Whether you are a BBQ enthusiast or a professional BBQ grill master, the Signals BBQ Thermometer need a special place in your grill tool collection. Being a commercial-grade smart thermometer, this device comes installed with four-probe channels and can be easily connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
The smart thermometer has a flat bottom with a rubberized grip to let it easily sit on a countertop or a grill. The front section is slightly angled to make it easy to have a glance at the LCD screen. Its design also makes it easier for grillmasters to access its six frontal buttons that manage navigation, set alarms, adjust brightness, adjust volume, and select between different channels. It also features a power button on its rear.
On the side, the device includes four probe ports, as well as a USB-C charging port. Probably, it is the only BBQ thermometer with a USB-C port. On the rear, you can also find two magnets that secure the device to the grill. These magnets are quite strong and firmly latches on to the grill’s side with a snap.
Setup and Connectivity
The best thing about this smart thermometer is that it’s easily connected to both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Wi-Fi connectivity is great for the times when you want to relax, run errands, or simply want to leave the area during a smoking session. The Bluetooth connectivity is great for the times when you don’t have Wi-Fi access, especially when you are grilling at a campsite or tailgating.
The maximum range of Bluetooth on this device is around 95 feet. However, due to obstacles, this range can be less. However, its Wi-Fi range is unlimited due to cloud connectivity.
You can also connect Signals with ThermoWorks App on your smartphone. The whole process takes less than a minute and is quite simpler than most Wi-Fi thermometer setups. Using the app, you can easily set alarms, alerts, and customize the probe names. Furthermore, the device sends you cooking graphs to help you know how much cooked your meat is.
This smart thermometer works best when it comes to its temperature probes. There are three meat probes and one ambient probe (unlike the meat probe) that’s straight – not pointed. It also includes a metal clip for placing the ambient probe on the grill pit grates.
The ThermoWorks Signals BBQ thermometer is available in various colors for US $229.
What We Like:
* 16-hour battery life
* Large and easy LCD display
* Sturdy build
* IP66 rating
* Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Compatibility
* Easy and quick setup
* Straightforward app
* Loud Alarms
* Fast and accurate Pro-series probes
What We Dislike:
* Cannot mute buttons
* No note-taking feature in the app