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WiFi Temp Monitors.

GregWGregW Posts: 1,806
I'm in the market for a Wifi temp monitor.
I'm looking at the following models:
Fireboard      https://www.fireboard.com/
Tappeque     http://www.tappecue.com/
Thermoworks ThermaQ Wifi    http://www.thermoworks.com/ThermaQ-WiFi

Do any forum members have experience with any of these devices? or do you recommend something else.

Thanks

Birmingham, AL

Comments

  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,581
    Fireboard for the win.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,806
    bgebrent said:
    Thank you. I'm only looking to monitor the temps
    not actually control.
    i have a Stoker that I just sold to a forum member.
    Birmingham, AL
  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,806
    HeavyG said:
    Fireboard for the win.
    I'm assuming you have the Fireboard?
    if so, has it been reliable?
    Birmingham, AL
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,581
    I've had mine since last November. Haven't had any problems.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • Interested in this discussion. I was just looking at wireless temp monitors this weekend. Curious what you decide to get @GregW.
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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,581
    In case anyone considering the Fireboard hasn't already read it there is a decent review over on the Amazing Ribs site - http://amazingribs.com/bbq_equipment_reviews_ratings/thermometers/fireboard-fbx11

    The WiFi gateway for the Thermoworks Smoke is now available so that is another option for a solid WiFi thermo.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • NCSmokyNCSmoky Posts: 268
    Thermoworks Smoke with wifi gateway is also an option.
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  • kjskjs Posts: 87
    I love my Thermoworks Smoke, haven't added the wifi gateway yet but am ordering it soon. I have drank the Thermoworks Kool Aid. I have a Thermopen and 2 DOTS, love them all. 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 8,482
    edited September 2017
    Greg, I got the Thermoworks WiFi kit a few weeks ago. It's built like a tank and uses the professional probes. Have not used it on a cook, just dry tests so far but really like it.

    http://www.thermoworks.com/ThermaQ-WiFi-Kit

    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • I'm getting pretty used to asking Alexa everything. My Stoker won't tell her anything. I think the fire board will. 
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  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,806
    Photo Egg said:
    Greg, I got the Thermoworks WiFi kit a few weeks ago. It's built like a tank and uses the professional probes. Have not used it on a cook, just dry tests so far but really like it.

    http://www.thermoworks.com/ThermaQ-WiFi-Kit

    The only concern I have with the Thermoworks is the number or probes that can be used with it. It would be nice to have six probes like the Fireboard supports.
    I do have a Thermoworks MK4 that I really like. Seems to be very good quality.
    The ThermaQ-WiFi-Kit is pricey for what it is, but if is well built and will last, it may be worth the cost.


    Birmingham, AL
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 8,482
    I'm getting pretty used to asking Alexa everything. My Stoker won't tell her anything. I think the fire board will. 
    Being dependent on a woman is dangerous.lol
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,806
    edited September 2017
    Photo Egg said:
    Greg, I got the Thermoworks WiFi kit a few weeks ago. It's built like a tank and uses the professional probes. Have not used it on a cook, just dry tests so far but really like it.

    http://www.thermoworks.com/ThermaQ-WiFi-Kit

    Darian, Would you mind checking to see how well yours works when the internet connection is off? (At your convenience, no hurry)
    What I'm wanting to know how well it works when it's only connected to your local WiFi and not the internet.
    I have read on the Themoworks site that it will work this way after it has been setup. Apparently it has to be setup initially on the internet.

    Thermoworks indicates it will work this way, however it's apparently very slow to update.


    Thanks 
    Greg
    Birmingham, AL
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 8,482
    GregW said:
    Photo Egg said:
    Greg, I got the Thermoworks WiFi kit a few weeks ago. It's built like a tank and uses the professional probes. Have not used it on a cook, just dry tests so far but really like it.

    http://www.thermoworks.com/ThermaQ-WiFi-Kit

    Darian, Would you mind checking to see how well yours works when the internet connection is off? (At your convenience, no hurry)
    What I'm wanting to know how well it works when it's only connected to your local WiFi and not the internet.
    I have read on the Themoworks site that it will work this way after it has been setup. Apparently it has to be setup initially on the internet.

    Thermoworks indicates it will work this way, however it's apparently very slow to update.


    Thanks 
    Greg
    Yes, update is slow compared to many, like 60 seconds. But in real world use, 1 minute bursts is plenty fast for me. For me, it was about the better probes and one simple to use devise. Time will tell.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,806

    Yes, update is slow compared to many, like 60 seconds. But in real world use, 1 minute bursts is plenty fast for me. For me, it was about the better probes and one simple to use devise. Time will tell.
    A one minute update time is plenty fast for me also. 
    I was concerned that if my web connection went down, the ThermaQ wouldn't work. I loose internet very rarely, but I would hate to have a thermometer I couldn't use. That's what makes me a little concerned about the Fireboard, from what I've read, it won't work without an internet connection.

    Thanks for your help.

    Greg

     
    Birmingham, AL
  • Fireboard for me too.  Have loved it.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 8,482
    GregW said:

    Yes, update is slow compared to many, like 60 seconds. But in real world use, 1 minute bursts is plenty fast for me. For me, it was about the better probes and one simple to use devise. Time will tell.
    A one minute update time is plenty fast for me also. 
    I was concerned that if my web connection went down, the ThermaQ wouldn't work. I loose internet very rarely, but I would hate to have a thermometer I couldn't use. That's what makes me a little concerned about the Fireboard, from what I've read, it won't work without an internet connection.

    Thanks for your help.

    Greg

     
    Greg, I can send it to you if you want some hands on if it's a serious option you are look at.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • I am on board with the FireBoard also.  I'm running 2 pit temps and 4 meat temps.  This thing keeps up with everything.

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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,581
    GregW said:

    Yes, update is slow compared to many, like 60 seconds. But in real world use, 1 minute bursts is plenty fast for me. For me, it was about the better probes and one simple to use devise. Time will tell.
    A one minute update time is plenty fast for me also. 
    I was concerned that if my web connection went down, the ThermaQ wouldn't work. I loose internet very rarely, but I would hate to have a thermometer I couldn't use. That's what makes me a little concerned about the Fireboard, from what I've read, it won't work without an internet connection.

    Thanks for your help.

    Greg

     
    You can connect to the FireBoard via Bluetooth when WiFi is not available.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
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