Depending on where it is to be sold, your thermometer leaves the factory referred to AXILLARY, ORAL or RECTAL temperature readings These settings can be modified as follows:
When the thermometer is in stand-by, press and hold the “mem” button (or “face” o “on” button in the older models); after about 8 seconds, the visualization on the display changes, showing the settings in sequence: °C, °F, AXILLA, ORAL, RECTAL. When the preferred setting appears, release the button.
After a few seconds, the thermometer will be ready for a measurement in the selected setting. When the thermometer is set in RECTAL mode, the reading is 0.6°C (0.8°F) higher than an ORAL reading. When it is set in ORAL mode, the reading is 0.2°C (0.4°F) higher an AXILLARY reading.