At a quick glance, the FireBoard looks like better value, but you need to purchase the drive fan control cable separately (although you can use a third-party fan) The normal mode is a cloud connection that logs the cooking data and makes it available anywhere an internet connection is available. This app is intuitive, simple to navigate and hassle free. Thermoworks also has a WiFi Bridge available to give the Smoke internet connectivity. Also I have never had a problem with a ThermoWorks product that was not able to be resolved my first time contacting them! Yes, the Inkbird is the absolutely the equal of the Fireboard and Thermoworks Signals—and is even better for convenience, calibration and battery life. It works, though the app isn’t that good and sends up a lot of questionable alerts. You can opt for the basic package which includes 1x ambient temp probe and 2x meat probes, or go for the ‘extreme bbq addition’ which includes 2 ambient probes and 6 food probes. Reply to comment. The FireBoard utilizes a Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy) Profile to communicate between the mobile app and the FireBoard. Signals vs. Fireboard 2. Read the Review . With a BLE connection, the pairing process of entering a password is no longer needed. With Signals ability to set alarms, receive alerts, view and save graphs, name channels, connects via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth it will make a great addition to your BBQ and grilling tool box. Great! A +/-.4C puts the fireboard in the same accuracy as thermoworks K type thermocouples. The ThermoWorks Billows is the company’s first entry into the barbecue thermostatic controller market. It is designed to work in conjunction with the ThermoWorks’ Signals wireless thermometer. I think I might still pull the trigger on the Signals, now that their app and cloud-based products have been upgraded. I can go anywhere in my neighborhood and not have a problem. You must be a member in order to leave a comment. Thread starter Bif Hunkly; Start date Sep 29, 2020; Prev. • Signals and Smoke X4 thermometers both include Pro-Series probes, which use thermistor technology. You can run fan without a power cord and lastly you dont have to use there fan, signals your locked in to billows. So I'm no longer in the market for now. The quality and construction are almost the same with … Inkbird, a 1/3 the price and gets the job done as well as the others. I didn't like the fact that it only comes with 2 probes but I read the Signals battery life is only 16 hours and it takes 12 hours to charge it. Some of these new features look amazing! It may not display this or other websites correctly. Military Veteran. With it you don’t have to be dependent on any other network. I just don't think the overall solution is as good as anything else out there already. I think you'll be happy with it. Then the deal for the Inkbird WiFi unit happened and I went with that to save a chunk of cash. Almost chose thermoworks intll i saw fireboard v2 that made my decesion easy, differences 6v4 probes, better app although signals app did get a big update recently so im not sure how much better it is before there were lots of complaints. The Fireboard also shows all the temps on the base unit, however it does so one channel at a time. ThermoWorks, the maker of the Signals, has been the gold standard in the Wi-Fi meat thermometer industry for years because of their extremely accurate temperature readings and ease of use. My router does both 2.4 and 5 GHz but it can't be set to 2.4 only. Press J to jump to the feed. Signals have been the best decision I made this year when it comes to BBQ grilling thermometer. The Signals also a fan attachment called Billows. Signals is cheaper if you choose them make sure you get 20 percent off they have it on sale regularly. Dang, I keep going back and forth. I thought about the Inkbird but in the end, I went with Thermoworks because of my horrible experience with, Understand. I will say the base of the Thermoworks Signals is sturdier than the Fireboard 2 and won’t tip over, so that’s a plus for them. I loaned my son a tachometer and asked him to do some blower speed tests. I am thinking about it. Help with the Products You Own • How to Test a Digital Thermometer for Accuracy • Thermapens • BlueDOT, DOT, ChefAlarm, Signals, Smoke, & Smoke X2/X4 • You can run fan without a power cord and lastly you dont have to use there fan, signals your locked in to billows. Thermoworks Signals Signals™ 4-Channel BBQ Alarm Thermometer with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® Wireless Technology (Currently unavailable.) Bgosnell151 1,375 Posted … Messages 79 Location Central Texas Grill(s) owned. Fireboard vs Tappeque (Or other options) Thread in 'Meat Thermometers' Thread starter Started by idsmokethat, Start date Jul 