Davis Instruments 6250 Vantage VueWireless Weather Station Review

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.

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Acurite 01512 Wireless Weather Station Review: Perfect For Home?

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.

Pros

  • Its self-calibrating technology provides accurate weather forecast
  • The installation process is a breeze
  • Reasonably priced
  • The display is user-friendly

Cons

  • Requires smartHub for the internet connectivity. The smartHub needs to be bought separately.
  • Update frequency is a little bit slower

Now, let’s have a look at some of the key features:

Key Features It Partakes:

Build Quality

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.

Sensors

The sensor array of this weather device consists of 5 different sensors. Let’s break down each of them:

Wind Speed and Direction Sensor

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.

Temperature 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 its accuracy.

Precipitation

The accuracy range of the rainfall is ±0.05" per inch.

Humidity Sensor

The resolution rate of the humidity sensor is 1%, while it has an accuracy rate of ±5%.

Installation

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.

Transmission

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.

Accuracy

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.

Display console

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:

  • 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 the 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 dew point
  • Shows the changes in barometric pressure

Connectivity

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.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does the unit have a color display?

Ans: Yes, the info is displayed on a color transparent overlay.

2. What is the maximum transmission distance?

Ans: The unit can transmit data up to 330 feet.

3. How long does the display can survive on the backup batteries?

Ans: It should last at least 9 months.

Final Words

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.

How and When to Reset a Weather Station The Right Way?

In my childhood, I’ve always wondered how news channels could predict weather forecasts. You know, weather is something very unpredictable. Yet, the meteorology office broadcasted weather news everyday more or less accurately. That’s why I was so amazed like weather news were like magic.

With the advancement of technology, we can now have our own weather stations even at hour home. You’ll certainly be amazed how such a small device predicts the unpredictable. However, while getting reading from weather stations is fun, troubleshooting the weather station can be confusing as well.

It is very common for electrical devices that you’ll have to troubleshoot in many instances. And if you don’t know your device well, you’ll lose your attraction towards that device. In case of similar incidents, most of the people think that their weather stations are broke. But in reality, they’re not!

In most cases, resetting or restarting the weather station solves the problem. In this article, I’ll try my best to give you an overview on this issue how and when to reset a weather station.

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Top Weather Apps Available for Android and iOS

There was a time when weather forecasts were more like fortune telling. However, with the advancement of technology weather forecasts have become more accurate and easily available.

As weather plays a very important role in our daily life, the importance of weather forecasts knows no bound. In fact, it is so important to some people that they don’t want to wait the news channel’s weather forecast. Hundreds of weather apps available online might be a great relief for them.

But, choosing the best weather app that fulfills all your demands can be a confusing job. On top of that, all the weather apps don’t operate on both Android and iOS platforms.

In this article, I’ve analyzed the top five weather apps available online that can be used by both Android and iOS users. Let’s check them out!

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How Does The Jet Stream Affect Weather?

The term “Jet Stream” is a very popular term among the weather forecast enthusiasts. If you’re a regular viewer of weather news, you might have heard this term so many times.

Although this is a very common term, most common doesn’t know what is a jet stream and how does work. You might even ask a bigger question – how does jet stream affect weather?

In this article, I’ll try to give you a detailed analysis on jet stream, so that you can understand very clearly how this natural phenomenon affects our weather pattern.

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How Does Air Pressure Affect Weather?

Being one of the most important elements of our environment, air plays a significant role in formation of weather pattern in a particular area. Although the words ‘air pressure’ and ‘weather’ sound like some scientific and technical terms, in reality they are very easy to understand.

Just bear with me few more minutes; I’ll show you how easy these two terms are to understand. Let me first tell you why it is easy. We all are habituated with the basic characteristics of air. And these basic characteristics are the reasons why weather is affected by air.

Still confused? Don’t worry. I’m not going to give up on you just yet! The atmosphere surrounding the Earth is made up of air and different other gaseous substances. You can compare the atmosphere to a vast ocean of air and the Earth is in the middle of that ocean.

Besides, air is an element that has mass and weight. That means this vast ocean of air inserts tremendous amount of pressure. So, isn’t it natural that the air will affect the Earth’s weather as weather occurs in that atmosphere?

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How Do Ocean Currents Affect Weather Actually?

I want to begin this article citing two statistics regarding ocean. Of the overall Earth’s surface, over 70% is covered by oceans. And around 97% of the Earth’s total water reserve is stored in the oceans.

So, it is very natural that such an enormous part of the Earth’s surface must have influence on its weather pattern. But the question is how do the ocean currents affect weather?

In this article, I’ll try to demonstrate how the currents of the great oceans affect the weather pattern around us. Don’t worry; it won’t be like the weather news. I’ll try to explain everything in simplest possible terms.

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Does Weather Affect Your WiFi Signal? Know the Truth

Have you ever heard any of your peers asking whether WiFi signal gets affected by weather or not? It might also happen that this thought has popped up in your mind a hundred times till now.

In this of advanced modern technologies, WiFi has become an integral part of our daily life. And a poor signal from your router or nearest network is more than enough for you to lose your temper for the day, right? On top of that, you might have heard many heart breaking stories centering poor WiFi signals and weather.

So, let’s look into this issue – does weather affect WiFi signal? In this article, I’ll try to explain all the weather factors that are most likely to affect your WiFi signal. Eventually, you’ll also be able to understand whether these factors can affect WiFi signal in all situations or not.

Many business communities and localities have already conducted experiments in this regard. One example of such area is the community WiFi of Google at Palo Alto in San Francisco Bay. These experiments show that there are a number of weather conditions that weakens WiFi signal significantly.

But, you must know that weather can only affect WiFi signal in outdoor conditions. So, if you’re using WiFi from a router stationed inside your house, you need not to worry about weather conditions. Now, you might also ask how these weather conditions affect Wi-Fi signal. Don’t worry! I’ll tell you how.

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