NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinsa, the award winning smartphone-connected thermometer, announces that the product is now available at Apple and CVS stores across the United States and online at Amazon, Apple.com and Kinsa's website. This comes on the heels of Kinsa's appearance in Apple's "Parenthood" television commercial, which ran earlier this year. The Kinsa Smart Thermometer retails for $29.99.
"We are huge fans of Apple at Kinsa, and we are thrilled to be both on the shelves of Apple stores and at Apple.com," says Inder Singh, founder and CEO of Kinsa. "The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is as easy to use as plugging in a pair of headphones, and brings innovation to one of the world's most common medical devices. As Apple revolutionized music players and mobile devices, we hope to bring the same step-change to the thermometer."
The Kinsa Smart Thermometer was designed with parents and children in mind and leverages smartphones to make temperature taking a more engaging, informative and useful process. The thermometer connects to a mobile device via the headphone jack and uses the display, power and processing of the smartphone to determine a precise temperature reading in less than 10 seconds.
Kinsa also uses the smartphone's display screen to provide fun, animated visuals throughout a temperature reading - calming, distracting and engaging children during the process while alerting parents if the thermometer slips out of place. Like traditional thermometers, the Kinsa Smart Thermometer can be used orally, under the arm, or rectally. It is available for both iPhone and Android based phones.
Through the free Kinsa app, available at Apple's iTunes store or in the Google Play store for Android users, people can create individual profiles for each member of the family and, with a few taps, track fever, symptom and illness history. Parents can report the progression of illnesses to pediatricians, keep track of medication dosages and timing, and even photograph any physical symptoms as part of an entry. Soon, the Kinsa app will allow users to join groups so they may better understand what is "going around" their own circles, such as schools or offices.
Kinsa is the first FDA-cleared smartphone-connected thermometer and health tracking app. By transforming how people care for themselves and their families through elegant mobile software and hardware products, Kinsa aims to create a real-time map of human health, and to enable society to track and stop the spread of disease. The Kinsa Smart Thermometer won the 2013 Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Grand Prize and recently appeared in Apple's "Parenthood" TV Commercial.
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