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The Best Bluetooth Meat Thermometer of 2018 (Updated Oct. 2018)

I think that ​bluetooth meat thermometers are the way of the future and they definitely have their place at the cooker!

We are living in a time (unfortunately) where the smartphone is king. There is an app for everything. You can do anything from checking the weather to ​checking your meat temps! I believe you can even make phone calls with them!

If you are a bit of a gadget or technology geek like my son, you are constantly looking for the newest and most up to date technology to play with. This can make something as boring as checking if your meat is cooked into something really interesting.​

So for you guys out there who are still a little unfamiliar with this technology but are interested in what the commotion is all about, I have managed to do some research and tested out the best Bluetooth meat thermometers. 

Comparison Table of My Top Bluetooth Meat Thermometers

Weber iGrill 2
The Cappec Luxury Bluetooth Wireless Meat Thermometer i
Weber igrill mini

Model

Dimensions

2.2 x 3.2 x 2.2 inches

6.5 x 2.6 x 6.1 inches

6.5 x 2.6 x 6.1 inches

Tempreture Range

-22 to 572°F

32 to 572°F

32 to 572°F

Stabilization time

2 seconds

2 - 3 seconds

2 seconds

Warranty

2 year manufacturers warranty

1 year manufacturers warranty

2 year manufacturers warranty

My Top Bluetooth Meat Thermometers 2018 - 

The Best Bluetooth Meat Thermometer Money Can Buy 

  • Dimensions: 2.2"H x 3.2"W x 2.2"D
  • Range: 150 ft
  • Battery Life: 200 hours
  • Probes: The standard package Includes 2 probes. However, the unit can handle up to 4. You can buy additional probes from Amazon.
  • Temperature Range: -22°F - 572°F
  • Waterproof: No
Weber iGrill 2
Weber iGrill 2

It's no surprise that the Weber iGrill 2 Bluetooth thermometer is at the top of the list when it comes to Bluetooth thermometers. The iGrill 2 is powered by a free downloadable app and has seamless connectivity to most smartphones and tablets.

A few years back Weber purchased iGrill from a company called iDivices who originally produced the iGrill 1 & 2. The iGrill 2 is essentially the original iGrill 2 with Weber labeling.

On the market, there are 3 differed versions of the iGrill. The iGrill 3, iGrill 2 and the Mini. You would assume (as did I) that the iGrill 3 is the newer most up to date version, however, this is not the case. In Weber's own words they explain the difference between the models as:

”The iGrill 2 and iGrill 3 are virtually the same unit with the exception that the iGrill 2 can act as a standalone accessory whereas the iGrill 3 is only compatible with the Genesis II and Genesis II LX grills. If you do not own a Genesis II/LX grill, we recommend checking out the iGrill 2”

Straight out of the box you get two temperature probes with the option of buying additional probes. You can have up to 4 probes going simultaneously. This was something that we really liked, the options to have probes in 4 different cuts of meat or smokers was really handy.

Weber is one of the most trusted names in the BBQ world, and with products like the iGrill they are definitely making moves in the right direction to be one of the big names in the barbecue accessories realm.

  Key Features

Proximity Sensor: If you walk away from the device the display on the base unit will automatically shut off. This will automatically turn back on. This saves battery life on your own device.

The Probe Naming Feature: One thing that we really liked about the probe was the ability to customize each of the probes names. This lets you easily glance at your device to see the temperatures of different meats/grills/ or smokers without the confusion of ‘probe 1’ ‘probe 2’.

Probe Cord Length: The length of the cord is a massive 48”, this is great for all different types of outdoor setups. We had no issue with not having enough length for our set up.

Temperature Range: The temperature range is large enough to cater to everyone's needs. We tested the probes at boiling point and they consistently came back with results within one degree every time.

Mobile App: The app can be downloaded form both the Google Play & App Store. 

Apple: iOS 9 or higher is required
iPhone 4s upwards
iPod touch 5th generation upwards
iPad mini series
iPad 3rd generation upwards

Android:
Most Android phones running Android 4.4 or higher and Bluetooth 4.0 or higher.

Please note: Not all smart devices are compatible with the Weber iGrill App. These include but are not limited to: iPhone 4, iPad 1st or 2nd generation, and Huawei phones.

What I Liked

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    The fantastic battery life
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    Super long 200 hour battery life
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    The extremely wide temperature range 
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    Super tough rubber case with added magnet
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    Autosleep function
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    Improved device pairing - the device connects within 2 seconds

What I Didn't Like

  • The Bluetooth connection drops off if you put your device to sleep. This is a bit of an issue if you are having a ‘low n slow’ cook when you are not planning to be around for the entire cook.

Verdict

The iGrill 2 is a serious Bluetooth thermometer. It is for those of you out there that are into your tech gadgets and like to have the most up to date gear. The convenience, reliability, and ease of use of this device make it my favorite Bluetooth meat thermometer.

Overall the thermometer has great range, a solid construction and plenty of features that will impress all of your guests and provide you with everything you need to create a range of delicious tasting meals.

4.5 / 5 Stars


  • Dimensions: 3.1"H x 1"W x 3.1" D
  • Range: 100 feet
  •  Probes: Package incudes 2 probes
  • Tempreture Range: -4°F - 482°F
  • Waterproof: No
ThermoPro TP-07

Cappec is a name that is becoming more and more well known in the world of BBQ. They started off and got their name out there in the mainstream with their infrared thermometer. Since then Cappec has been building a loyal fanbase. I myself, one of them.

