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After buying and using these Bluetooth meat thermometers over the last year, here is my list of the best Bluetooth meat thermometers of 2021.
These are strictly Bluetooth meat thermometers and none have WiFi capabilities. WiFi meat thermometers also have Bluetooth compatibility and are more expensive than Bluetooth-only meat thermometers.
My pick for the Best Bluetooth Meat Thermometer is the ThermoPro TP-25 Bluetooth Meat Thermometer.
|ThermoPro TP25 500ft Wireless Bluetooth Meat Thermometer||#1||View on Amazon|
|ThermoPro 500ft Long Range Bluetooth Meat Thermometer for Grilling and Smoking with Dual Probe Smart Wireless BBQ Smoker Grill Thermometer, Rechargeable||#2||View on Amazon|
|Inkbird IBT-4XS Bluetooth Wireless Thermometer||#3||View on Amazon|
|Tenergy Solis Digital Meat Thermometer, Wireless Bluetooth Smart BBQ Thermometer||#4||View on Amazon|
|Lavatools CL1 Carbon LITE Wireless Bluetooth Remote Meat Thermometer||#5||View on Amazon|
I use these Bluetooth meat thermometers in a lot of my articles as well as my own cooking.
When looking for a Bluetooth meat thermometer to buy you will encounter some models that are more expensive than others. This usually (hopefully) means that they have WiFi capabilities as well.
The price for a good Bluetooth meat thermometer will cost between $40-$60. If they include WiFi connectivity you will be getting into the $100 range.
As I’ve mentioned, I included only Bluetooth meat thermometers in this review. I was tempted to include the MEATER Plus meat thermometer, but that has WiFi ability as well as Bluetooth.
If I let one in, I gotta let them all in, so I left it out. Here’s my post on the differences between WiFi and Bluetooth meat thermometers to help you make sense of it all.
Before we dig in, a little about my credentials.
Why You Should Trust This Review?
You shouldn’t. Trust is gained over time, not by someone telling you to trust them. If this is your first time on this website, welcome.
If you’ve been here before you know I’ve reviewed all of these meat thermometers on this list and will continue to monitor them in case anything changes.
Also, do yourself a favor, go check out the other “Best Bluetooth Meat Thermometer” reviews on the internet. You’ll see plenty of them clearly don’t use or own the thermometers on their list.
I do. I’ve reviewed a lot of them. WiFi, Remote, Instant-read, and Bluetooth meat thermometers.
If you’re wondering why a certain, strictly-Bluetooth thermometer didn’t make the list, there’s probably a good reason.
The main reason being the value for your money.
I’ll trot out the often-used Warren Buffet quote, “Price is what you pay, value is what you get.”
There are plenty of more expensive and less-expensive Bluetooth thermometers on the market, but what are you getting for the money?
These are the best Bluetooth meat thermometers in terms of value on the market.
Alright, I’m off my soapbox now, let’s look at some thermometers, shall we?
The Best Bluetooth Meat Thermometers
I’ve reviewed every single Bluetooth meat thermometer on this list and I’ll include a link to each individual review.
What does it take for a Bluetooth thermometer to make this list? Here are the important features every Bluetooth meat thermometer on this list must include:
- Accuracy– The most important aspect of a meat thermometer.
- Multiple-Temperature Monitoring– The Bluetooth thermometer has to have at least two temperature probes or a multi-sensor probe.
- Range and Dependability of Bluetooth Signal- The range of any Bluetooth meat thermometer is dependent on the device you’re sending the wireless signal to. I’ve tested all of these Bluetooth thermometers with many devices, tablets and phones, Android and Apple, so I know the true range of these devices.
A Quick Note on Signal Range
If you live in an area with a lot of obstacles or an apartment building with a lot of signal interference, I would suggest checking out the Thermoworks Smoke X4 Remote Wireless Meat Thermometer. I’ve connected to it from almost a quarter-mile away in a densely-populated, heavily-wooded neighborhood.
- Usability and Features of the Bluetooth Meat Themometer’s Smart app- Some meat thermometers have better apps than others. Some have virtually the same app (more on that in a bit).
- Durability- Is it a piece of junk? I tend to stick to companies known for their quality rather than take a flyer on a thermometer from some random brand with no track record.
A Quick Note on WaterProofing: You will find that most of the Bluetooth thermometers on the market will not have much water resistance. Only the ThermoPro TP-25 on this list claims that it is “rainproof”. If you live in a wet climate as I do, then you might want to invest in a WiFi thermometer. The good ones will have good protection against the elements, like the SmokeBloq WiFi meat thermometer.
