Love this smoker... Although the app can be finicky at times. Halfway through a cook and the Davy Crockett drops the connection (even though the smoker, wifi router and phone are all within sight). Restart the app isn't always successful and sometimes it says "no grill detected" even though it was connected 30 seconds ago. Eventually just hitting the "connect" icon is successful. Doesn't have issues every time though. When it works, it's awesome. The smoker itself is great and I highly recommend it.
Very frustrated... I've had my GMG Daniel Boone about a month and have cooked on it about 5-6 times but the wifi is complete garbage...glad it appears I'm not the only one having issues with it. I can't get my Android phone more than 5-10 feet away before it loses connection. I've resorted to sitting the phone on the shelf on the right hand side and it STILL intermittently loses connection throughout the cooking time. I also believe there may be an issue with the temperature probe being off also, tends to overcook it seems
New server mode is very good! It was operator error at 3 a.m. that prompted my initial poor review. I had loaded the new app the day before and had it working fine. Then 3 hours into a a smoke the next day, I lost the network connection and couldn't get the grill control back, manual or otherwise. Panic came on pretty quick! However, I feel that there should be an alternate version available (pre-server mode) as a back up when the home network isn't available. I just don't know how to get from server mode to point to point at 3 a.m?
Server Mode Doesn't Work Well Server mode really shows some promise but it's just not there yet. When it works, it's great. However, any time the grill loses connection (power outage, reboot router, etc) it doesn't seem to ever reconnect to GMG servers. I have to go through the whole song and dance (reset, p2p, wifi mode THEN server mode) every time it loses connection. More hassle than it's worth imo.
Ok, needs some tweaks I didn't have too many issues during setup which was good. The real issue for me is that the app needs alarm settings for instance, loss of connectivity with the device (device invisible mid cook), temperature drop or even that the unit has turned off before a program has finished. All of which happen if there's a power out that not only turns off the machine, wipes the program on the client but of course doesn't turn it back on. Alarms can easily be programmed into the APP, thus, it needs a lot of work.
Some issues getting the app set up. When it works, it's great. Configuration did not go smoothly. The grill initially wouldn't connect to my network. After hours of troubleshooting, I discovered that my network password was preventing the grill from connecting. I shortened and simplified the password. After that, everything worked smoothly. For those with problems connecting, you may want to rule that out as a potential issue. Aside from the initial setup problems the features are unique and groundbreaking. Really like where it's going.
Server mode is here!
New Prototype firmware path now available in the Firmware selection dialog.
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