There's one golden rule that you must follow while making a purchase; always buy from reliable brands.
Brands always produce products of superior quality. Yes, there are occasional hiccups but they are too few to be taken into consideration.
Now, when it comes to buying reliable weather stations, you can trust AcuRite blindly (both literally and figuratively).
They have always come up with great products without exception, which earned them the people's trust. They have again hit the bull's eye with the AcuRite 01075RM 5-in-1 weather station.
Over the years, Ambient Weather has earned a stellar reputation for manufacturing excellent home weather stations.
Now, it has released another exciting product called WS-1002 Wi-Fi Observer.
This multi-faceted station can measure temperature, wind speed, humidity, wind direction, rain, UV and solar radiation from its multiple sensors.
On top of that, it is also able to tell you about the inside barometric pressure, temperature and humidity of your house via its indoor temperature sensors.
Ambient weather is REVERED by weather junkies.
Because it gives them exactly what they want;
Reliable, user-friendly and high-quality weather stations.
In keeping with their reputation, they have come up with another weather station of premium quality called Ambient weather WS-1400-IP.
The Davis instruments 6250 Vantage Vue wireless weather station isn’t any run-of-the-mill device.
Its distinct features DISTINGUISH itself from other competitors.
This wireless all-in-one weather station has a transmission distance of 1000 feet, which is 3 times more than its competitors.
Its sensor array measures weather conditions such as humidity, wind direction, wind speed, barometric pressure, rainfall, the temperature of both indoor and outdoor, and dew point.
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:
Key Features It Partakes:
The device 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 premium quality material for a device which 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:
In order to receive precise wind speed, it’s imperative that you 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.
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 its accuracy.
The accuracy range of the rainfall is ±0.05" per inch.
The resolution rate of the humidity sensor is 1%, while it has an accuracy rate of ±5%.
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 indoor console display is designed for both wall mounting and tabletop use.
The maximum transmission range of this wireless weather station is 330 feet. That’s a range suitable for most of the people.
The station is able to 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 model has a beautifully designed display console.
The LCD color display has a lot of impressive features. Below I have listed some of them:
The wireless weather sensor is able to 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 smartHUB to activate the internet function.
With the smartHUB, 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.
Ans: Yes, the info is displayed on a color transparent overlay.
Ans: The unit can transmit data up to 330 feet.
Ans: 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 which 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 smartHUB.
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 in the market which can render the same quality at this price.