I have a wireless thermometer and an ATC. On many of my cooks, I don't use either. I use the built in analog thermometer in my cooker and go by look and feel of the meat for doneness. If needed (for chicken or pork) I use a hand held meat thermometer.
I would recommend learning how to cook without all the gadgets. When you feel comfortable with your BBQ, you can add toys later. Toys won't make you a better cook, but they can make cooking more convenient.
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