Inkbird IBT-4XS Bluetooth Wireless Rechargeable Battery BBQ Temperature Controller

Last updated: June 17, 2020

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Product Details

In our analysis of 58 expert reviews, the Inkbird Bluetooth BBQ Temperature Controller placed 7th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Please make sure the Bluetooth barbecue thermometer probes are firmly inserted into the Wireless BBQ thermometer ports. You may hear a click sound then. Otherwise will get inaccurate temperature. For example, the temperature may display 572F or other inaccurate readings if the probes didn’t insert well. Temperature range: 32° F ~ 572 ° F; (Short-time measurement); 32° F~ 482 ° F (continuous monitoring). This Inkbird 4 probes thermometer can pair with Android or iPhone (Please make sure the GPS location is open when connecting with an Android phone). Read your cooking temperature by your phone anywhere (Connecting distance range up to 150ft/50M). High temperature accuracy could let you be rest for your cooking. No need worry about your meal overdone with this Grill Thermometer. The magnetic design on the back of the Inkbird Ibt-4xs could be adsorbed on the smoker or oven ect. strongly. Another amazing design is that LED reading could be rotated by double touching the power key. You can read temperature value any side. The digital tube of the Bluetooth smoker thermometer LED is 2.2” x 1”. The Bluetooth meat thermometer battery can last for about 40 hours once fully recharged. Remote range is 150 feet in outside places. The thermometer app is with the graph function. You could view the Temperature change through the graph. 1 x Smart Meat Thermometer, 3 meat Probes and 1 ambient probe, 1x USB charging cable, 1 x Manual, Since your satisfaction is our top priority, this policy just in case you experience any issues with it. Get yours today, skyrocket your grilling performances and make everyone wonder!

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Setup and pairing could not have been easier – Great to see how easy this was after some bad experiences with Bluetooth technology in the past. It was as simple as installing the BBQ Go app, turning on the device and following a few onscreen instructions. Your granddaddy could use this thermometer.
The device itself is compact and durable. You can fit the thermometer in your hand and it feels well put-together. On the back are magnets for mounting to the side of the grill or even the fridge.
The LCD display was clear and bright and did not wash out in the sunlight. It performed great in both low light and bright light conditions. The rotating display function was an awesome addition too.
Download the application and connect it to your smartphone. You’re good to go. Now start monitoring your cooking temperature from as far as 150 feet.
The Inkbird unit has just an on-off switch and a single button. That coupled with the BBQ Go app make this thermometer super user-friendly, the whole thing is a cinch to set up.
Magnetic Back to mount unit to the smoker/oven (up to 176F surface temp)
The Inkbird IBT-4XS has a large LED Screen, rechargeable lithium ion battery (with charging cable) and four temperature probes.
The thermometer has many presets that can be customized; temperature, and timer alarms.
The Inkbird IBT-4XS has one of the most streamlined, simple designs around. It includes four temperature probes with long wires and clips to make it easier to position the food on your grill without anything getting in the way.
Rechargeable Battery: We love that the IBT-4XS is built with a rechargeable battery because it means more money savings. It fully charges for about two hours via USB cable. You can also charge this unit while in use to ensure uninterrupted service.
While some thermometers are based on AA batteries, this device was constructed with a 1000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
It has a clear and large display whose red LEDs are easily visible even in bright sunlight.
The temperature range is 32 to 572 degrees Fahrenheit with quick measurements, and 32 to 482 degrees Fahrenheit with continuous temperature monitoring.
- Heavy
Another positive for me was the fact that you can’t ever insert the probe incorrectly because if you do so, the device will show random temperatures to alert you. So even if I’m in a hurry, the probe is always placed right.

What reviewers didn't like

No waterproofing – While the probes themselves can get a little wet, the main unit does not have any waterproofing and we wouldn’t recommend using this thermometer in wet conditions.
The Cables are long, but hard to wind up. They get tangled easily when cooking with several of them at once. It’s great to have this extra length when you’re doing a lot smoking on a huge pit, but the extra length is a bit frustrating when you’re not.
The INKBIRD IBT-4XS ships with 4 meat probes. I would really like to see INKBIRD exchange one of the meat probes for a shorter, snub-nosed ambient probe. When using the meat probe with the included grate clips, the probe is a little long making it harder to position right.
Inkbird IBT-4XS Thermometer may not monitor more than 482°F. Which some may find too low.
Battery is not replaceable
If Bluetooth loses connection you lose graph data.
Probes are only made for meat
Maximum temperature for continuous monitoring is 482 degrees F
Ear-Splitting Alarm: The alarm mimics the sound of a smoke alarm so its ear-splitting when you’re nearby.
This meat thermometer doesn’t come with an ambient probe. One would be useful for cooking in an oven.
Loses Bluetooth connectivity fairly easily
- Heavy
Short Bluetooth range
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