This is my first wireless thermometer, so can't compare it to others, but it works great. Used it to do a brisket, stayed inside and used the unit to monitor bbq and meat temp. It didnt miss a beat, had hi and lo temps set for the bbq temp and hi temp set for the meat. All seemed to work. Brisket came out great (which is rare for me!) Would be nice if it came with a bag to put it all in, but that's a very small thing. Keep the instructions handy for toggling alarms on/off and such as it's easy to forget which buttons to push.