Smart grill maker Traeger he bought the meatless thermometer company Meater, which he says marks the next step in creating “the ultimate connected grill experience.” Traeger allows users to monitor and control connected grids via a smartphone or Apple Watch. Bringing Meater on board will help people get an accurate temperature reading for their food from almost anywhere, Traeger said.
Meater makes several Bluetooth and WiFi-enabled thermometers, while Traeger currently only sells wired thermometers. Traeger said the acquisition will allow it to “accelerate entry into the adjacent accessories market with a highly complementary technology product.” It is unclear whether Traeger plans to group Meater products with its grids or sell them separately – Meater will continue to operate as an autonomous company. Still, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Traeger integrate Meater readings into his own apps for a more perfect outdoor cooking experience.
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