- Price Relative to the Competition- Is a particular meat thermometer’s price worth it? If so, why? If not, then why? Does it have VALUE for the price?
Best Overall Bluetooth Thermometer: ThermoPro TP 25 Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
I’ll be completely honest, I didn’t really need to make a list of Best Bluetooth Thermometers because the ThermoPro TP 25 stands above the rest.
It has the best Bluetooth wireless signal range, a nice mobile app, and the best features of all of the Bluetooth thermometers on this list.
ThermoPro also claims that it’s rainproof. Ok, ThermoPro, I’ll take you up on that challenge.
It just so happens it’s raining right now where I live because that’s what it does, so here’s a video of the ThermoPro TP-25 in the rain.
Would I leave it out in the rain overnight? Probably not, but it’s good to know it can get a little wet.
ThermoPro produces many different meat thermometers that get high marks from customers. The TP-25 is no exception.
The TP-25 is thoughtfully designed with color-coordinated probes that match up with specific ports on the thermometer body.
Those different colored ports then match up with their colors in the app. 1 is silver, 2 is blue, 3 is black, 4 is gold.
If you’ve ever tried to figure out which probe is stuck in your chicken and which one is stuck in your steak, you know how frustrating it can be.
This meat thermometer is much more than just color-coordination, the wireless range and the mobile app really set it apart from the rest.
Highlights of the ThermoPro TP-25
Here are all of the things that make the ThermoPro TP-25 worth your money.
How accurate is the ThermoPro TP-25? Here’s a video of it going head-to-head with a WiFi meat thermometer 4 times the price.
- A strong Bluetooth 5.0 signal
Although you probably won’t get the 500 feet wireless range that’s advertised, you will easily get anywhere from 2 to 4 times the range of the others on the market.
- A nice mobile app for a Bluetooth thermometer
This app has everything you would want except interactive graphs and cook history. If you want those features then a WiFi meat thermometer is your best bet.
- Color-coordinated integration from probes to device to app
As I mentioned earlier, this makes it easy to follow your food from your mobile app to your grill. The blue probe is in my steak. The blue section of my app says it’s at 125 degrees Fahrenheit. I’m pulling my steak off. Easy.
- 8.5″ long stainless-steel probes with 40″ cords
You won’t find any longer probes than these. This could be a good thing or a bad thing. They are a bit unwieldy for smaller, thinner cuts of meat. For large roasts like a brisket, they’re perfect.
They also have a temperature range of up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit and the cables are heat resistant up to 716 degrees Fahrenheit.
No more batteries. I like that.
- 3-Year Warranty
You can extend your warranty for 3 years when you fill out the information link provided in the thermometer manual. ThermoPro’s customer service is some of the best in the business.
The TP-25 features newer Bluetooth 5.0 technology. It has a reported line-of-sight range of 495 feet. This doesn’t account for obstacles like walls, trees, your neighbor’s horse, and his house too.
The Bluetooth range can be also be affected by your own mobile device’s ability to receive a signal. I’ve tested the wireless range of the TP-25 with my 8-year-old iPad, an iPhone 7, and a Google Pixel 2 phone.
Its signal is stronger than all of the others I’ve tested on this list. I’ve been able to get a signal 300 feet away at the end of my street. Most of the others on this list will barely make it out of my driveway.
The takeaway from this is that if you’re having trouble connecting with the TP-25, then you’re definitely not going to connect with any other Bluetooth thermometer.
However, I think the range on this will be more than sufficient in most cases.
If you live in a 100 unit apartment building with many competing smart devices then that might be another story.
The mobile app is one of the better ones you will find in a Bluetooth meat thermometer.
It actually is a version of the app all of the other Bluetooth thermometers use. What sets it apart is the integration with the probes through its color-coded system.
It also a few more features than the rest. You can set temp pre-alarms for each probe, alarm vibrations, and choose different alarm sounds.
If you are looking for a mobile app with more features such as interactive graphs and cook history-saving ability, then you will be shelling out more money for a WiFi meat thermometer.
You can tap on any of the meat presets and customize them to your liking. In the picture below, I would probably adjust the medium-rare setting down to 135 or 130 degrees if I’m cooking a steak.
This is my own personal taste preference and I’m sure you have your own. The beauty of customization is we can both have our steaks how we like them, to the exact degree in temperature.
Is the app perfect? No. But, as I’ve stated, it’s better than the other Bluetooth apps that are currently out there.
There are separate graphs for each probe.
One graph that incorporates all of the different probe temperatures would have been nice. That way you can see how your meat is reacting to changes in your cooking chamber’s ambient temperature.
