This Ambient Weather machine is outfitted with a good amount of features along with the ability to hold multiple sensors at once – allowing more accurate forecasting and measurements.
The display is shaped in a tablet format and uses the now popular high contrast look of a black background with colored numbers and symbols. This functions to allow users with poor eyesight to be able to see all the parameters even from a distance. When it comes to data points there is a few to look at – divided into seven areas like time and date, forecasting, atmospheric pressure, along with indoor and outdoor sections for humidity and temperature. Along the bottom is a set of buttons that allow users to customize and set multiple alarms and alerts.
The WS-2801A allows for up to 3 separate remotes. This trifecta of sensors can be placed in multiple locations creating a much more accurate picture than just with one. Each of these sensors uses a wireless signal that transmits across the 433 MHz frequency. It is small enough to be placed just about anywhere while also measuring temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure within a reasonable range.
- Transmits up to 300 feet with line of sight
- Indoor temperature range is from -4 to 140 Fahrenheit
- Outdoor temperature range is from -40 to 140 Fahrenheit
- Indoor and outdoor temperature accurate with +/- 2 Fahrenheit
- Humidity is precise between 10% to 99%
- Updates every 60 seconds
There is plenty of ways to modify this device in subtle ways. While all Ambient Weather products go through a rigorous process there is a small window for error – to account for these the WS-2801A can have both its temperature and humidity calibrated by users. Alarms and alerts can be set either via time or tripping of parameters. The time itself uses atomic technology that remains accurate, needing only the proper time zone to be correct.
The sensor itself requires only a small screw or string to hang up while the hub isn’t much different. Coming with both tabletop and wall capabilities, the only thing required by the user is the hanging screw or nail. While calibration is not required, make sure to double check to see if everything is right once you set it up and adjust from there.
- Forecasting is accurate up to 48 hours
- Atomic technology keeps time from fluctuating
- Manual calibration is possible for those that want it
- The hub can work with up to three separate sensors at once
- While display is snazzy looking it is fairly small
- Time zone and clock might take upwards of a week to update from initial purchase
A good device for those that want something that has a modern look and slim profile that will be out of the way. The console can take signals from up to three different sensors at once making it a step higher in terms of accuracy when compared to similar models.