Being a nurse, I am a bit of a thermometer snob. I really like this thermometer, especially for the price. I feel it gives you a fairly accurate reading, at least relative to all the other ones out there that can cost you an arm and a leg and still yield questionable results. Who knew it was so difficult to buy an accurate thermometer?? Don't like that you have to wait so long in between readings for it to work, but it's a small price to pay for an accurate reading. Would definitely recommend it.