This is a standard feature in most of the WiFi meat thermometer apps. Not a deal-breaker for me. If you are that serious about your Bbq then you might want to invest in a WiFi model.
What I Don’t Like
- Claimed to be rainproof, but no stated IP-rating
There is no stated IP rating for this thermometer. The company claims it is “rainproof” in the FAQ section in the app. I tested it in the rain for a little bit with no consequences so draw your own conclusion.
- No integrated graphing on the mobile app
A graph that has all of the probes’ temperatures would be nice. I wish it were interactive as well.
- Can only export pictures of temperature graphing
You can export the picture of your temperature graph and timeline, but that’s it.
- The mobile app will initially turn off your music app on your phone
If you have a music app going on your phone, the mobile app will interrupt it. This is easily remedied by pressing play again on your music app.
This easily circumvented problem stirred someone to leave a long rant about it in a review on Amazon.
- The Bluetooth range will vary depending on conditions
Some people (our review friend and others) have complained about the Bluetooth range not being the purported 495 feet that ThermoPro claims.
Every company will state a best-case-scenario Bluetooth wireless range in their marketing.
The key thing to remember here is that although the range isn’t quite what is stated in a real-world scenario, it is still vastly better than the competition.
Second Best Bluetooth Thermometer: ThermoPro TP-25H2 Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
The ThermoPro TP-25H2 is the two probe version of the ThermoPro TP-25 Bluetooth meat thermometer. They both utilize the same mobile app and both have similar Bluetooth wireless signal ranges.
I am rating the ThermoPro TP-25H2 as my second best pick for a Bluetooth meat thermometer in 2021.
One of the main differences between the TP-25H2 and the TP-25 Bluetooth thermometers is there aren’t color-coordinated probes and ports on the TP-25H2 model.
I don’t know if this is because the TP-25H2 only has two probes to monitor, but this is a feature that I really like in the TP-25 model.
Highlights of the ThermoPro TP-25H2 Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
The ThermoPro TP-25H2 shares a lot of the same features as its four-probe sibling, the ThermoPro TP-25.
Here are the important features of the TP-25H2:
- A reported 500 foot wireless Bluetooth Signal
- Easy-to-use mobile app
- Extra-long 8.5″ stainless steel probes
- 3-Year Warranty
The ThermoPro TP-25H2 features the same advanced Bluetooth 5.0 chip as the ThermoPro TP25. The line-of-sight range is a reported 500 feet.
The actual wireless Bluetooth signal range will vary depending on your situation and mobile devices. I’ve achieved distances between 200 to 300 feet in my tests with the TP-25H2.
This is on par with the TP-25 and two to three times farther than the other Bluetooth meat thermometers on this list.
The ThermoPro TP-25H2 utilizes the same mobile app as the ThermoPro TP-25. Check out the mobile app section of the TP-25’s review for more details.
What I Don’t Like
- Not Waterproof
- No Integrated graphing capabilities on the mobile app.
- Doesn’t have the color-coordinated probes and ports that the TP-25 does.
The ThermoPro TP-25H2 might be a better choice for those of you that don’t have a need for the four probes of the TP25 model.
With many similar features as the top-rated ThermoPro TP-25, the ThermoPro TP-25H2 is another great choice when you’re shopping for a Bluetooth meat thermometer.
Third Best: Inkbird IBT-4XS Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
I must admit I was skeptical of this company because of the unfamiliar name. However, if you do a little research, they are pretty legit.
Inkbird is a rather large company that produces a lot of temperature measuring devices from thermostats and humidity controllers to thermometers and sous vide devices.
They have quite a few different meat thermometers on the market that get high marks in reviews. The Inkbird IBT-4XS Bluetooth meat thermometer is very highly-rated with a ton of glowing reviews.
Count me as a fan. There’s a lot to like about this meat thermometer. It’s fast and accurate, the screen is rotatable, and you can clearly see the red digital display without having to press a light button.
It utilizes the same mobile app that the Tenergy Solis and a lot of other Bluetooth models use.
So what sets the Inkbird apart from the rest? I’ll tell you right now.
Highlights of the Inkbird IBT-4XS Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
What makes this thermometer worth your time? Here is what you need to know.
I’ve tested the InkBird alongside $200 thermometers in accuracy tests and it held its own. I’m not saying it’s as good as a $200 thermometer, but it’s no slouch either.
- Has a more-expensive water-resistant version
This model isn’t water-resistant. However, there is an IPx5 waterproof version, the IBT-4XC, which is a bit more expensive, but something to think about if it rains a lot where you live.
- Rotating screen with easy-to-see red digits
You can view the screen upside-down by double-tapping the button on the front. This is helpful depending on how you are configuring your probes in your smoker.
