Wifire App Timer

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Is there any reason the Wifire App doesn't use audible alarm when timer ends or setpoints are reached? I get a very quick text indicating the timer timed out, but that is of absolutely no use unless your actively looking at your phone. The App should trigger an alarm and keep active until silenced by user.
 

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Is there any reason the Wifire App doesn't use audible alarm when timer ends or setpoints are reached? I get a very quick text indicating the timer timed out, but that is of absolutely no use unless your actively looking at your phone. The App should trigger an alarm and keep active until silenced by user.
Yeah ... this is a FAQ/complaint since version 2.x of the App was released ... The audible notifications have disappeared, and I only get visual notifications (+vibration on Apple Watch) if the App is not running in the foreground (i.e. on screen), or if the device is locked ... if the App is active there are no notifications provided (audible, visual, or vibration) ... something is amiss ... I forgot to ask the Traeger Support rep about this yesterday when i called in on another issue - will make a call next week to get some feedback ... I really wish they had an email address that they monitored & responded to for non-critical Q&A, because emailing service@traegergrills.com or info@traegergrills.com results in the following AutoResponse message:

AUTOMATED RESPONSE
Thank you for your message! I am sorry to inform you this is an unmonitored email address.
 
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Yes, I know the frustration using Traeger Support. The support line has either a very long 'on-hold' time or a call back that is never convenient for the user. I live in Alaska and seldom at or near my Traeger grill when they call back needing screen data. At one time I had an email address and was communicating with someone there, then he just quit replying back and I got the automatic answer to call Traeger Support. I just gave up on their Support group and have accepted that Traeger is just another Chinese company.
 

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Yup, the app timer is useless in its current state. I use my Apple Watch, easier to set, hands free, "Hey Siri, set a timer for 10 minutes". Useful because my hands are often busy when changing times, flipping meat etc. at the grill.
 
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I understand you're work around. I don't wear an Apple watch. I didn't expect the Traeger wifire to be such an experiment in frustration. Seems like Traeger wifire keeps taking steps backwards. Paid big buck and expected better quality from Traeger.
 

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I’m not even getting watch notifications. I get a notification on my watch when shutdown is complete. Who cares?? Doesn’t notify me about anything else. Totally useless. The grill will beep when the timer finishes though
 

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