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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I'm by no way associated with this, I just thought it was neat and would post it here...

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1977846026/meater-the-first-truly-wireless-smart-meat-thermom?ref=nav_search

 

 

First wireless probe meat thermometers. In addition, you can monitor them from anywhere if you get the block with it.... only thing like it on the market AFAIK.

post #2 of 16

There are other similar products out there.  I use one that has 4 probes and a station at the smoker that links to your wifi in your house.  I can monitor temps on my phone or tablet anywhere.  I have gone out to eat, gone to meetings across town, and can always see what is happening, and if necessary, call the wife to ask her to do something.

post #3 of 16

The compleatly wireless is kind of neat.  It would help with the rotisserie cooks.  Better then my cobbled solutions. 

post #4 of 16
Tucson, could you provide any brand/models? Cheers


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post #5 of 16

That is pretty cool idea. I would have to see some reviews after release. I would like more info from Tucson as well...JJ

post #6 of 16

It is the Tappeque from Innovative solutions LLC.  I've had it for close to a year.

 

1.  pretty good accuracy compared to several other top thermometers like the Thermapen.  Not as accurate as the Thermapen - but it is within a few degrees and for my don't open the smoker monitor - that is good enough for me.

 

2.  4 probes - can be assigned to any function - such as chamber, different meats, etc., and you can create your own custom labels for the probes.

 

3.  controlled by an app that you download for free on iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.  I have only used it with my iPhone and iPad and it works fine on those.

 

4. stores results on the cloud and at the end of the session, can e-mail you a file of all the data so you can see your temp profiles - here is an example  the blue line is the chamber - can you tell when I opened the smoker to check on things and when I pushed up the temperature to speed things up?

.

 

It comes with a program on your PC or Mac and you have to plug it into the computer to set it up for your WiFi network, set variables, etc. Once you have set it up, you don't have to re-do that unless you change your network.

 

There is a small box that needs electricity out by the smoker that the probes plug into and which communicates through your WiFi.

 

The only issue so far is that I have had some connectivity problems if I push the smoker too far from the house and my WiFi router.

 

I really like being able to see all the temps on my phone from anywhere.  I do have a serious warning though.  If it looses communication, or the temperature falls outside the range you have set up, it gives you an alarm, which you can disable if you want to.)  I learned the hard way to disable it when I am out in a public place like a bar or restaurant.  The alarm is:

 

You get a loud alarm sound, followed by this pretty loud voice saying "Check Your Meat!"  I got some pretty strange looks from people in a bar when this happened to me!

post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 

Interesting. I've never heard of that before. All I could find was probes that were wired back to a receiver... not wireless probes like the Kickstarter Meater.


Edited by Murrgh - 9/30/15 at 3:49pm
post #8 of 16
Interesting. Wonder if they ship to the UK.

I will receive my Thermadata TCD tomorrow - http://thermoworks.com/products/logger/thermadata/thermadata_thermocouple.html

Maybe I should have waited.

The tappaque seems like a 4 probe version of the BlueTherm Duo - http://thermoworks.com/products/logger/bluetherm_duo.html
I emailed the sales department and the BlueTherm duo only logs whilst a Bluetooth connection with phone/tablet is active hence I decided I wanted a full time logger and went with the TCD.

Does the tappaque do the active updating graphs and also keep them logged regardless of connection and downloadable at a later date?


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post #9 of 16
If the tappaque is the best of both worlds of the TCD and BlueTherm duo i would maybe wish I held fire on ordering.

My only consolation is what I bought is made by the same guys that make the thermapen.


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post #10 of 16

The Tappaque seems to keep a small amount of data and can make it through short losses of connectivity without losing data. Long drop outs lose data.  If you look at the example graph I included - see the steps in the meat temps?  Those were connectivity losses before I figured out what was going on and moved the box to have a good line of sight through a window, instead of trying to transmit through the back of my metal smoker!

post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Murrgh View Post
 

I'm by no way associated with this, I just thought it was neat and would post it here...

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1977846026/meater-the-first-truly-wireless-smart-meat-thermom?ref=nav_search

 

 

First wireless probe meat thermometers. In addition, you can monitor them from anywhere if you get the block with it.... only thing like it on the market AFAIK.

