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Turn your Apple iPhone into a thermometer that does much more than detect a fever

0. phoneArena 20 Apr 2013, 16:17 posted on

The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is listed on crowd-funding site indiegogo and does much more than simply take someone's temperature; in connection with an app designed for the device, data can be used to know what illnesses are going around such as the flu and strep throat so that you can prepare for the illness...

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posted on 20 Apr 2013, 16:50 7

1. amats69 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


well thats useful!..and i think more accurate..

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 17:40 7

7. amats69 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


oh i get it...it is an apple article so expect more thumbsdown.LOL! im an android fan but i dont see any reason why i should hate apple/ios...

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 20:58 1

11. joey_sfb (Posts: 3227; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Well, my guess would apple repeated attempts to banned android smartphone from competing.

Just a guess, or maybe their filing of ridiculous amount of nonsensical patents to stop competitions.

If apple would just compete base on innovation like before I would still be their user.

Btw, I think the above device is cool, just make it Bluetooth enable for all smart phone. As we know, apple is sliding down to a much smaller minority.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 05:14 3

22. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


why are you butthurt over something apple did to the competition? srsly dude, it didn't attack you personally did it?... just stop having all these protective feelings for your phone manufacturer, it doesn't even sound healthy ...

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 09:08 1

24. joey_sfb (Posts: 3227; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Because i value my rights as a consumer, my freedom to choose and competition give more value for my dollar.

Fanism is the opposite of this which i personally don't subscribe. I pay money for a phone or a mobile device to serve me not the other way around.

And, from my posting you know i don't care whether the worlds agree with me or not. Much less an apple fan.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 08:33

23. amats69 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


On that reason? So low btw

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 09:32 1

25. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Apple didn't use Bluetooth cause they didn't wanted to pay patent fees, so it saved them maybe another few dollars in there acount! Apple users and fanswere really pisset of, tho they sacrafice them self having a show off device that made them look so posh and trendy™

Apple devices are missing so much feautres, and Steve Jobs was succesful rinsing publics hard earned cash, so they could use it to litigate on others.

How so sad and pathetic™

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 10:48 1

28. Ninetysix (Posts: 1678; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


WTF am I reading?

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 04:05 1

21. moroninc (Posts: 189; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


you know whats useful? pregnancy test!... pee on a stick and plug it into your iphone.. maybe i should patent that :P

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 10:47 1

27. amiaq (Posts: 499; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


what? people going to stick iphone in their a****?

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 17:12 7

2. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Are you supposed to insert that thing into your anus to get a more accurate reading?

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 17:22 5

4. amats69 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


if you enjoy it to be like that. then its your choice! LOL

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 00:49

16. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


OMG you make my day... :D:D

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 17:18 8

3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6729; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This is a dumb idea. Just get a regular thermometer

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 17:38 3

6. amats69 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


did you read the article? i think it has a useful features that an ordinary thermometer cant do.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 00:53

17. Evil.Bunny (Posts: 41; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


its not the thermometer that does anything, its the app that accompanies it that pulls data about diseases. so basically its a normal thermometer along with a usefull app.

i hope that thing also works without a phone cause im not going to put a thermometer attached to a phone in my mouth.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 17:38 2

5. lyndon420 (Posts: 1785; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


For sanitary reasons maybe they should include Bluetooth?

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 17:48 2

8. dangchitrung (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Do we really need these things to recognize the symptoms?

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 17:57 1

9. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


no, you don't.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 18:06 4

10. rdemon (Posts: 46; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Apple can stick it's thermometer up their ass

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 09:35

26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Well said™

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 22:06 4

12. darkvadervip (Posts: 343; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


And you wonder how dumb folks are! This is a simple article but people show the stupidity and take it to a whole nother level.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 22:38 1

13. BiN4RY (Posts: 82; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


OR you can just spend that money and buy a regular thermometer instead of making yourself looking like an utter retard when you're using it

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 00:35

14. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


Ooh all these years i was wrong!! thinking it was completely utterly useless to buy an iphone.. It can do something useful if u spend $25 additionally from ur hard earned money although I thought the only use of it was to sell it to any soft drink companies they can recycle it and make tin cans out of it..

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 00:46 1

15. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I suggest Apple to patent this, cuz everybody know Apple's disease! Let me introduce you the new disease, A.S.D (Apple Sue Disease)! :P

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 01:44 10

18. nerdylish (Posts: 51; Member since: 13 Apr 2013)


I like the way people thumb you down for every lame comment that you post.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 01:59 2

19. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I like the way that I ignore people who thumb me down!

That's all! Nobody can take a joke here! This sucks!

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 02:05 5

20. nerdylish (Posts: 51; Member since: 13 Apr 2013)


Oh, that's sad. Try posting something really, really funny next time. And relevant too. :)

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 14:35

29. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


S- Health

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 15:01

30. Fuego84 (Posts: 293; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Whats next food thermometer? I think this is nuts, attaching a device that is of medical use to a dirty germ filled phone is not a great idea. Also an illness forecast i think that can stand alone but it's kind sounds like it's for phobiatic people.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 15:12

31. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


I can buy digital thermometer for $2. Don't need this.

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