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jbounds286
12-01-2014, 11:42 AM
So i got my iGrill2 today via the fedex guy....i have to say i was worried at first about the connectivity of this unit being bluetooth and people saying how bluetooth has issues with walls and thats why they went for the maverick...well....that is incorrect.

I hooked up the iGrill2 in the backyard...went inside...still connected...went to the front of the house..still connected...went to the front yard...still connected...halfway across the street...still connected...and then it lost connection.

So yea, for those of you who are worried about signal loss...dont be...2 exterior walls a few interior walls and half way across the street with no loss of signal....oh and the 4 probe capability thing is def better than 2. so id give this one a thumbs up!

oh and the fact that all the probes(i have the 2 that come with it and the extra ambient temp probe) snap together for easy storage so you dont lose them is a nice pro

I am using my Samsung Galaxy S 3 running android 4.3

Ron_L
12-01-2014, 11:52 AM
Cool! Thanks for the test! What phone or tablet were you using?

peeps
12-01-2014, 11:53 AM
What were you connected to (phone make/model/BT protocol of device)? Receiving device is a big factor in this equation, also.

Dmakkk
12-01-2014, 12:07 PM
I have one and I second that... I had it for 5 months now and have not experience any issues.

Grafixgibbs
12-01-2014, 12:18 PM
My mini works great throughout the house. Whether on the grill in the backyard or the smoker in the driveway.

Ribeye Republic
12-01-2014, 01:48 PM
Where did you order it from?

Quint
12-01-2014, 02:45 PM
Hmmm mine doesn't work 10 ft away with only a window in between on my iPhone 4s. Wonder why????? What happens when your phone goes to sleep and you turn back on are you still connected or do your have to reconnect at the device?

Ron_L
12-01-2014, 02:52 PM
Hmmm mine doesn't work 10 ft away with only a window in between on my iPhone 4s. Wonder why????? What happens when your phone goes to sleep and you turn back on are you still connected or do your have to reconnect at the device?

It could be that window. My Maverick stopped working inside out house when we put in new windows with low-E glass. The low-E glass has a metallic film between the panes and that blocks the signal.

Quint
12-01-2014, 02:57 PM
unfortunately my Maverick works in the house in the same area that igrill2 does not. I'm going to try some experimenting and see what's up. I really like the unit but will be very disappointed if it doesn't actually work remotely. Thanks for the observation though.

Sweat'in Pig
12-01-2014, 08:02 PM
My iGrill went in the trash about three months after I bought it, could not get it to sync 10 feet from the smoker. If I remember right the support line was only open 9-5 weekdays. So if you have a problem after 5 or on the weekends.....guess what...yup! Your screwed. iGrill is not a apple product. Got me once won't get me twice.

grantw
12-01-2014, 09:28 PM
If you compared the two side by side like I did you would be surprised at what a pos that igrill is

mn_big_dog
12-01-2014, 09:33 PM
I am using my Samsung Galaxy S 3 running android 4.3

For the people asking what phone he is using.....I'd guess a Samsung Galaxy SIII with android 4.3 :)

peeps
12-01-2014, 09:43 PM
For the people asking what phone he is using.....I'd guess a Samsung Galaxy SIII with android 4.3 :)That was edited about an hour after the original post with the inquiries being posted between the original post and the edit...

jbounds286
12-02-2014, 12:12 AM
My iGrill went in the trash about three months after I bought it, could not get it to sync 10 feet from the smoker. If I remember right the support line was only open 9-5 weekdays. So if you have a problem after 5 or on the weekends.....guess what...yup! Your screwed. iGrill is not a apple product. Got me once won't get me twice.

you probably broke it lol....and thank god its not an apple product...apple makes ****

N2Q
12-02-2014, 06:19 AM
I switched to the igrill2 after running a maverick for many years. It did not work so well for me. Would not stay connected 50 ft away. I just went back to the maverick and the igrill2 is going in the trash. I'm glad yours worked better than mine.

dwfisk
12-02-2014, 07:03 AM
Just a couple observations: I've had the original iGrill since they came out, couple years I think and from day one it has worked through walls & windows within about 50 ft or open air about 75 ft to either my iPhone 4S or my iPad (only one at a time). No problems with probes, but I do take care of them and they have had the silicone & heat shrink tubing mods. At least for my unit once the iGrill app is started and the unit is connected, the app does not allow the iPhone or iPad to sleep or go into ower savings mode and it will sap the battery pretty quick. That means I usually use the iPad and keep it plugged in.

With some folks having bad experiences and some of us having good luck, I'm curious is it really depends on the receiving device????? When the first came out they were Apple OS only, then they developed an Android app later and I seem to recall a lot of complaints on the Android app when it first came out. Sounds like the might have gotten that all straightened out.

