So to update what I have been able to find out so far.
Still had problems connecting with my Android so I turned on the BT on the iPad, was able to find and connect to the meter without problems from the other room in the house.
Put the meter in shipping mode.
Woke the meter up, tried to connect, no luck.
Uninstalled the App from my Android, power cycled the Android, reinstalled the App, no luck.
Checked for updates and when updates were installed on my Android and nothing appears to be newer than when I received the meter.
Something strange is going on as I was able to “reasonably” connect with this Android previously.