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jasonjax
06-09-2017, 06:15 PM
Father's Day is nearing and this might be on my list if the brethren say it is a decent product. 6 channels for big cooks sounds pretty awesome.

https://www.amazon.com/GrillEye-Bluetooth-Grilling-Smoking-Thermometer/dp/B01N1N1J47

wihint
06-09-2017, 06:24 PM
Looks cool but I have never heard of it.

hurricanedavid
06-09-2017, 06:24 PM
Looks pretty slick, I use an IGrill (4 probes) but I don't think it has a 300' Bluetooth range.

I say buy it and then give us a field report.:thumb:

locosmoke
06-09-2017, 06:38 PM
Look at smoky ribs Chanel on you tube he does a review on this product

Happy Hapgood
06-09-2017, 11:58 PM
That's a nice rig at a good price. I may look into it too.

On edit, what the heck! Just ordered one. Great reviews. Should be here in the next 10 days. Thanks for the heads up.

Nuco59
06-10-2017, 06:21 AM
Looked pretty nice- would not mind giving one a spin. Was not overly impressed with how dim the display is. I imagine that a big minus will be the big honking bulbs on the probes being too girthy to fit their probe ports. Not being wi fi enabled might turn some away too. I'm looking forward to some actual Brethren reviews.

grantw
06-10-2017, 06:54 AM
I'm not at all into Bluetooth thermometers because they are line of sight, my cheapo maverick outperformed my I grill like crazy.


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jasonjax
06-10-2017, 08:02 AM
I ordered one too with 2 extra probes for a total of 4 for now. I can always get the other two if I find I want/need them.

I'll post how it does after a couple of cooks. I'm doing a big one next weekend. Hopefully it arrives by then.

One of the things touted about it was 100 meters of connectivity with Bluetooth. We'll see if it lives up to that, but I'd be happy with it working throughout my house.

Pocchampion
06-10-2017, 10:18 AM
Bluetooth 4.0 spec is a theoretical range of 200 feet.

Nuco59
06-10-2017, 10:35 AM
Bluetooth 4.0 spec is a theoretical range of 200 feet.

Which would have been fine 10 years ago- great even. Now folk seem to think they need to monitor their cook wherever they might be: golf course, checkout line at Wally Mart, getting the car serviced, at a No Tell Motel, etc...

I don't feel that need - but more power to 'em that does.

Pocchampion
06-10-2017, 10:40 AM
Which would have been fine 10 years ago- great even. Now folk seem to think they need to monitor their cook wherever they might be: golf course, checkout line at Wally Mart, getting the car serviced, at a No Tell Motel, etc...

I don't feel that need - but more power to 'em that does.

To do all that, you would need a wifi device tied into your home network. Bluetooth is for around the house communications.

Happy Hapgood
06-14-2017, 03:43 PM
Mine arrived today. It paired easily with my iphone. The app has alot of features.

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u499/Toast9604/IMG_0558_zpsii4mmyg3.jpg (http://s1070.photobucket.com/user/Toast9604/media/IMG_0558_zpsii4mmyg3.jpg.html)

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u499/Toast9604/IMG_0555_zpsqpiv6qjz.png (http://s1070.photobucket.com/user/Toast9604/media/IMG_0555_zpsqpiv6qjz.png.html)

Going to try it this weekend.

jasonjax
06-14-2017, 04:21 PM
Toast! You're making my job easy. :)

Mine came today too. The big test will be this weekend, but I can say initial tests for distance was awesome. No issues around the house so far which can't be said for any of my other remote thermometers.

Also, the custom additions to assign to each probe for max temp and temp range is awesome.

I can have a probe in my smoker set to a minimum in case something goes wrong if I'm doing an overnight cook, and I can customize the temp for other meats too.

Hoping the quality proves out!

Happy Hapgood
06-14-2017, 05:09 PM
The probes are among the best I've seen being in the HVAC controls industry. I too tested the range. Did not go the claimed 300' but the signal was still 100% at 200'. Looking forward to trying it out. Please post when you do.

Happy Hapgood
06-14-2017, 05:40 PM
Toast! You're making my job easy. :)

Mine came today too. The big test will be this weekend, but I can say initial tests for distance was awesome. No issues around the house so far which can't be said for any of my other remote thermometers.

Also, the custom additions to assign to each probe for max temp and temp range is awesome.

I can have a probe in my smoker set to a minimum in case something goes wrong if I'm doing an overnight cook, and I can customize the temp for other meats too.

Hoping the quality proves out!

