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Old 12-01-2014, 11:42 AM   #1
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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
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:52 AM   #2
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Cool! Thanks for the test! What phone or tablet were you using?
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What were you connected to (phone make/model/BT protocol of device)? Receiving device is a big factor in this equation, also.
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I have one and I second that... I had it for 5 months now and have not experience any issues.
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My mini works great throughout the house. Whether on the grill in the backyard or the smoker in the driveway.
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Where did you order it from?
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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If you compared the two side by side like I did you would be surprised at what a pos that igrill is
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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 :)
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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...
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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 ****
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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.
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