Acurite 01512 Review : Wireless Weather Station (Buying Guide)
Real-time weather data, weather trends, historical temperatures, storm tracking, and more are all available with AcuRite weather equipment and home monitoring systems.
Our Buying Guide
If you are looking for a top-notch weather station at a reasonable price, then look no further than the AcuRite 01512 Wireless Weather Station.
This wireless budget weather station comes with a 5-in-1 sensor array which consists of an anemometer, temperature and humidity sensor, and rain gauge.
The device sends weather data to the inside console which has an electric-powered color display to show the measurements alongside other features.
Moreover, the station boasts a patented self-calibrating technology to provide accurate forecasts.
Now, let’s have a look at some of the key features:
The acurite 01512 pro is pretty well-constructed. It’s durable and should last for at least a few years. Some may complain that premium quality material hasn’t been used for this device.
But it would be unrealistic to ask for premium quality material for a device that costs just more than a hundred bucks.
The sensor array of this weather device consists of 5 different sensors. Let’s break down each of them:
1.Wind Speed and Direction Sensor
To receive precise wind speed, you must install the anemometer at 33 feet. Otherwise, the reported data will be faulty. But as it’s a 5-in-1 sensor array, you don’t have the luxury to mount the anemometer separately.
As a result, the device is going to under-report the wind speed by up to 30%.
The accuracy rate of this device is ± 5°F. That means if the actual temperature 21°F, then the reading can report between 16 °F to 26°F.
Regarding wind vane, the wind direction range of the station is 0° to 359. Update on wind speed is sent to the console every 18 seconds.
2. Temperature and Humidity Sensor
The outdoor temperature range of this device is –40 to 158°F.
It has an accuracy rate of ± 2°F. That means if the actual temperature is 26°F, then the sensor can report between 24°F to 28°F. In addition, it has got a radiation shield for its protection, which helps to maintain the outdoor sensor accuracy.
The resolution rate of the humidity sensor is 1%, while it has an accuracy rate of ±5%.
The accuracy range of the rainfall is ±0.05″ per inch.
The 5-in-1 weather sensor array is pretty easy to set up. To make the installation process a breeze, mounting hardware has been included in the package.
You can mount the array on any horizontal or vertical surface with the supplied mounting arm. Or you can even use a ¾ inch pole to install the sensors.
The maximum transmission range of this wireless weather station is 330 feet. That’s a range suitable for most people. The station can transmit data through the walls.
However, the walls can reduce the transmission range up to 100 feet.
Although not as good as some of the expensive alternatives, the accuracy rate of this device is highly impressive. A radiation shield has been included so that the temperature reading doesn’t get affected by the sun.
Needless to say, it improves the accuracy of the temperature sensor to a great extent.
The 01512 volor weather station has a beautifully designed display console. The LCD color display has a lot of impressive features. Below I have listed some of them:
- All the moon phases are displayed
- shows measurements of temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, and precipitation
- Provides the forecast for up to 24 hours by using self-calibrating technology. It tells you what kind of weather you should anticipate; rain, sunshine, or snow.
- Informs you about the history of rainfall
- Display keyboard is exceedingly easy to use
- Allows you to program weather alerts to warn you about extreme weather. Hence, it makes sure that you don’t get caught off-guard if a storm hits your local area
- Shows the highs and lows of weather elements
- Includes a weather ticker
- Shows Heat index
- Provides information on the dew point
- Shows the changes in barometric pressure
The wireless weather sensor can transmit data directly to the indoor console. Unfortunately, it includes no means to connect to the internet. As a result, you won’t be able to share data with others.
However, there’s an alternative:
You can purchase an additional AcuRite smart hub weather stations to activate the internet function. With the smart hub, you can obtain weather data on your mobile or tablet from anywhere in the world. That means, no more sitting in front of the console for hours to monitor the weather pattern.
Moreover, you can even help the weather community by sharing your data with them online.It will also allow you to receive important weather update from other areas.
What Users Are Saying
The users fell in love with this home weather station immediately as they bought it. They mentioned that the weather station was connected easily to the website app or browser.
They got accurate results from the tons of features installed in the device. Many of them found the weather station very simple and basic with nice colored screen.
However, many of them complained regarding the absence of internet connectivity or solar powered capabilities.
Although, they mentioned it was easy to install and use for the given price. Overall, the device is a great fit as the best weather stations.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, the info is displayed on a color transparent overlay.
The unit can transmit data up to 330 feet.
It should last at least 9 months.
The AcuRite 01512 is the quintessential cost-friendly weather station.
Therefore, it’s a perfect fit for people, who want a weather station that can measure weather elements with significant accuracy but at the same time won’t empty your bank account.
One minor downside of this device is that it comes with no built-in option for internet connectivity. Nonetheless, this problem can be easily resolved by purchasing a smart hub.
Now, it’s true that this weather station fades in comparison to more expensive competitors.
But it’s also equally true that there is no other weather station for your home in the market which can render the same quality at this price.