Hi everyone! I was able to get my hands on a new bluetooth meat thermometer out in the market and give it a test. It’s called the Govee Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
The Govee comes with 6 probes and the main controller, which the 6 probes plug into. There is also an app in the iPhone and Android app stores, which you can download and use to make setting changes and monitor with.
Overall, I would say this is a good thermometer for the average user at home. For under $50, you really can’t go wrong if you are looking for something like this to keep around. Competitors like Fireboard, ThermoWorks and iGrill cost much more. You do get some more bells and whistles, but again, for under $50, you really can’t go wrong with this. This puts the thermo at under $35 and a steal for what you are getting at that price.
Some highlights and images below for you to use, to help make your decision.
Here’s what I liked about it:
- 6 probes, which is quite a bit for one thermometer
- I loved that the probes are color coded and you can name them in the app
- The price, at under $50, it was a great price
- The packaging is really nice and sturdy enough to re-use for storage of the thermo when not using
- Extremely accurate. I cooked a brisket with this thermometer and measured it against my ThermaPen, which I trust with everything. The temps were within 2 degrees of each other the entire way
- I liked the fact that you could monitor from your phone
- The app was easy to download and intuitive. Nothing to it and it worked initially
What I didn’t like
- I struggled with the Bluetooth staying connected when I was more than 10 feet away, or when I was anywhere not in sight range. I had my cooker outside and whenever I went inside, I couldn’t get the app to connect.
- The probes are massive! I like that for brisket or pork, or even a turkey, but for a steak or something smaller, they are far too big, so it limits the use for me.
Here are a few picture of everything:
Will show the temperature of each probe