This La Crosse weather station has plenty going for it at a reasonable price – the console is extremely attractive and has plenty of customization.
The 308-1414B comes in both a modern black and clean white colors. Either of these hues looks great with the high contrast LCD screen. The black background with colored lettering and images makes it visible even to those with poor vision. There are plenty of data points on the screen which is divided between three columns – outdoor, indoor, and forecasting. Two buttons on the bottom part of the border allow you to set alarms and alerts with a simple press on a variety of parameters. The display is powered by a 5.0V AC adapter with 3 AAA batteries used as a backup. The clock and calendar portion of the display is automatically updated via atomic technology.
The sensor is ergonomic in the sense that it has a small inlet that can hold on to either a string, nail, or screw. The pair of lithium batteries are powered by lasts for an extended duration while also providing accurate temperature readings in sub-zero temperatures. This sensor can measure temperature, humidity, heat index, and dew point.
- Transmits over 300 feet with no obstructions
- 433 MHz transmission wave
- Precise outdoor temperature ratings from -40 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit
- Indoor temperature range from 32 to 122 Fahrenheit
- Humidity can be measured from 19% to 97%
This La Crosse device has plenty in terms of customizable features. There are 7 time zones to pick from (AT, ET, CT, MT, PT, AKT, and HAT). The backlight can be modified via either hi, low, or completely off, while time flickers between both 12 and 24-hour displays. The alarm settings can be modified either via time or if a parameter is exceeded (temperature, humidity, etc), with a 10-minute snooze. Factory resetting is possible as well with just a few steps.
The sensor is best if located either in a tree, shaded outside wall, or porch. The hub itself has both setups for tabletop and a bracket for the wall. Once batteries are put in and the plug is in the wall it is recommended for both the sensor and the hub to sit together for about 15 minutes so as to establish a good connection. Ideally, you want the sensor to be no further than 300 feet from the hub itself when placed.
- High-contrast screen good for poor visibility conditions
- Battery backup in case of power failure
- Plenty of customization from time, alerts, and more
- Sensor is accurate within reasonable parameters
- Forecasting relies on a small set of icons rather than specific numbers
- Reading can occasionally be off, requiring a hard reset
Using a bright display, plenty of customization and extra easy installation setup means that this La Crosse device is perfect for those looking to get their first weather station. Renown for quality and reliability this machine won’t disappoint.