It is convenient but I would still like to be close to the grill.
Love this smoker... Although the app can be finicky at times. Restart the app isn't always successful and sometimes it says "no grill detected". Eventually just hitting the "connect" icon is successful. If that doesn't work, rebooting the phone/tablet seems to work best (for me anyway). Doesn't have issues every time though. When it works, it's awesome. The smoker itself is great and I highly recommend it.
The app is great. Sometimes it disconnects or its just easier to go check the grills display. But if you have the app, you have the grill, lucky you. I have the small one (Davy Crockett) and can do 12 patties at once. More than I ever need for my family. For now. I was told, think of all the pellets grills doing the same thing. Some have better features than others. Buy the feature you like. The WiFi is the reason I chose GMG and am not disappointed.
The app is garbage. The grill is awesome. I've had the grill for about 8 months and in the summer used it about 4 times a week. Even with all the app updates it still has the same issues. It will search for grills on the network, find them and switch from broadcast to whatever mode... Then hang up and find "no grill detected". I can look at my router and see that the grill is connected to the router. Now the app won't connect. I've reset the wireless card on the grill after contacting support. I'm still not having any luck. Love the grill though. Not sure the wireless is worth the extra cost if it doesn't work.
Awesome grill I bought my grill on the advice from friends. Although Traeger products are good, GM products are exceptionally better and a bit less expensive. I really like the quality of the grill body and control panel. I have the wi fi version that allows me to monitor from inside the house.
App is junk, was only able to get connected 2 times out of the probably 100 times I tried. At least got the firmware updated. Hope the grill is junk like the app.
New Signal Strength detection feature in WiFi Mode, Server Mode and Update Grill Dialogs