For me it has worked as advertised and I would get another. For all you unlucky farkers, quit throwing them in the trash, send them to me:becky:

Ron_L
12-02-2014, 07:09 AM
With some folks having bad experiences and some of us having good luck, I'm curious is it really depends on the receiving device????? When the first came out they were Apple OS only, then they developed an Android app later and I seem to recall a lot of complaints on the Android app when it first came out. Sounds like the might have gotten that all straightened out.


Yep... That's why I asked what device jbounds was using. Even the model from a specific manufacturer can make a difference with changing BT specs. Also, the environment makes a difference. My old Maverick was great until we put in new windows, and now it won't work inside the house.

I specifically bought the iGrill2 to use at competitions, and it works great in that environment. I haven't tested it around the house, but I will soon.

Quint
12-02-2014, 10:34 AM
I did a quick experiment last night inspired by jbounds lol. I connected to the igrill2 in my sunroom and walked into my den which is around the corner and diagonal with 2 walls between at about 15', (but doors were open in both rooms) lost connectivity. Reconnected and went up to my 2nd floor, again 2 walls between and about 30' as the crow flies between them, lost connectivity. I then removed the protective case around my phone repeated experiment and it stayed connected in both places. I have not tried any outside experiments yet but I'm getting a bit more optimistic. Also my phone does go to sleep while running the app and when I wake it up it is still connected. I have the iphone 4s.

So anecdotally at least, it appears that my protective case is attenuating the signal and causing discontinuity. I'll let you know how the outside experiment goes.

pjtexas1
12-02-2014, 10:46 AM
I did a quick experiment last night inspired by jbounds lol.

I bet lots of great stories and/or injuries have occurred following that statement.:laugh:

Ribeye Republic
12-02-2014, 11:38 AM
I asked Santa for one last night. Found it as a set with 3 probes and a grill temp probe for $159. As soon as I test it I will let everyone know what I learned.

DubfromGA
05-04-2015, 09:18 AM
Have one being delivered today.......

LYU370
05-04-2015, 10:13 AM
Does the iGrill have a low temp alarm? Wanting something to monitor overnight cooks to alert me if I ever get a flame out in the FEC. Never had one, but have heard of it happening.

I too am interested in hearing what the range is. In my case, the smoker is on the deck, monitoring from second story bedroom on opposite corner of the house.

jakel
05-04-2015, 11:26 AM
I just received my iGrill2 a few days ago and while the app is great the Bluetooth leaves much to be desired ...at max I can get ~40 ft from the smoker into the house with my 4s and no cover on, another 30ft to my bedroom and I'd be golden. It's usable but not what I'd hoped for, unfortunately the Tappecue seems like over kill and my maverick is a pita to set(at least for me:oops:) Ill be interested in what other folks have to say about their iGrill2.

JonP
05-04-2015, 11:40 AM
That's great yours works. I bought one, used it twice. Thing crapped out after 2nd use. I guess they aren't meant for direct sun light? who knows. I'm hesitant about buying another.

Shiz-Nit
05-04-2015, 01:04 PM
My igrill 2 works great, inside the house, in the front yard, upstairs. I use mine with a iPhone 6 and have had nothing but good results.

mjpmap
05-04-2015, 02:46 PM
I've had the Igrill2 for about a month and a few cooks. I've only used it with my Ipad, and the bluetooth and alarms have worked flawlessly. Haven't had a need so far to test any great distance. The only issue I've had came on a rainy day. Had two probes in use, and the control unit got wet. All of a sudden I'm showing four probes in use, with the phantom probes showing 545 degrees. Brought it in and dried it out without any other problems.

funugy
05-04-2015, 03:06 PM
I don't have one. But for those of you experiencing problems you may want to try toggling the wifi off if it is on, and try the same with gps as well. Some devices have difficulty powering the different peripherals at the same time. Others have actually shared the same antennae in past devices (most have separate dedicated now though).

Ribeye Republic
05-04-2015, 05:26 PM
Not happy with mine. Bluetooth distance is not acceptable. Had a probe not read at the first comp I went to with it. Pretty much just sets in the bbq cabinet now.

jbounds286
05-04-2015, 07:41 PM
Does the iGrill have a low temp alarm? Wanting something to monitor overnight cooks to alert me if I ever get a flame out in the FEC. Never had one, but have heard of it happening.

I too am interested in hearing what the range is. In my case, the smoker is on the deck, monitoring from second story bedroom on opposite corner of the house.

yup u can set the temp range its really easy...i love it

CakeM1x
05-05-2015, 09:00 AM
Bluetooth range leaves much to be desired. It's intermittent in my bedroom upstairs @30ft from the smoker. Almost wish I splurged on the tappeque for the wifi. Can get wifi signal everywhere without losing connectivity here.

jbounds286
05-05-2015, 09:06 AM
Bluetooth range leaves much to be desired. It's intermittent in my bedroom upstairs @30ft from the smoker. Almost wish I splurged on the tappeque for the wifi. Can get wifi signal everywhere without losing connectivity here.

i thought about that...but then its only good at home