Bluetooth Track timers

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Bluetooth Track timers

Post by bobcatbrown520 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:56 am

When are the big boys gonna start having bluetooth enabled timers?? Would be nice to get rid off all the cables lol

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Re: Bluetooth Track timers

Post by gpraceman » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:17 pm

Cables = Dependable
Bluetooth = Occasional dropped communications

Maybe Bluetooth is more reliable these days, but when I tested a Serial to Bluetooth device a few years back, it would occasionally drop communications. You don't want that happening in the middle of running a heat.


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Re: Bluetooth Track timers

Post by Vitamin K » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:04 pm

gpraceman wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:17 pm
Cables = Dependable
Bluetooth = Occasional dropped communications

Maybe Bluetooth is more reliable these days, but when I tested a Serial to Bluetooth device a few years back, it would occasionally drop communications. You don't want that happening in the middle of running a heat.
Maybe if the timer could hold state across connections?



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