Forehead Thermometer (BFH175)

  • Question: What should I do if my thermometer is displaying an Err message?

    Answer: This will occur if the ambient temperature is not within the allowed operating range (50 – 104 °F or 10 – 40 °C.)  If this symbol is displayed, ensure the ambient temperature is within the operating range and press the power button to reset the thermometer before taking a new measurement.

  • Question: What is the best way to achieve an accurate reading from my thermometer?


    Position the thermometer in the center of the forehead, just above and between the eyebrows. Be sure to hold the thermometer flush against the forehead. It is important to hold the thermometer and the forehead steady during measurement. Movement will impact the temperature reading.

    If the forehead area is covered with hair, sweat, or dirt, please remove the hair or clean the area, and then wait 10 minutes before taking a temperature measurement. In addition, the thermometer should be in the same ambient temperature as the individual for 10 minutes before taking a temperature measurement.

    NOTE: ALWAYS remove the protective cap before taking a temperature reading.

    Hold thermometer steady. DO NOT swipe.

  • Question: What does a flashing display or no display mean when I turn on my thermometer?

    Answer: A flashing display indicates a system error. We suggest waiting 1 minute until the thermometer turns off by itself and then turns on again. If the problem persists, reset the thermometer by removing the batteries momentarily. 

  • Question: How do I change the temperature scale from Celsius to Fahrenheit (or vice versa) on my thermometer?


    To change the temperature scale on the Forehead Thermometer, pleae follow the below instructions:
    1. Please remove the battery cover as if you were going to change the batteries.
    2. Toggle the switch that is located between the batteries.
    3. Select “C” for Celsius and “F” for Fahrenheit. 

  • Question: How do I change the battery on my thermometer?

    Answer: Remove the battery cover by sliding the cover down and lifting the battery door open. Ensure you follow the diagrams showing where to place the + side of the batteries. The Braun Forehead thermometer requires 2 “AAA” batteries. 

  • Question: How can I view the last temperature taken on my thermometer?

    Answer: The last reading is automatically displayed for 2 seconds when the unit is switched ON.

  • Question: Are batteries included with this model?

    Answer: Yes, two "AAA" batteries are included with the Braun Forehead thermometer.

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