The ThermoWorks BlueDOT is a Bluetooth-enabled version of the venerable DOT thermometer family. It has a single temperature probe and works with or without a free app that can control and monitor the product. The Bluetooth transceiver can be turned on and off to save battery life.
Operating the BlueDOT is simplicity itself. The on/off button, located on the back of the unit, has three functions: power on/off, backlight activation, and scale selection (ºF/ºC). Two buttons on the front select the upper alarm temperature and allow the user to disable the alarm function. (The alarm value can also be set via the app.) A lower alarm temperature can also be set, but only via the app. When either alarm temperature is reached, the unit emits a loud beep, the backlight turns on, and the temperature flashes. The display indicates which alarm temperature has been tripped, upper or lower. The alarm function can be disabled, if desired.
The app can display the current temperature, the alarm values, and a min/max range. There is a graphing function as well, and the graphical data can be saved and exported in a csv format.
Both upper and lower alarms can be set in the app, and the min/max values can also be reset there. When an alarm threshold is crossed, the app displays which alarm is sounding, and gives the user the option to mute the alarm. Muting takes place in both the app and on the device. One or both alarms can be disabled from within the app.
The instruction sheet is complete and clearly written. Contact info for the manufacturer is included should technical assistance be needed. Warranty is five years.
This is another well-made product from ThermoWorks. Both build quality and performance are excellent. Another Gold Medal!
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