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Just got off the phone with Firecraft about the upcoming ET-735. He didn't have a lot of answers but I'll give what I got from them.

 

1. Release date has been pushed back to end of Feb

2. ET-735 probes will be water resistent. Can clean under running water

3. Didn't think new probes would work with older units, but will they will check when they get some in

4. Said the new probes would probably be 6 footers

5. Unit is a local / tx device. You must furnish the remote recieving device

6. Unit is Bluetooth capable via iPhone® or Android® device

7. Unit comes with 2 probes.

8. Unit will be capable of 4 probes at once.

9. Pretty sure the probes are hybride pointed meat/grid thermos will know more when they arrive

10. Will work with your blue tooth even if you loose cell coverage as it's blue tooth NOT internet. You won't be able to check it while at work as it's not an internet device. That is as far as they know at this time.

11. Repacement / additional probes from firecraft willl be $20 as of now.

12. Cost of unit from firecraft $79.99

13. From the picture displayed, it looks like it will only show 1 probe temp at a time. There is a setting button for the Blue tooth device but no picture showing what that option gives you. Maybe it has an option to show all the probe temps at one time. Will know when they arrive.

14. Appears there is a timer setting on the blue tooth device. Hopefully there will be more than 1 timer available.

 

Link for Firecraft and write up so far on the ET-735

http://www.firecraft.com/product/maverick-et-735-bluetooth-thermometer-black/bbq-thermometers

 

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It needs more than just bluetooth.

Bluetooth range sucks usually about 30' with maybe 40' under optimum conditions. That would be nowhere near good enough.

Current 732 gives 300' and I can easily monitor from any room in my house and the motorcycle shed. With Bluetooth i wouldn't need to use it with my phone as I would basically have to sit on the porch near the grill anyway.

Engineering the one important feature out (range). One step forward, 5 steps backwards.

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Blue tooth sucks for range no matter what you hear to the contrary. Any specs quoted should have a footnote that reads "straight line uninterrupted distance" because it is terrible in any other capacity.

Bluetooth was intended as a high frequency, short range, and low power wireless signal. If you want reliable range, go regular wireless.

My brother in law recently asked for an I-grill probe for Christmas. I bought him an et-732 instead. I have him the same speech so that he'd understand that he got the better product.

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Bluetooth class 1 is 100m (330 ft) free air range, and since this is low data rate and doesn't require a lot of transmit from the phone it should work OK unless the phone has a crap BT setup.

I'll wait till someone else gets and tries one first. At my house where I normally relax it would have to go 100' and through 3 walls. I just don't see Bluetooth doing that.

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Bluetooth class 1 is 100m (330 ft) free air range, and since this is low data rate and doesn't require a lot of transmit from the phone it should work OK unless the phone has a crap BT setup.

I'll wait till someone else gets and tries one first. At my house where I normally relax it would have to go 100' and through 3 walls. I just don't see Bluetooth doing that.
This is where Bluetooth sucks; obstructions. I have a very nice pair of Bluetooth headphones that drop the signal because my phone is in the wrong pocket. Distance is about the same from each pocket to my head, but because the left pocket is on the other side of my head than the transceiver on the headphone, that is enough to make it fail.
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I decided against the bluetooth grill temp devices and ordered the ET-733 (got a pair of bear claws with the order).  Received the shipment today - looking forward to giving the new device a shot.  This will replace my VERY OLD and sometimes workable ET-72.

 

I lack the confidence in cooking without monitoring - and even then I second guess when I use the ThermoPop for doneness.  I'll get there one of these days.

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I actually find my old ET-72 more difficult to do what I wanted to do - but I think the device in general was limited.

I was able to test it out on my cook last night. I had one monitoring the grill surface (and set up zone) and the other monitoring meat temp - with set bogey temp.

I liked having both read outs on one device.

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