A simple device that can still do a lot – capable of extended forecasting, humidity and temperature readings, and a basic memory.
The console is remarkably small – coming in at 6.46″ by 3.70″ means it can be put just about anywhere. The screen itself is only a monochrome one but contains plenty of data points subdivided into indoor and outdoor temperature, relative humidity, time, and a brief weather forecasts – which is accurate within a 12 to 24 hour period. You have plenty of choose from in style as this device comes in white, silver, and black with a color LCD model also purchasable.
Like the base, the sensor is a simple affair but can still get plenty done. With measurement capabilities in both humidity and temperature to a fairly precise degree. It is small so it can be placed in out of the way areas without being an eyesore. Instead of needing a cord it only needs a single AA battery. The console can use up to 3 sensors total (purchased separately) for a wider range of temperature readings.
- Broadcasting range of 98 feet with a clear line of sight
- Measures outdoor temperature accurately from -4 to 140 Fahrenheit
- Measures indoor temperature accurately from 23 to 122 Fahrenheit
- Gives a precise measurement of humidity in the 25% to 95% range
This Oregon Scientific machine comes outfitted with atomic clock technology – which means that this weather station automatically syncs up with US satellites to keep the time constantly updated. Below the screen is a set of buttons, with the one on the center being the backlight, allowing users to use this device even in the dark. The green light along the side is especially important for people in northern regions as it signals there is a high probability of ice on the road.
Only 4 AA batteries are needed for everything – 3 for the console and 1 for the sensor itself. When setting up the sensor make sure it is kept in a well-ventilated area that isn’t in direct sun. The console is made specifically for tabletop use – once taken out of the packaging it should only take a few minutes to completely install.
- Simple design makes it perfect for a first-time weather station
- Despite being small it has plenty of features
- 3 temperature channels makes it compatible with multiple sensors
- Sustains a basic memory for a couple weeks allowing you to look at the history
- Can only give extremely basic measurements like temperature and humidity
- Not wall mountable
This Oregon Scientific weather machine is great for small households who just want to know basic parameters. Don’t let its streamlined design fool you though, as this device comes with plenty of bonuses like atomic technology, a backlight, and a green light that signals ice on the road.