14, 2018; Tags fireboard tappeque wifithermometer; Jul 14, 2018 #1 idsmokethat Fire Starter. Any long smoke requires that I get temperature stabilized using my ambient probes, then get the meat probes in and monitor for a short while before unplugging the probes to top off the charge on my Signals. The speed info he gathered … Go. Create an account on our community. mooncusser2k Well-known member. ThermoWorks Signals VS FireBoard FBX11 The FireBoard actually offers 6 channels, 2 more than the Signals. I went back and forth myself. In terms of durability rankings, this one goes to the Thermoworks Signals with the Tappecue not far behind. Fireboard FBX11 or ThermoWorks Signal John's "Really Right Stuff" List. Will you please report back on your battery life experience? Thermoworks Signals Review. Easy to setup and install on your wireless network, the FireBoard® pushes realtime temperature updates via the cloud to apps for iPhone, Android, and the Web. Plus, the Fireboard gives you six channels vs. the four for the Signals. The other thing is at competitions I can go out and chat with other teams and keep track of everything back at our camp it’s amazing! Bif Hunkly Well-known member. The Signals unit is in a plastic case which is not submersible, but rated to IP66 (Ingress Protection rating) which means it is protected from total dust ingress and protected from high pressure water jets from any direction, limited ingress protection. You are using an out of date browser. I’ll go over these in detail below comparing this Inkbird four probe WIFI IBBQ-4T vs. Thermoworks newly released four probe Signals, and the Fireboard that takes as many as six He reported back that the Signals controller appears to operating the fan "on/off" and he confirmed constant speed when on. Go. When I did my first cook I had to use both Stampede food probes. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. I ended up buying a Fireboard 2 with some extra probes. ThermoWorks also includes a metal clip for situating the ambient probe on the pit grates. There’s 3 meat probes and 1 ambient probe, which – unlike the meat probes – is straight and not pointed. The ThermoWorks Signals is a four-channel food thermometer that can be used by itself or controlled remotely via either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, giving the user complete flexibility to monitor a cooking session. I think the Signals is the best of the best when it comes to simply monitoring temps though. • Both are leave-in thermometers meant to be used with low-and-slow, moderate heat cooks rather than in high-heat situations (such as direct-heat grilling or broiling) in place of instant-read thermometers. These two seem to be top of the list in terms of what I’m looking for in a WiFi/Bluetooth probe set up. I believe the Fireboard is over 20 hours before it needs to be charged. I do when we are doing a long cook like a turkey or a roast. In this review I take a detailed look at the 4-Channel Signals Barbecue Thermometer from ThermoWorks. I was pretty sure I was going towards the Signal but the now the battery life bothers me at 16 hours and it taking 12 hours to charge. It's easy! The smoker is doing the cooking, not the thermometer. ThermoWorks is the best in the business when it comes to temperature probes. What's nice about the Signals is that you can label the probe in the app and it shows up on the little screen on the unit. Yet, like any piece of high tech, it has pros and (minor) cons. ThermoWorks Signals 4-Channel Thermometer Review As most of you know, I've been using the ThermoWorks Smoke for a long time and I'm a huge fan.. maybe one of their biggest and most loyal but it may be that I have to place the “Smoke” on the back burner to make room for a new player called “Signals”. Rec Teq Forum is an unofficial fan site forum for owners of the ever popular Rec Teq pellet grills. https://inkbird.shop/products/ibbq-...xG6n2wzeBc0nSn-uELmq55uYU5WxqkCKfq_AhgIvisOjM, https://inkbird.shop/collections/wi...ts/wi-fi-bluetooth-grill-thermometer-ibbq-4bw. The Smoke came out a couple of years ago and has been the #1-rated BBQ thermometer available ever since. Chris B. June 17, 2020 - 11:09 pm . FireBoard® is a Cloud Connected Smart Thermometer, designed for remote monitoring in both hot and cold environments. (about $40+ per probe) Also, fireboard doesn't break it up into temp ranges, but the signals says from 120C-200C(248-392F), the probe is +/- 2C(3.6F) Bluetooth allows you to connect directly to your smart device, up to 95-feet line-of-sight, so you can use Signals if there is no internet connection. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Everything else, I test with my. I like it way better then any WiFi set up. So I think I connected it to that. I have color coded bands now. I was going to look into getting the new Fireboard controller for my new WSM, but I have a soft spot for the Thermoworks products as they have been absolutely great over the years. Thread starter Bif Hunkly; Start date Sep 29, 2020; 1; 2; Next. It may not have a problem though because I'm pretty sure it connected with bluetooth from my phone and then I set up the wifi through it. The Fireboard 2 is water resistant and the Fireboard 2 Drive thermometer has the drive fan technology integrated into the thermometer. A pretty cool feature. Next Last. Just like Signals, the FireBoard is sold as a stand-alone thermometer with an add-on blower available. It's happened with the colored boots on my Inkbird probes. Almost chose thermoworks intll i saw fireboard v2 that made my decesion easy, differences 6v4 probes, better app although signals app did get a big update recently so im not sure how much better it is before there were lots of complaints. Hello all, I have used an iGrill2 for the past 4 or 5 years and am ready to upgrade. It allows you to monitor the system remotely using your tablet or phone. ThermoWorks has a great reputation for cooking thermometers, but the real appeal of the Signals is its incredible flexibility and wireless support. Wife not happy. If you run into issues with discovering devices, in the worst case, you can force close the app, … Fireboard FBX11 or ThermoWorks Signal. Are there any issues with Thermoworks Signal thermometer 2.4 GHz WiFi connecting to dual network routers? The Signals builds on the same … All in a well built easy to use package which is backed by one of the best companies in temperature monitoring today. ThermoWorks Signals. The Thermoworks Signals is easily connected to your smart device using the free ThermoWorks App. 1 of 2 Go to page. I am a big fan of the Smoke X2/X4 that way you are not dependent on WiFi. We welcome all Rec Teq owners, both new and old, veterans and newbies to smoking to discuss and share their experiences with their Rec Teq smokers. The Thermoworks Signals is rated IP 66 in terms of water-proofing. Once the app is loaded onto your smart device you can quickly create an account with Thermoworks and connect the Signals by Wi-Fi to their cloud based … Has anybody used both and has a clear preference?. JavaScript is disabled. Bull; Nov 23, 2020 #21 Someone else mentioned the colored rings are likely to discolor during cooking and get hard to tell apart. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like it. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Bull; Sep 29, 2020 #1 I'm wavering between the Signal or the Fireboard 2 for my backup probe system. I needed too because the wife has to have no sugar BBQ sauce. 41 11 Joined Jun 24, 2015. They are the best! Cookies help us deliver our Services. The mobile app will automatically scan and find FireBoard devices via BLE. Signals Vs Smoke. And to say the least, it is the latest wireless meat thermometer from the popular Thermoworks. • Signals vs ThermaQ WiFi and ThermaQ Blue • All About ThermaQ WiFi • 2 Kinds of ThermaQ: Which One is Right for You? Any trademarks, service marks or trade names referred to on this website or in the forum remain the full property of their respective owners. I'm not sure - when I couldn't get the RecTeq to set up on my mixed WIFI, I set up the guest WIFI signal as a 2.5 only. It runs its own ambient probe, and you set the temperature. Just a gorgeous device. LOL. • Both include adjustable high and low alarms, always-on Min & Ma… With the Pit Viper fan it works great! I like the color coded probes. No need for extra cables. 1; 2; First Prev 2 of 2 Go to page. The Smoke is a 2-probe device with a rugged body and a matching wireless receiver that maintains a reliable connection up to 300ft away. I see there is a sale going on with Thermoworks. Messages 749 Grill(s) owned. My main concern, (and I doubt its even really a problem) is that fireboard says their probes are +/- .4C(.7F) and Thermoworks says theirs are +/- 1C(1.8F). Hope this helps! The most obvious competitor to ThermoWorks is the FireBoard FBX11. The Billows fan from Thermoworks connects to the Signals via the USB-C port and can be powered via the fan adapter USB-C … My son has a new ThermoWorks Signals/Billows setup on a Primo XL. I have been so impressed with this small orange and black box from the moment it arrived. As far as range, you can check your temps anywhere there is an internet connection, across the street or across town. I have a signals and I HATE the limited battery life. 5 out of 5. Find out if it's worth the luxury price tag. Signals uses both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for easy setup and flexibility to track your cook in any situation. With the Signals, they have included their Pro-Series thermistor probes. I agree. 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