For Thermopeanut - seems to work well but remember...range is short.
This is for the thermo peanut. The app is OK but the device's weak Bluetooth signal only works from less than 15 feet away. You essentially have to stand within visual range of the peanut making the product no better than a digital thermometer. Also the connection process is frustrating since the device doesn't actually pair with the phone, it rejects the pairing but that means it has been found and is actually connected. A magical combination of closing the app, restarting it, and re-connecting to it a few times usually works.
This review is about the "sleep Peanut" part of the app. It's like "let's create something like 'Sleep as Android', but worse": 1. The peanut pairing procedure is horrible unstable, took me like 20 minutes and 5 tries to get it working 2. The sleep tracking is intransparent. There is no "start tracking now" button. 3. The alarm itself is very limited. No raising volume, no custome sounds. 4. The alarm is badly implemented. I need to unlock the phone to see the tiny notification, instead of having a proper full-screen alarm. 5. There's no way of setting up the alarm range (plus/minus a specified number of minutes around the wakeup time). 6. Why the heck does it need an Internet connection during the tracking? Don't tell me that you're analysis system is too sophisticated to be handled by a phone. In the end, it seems to be an acceleration sensor with a Bluetooth chip and a microcontroller for too much money, bad software, and a privacy issue.
For the requirement of creating an account and the access of my location..
I like it, except that there is no multiple device functionality for remote sensing. When I contacted support the reply said that only one device can connect via Bluetooth, but they're working on it. Using one as a hub to check temps remotely doesn't seem to work either. Whenever I try to update a second device app remotely I'm told that peanut is not connected, even though I'm signed into the same account.
This is an immature product. Very buggy. Sometimes I can acquire the peanut sometimes I can't. I owned three temperature peanuts. I only have one now. One of them I smashed to bits on the floor when I got so frustrated. The other one, even though I put a new battery in it, just doesn't turn on anymore. The one that remains still works but it's hit-and-miss whether I can acquire it. Both Apple and Android. Apple seems to work well but once you acquire it won't relinquish the Bluetooth. And don't even get me started on the guard peanut I own. I wouldn't trust that thing. Once I got a message about half an hour after it the thing moved.
We have some new exciting features for you! You can now edit your last night and delete it as well.
We’ve also added some "presets" when you install a new ThermoPeanut. This way you are now one tap away from applying the best settings for your bedroom, fridge and so on..
This version also contains some various speed improvements and bug fixes.
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