I'm also liking the detailed temp graph. You can know if your grill temp and meat's temp for the whole cook. The graph will come in handy for overnight cooks and meat stalls on longer cooks. Then there are the alarms. Looking real good so far.

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u499/Toast9604/IMG_0559_zpsqgcuda6x.png (http://s1070.photobucket.com/user/Toast9604/media/IMG_0559_zpsqgcuda6x.png.html)

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u499/Toast9604/IMG_0560_zpsylpzpiur.png (http://s1070.photobucket.com/user/Toast9604/media/IMG_0560_zpsylpzpiur.png.html)

jasonjax
06-14-2017, 06:30 PM
BTW - I AM IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH OR COMPENSATED BY Grilleye ... this is just me trying out a new gadget. Feel like we have to say that sometimes with some of the shenanigans we've seen on the forums at times!

Happy Hapgood
06-14-2017, 07:48 PM
Good thought Jason. Neither am I affiliated with them. I just saw your post and decided to pull the trigger on one since I was looking for a replacement rig with Bluetooth for my phone. This replaced my Maverick ET-732 rig.

Happy Hapgood
06-14-2017, 09:19 PM
Found this spec sheet on their website. Looking Good.

https://grilleye.com/support/specs/SPECS_DEVICE_US.pdf

ADTN
06-16-2017, 04:58 PM
I recently purchased a Grilleye. The Bluetooth worked great and I really like the display on my IPad. I will have to use it several times before I trust it. There were times when it showed a 100 degree difference in temp from the thermometer on my smoker. I expected 50 degrees or so, but I was surprised at the difference.

Happy Hapgood
06-16-2017, 05:11 PM
Yes with those probes, Placement has to be right both in the meat and at grill level. Says +/- 4* on the spec sheet.

hurricanedavid
06-16-2017, 06:47 PM
Yeah, ancient Chinese BBQ proverb, "Man with two probes never knows what the temperature is".... :thumb:

Titch
06-16-2017, 06:48 PM
Can Celsius be turned on at all?

jasonjax
06-16-2017, 08:48 PM
Can Celsius be turned on at all?

It comes default as Celsius. You actually need the app to switch if to Fahrenheit.

I've got the 4 probes in now for my big cook tonight.

Probe 1 = brisket
Probes 2/3 = butts
probe 4 = smoker

I have the brisket and shoulders set to 195 as an alarm, and the smoker is set to 220 and 310 as thresholds. (I have it set to 250 on the controller).

We'll see how the cook goes!

Happy Hapgood
06-16-2017, 08:52 PM
^^ What He said ^^

Happy Hapgood
06-16-2017, 09:13 PM
Post some pic's Jason! I can't wait to try out the temp graphing.

ADTN
06-16-2017, 09:19 PM
I forgot about the temp graph. It was cool to see and I thought it showed a very detailed look at the cook.

BadkissonTT
06-16-2017, 09:30 PM
Don't see their warranty on probes...be interesting info...???

Happy Hapgood
06-17-2017, 10:44 AM
Don't see their warranty on probes...be interesting info...???

I sent them an email. Will post reply as to warranty.

jasonjax
06-17-2017, 01:56 PM
Completely happy with first big cook.

The Bluetooth range isn't as good as they claim, but could be due to the construction of the house etc.

One thing I will do differently is put the app on my android of ipad instead of my phone so it can stay-put the whole time. I had to goto the neighbors, store etc. so didn't get to keep the graph the whole time.

Definitely impressed thus far and would recommend for those looking for this type of device.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/fenbay/IMG_2105_zpsf35pa7te.png


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/fenbay/IMG_2103_zpsjhpijevl.png

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/fenbay/IMG_2101_zps06lypdpl.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/fenbay/IMG_2102_zpsdlmnyz9k.jpg

Happy Hapgood
06-17-2017, 07:38 PM
Very Cool! That SS cabinet to the right will sure reflect and cut down the BT signal and range on that rig.

Going to try my rig out tomorrow. Will run range checks.

Happy Hapgood
06-20-2017, 10:11 PM
I sent them an email. Will post reply as to warranty.

Got a reply yesterday.

Christos Jun 19, 06:14
Dear Mike hello,

​Thank you for taking the time to write to us and for providing us with your feedback.The information you are looking for is located at: https://grilleye.com/warranty​

Do let us know if we can be of any further assistance.


​Kind regards,
​The GrillEye support team

Boils down to one year on all. Not bad IMHO.

PnkPanther
07-10-2017, 09:35 AM
Are those who bought this still happy? I might pull trigger on one this week