Yes, it's an analog and actually, I bought it at Sam's Club - I think they came 3 to a pack. I have always found them invaluable and never had any problem. If a 7-lb. standing rib roast got ruined because of a faulty analog temperature guage I would be on "their" doorstep the next day
I have never had any problems with mine. But I may just be lucky! I guess there's always a risk of anything we buy being faulty. If I hadn't given the other two away I would send you one.
After looking on the net at analog instant read it appears to lean towards a Taylor - with the holder.