5Vicks V977 Forehead

Vicks V977 Forehead

5Vicks V977 Forehead

95 reviews

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95 reviews
chris a.
chris a.3 posts

Do not waste your money!

After a week of 2 and 4 year old reading high temps found out this thermometer was nearly a full degree hotter than it should have been. Tested multiple doctor appointments and no fever yet high all the time with this. Used it on myself and no matter what I was technically hypothermic according this.

Tried having it a room temp for minimum 30min, making sure kids and myself weren't sweaty, been in cold/hot etc and still got temps varying nearly a full degree. Couldn't return as it showed normal when used on adults at chemist. Got an expensive ear one and sure enough it's consistent and nearly full degree lower on the small kids (accurate).

Seems for some people it is accurate but when used on kids (who we got it for) it's just awful. Show details

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PaulSydney45 posts

crap. Do not buy. Its a toy

Model VNT200 sold by Chemist Warehouse. Absolute rubbish. Manual and reality are not the same. Its a toy. It is crap.

The beep function does not work unless you reset it every time and then its may not work. Each reading can vary a fair bit. Even taken a minute apart. Its crap. Show details

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Jeff N
Jeff NSydney, NSW

This Product Must Be Reviewed or Recalled it is Faulty

Buyer be aware this is a convenient but not an accurate product. Do not make the same mistake as us. Buy a traditional thermometer this product needs to be recalled. Show details
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Whine lover
Whine loverSydney, NSW9 posts


Firstly when they are working as they should the concept is great. A non-invasive, easy to interpret, and immediate temperature reading. However, I'm now onto my second Vicks forehead thermometer as the first one came up with an error message (and was replaced by Vicks) within a month of purchase. The second one gives the same reading without regard for who it's used on. Always 37.3. My child obviously had a temp(burning up and as was hot to touch).
I always take two or three readings incase the position is not 100% correct AND I always use it on myself for a couple of times to get a comparison.
These inaccurate readings can give you a false, safe temperature reading and is dangerous. Therefore not fit for purpose and should be recalled Show details
Azra K.
Azra K.2 posts
ElleMHunter Region, NSW2 posts

Waste of money

It is literally always presenting as error when I try to use it! Absolutely useless! We were desperate and bought this peak covid in 2020 and I’ve literally just wasted $100! Show details


Multiple readings!! From 36.6 to 38.9 on my daughter! I’m very confused from normal to high fever what should I trust. I also took her to emergency but the next reading is green?
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Claudia O.
Claudia O.

Dangerous - please take off the market vicks

My baby had a very high fever and it read only 37 on this, today it was telling me his temperate was 34 and I’m sure he has a fever again. We often only take young babies in to be checked if they have a fever, so this is a highly dangerous product.  Show details
Meaghan A.
Meaghan A.South East Queensland, QLD

Different readings

Easy to use, but gives multiple different readings all over forehead. Not what you want for young babes. Great concept but no accuracy or confidence in readings. Would not recommend to buy. Show details
FoxbatPerth, WA5 posts

Perfect for the job.seems very safe to use and quick.todler loves it. Peter

Bought this thermometer.
Easy to use.
Toddler loves it.
Can not work out the 1 reviews???
I give it 5 out of 5 guys.
So could you please give me some feed back on your reasoning to give such low reviews??
Thank you very much Peter... Show details ·  1
WeiweiPerth, WA66 posts

Inaccurate readings

Temp keeps saying around 36 degrees but sure Bub had a fever. Took her to doc to compare with doc’s thermometre and it was 1 degree off. Bub had a low grade fever over the next few days but the thermometer kept reading between 36-37 degrees. Not accurate enough especially when we have a baby. Will not recommend.
SamMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

Worst thermometer ever

When room temperature is cold or hot error message appears. Can’t use this thermometer at that time. Useless, as I want to use it at any time day or night when we are sick. Tried to return it to Chemist Warehouse but of course the store temperature is regulated and it works. Show details
Jade P.
Jade P.Sydney, NSW3 posts

Expensive, useless and dangerous

Inaccurate reading every time. Should be taken off the market., it’s dangerous. It was saying my babies temperature was normal but in fact it was quite high. Don’t waste your money. Show details
Scheherezade_CSouth East Queensland, QLD6 posts


Personally I think both in the image give bad readings. Forehead temp has never been high when under tongue has been. I don’t trust it
Sometimes I use both always get different readings then do an average out of 3 readings. Yes I’m buying an in ear different brand now because this is just silly Show details
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Anna B.
Anna B.7 posts

Inaccurate and dangerous

Purchased this to use on my three young children. It gives very inaccurate readings. I tested it against an underarm thermometer and the readings varied up to 2 degrees. Terrible product and should be recalled I want my money back Show details

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Why does’t Vicks Forehead not beep. Why do you not simply answer the question instead of frustrating an old man I do not want to share information. Just say you can’t answer


Why does’t Vicks Forehead not beep

Igor krojs
Igor krojs

Hi every time I push the front button the screen turns red and said err
Put new battery in and only works some times

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