Traeger acquires wireless thermometer company Meater

Smart barbecue machine Tregg Having acquired the wireless meat thermometer company Meater, it says this marks the next step in creating the “ultimate networked barbecue experience.” Traeger allows users to use smartphones or Apple Watch. Bringing Meater on an airplane will help people get accurate food temperature readings from almost anywhere, Tregg says.

Meater produces a variety of thermometers that support Bluetooth and WiFi, while Traeger currently only sells wired thermometers. Traeger said the acquisition will enable it to “accelerate its entry into the adjacent accessory market with highly complementary technical support products.” It is unclear whether Traeger plans to bundle Meater products with its grills or sell them separately—Meater will continue to operate as an independent company. Nonetheless, it is not surprising to see Traeger integrate Meater readings into its own app for a more seamless outdoor cooking experience.

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