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Looking for a wi-fi multi-probe thermometer. NOT bluetooth

marriedman

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I have been searching through this subforum for recommendations as well as going through Amazon, but the search term wifi is too often confused with wireless. And evidently wireless synonymous with bluetooth.

The trick here is that I want the main unit to have physical buttons. I don't want to be reliant on a smart phone or computer to do everything, I just want to be able to check the status of a smoke while I am at my parents house 8 minutes away or overnight smokes.

The closest thing that I have found is the Signals Thermoworks, but that thing is over $200!

Does anyone have something they can recommend?
 

Winterrider

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Inkbird IRF-4S. Very nice unit. Easy operation
also rechargeable
 

bregent

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Inkbird IRF-4S. Very nice unit. Easy operation
also rechargeable
But that doesn't meet his requirements. It's range is limited to 1500ft (and probably less).

The only other option that I know of other than Signals that has both an included receiver and the ability to do Wifi/internet is Thermoworks Smoke + Gateway. That will cost less than Signals, but is only 2 probes.

Devices like Fireboard are great, but you need to either go to the main transmitter or use your phone to check temps.

Edit: You might need to clarify what you want. Signals has no receiver, so it requires that you go to the smoker, or use your phone to check temps. Fireboard does this as well. Tappecue is another option. Either way, you're going to spend around $200 bucks.
 
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I always have to put a plug in for Fireboard. Cloud connected so you can monitor temps from anywhere there is an internet connection, great charting capabilities, ability to remember cooking sessions with notes, Handles up to six probes, outstanding build quality, works with Alexa or Google assistant, various alerts (text, application, etc), a fan controller for charcoal or stick burners, and more, AND you can do/see everything from the main unit! I get that they are a little more expensive, but IMHO, worth every penny.
 

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The signal range on wi-fi and blutooth is far less than your 8 minute drive. Therefore you will need to rely on an internet connection to relay the information.
 

marriedman

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That Fireboard looks pretty darn nice, but it is close to the Signals price. I don't need the cloud integration, in fact I admit they creep me out. Like many things, it seems the best way to save money in the long run is to perhaps spend more in the beginning. Thanks for the info so far people, I honestly appreciate it!
 

marriedman

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Gentlemen, talk about serendipity! I just happen to luck into a brand new Thermoworks Signals 4 probe for $162 even shipped to my door. I had a PayPal giftcard, a coupon, and a best offer accpted on ebay!

Thanks again for the input everyone.
 

JckDanls 07

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That Fireboard looks pretty darn nice, but it is close to the Signals price. I don't need the cloud integration, in fact I admit they creep me out. Like many things, it seems the best way to save money in the long run is to perhaps spend more in the beginning. Thanks for the info so far people, I honestly appreciate it!
I like your way of thinking...
 

Winterrider

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But that doesn't meet his requirements. It's range is limited to 1500ft (and probably less).

The only other option that I know of other than Signals that has both an included receiver and the ability to do Wifi/internet is Thermoworks Smoke + Gateway. That will cost less than Signals, but is only 2 probes.

Devices like Fireboard are great, but you need to either go to the main transmitter or use your phone to check temps.

Edit: You might need to clarify what you want. Signals has no receiver, so it requires that you go to the smoker, or use your phone to check temps. Fireboard does this as well. Tappecue is another option. Either way, you're going to spend around $200 bucks.
Whoops didn't read post completely, disregard :emoji_disappointed:
 

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