Top positive review
Literally changed me so I'll take the time to leave a long review
Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2018
I've struggled my adult life trying to cook. Even basic recipes I manage to ruin the meat. So I gave up and ate out almost every meal. This was unhealthy and I gained a LOT! of weight and have high blood pressure. When I saw the original Meater, I was intrigued with the idea of something automating cooking steaks in particular. I bought the original Meater about 5 months ago and it really did change my life. I still eat out, but only 2-3 times per week. I have lost weight, have more energy, and blood pressure went down. All in 5 months. Even if you don't buy a Meater, just stop eating out and it helps.
A few days ago, I saw this new Meater+ that now has a built in extender in the charger. I received it 2 days ago and have made Ribeye and Tri-tip already. It works great.
With Meater (original one) I used an old iPhone next to Weber BBQ that would connect probe to Wifi. Then I used my iPhone to connect to probe anyway in the house. I have an access point in my house and could stay connected down the street. With Meater+, no iPad is needed now. The wood charger now extends the Bluetooth signal from probe. How it works is you just leave the charger next to BBQ and it extends the signal really far. I didn't measure the exact distance but my BBQ is in the back yard and my office is on the other side of the house upstairs. Connected perfectly and I answered emails while my steak was cooking. When alarm went off, I went back downstairs and had a perfect ribeye! Even tells you how long to let it sit before you cut it up.
Couple tips- I updated the original Meater app on my iPhone and make sure you do the initial charge for 4 hours. I was so anxious that I tried connecting probe to iPhone out of box and it wouldn't connect. I thought it was defective. But then I let it charge for a few hours and then it worked perfectly.