This thermometer has all the bells and whistles, but does not overdo it with unnecessary accessories. This thermometer is fast, accurate, and easy to read. It even has a large color changing display that notifies you if your child has a fever (red), no fever (green), or is approaching a fever (yellow), which is always helpful when you are half asleep in the middle of the night. The thermometer also has a flexible hypoallergenic tip and is waterproof. Be warned some parents have had problems with a short battery life and difficulty removing the battery.