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IGRILL Bluetooth Probe feedback requested

Does anyone have experience with the IGRILL bluetooth temp probe which sends a message to your phone when your meat hits a certain temp?

It looks ok, but I am a bit skeptical.  

Thanks-  P

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  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 473
    It works fairly well, but it chews through batteries
    Chicago, Illinois
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,135
    I bought one recently because it was on sale at best buy. I wasn't terribly impressed with it (very plasticky, slightly clunky feel to it) so I returned it. I didn't see it as being that much if an advantage over my maverick. When the maverick dies I may spring for the new Thermoworks bluetooth setup.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • zosobao5150zosobao5150 Posts: 114
    Mine is working fine.  I have the duel-probe one.  No issues and everything works great.  I can't say whether it is better or worse than any other kind, but I have no need for anything else.
    XL BGE
  • jimfastcarjimfastcar Posts: 88
    I like mine, does use a lot of batteries though
  • Just purchased the Bluetooth Duo from ThermoWorks and really like it. It's total quality and the iPhone app for it works well. It's rechargeable and last a long time. Way more accurate than my Maverick.
    Large, Medium, and Mini BGE, a few accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter and powdery snow. 
  • allsidallsid Posts: 323
    Just purchased the Bluetooth Duo from ThermoWorks and really like it. It's total quality and the iPhone app for it works well. It's rechargeable and last a long time. Way more accurate than my Maverick.
    Must not have noticed this item from Thermoworks.  Just ordered-  Won't make it for the 4th but that's ok-  
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,135
    @Powderhound - what kind of range are you getting with the Duo? Do you know if there is an Android app out?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • caliking said:
    @Powderhound - what kind of range are you getting with the Duo? Do you know if there is an Android app out?
    @caliking, not sure what you mean by range.  All I can say is its way more accurate than my Maverick - which is good, but not great.  I think they have Android, but not 100% certain.  Here is their website: http://www.thermoworks.com/products/logger/bluetherm_duo.html  They also the same thing in a non blue tooth format.  I like how the app charts your cook, you can make notes, save data, etc.  
    Large, Medium, and Mini BGE, a few accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter and powdery snow. 
  • caliking said:
    @Powderhound - what kind of range are you getting with the Duo? Do you know if there is an Android app out?
    Ohh, cooking range?  It's more than I would ever need.  Will not even be an issue.  
    Large, Medium, and Mini BGE, a few accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter and powdery snow. 
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,186
    edited July 2013
    @caliking
    I found the BlueTherm Lite app(Thermoworks Duo app) on the Google app store.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,135
    @Powderhound - thanks. Sorry, i should have been more clear. I meant transmission range of the unit. The iGrill lost connection at about 20 feet or less, through an exterior wall with windows. It did however reconnect when I was in range again.

    @Eggcelsior - Thanks. I found that app later after i downloaded the instruction manual for the Duo. I was searching for Thermoworks initially, and that didn't yield any results.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • caliking said:
    @Powderhound - thanks. Sorry, i should have been more clear. I meant transmission range of the unit. The iGrill lost connection at about 20 feet or less, through an exterior wall with windows. It did however reconnect when I was in range again.

    @Eggcelsior - Thanks. I found that app later after i downloaded the instruction manual for the Duo. I was searching for Thermoworks initially, and that didn't yield any results.
    @caliking I experienced a range of about 75 feet or so as it is blue tooth and the typical range.  Thermoworks is all about quality and you will pay for expertise.  I am loving all my Thermoworks products including my Thermopen.  Good Luck! 
    Large, Medium, and Mini BGE, a few accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter and powdery snow. 
  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 668

    @Powderhound did you experience the 75 feet range in a free open space?  Or were you able to get the signal from within your house?

    Can you post close up pictures of the unit?  I would like to see the back (Thermoworks are selling a gorillapod type of adpater and I would like to see what the connector looks like).

    Does the unit logs the temperature in internal memory for later access in case the connection is lost with the bluetooth device?


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  • @paqman I would suggest calling them as I'm away from home for a while and won't be able to get your answers soon. When I lost connection I could pick up recording where I left off. Good luck. The folks at ThermoWorks are real pros. They will be of better help than me.
    Large, Medium, and Mini BGE, a few accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter and powdery snow. 
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