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    bluetooth temp probe

    anyone using a Bluetooth temp probe with a smartphone app? I already have a wireless probe but wanted to monitor meat-pit temps on my phone.
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    I've tried.... and ended up with a full WiFi smoker controller. Bluetooth range tends to be short, especially Bluetooth LE. That's done for longer battery life. Depending on your house construction, you may not even be able to make a connection to your transmitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKalchik View Post
    I've tried.... and ended up with a full WiFi smoker controller. Bluetooth range tends to be short, especially Bluetooth LE. That's done for longer battery life. Depending on your house construction, you may not even be able to make a connection to your transmitter.
    thanks, I will be checking that option out as well just for temp monitoring. Thought it would be cool to find a system that allows logging temps once an hour to keep track of the cook all from a smartphone
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    What probe do you have? I ended up going with the Thermoworks Smoke because I know they have the add on connector to run it over wifi if I feel fancy in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Haack View Post
    What probe do you have? I ended up going with the Thermoworks Smoke because I know they have the add on connector to run it over wifi if I feel fancy in the future.
    Are you asking me? HeaterMeter, wallwart powered. A small UPS battery should also be sufficient to run one for quite a few hours, even with a fan & damper assembly.

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    Was asking the OP to see what options they had for equipment they already owned.

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    Just bought a inkbird 6 probe Bluetooth ,150' range, it will log a graph for each probe but you will have to screen shoot it to save. it seems very accurate . got a coupon for 50% of so $25 plus shipping was a great price imo. it uses a app called BBQGO

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    I have the Weber iGrill 2 with Bluetooth. I like it, as well as the app, quite a bit. But I do wish the range was a bit better. I can go inside the house to the room(s) on the same side of the house as the grill, but not really any farther. I can sort of stretch that a bit; if I leave my phone in range of the thermometer while I roam the house, I can get thermometer notifications on my watch.

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