Cool and interesting - thanks

 

DS
 

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Tucson BBQ Fan View Post

It is the Tappeque from Innovative solutions LLC.  I've had it for close to a year.

1.  pretty good accuracy compared to several other top thermometers like the Thermapen.  Not as accurate as the Thermapen - but it is within a few degrees and for my don't open the smoker monitor - that is good enough for me.

2.  4 probes - can be assigned to any function - such as chamber, different meats, etc., and you can create your own custom labels for the probes.

3.  controlled by an app that you download for free on iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.  I have only used it with my iPhone and iPad and it works fine on those.

4. stores results on the cloud and at the end of the session, can e-mail you a file of all the data so you can see your temp profiles - here is an example  the blue line is the chamber - can you tell when I opened the smoker to check on things and when I pushed up the temperature to speed things up?
.


It comes with a program on your PC or Mac and you have to plug it into the computer to set it up for your WiFi network, set variables, etc. Once you have set it up, you don't have to re-do that unless you change your network.

There is a small box that needs electricity out by the smoker that the probes plug into and which communicates through your WiFi.

The only issue so far is that I have had some connectivity problems if I push the smoker too far from the house and my WiFi router.

I really like being able to see all the temps on my phone from anywhere.  I do have a serious warning though.  If it looses communication, or the temperature falls outside the range you have set up, it gives you an alarm, which you can disable if you want to.)  I learned the hard way to disable it when I am out in a public place like a bar or restaurant.  The alarm is:

You get a loud alarm sound, followed by this pretty loud voice saying "Check Your Meat!"  I got some pretty strange looks from people in a bar when this happened to me!

By saying that.. that means it's not true wireless as is the MEATER ... you say the probes have wires that connect to a box which is then wireless.... will be interesting to read the reviews on this...
post #13 of 16
Looks very promising!
post #14 of 16

I was very interested in the Meater and I guess I still am. But I got to thinking, the probes have rechargable batteries inside them. Hows that gonna work inside an oven? I mean every battery made says do not dispose of in fire, and keep away from high heat and flame. Hopefully after the Meater has been out for a little while and some people have actually used them I'll see its not an issue.


Edited by SmokingEarL - 10/23/15 at 7:21am
post #15 of 16
I am a sucker for gadgets so I joined the Kickstarter. Have one in order. Will updated once received
post #16 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tucson BBQ Fan View Post
 

It is the Tappeque from Innovative solutions LLC.  I've had it for close to a year.

 

1.  pretty good accuracy compared to several other top thermometers like the Thermapen.  Not as accurate as the Thermapen - but it is within a few degrees and for my don't open the smoker monitor - that is good enough for me.

 

2.  4 probes - can be assigned to any function - such as chamber, different meats, etc., and you can create your own custom labels for the probes.

 

3.  controlled by an app that you download for free on iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.  I have only used it with my iPhone and iPad and it works fine on those.

 

4. stores results on the cloud and at the end of the session, can e-mail you a file of all the data so you can see your temp profiles - here is an example  the blue line is the chamber - can you tell when I opened the smoker to check on things and when I pushed up the temperature to speed things up?

.

 

It comes with a program on your PC or Mac and you have to plug it into the computer to set it up for your WiFi network, set variables, etc. Once you have set it up, you don't have to re-do that unless you change your network.

 

There is a small box that needs electricity out by the smoker that the probes plug into and which communicates through your WiFi.

 

The only issue so far is that I have had some connectivity problems if I push the smoker too far from the house and my WiFi router.

 

I really like being able to see all the temps on my phone from anywhere.  I do have a serious warning though.  If it looses communication, or the temperature falls outside the range you have set up, it gives you an alarm, which you can disable if you want to.)  I learned the hard way to disable it when I am out in a public place like a bar or restaurant.  The alarm is:

 

You get a loud alarm sound, followed by this pretty loud voice saying "Check Your Meat!"  I got some pretty strange looks from people in a bar when this happened to me!

Thanks for this review.  The Tappecue is the one that I'm going with.  I'm not to keen on the idea of having a probe with a battery inside of it, inside of the meat that I'm cooking.  It's probably ok, but I don't think I could ever get comfortable with it.

 

Good write up. Thanks.

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