Traeger Pellet grills and smokers are the centerpiece of many suburban barbecues, and those lucky enough to be able to tend to these machines are considered gods among the set of chests. Now, after years of just being able to check and adjust your grill through your phone, Traeger now offering an Apple Watch app for grills on the move.
Traeger grills are Wi-Fi enabled, which means you can connect to them remotely. The phone app currently offers recipes and notifications that tell you when the meat reaches a certain temperature. You can also change the heat and even activate the smoker remotely.
The Apple Watch application is similar but simpler. The app allows you to change the temperature, check the probe temperature and activate the heating mode after you have finished eating. The video below shows an idyllic example of the rotisserie putting some meat on the grill and then snowshoeing, checking out the grill from the comfort of your wrist.
Apple Watch apps aren’t new, but this one is particularly spicy in the sense that, while not technologically impressive, it puts the control of your smoked pork shoulder right on your wrist. If that’s not the future, I don’t know what is.