The red analog display is easily visible at night. This is where the Inkbird is superior to other thermometers that you need to press a button to illuminate the screen.
You can use the included USB cable to charge the device. It takes two hours to fully charge it. No more batteries!
- Decent Bluetooth range
It has the second-best Bluetooth range of the meat thermometers on this list. Roughly 80 to 100 feet.
- Sturdy probes
The probes are curved with no silicone handles which make them easier to extract from food than some other meat thermometers. They are double-crimped where the handles attach to the cables.
The three meat probes are 5 inches long and angled at the top for easy gripping. The ambient temperature probe is 3.5 inches. The probes are heat resistant up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit and have a temperature reading range between 32 and 482 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 60-inch long probe cords
Five-foot long cords are some of the longest you’ll find.
- Good customer service with a 12-month warranty
Inkbird has many highly rated thermometers with an engaged customer service presence on Amazon.
The Bluetooth range is better than most, although the ThermoPro TP-25 is 2 to 3 times better.
I’ve been able to get a signal through multiple walls up to about 80 feet. This should be far enough for most cooking scenarios.
The mobile app is basically the same one you’ll find in most Bluetooth thermometers. The Tenergy Solis Bluetooth thermometer has the same app. And the Soraken, and the Oprol, etc. You get the idea.
You can’t export any of your temperature graphs like the ThermoPro TP-25.
The app still provides you with plenty of helpful features such as high and low-temperature alarms, customizable meat preset temperatures and timers.
What I Don’t Like
- Not Waterproof
As I mentioned earlier, the Inkbird IBT-4XS isn’t waterproof but has an IpX5 waterproof version that’s around $10 more.
- Doesn’t have a stand, only a magnetic back
The Inkbird has no stand, so it either lays flat or you can use the magnetic back to stick it to something metal.
- No probe cord storage included
There are no cord winders for the probe cords. The ThermoPro TP-25 and the Tenergy Solis meat thermometers have cord winders that make storage easy. The InkBird just has twist ties.
- Can’t export cook data
The Inkbird has the same issue that the other Bluetooth thermometers have, you can’t export your cook data.
Fourth Place: Tenergy Solis Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
My fourth-place choice for the best Bluetooth meat Thermometer goes to the Tenergy Solis Bluetooth Meat thermometer.
There are many virtual twins of this Tenergy Solis thermometer on the market.
Read my full review of the Tenergy Solis Bluetooth Meat Thermometer.
There are quite a few almost identical Bluetooth thermometers, each with varying amounts of included probes.
|Tenergy Solis Digital Meat Thermometer, APP Controlled Wireless Bluetooth Smart BBQ Thermometer w/ 6 Stainless Steel Probes, Large LCD Display, Carrying Case, Cooking Thermometer for Grill & Smoker|
|Wireless Meat Thermometer for Grilling, Bluetooth Meat Thermometer Digital BBQ Cooking Thermometer with 4 Probes, Alarm Monitor Cooking Thermometer for Barbecue Oven Kitchen, Support iOS & Android|
|Bluetooth Meat Thermometer, Wireless Digital BBQ Thermometer for Grilling Smart with 6 Stainless Steel Probes Remoted Monitor for Cooking Smoker Kitchen Oven, Support iOS & Android|
|NutriChef Smart Bluetooth BBQ Grill Thermometer - Upgraded Stainless Dual Probes Safe to Leave in Outdoor Barbecue Meat Smoker - Wireless Remote Alert iOS Android Phone WiFi App, One Size, PWIRBBQ80|
With so many similar Bluetooth thermometers, why did I choose the Tenergy Solis model? It goes back to value.
I feel the Tenergy Solis model includes more for your money than the others. It has six probes, it’s from a dependable company with a good warranty and offers free lifetime replacement probes.
Oh, and it comes with a convenient case to store it that none of the others do.
I can’t overstate how much I love the storage case. If you’ve ever had a kitchen drawer full of random thermometer probes and cords you feel me.
However, my one major gripe about this thermometer is what puts it behind the Inkbird thermometer in third place. The screen is hard to see at night. I have no problem seeing the Inkbird’s red digital screen at night from inside the house.
The screen only stays illuminated for 5 seconds after pressing the light button. Even though you can check your food’s temperature on the mobile app it’s nice to be able to look out the window and visually see a temperature.
So, what makes the Tenergy Solis so great then? Here’s the important stuff.
- 6 Probes with 6 different channels
- Decent Bluetooth Range
- Convenient storage case with cord storage
- Mobile App
- Two-year extended warranty with free lifetime replacement probes
The Bluetooth range on the Tenergy Solis Bluetooth Meat Thermometer is decent. I receive a signal in the 60 to 70-foot range through multiple walls. Not bad.
