I need to have a thermometer handy on me at all times as an athletic trainer. all day I work with athletes at the college level who claim to have the flu, be sick, or have a fever. Little do they know that I am prepared to find out what is really going on by being able to take their temperature with the ReliOn Digital Thermometer. This thermometer is a pretty standard thermometer, with a button to turn on and begin recording temperatures. It beeps quickly if temperature is over 98.6, and slowly if under or on. This thermometer is pretty accurate and we have a few of them, and they are consistently the same temperature when we measure them to calibrate. We use the slipcovers on our thermometers, so that we can use them from patient to patient, and even then the temperature is consistent and accurate. These are really good products and they are affordable and reasonably priced. You don't have to wait more than a minute for results, and the readings are accurate. If you are in a situation where you'd need to see temperatures often, like health care or child care, try this thermometer.