The lack of external controls just seems idiotic.
My circulator has the ability to control via app...I haven't used it a single time. All I am doing is setting a temperature, a wheel is sufficient. I never need to vary it during a cook and I have like 5 different timers in my kitchen that I can use.
I use my connected Anova to schedule cooks to happen while I am at work so I come home to a meal ready to finish in less than 5 minutes and eat :)
It is really helpful for the days where I have to stay late or on the rare occasion get to leave early, I can adjust when it starts cooking and view the results from anywhere.
Even though I have the Anova I am really interested in the Joule,