Smart devices are the future, they are gradually taking over our homes and introducing cutting edge technology to every room in our homes. It wasn’t long ago that the notion of a voice-controlled lighting system seemed like pure science fiction. Now however, such a setup is trivially easy to install. Not only this, but now that smartphones are ubiquitous, with even the most basic devices offering capabilities that were unthinkable not long ago, and the potential for us to control our surroundings from our armchairs has increased exponentially.
Maintaining the perfect temperature in your home used to be a case of manually adjusting a thermostat throughout the day. Using timers allows you to have the thermostat automatically adjust itself at different times of day, but it is still not a fully dynamic solution. By using a smart temperature monitor, you can receive real-time alerts when the temperature or humidity in your home changes and then make temperature adjustments accordingly.
Here we take a look at three of the very best smartphone-enabled temperature monitors available. All of these devices will connect with your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to monitor your home’s temperature in real time.
The Temp Stick, from Ideal Sciences, is an easy to use wireless sensor which monitors both temperature (between -40 F to 125 F) and humidity (0 – 100%). By connecting the device to a Wi-Fi network, either in your home or your place of business. You can set the Temp Stick to automatically send alerts to your tablet or phone when conditions in your home change.
The accompanying app is free to install on both Android and iOS devices. From within the app you can see more detailed information as well as a graph showing how the temperature and humidity has changed throughout the day. In addition to the app, there is also a web browser interface, allowing the user to access the device remotely from anywhere with an internet connection.
The Temp Stick is fantastic for monitoring the temperature in your home, but it also has a wide range of potential uses. It can be used to monitor the temperature in rooms where sensitive items, such as instruments, are stored. It can also be used in greenhouses, or anywhere where temperature must be carefully controlled.
The SensorPush is another versatile temperature monitoring device. It boasts an impressive broadcast range and, because it is battery powered, it can be placed inside refrigerators, guitar cases, attics, basements, or anywhere else where temperature control is important to the user. The compact design of SensorPush gives it the edge in situations where portability is an important consideration.
Weber’s iGrill3 is a more specialized device, designed specifically for use with barbecues. By using the accompanying probe, iGrill can monitor the temperature of different meats on the grill. The app can track up to four different probes and users can then monitor the progress of their meat cooking from their smartphone or tablet. The professional grade probes that are used are resilient to heat and wear and tear, giving the product a very long lifespan.
All of these temperature monitors serve their respective purposes fantastically. Both Temp Stick and SensorPush can be used in a variety of situations and are highly portable. iGrill, on the other hand, is designed for a more specific purpose, but it is unbeatable as a barbecuing gadget. You can also see more options here if none of these devices are right for you.