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Is there any such thing as a Bluetooth Extender\Repeater

Sep 4, 2017 5:33AM PDT

I have looked on the Internet and saw these referenced, but it is beyond my brain trust if these will do what I want. I have a Weber iGrill2 that uses BT to communicate with my phone. And yes, the range is very limited. Is there a device that allows me to extend the range of this BT iGrill2?

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Clarification Request
Need more help on this topic.
Feb 25, 2018 2:02PM PST

I have a bit more of a dire need for this solution. I have a diabetic, non-verbal (autistic) son who wears a BT device attached to his stomach to constantly read his blood sugar levels. I need something that will receive that device's BT signal, and, boost it so that my phone by my bedside will receive the signal and wake me if his blood sugar gets too low or too high. Can anyone describe a simple, BUT RELIABLE, way to boost a BT signal for this scenario? The device on his person has no interface - it's like half an egg that attaches to his stomach and just transmits via BT which is received by my phone.

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This sounds like an app would be best.
Feb 25, 2018 2:14PM PST

Any odd smart phone will do. The app would do that monitoring then send you an alert via text message or call you from that phone that is with the child.

Talk to the maker of the device. They may already have this app.

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Clarification Request
Any update?
Jul 2, 2018 12:32AM PDT

I have the same problem, Did you ever find a way to extend the range?

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I have to write no.
Sep 4, 2017 8:59AM PDT

While it would be possible the fact is there is no user friendly thing like this.

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I undersatnd, but don't like the answer :-)
Sep 6, 2017 8:58AM PDT

I don't like the answer, but I understand the answer.

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Well, Maybe... There Are BT Home Appliance Hubs
Sep 7, 2017 10:58AM PDT

Depending on how complicated you want to get, there are hubs that will connect a number of connected devices to your phone and you can control them all from there. The hub should have a bit more range than the Weber connection. But recognize that this is a little complicated and you'll need to research exactly where you want to go with your connectivity. Personally, I'm not a fan.. Heck, I don't even carry a cell phone because I don't want to have a "leash" tugging at me constantly. But it's up to you.

Hope this helps.


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Reply to Well, Maybe
Sep 7, 2017 1:52PM PDT

Interesting. I do not like having a smart phone tied to me either, EXCEPT, when there is value. I have a number of items running via Wi-Fi, but the BT messed me up.

Thanks for the time, more to learn Happy


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One Possibility
Jul 5, 2018 7:02PM PDT

You can have separate ringtones sounds for when a message is received as opposed to a phone call. Get a loud ringtone for received messages on your phone. Place your phone within range of the Weber grille. Turn up the volume on the phone. When the Weber sends you an alert or whatever it is, can you hear the phone's special ringtone?
Maybe the alert ringtone isn't loud enough for where you are. Get a bluetooth wireless speaker and pair the speaker to the Weber instead of pairing your phone. Turn the volume up on the Bluetooth speaker. Now can you hear when an alert comes in? If you need to choose a Bluetooth speaker, check out the SHARKK Wave:

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