The Cappec Luxury Bluetooth Wireless Meat Thermometer is their high end model and boasts incredible accuracy, modern features, and a sleek modern design. One of the best parts of this model is the price. You really can not get more bang for your buck.

  Key Features

Aluminum Case: The outside of the unit is constructed of aluminum. This is easy to clean, durable and also looks really good.

LCD Display: The unit also comes with a handy display. This display has an orange backlight making it very clear to see in both daylight and twilight.
 
Dual Probe: Two probes are included in with the unit. The LCD screen can also read both probes simultaneously.

Mobile App: The Cappec mobile app is available for freedownload from both the IOS and Google Play stores. You can use this thermometer without connecting it to your smartphone, however, the functionality of the app is brilliant and definitely recommended.
The set up is self-explanatory. Once you have the app, all you have to do is pair your smart device up to the thermometer and you are ready to go.

The Library: The library was my favorite feature of this thermometer, the library lets you choose from different meats an cooking styles, then the thermometer does the rest of the work. Do you want ribs? Select ribs and wait for the notification when they are done, it's truly brilliant!

Temperature Adjust: If your smokers temperature is running a little lower than it should be, the thermometer will take that into account and automatically adjust its cooking time. This is the same if your smoker is running a little hotter than it should be. This thermometer really does take all the guesswork out of cooking.

What I Liked

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    Dual probes come standard
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    settings
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    Additional pre set doneness levels for Rare, medium rare, medium, medium well and well done
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    Accurate temperature readings
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    Modern & sleek design
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    Exportable data recordings and graphs

What I Didn't Like

  • The range is only 100 feet

Verdict

The Cappec Luxury Bluetooth Wireless Meat Thermometer is a thermometer for those of you who enjoy having the latest tech gadgets wrapped in a modern shell. The design is easy on the eyes, the display is very clear and easy to understand

The unit is filled with lots pr pre set settings which make cooking with this thermometer a breeze. I like the option of not having to connect your phone for every use, this turns the Bluetooth thermometer into your everyday wireless thermometer.

The bottom line: If you are quite tech savvy and enjoy having the best of things buy this thermometer, you will not be let down!

4 / 5 Stars

Unbeatable quality for price

  • Dimensions: 2.2"H X 3.2"W X 2.2"D
  • Range: 150 ftBattery Life: 150 hours
  • Probe: Package includes 1 probe
  • Tempreture Range: -22°F - 572°F
  • Waterproof: No
Weber igrill mini
Weber igrill mini

If you are looking for a top quality Bluetooth meat thermometer but don’t want to splash out on one of the more expensive thermometers the iGrill Mini is for you.

Essentially the iGrill Mini is the same as its big brother the iGrill 2, however, it has been stripped down to the bare minimum. It comes with only 1 thermometer probe and is only capable of having 1 thermometer running at a time.

This is great for those of you who are not so tech savvy and just need a basic Bluetooth thermometer to get the job done. The unit is smaller than the iGrill2 thus has less battery power. It has around 150 hours of battery power compared to the 200 hours from the iGrill2.

I found the iGrill Mini is a great option for those who have an existing meat / ambient temperature thermometer.

  Key Features

Proximity Sensor: If you walk away from the device the display on the base unit will automatically shut off. This will automatically turn back on. This saves battery life on your own device.

Probe Cord Length: The length of the cord is a massive 48”, this is great for all different types of outdoor setups. We had no issue with not having enough length for our set up.

Temperature Range: The temperature range is large enough to cater to everyone's needs. We tested the probes at boiling point and they consistently came back with results within one degree every time.

Magnet Backing: The backing of the unit has a strong magnet. This is perfect for sticking to the grill, bench top or other outdoor surfaces. I had no issues with the unit slipping or falling off, even during longer cooks.

Mobile App: The app can be downloaded form both the Google Play & App Store. 

Apple: iOS 9 or higher is required
iPhone 4s upwards
iPod touch 5th generation upwards
iPad mini series
iPad 3rd generation upwards

Android:
Most Android phones running Android 4.4 or higher and Bluetooth 4.0 or higher.

Please note: Not all smart devices are compatible with the Weber iGrill App. These include but are not limited to: iPhone 4, iPad 1st or 2nd generation, and Huawei phones.

What I Liked

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    The App is extremely easy to use, even for those who are not so tech savvy
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    The device pairing has been upgraded, I had no issues with the initial connection or re connecting
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    The temperature precision is second to none. 
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    The unit is quite small making it perfect for storing in the kitchen draw
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    The longer probe cord is perfect for almost any set up. There is plenty of length to have the unit sat on the grill side, or nearby table.
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    The unbeatable price

What I Didn't Like

  • Again the Bluetooth dropping out is an issue with the Mini

Verdict

For me, the iGrill Mini slides into the same category as the iGrill 2. It is a fantastic thermometer that is a solid contender for my favorite thermometer. The iGrill Mini is slightly more useful for those of you who have existing thermometers and just need another for ambient temperatures or if you are planning on having a big session and need a cheap, reliable and faultless Bluetooth thermometer.

If you are not so tech savvy and are looking for something that is a bit more high tech than your average digital meat thermometer

The bottom line is the iGrill Mini is a fantastic Bluetooth meat thermometer and is the best you will get at this price point.

4.5 / 5 Stars

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Charlie

You will more often than not find me tinkering around in my backyard. I will have one hand tightly gripped around a can of beer and the other hand tightly gripped around my spatula. Not so long ago (almost 8 years now) I got obsessed with Grilling, smoking and BBQ-ing. I can't get enough of it.. and neither can my family!

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