Again, the mobile app is the same one you’ll get with many Bluetooth thermometers, although you have six different channels on this one.
What I Don’t Like
- The screen doesn’t remain illuminated for more than 5 seconds.
- The silicone grips on the probe handles will melt when exposed to heat above 472 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Not waterproof
Fifth Place: Lavatools Carbon Lite Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
I might be going out on a limb with this one as this isn’t your traditional meat thermometer. However, like all of these picks, I am including it due to the value it has at its price.
This is currently the only Bluetooth meat thermometer I am recommending under $30.
Here’s my full review on the Lavatools Carbon Lite Bluetooth Thermometer.
Lavatools is a reputable company that also produces the popular Javelin and Javelin PRO Duo meat thermometers.
The Lavatools Carbon Lite is just a 1 3/4 square transmitter with a dual-sensor probe.
Its mobile app carries the load as it works in tandem with the dual-sensor probe to estimate when your food will be done. The device itself has an illuminated ring that goes from green to yellow to red the closer your food gets to its desired temperature.
Again, this pick might not be for everyone. I’m more of a fan of the dual-sensor probe that does two jobs in one.
Sometimes you don’t want to deal with multiple probes, making sure the ambient probe is off the grate, etc.
The dual-sensor probe will also tell you what the temperature is around the surface of your meat, which is handy.
I decided to test it against a meat thermometer that’s eight times the price.
I put a large, partially-frozen, bone-in chicken breast in the oven and inserted the Carbon Lite’s probe as well as the high-end thermometer’s probe.
Next, I tracked the oven’s ambient temperature with the high-end thermometer’s ambient temperature probe.
Midway into the cooking process and although the ambient sensor on the Carbon Lite is lagging, the tip’s sensor in the chicken breast is showing comparable readings to the thermometer on the left.
I think the Carbon Lite does a pretty decent job, don’t you?
- Dual-sensor probe
The dual-sensor probe is nice because you don’t have to deal with multiple probes to track something on your grill.
The sensor in the tip is more accurate and sensitive than the ambient sensor in the handle. The ambient sensor will eventually get close to an accurate reading but it takes a while I’ve noticed.
The important sensor in the tip is pretty accurate as you can see from the chicken test.
- Carbon Lite Mobile App
There’s a lot of things you can customize in the settings. There’s a timer, hi and low-temperature alerts, real-time graphing, and historical graphing. The Carbon Lite will save your most recent cook’s temperature charts for you to reference later.
That makes it the only thermometer on this list with historical graph referencing. You still can’t export the data and the graph only includes the food temperature readings and not the ambient for some reason.
- Magnetic Stand
I recommend using this to keep the device from getting knocked off the side shelf of your grill.
This thermometer has the worst Bluetooth range out of all the thermometers on this list. I would say the upper limit would be around 30 feet with limited obstacles.
It helps if you use the attached stand to prop up the device and point it in the direction of your mobile device. However, I find that I lose connection in my backyard from my kitchen, 30 feet, and a few walls in between, away.
I like the mobile app. You can tell that Lavatools really put some thought into it. You can choose from USDA preset temperatures, gourmet temperatures, or customize your own.
What I Don’t Like
- Bluetooth range and connectivity aren’t the best
- The device body is super-light and easily gets knocked off counters
- The ambient sensor isn’t as responsive as the one in the tip
- Only tracks the food temperature on the mobile app’s graphs
These five Bluetooth meat thermometers are some of the best values for your money if you’re shopping for a meat thermometer to track your food from your mobile device.
As you can see, the ThermoPro TP-25 is easily the top pick with its far superior Bluetooth wireless range and overall features.
The Inkbird IBT-4XS is my third-place choice. With it’s rotating, easy-to-see rotating red digital screen, USB-charging capabilities, and second-best Bluetooth wireless range, it’s a solid thermometer.
The Tenergy Solis Bluetooth Meat Thermometer is my number four pick due to its six-channel temperature monitoring capability, decent Bluetooth range, solid warranty, and nice storage case.
The Lavatools Carbon Lite Bluetooth meat thermometer has probably the best mobile app out of all of these Bluetooth Thermometers. It is my fifth place pick.
With many different customizable features and historical graph capability, the mobile app more than makes up for the simplistic device’s design. The dual-sensor probe is very accurate at the food tip and somewhat accurate in the handle, where the ambient sensor resides.
I consider all of these meat thermometers good values at their current price tags and dependable tools to help you track your food’s temperature.