Yes I hate this too so I actually prefer using the older model we have which is simpler and quicker.
These are very good and quick to read. The only thing I don't like is you have to pick the age group for screen colours every time it starts which is annoying if you don't need it. The lower model doesn't do this. You could get a cheap Chinese one but I like a quick reading I can trust.
Bought a Chinese knock off from eBay.5.50 it cost and delivered in 2 days. Works fine.this is just over the top because of the name.
using this to check on my baby son temp, and it is pretty accurate and easy to use and no fuss from my Baby boy, so i recommend it.