Davis WeatherLink Review

Davis WeatherLink IP Software for Vantage Pro and Weather Envoy allows weather aficionados to post the data they collect to the internet without the use of a PC.  Davis WeatherLink is simple enough for internet novices to use because it does most of the work for you.  The data logger plugs directly into the back of your console.  Connect the cable to your router, and you will be able to view your weather data on the internet in minutes. 

This software also gives the user access to the WeatherLink Network.  This network includes thousands of reporting weather stations.  Each station has a page of its own, and is indicated on an interactive map with a color coded dot that indicates the temperature at the station.  Click on the dot, and you will see the current weather conditions at that station.  Every account has the ability to store up to two years’ worth of weather data.  You can also view information from your station or any other station on the network with a free iPhone or Android application. 

Features and Specifications

  • This software automatically uploads weather data to third-party weather sites every minute whether your PC is running or not. 
  • Creates Weather Watcher reports in National Climatic Data Center format.
  • Can collect data from multiple stations on one computer. 
  • Can store up to two years’ worth of data on WeatherLink.com.
  • Weather summary and alarms sent to your email every day.
  • Up to 10 daily alerts.
  • Real time summaries of the current weather conditions at your station.
  • Download weather data to your PC from WeatherLink.com.
  • Can store four times the amount of data as compared to basic data loggers.
  • A free application allows you to view your weather data on your Android or iPhone device.
  • Windows XP or better is required.  Uninterrupted internet connection is required.
  • No annual fee.

Reviews

There are very few negative comments about the Davis WeatherLink IP Software for Vantage Pro and Weather Envoy.  Some commenters are taken aback that the software does not work with Mac computers.  Also, there are complaints about the lack of Wi-Fi capabilities.  One reviewer who contacted Davis about this issue was informed that there are no current plans to include Wi-Fi capability.  This means the receiver must be placed close to a LAN port. 

Over half of the customers who chose to review this product online are extremely pleased and have given the Davis WeatherLink IP Software for Vantage Pro and Weather Envoy the highest possible rating.  For some, this is just another in a long line of reliable products from Davis.  One reviewer uses this software to track the weather at their home when they are away.  Set up is reported to be very easy, taking only about five minutes to complete. 

Pros

  • Automatically updates data without being connected to a computer.
  • Excellent customer service and tech support.
  • Easy five minute set up.
  • Can set up data upload to other third party applications. 

Cons

  • Does not work on Mac.
  • No Wi-Fi capability.
  • Software interface might appear clunky and outdated.