Connecting to WiFi is quirky but I think I found out the issue. When you initially try to connect in point to point mode, you have to disable mobile data on the phone. Once I disabled this I got a connection immediately, then moved it over to my home WiFi with DHCP reservation and has worked well ever since. My only issue is that the calibration max values cannot be adjusted enough, at -20 I'm still 7 away from my calibrated digital temp gauge and 30 away from the max. The food reading however seems to be within +-2 so that's good
The WIFI connection continually stops working...very frustrating when you are halfway through a cook and the connection drops out and will not reconnect...has happened many times. The only way to reconnect is to reset the whole controller and to do this you need to turn off the grill no good halfway through the cook ☹...i will admit when working it is very user friendly...😊
Took two RMA controller replacements and a just-released firmware update. Stays connected reasonably well now. Now just silly stuff: alerts that the grill has reached the set temp when the display is still 2 degrees F below the set temp. Math is hard... On the vendor response saying a few degrees doesn't matter: 1. Alert: grill is *almost* at temp. If you really can't wait to tell me the grill is at temp when it isn't. 2. The 2 degree round up affects the food probe as well. So when I'm waiting for the food to hit the desired temp, and the food temp can take several minutes to rise a single degree, your 2 degrees "doesn't matter" starts to fall apart.
App isn't trust worthy. Disconnects mid cook! Even when firmware is up to date there are still fatal flaws. Connecting up house Wi-Fi is a pain and when you do connect and start a cook the profile, if you use for phone for anything else or let it time out the app disconnects. Sometimes it will reconnect and the cook will continue as planned. Other times the cooking profile is lost and you can't start a cooking profile over if it is time based like ribs. Horrible! It makes the app close to useless.
I tried to setup the app and connect with 4 different android devices. No luck. I setup and connected to my wife's and son's icrap with no problems. I'm not going icrap so I guess I need to keep my wife longer. Sure wished the kinks got worked out on the android app.
Overall I like it and use it. But still no rotated view for my tablet. AND, lately, when my phone screen goes off, wifi connecting to grill is lost. Dunno if that's the app not being updated for Android 7+ "doze" or what, but very annoying.
Bug Fixing and Support for new feature to be added in the next version of firmware. Revamped WiFi connection process.