Review of SantaMedical RY-230 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer

Up for review today I’ve got another in the home and health category from a company called SantaMedical and it’s an infrared thermometer so you can check your temperature but it can also check room temperature and surface temps so it’s a bit more useful than just a regular thermometer. Read on to learn more…

Specifications and Features


SantaMedical RY-230 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer

The SantaMedical RY-230 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer is designed to take accurate temperature readings of areas such as the forehead or tear ducts. It reads forehead temperature from 1” to 4” away, and has a large LCD screen and backlight for easy night time usage. To help alert you of a high temperature, an adjustable audio alarm will sound.

-Designed to take body temperatures without interference from the surrounding heat
-One-click operation takes initial reading in less than one second
-Memory recall of the last 32 temperature readings
-Large Back-Lighted LCD digital screen for easy reading
-Automatic power-off (energy saver)
-Results in your choice of Fahrenheit or Celsius
-Adjustable audio alarm to notify of a high temperature

Price: $44.95 (from Amazon at time of review)

The Review

Let’s start out with a video unboxing and then move on from there:


The packaging for the SantaMedical IR thermometer is nice looking with plenty of information on it. When you open it up you’ll find a plastic tray with the thermometer held in place and a pair of batteries. Under the tray is the user guide and a cloth drawstring bag so you can store the thermometer in when not in use.


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The thermometer is blue and gray in color with a nice large LCD display on the top and below that are three buttons for Mode, Celsius/Fahrenheit and Memory. Towards the bottom you’ll find a large button which is the main button for checking the temperatures and then below that is a speaker.



On the bottom is just the battery compartment where you can put the included batteries into.

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On the side is a small blue button to turn the sound on and off and then the front is the infrared sensor.

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The thermometer has three modes for Room, Surface and Body and you change them by just pressing the mode button to cycle through them. The thermometer can be used for more than just taking someone’s temperature which makes it that much more useful.


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To use the thermometer you really just point and click the button, very simple to do even a child could do it. You need to be between one inch and four inches away for an accurate reading though.  I checked my own temperature and compared it to the Easy@Home infrared thermometer I have here and got the same results so I would have to say it’s accurate.





The SantaMedical IR thermometer is a decent product and I like the fact that it can not only check body temps, but surface and room so it’s much more useful.

I compared it to another IR thermometer I have on hand and I got the same results so I would have to say that it’s accurate.

The thermometer seems well made overall, it’s small and lightweight and very portable so you take it with you if needed.

All in all it’s not a bad choice if you’re looking for a new IR thermometer.

+Simple to use
+Multiple uses besides body temp

-None really

score-10-10 Recommended

Grading Scores Out of 10
Overall score-10-10
Design / Aesthetic score-10-10
Value / Price score-10-10
Performance / Usage score-10-10


Disclosure: This product was given to us for review by the company for review purposes only, and is not considered by us as payment for the review.


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