| Color Weather Station with Photo Viewer and Remote
- Large Color Display
- Forecast with Tendency
- IN/OUT Temp (°F/°C)
- Wind direction, speed, gust
- Photo Viewer
- Remote Control
- Weather forecast w/5 weather icons
- IN/OUT wireless temperature
- IN/OUT wireless humidity
- Heat Index
- Dew Point
- Wireless wind direction, wind speed and wind gust
- Relative air pressure reading in inHg/hPa
- 6-hour pressure history graph
- Wireless rain gauge
- Time display in 12/24 hour time format
- Manual set time and date
- Time alarm
- Calendar display (date, month, year)
- Moon phase with 8 displays
- Photo display of JPEG images on USB Flash drives, SD & MMC cards
PRODUCT REVIEW by WeatherBuffs.com
Great Face. No Legs.
Here at WeatherBuffs.com, we test the stations we offer for sale. If you
don't see certain weather products for sale here, it IS NOT because we
do not have access to them for sale. It generally means that the product
tested poorly here or we find the manufacturer's return and warranty
policies unacceptable to us. We are offering this product for sale only as a Picture Viewer; its weather features as a novelty.
We were excited when we first saw pictures of this unit. What a
remarkable presentation! And a picture viewer, too that can even use
your picts as part of the weather data presentation. But that's about
where the party begins and ends.
It's hard to know where to start. These points are NOT in order of importance. Each are equally troubling in our opinion:
1) This unit only reports barometric pressure in .03" increments (1mb).
You will never see, for example, 29.99 or 29.98. The unit will jump from
30.00 to 29.97, then to 29.94, etc.
2) We couldn't test the unit long enough to see how poorly the barometer
performs. The unit kept restarting itself because of internal
failure(s). It does not appear to be the same, dependable and incredibly accurate SWISS
barometer of past La Crosse units. So, don't expect accuracy at +- .01"
as we have observed here year after year when compared to the NIST
traceable Davis unit.
3) Humidity was observed at what we consider to be standard Chinese fare at +- 8pts when compared to Davis.
4) Wind speed was not tested as we returned the unit before putting up
the anemometer. Count on it, however, to be the same as all Chinese
stations which we observe reporting wind at 25%-40% TOO LOW. There is
nothing that indicates this anecdotally observed, apparent Chinese flaw has been improved with this unit.
5) THIS IS LAUGHABLE: Some "engineer" put the temp and humidity sensor
in the base of the anemometer! THIS WILL NECESSARILY BE IN DIRECT SUN.
They say that the temp/hum sensor is naturally aspirated. It is, of
course, by virtue of a couple of holes. But that is just a "factoid." Temps will soar as a result. If
you put it in the shade, you'll get good temps, I imagine. But I'm
trying to picture a shady area where you'll get any type of clear wind. I
can't think of one. Also, if you mount this to a wall in the sun, I
doubt the unit will be able to report temps at levels that high. If it
does, I'd imagine that you won't know a thing about the outside ambient temperature. But you will finally know
how hot your wall is!
Screen Qual: 10
Customer Support: 10
If you buy this to use as a novelty picture viewer, you'll be in proper
perspective. If you buy this as a weather station, I'm afraid you'll be
terribly disappointed, as were we.
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