jessey2 posts

Doesn’t work

I bought it as it was all my chemist had available. My almost 3yo has a temp but every time I use the thermometer it changes.

Almost had a heart attack when it said my sons temp was 39.7. Tried again instantly after wiping, 38.7. Then two different temps again, tried other arm and even leg.

I will test it min 4 times in one go under both arms and get a different reading every time.  Show details

Susan West Australia
Susan West AustraliaPerth, WA

Not worth it! Buyer beware

It changed from C to F and the instructions to change it back didn't work. So it remained on F till it died.
Lifetime warranty... where is the link?
This brand is the only one sold by my nearest pharmacy and I had to buy another because I need to take my temperature several times a day.
Find a better product, this is a waste of money.
This review goes to a US site and I cannot put an honest place of purchase. I bought it in Australia from a pharmacy chain. Show details
Mamabear7127 posts

Turned to F and couldn’t get back to C

After the battery died we replaced it and tried to set it back to C as per Vicks instructions. Wouldn’t go back to C and we had to buy another brand. Don’t recommend - not worth the money.  Show details
egemenbundaberg8 posts


very inconsistent very in accurate the battery does not last
Uncommon battery size 1225 a lot of places don’t stock that size, you have to order a 5 pack of them specifically online and they go flat with in 6months and you only used the Thermometer once.
Inconsistent temperatures shows green all good but the child is over temperature warm
You know something is not right Show details
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ktrndnSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts

I'm no expert

but I definitely don't think this thermometer works the way it is meant to. Every single reading is 36.something. I've tested 4 of us tonight and we are all running around the same temp, even after hopping straight out of a warm shower. Show details
StephenMetropolitan Adelaide, SA33 posts


We first have the Cherub baby 2-1 thermometer but wasn’t happy with it so we bought the Vicks Fever Insight thermometer. At first it was ok but the second day it became inaccurate. My son felt hot but the temperature was a bit low. We check both underarms just to be sure but there was a significant difference with the temperatures. For it’s price of $22 I thought it was going to be better but not. Show details
Scheherezade_CSouth East Queensland, QLD6 posts


Take your temp 36.8 feeling that’s wrong take it again straight away. 37.6
Take again a few mins later 37.1.
Use Vick’s forehead thermometer 36.9
Back to under tongue 37.4
Straight away other side of tongue 37.0

Worst Thermometer ever. Show details

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Jols6 posts

Not accurate

Under arm daughter is 36.7 Under tongue 39.8. I know she has a fever. Goosebumps , hot to touch her body but saying shes cold. I dont usually put under tongue but due to continual reading under arm showing ok I did so . Show details
PollyCanberra3 posts

Cannot replace battery

This thermometer was used about 4 times before it needed a new battery which I cannot get in any normal store (supermarkets, Mr Minute etc). Dont buy, not worth it Show details
HugoSydney, NSW6 posts

Battery empty after 4 days. Exotic batteries

This thermometer takes batteries that are not available at Woolies, Coles or my Chemist Warehouse. Measurement is imprecise, but gets there if you measure 2-3 times in a row. The coloured display and large numbers are a plus tho. The "feature" of showing previous result at startup is very confusing.
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Very inaccurate. Going straight in the bin

this is inaccurate. Used on myself and it said I was 37. I knew it was wrong because I could tell I had a fever. Went to the doctors half an hour later and had a temp of 39.9. Went home and straight away used it again and it said 36. Show details

Questions & Answers

Amy W.
Amy W.

Hi Vicks. I have replaced the battery as no chemists have new ones this year. Our thermometer is now in Fahrenheit but when I follow your instructions to change to Celsius it just turns off instead of changing to a 'C" ..... ?? incredibly frustrated ! Any help?

John Irinyi
John Irinyi

Can you switch Fahrenheit to Celsius?


As far as I know no

Anant S.
Anant S.

I changed the battery and was able to switch from F to C. However the beeping sound has disappeared while I was trying to get this working. can you please confirm how can I restore the beeping sounds as it's now in a silent mode? Thanks


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