Want professional level quality but don’t care for the associated price? Then look no further than the AcuRite’s 01036M weather station.
The beautiful multi-hued LCD display shows parameters outlined in green, yellow, blue, white, and red. Each one of these parameters is strictly separated from each other giving several pieces of data at once without looking too crowded. On the screen, you will see everything from indoor and outdoor humidity, indoor and outdoor temperature, wind direction, speed, chill, along with heat index and dew point. Using the settings you can set a series of programmable weather alarms that trip when one of the many parameters exceed or go below the number you set for it.
The 5-in-1 sensor measures all the above parameters like temperature, humidity, wind, and much more. Located on the exterior is a pair of state-of-the-art solar panels which regulates excess energy into the rechargeable battery, allowing it to work in low-light and nighttime conditions. Located inside the sensor is a fan which helps normalize the internal thermometer, ensuring extra precision.
- Data is pinged between the sensor and hub every 18 to 36 seconds
- Maximum range is 330 feet
- Rain-cup is self emptying
- Anemometer measures accurately up to 99 MPH
- Humidity measures from 16 to 98 percent
One of the niftiest features of this AcuRite machine is it’s integration to online systems and apps. With the PC connect feature you are able to view a stream of data via the AcuRite website. Needing only a USB cable, you are able to see graph points of numerous parameters. It is also compatible with Weather Underground, the largest decentralized weather service in the world. Incorporating your data with the thousands of devices across the country ensures that you are getting accurate forecasting every time along with rapid-fire dates. All of this and you are able to look at your data on the go via the mobile apps – which is compatible with both Android and Apple products. These apps also work with the hub directly and signal to your phone when one of the many programmable alarms have been set off.
When you pluck this weather station out of the box it will only take a few minutes to set it up. It has both a hardy base to be used on a tabletop or a small bracket to hang up on a wall. The sensor itself is only marginally more difficult and sticks into the ground with little problem. The hub is powered by an out-of-the-way AC adapter with a battery backup in case of bad weather cutting off your electricity.
- Bright colored but slim LCD screen
- Sensor fan normalizes temperature readings
- Online capabilities and app support
- Battery backup for console
- Viewing angle for the hub is limited
- To get the most out of the measurements it must be hooked up to a computer
This AcuRite machine is a good choice for those looking for an upgrade or wants an easy to understand the machine that has professional level results.