Pro Weather Station Includes: Digital Display with PC Connect for 5-in-1 Sensor Data, 5-in-1 PRO+ Weather Sensor, USB cable, mounting bracket, mounting hardware, power adapter
Warranty: Limited one-year warranty
|PC Connect System Requirements||Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7; 1.6 GHz or higher processor, 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit), Available USB port. |
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and higher
|Data Reporting||CSV Data Logging: 12 minute updates|
PC Connect to My AcuRite: 18 second updates Learn more
Weather Underground: Rapid Fire updates Learn more
Color Display for 5-in-1 Sensor Specifications
|Indoor Temperature Range||32 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit; 0 to 50 degrees Celsius|
|Temperature Accuracy||+/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit; Learn more|
|Indoor Humidity Range||16% to 98% Relative Humidity|
|Humidity Accuracy||+/- 4% from 16% to 20% Relative Humidity|
+/- 3% from 20% to 80% Relative Humidity
+/- 4% from 80% to 90% Relative Humidity
+/- 5% from 90% to 98% Relative Humidity
|Wind Direction Indicators|| 16 points|
|Power||4.5V power adapter (included; recommended for optimal display color), 6 AA alkaline (optional; not included)|
|Dimensions||8.2-inches Height x 7.4-inches Width x 1.2-inches Depth|
|Temperature Range||-40 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit; -40 to 70 degrees Celsius|
|Temperature Accuracy||+/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit Learn more|
|Humidity Range||1% to 99% Relative Humidity|
|Humidity Accuracy||+/- 5% from 1% to 10% Relative Humidity Learn more|
+/- 4% from 10% to 20% Relative Humidity
+/- 3% from 20% to 80% Relative Humidity
+/- 4% from 80% to 90% Relative Humidity
+/- 5% from 90% to 100% Relative Humidity
|Wind Speed||0 to 99 mph; 0 to 159 kph|
|Wind Speed Accuracy||+/-2 mph below 10 mph Learn more|
+/- 3 mph from 10 to 30 mph
+/- 4 mph from 30 to 50 mph
+/- 5 mph from 50 to 99 mph
|Wind Direction Indicators||16 points|
|Rainfall Capacity||0.01 inches (0.25 mm) and up|
|Rain Gauge Accuracy||+/- 0.05" per inch of rainfall|
|Wireless Range||330 feet / 100 meters depending on home construction materials Learn more|
|Wireless Signal||433 MHz|
|Power||4 AA alkaline or lithium* batteries|
*Lithium batteries recommended for temperatures below -4 degrees Fahrenheit / -20 degrees Celsius Learn more
|Data Reporting||Wind Speed: 18 second updates|
Wind Direction: 36 second updates
Temperature and Humidity: 36 second updates
|Dimensions||10.8-inches Height x 5.6-inches Width x 13.8-inches Depth|
|My AcuRite Compatible||Yes Learn more|
I installed this and hooked up the software and Wunderground. It worked well except the rain gauge and the barometer need calibrating. Temperature seems to be off a few degrees, possibly because the fan isn't powerful enough. The wind direction is erratic, but I suppose the wind does vary quite a bit. To get accurate wind readings, you should place it higher than anything around, including the house, which will block wind. That probably means a tall pole or the roof. The barometer is supposed to self-calibrate after a month, but it didn't seem to do so. It works best if you can reset it when the pressure is near standard.
Calibrating the rain gauge is straightforward, but tedious. One cup of water through the gauge takes about 20-30 min to calibrate and should read 1.06" of rain. It specifies turning the adjustment screws based on the percentage error, but I found the numbers were off and showed more turning than necessary to correct. It took about five tries to get the calibration right, but it finally was correct. It specifies to use a plastic cup for calibration, which is necessary because a paper cup will swell when it gets wet and close up the hole (they don't tell you why). Even with the plastic cup, the water flows too slowly at the end. If you make the hole bigger, it flows too quickly at the beginning. After calibrating, there is a button to press to remove the bogus data from the device memory. Actually, it removes all of the data since midnight. Unfortunately, that button doesn't work. Another button removes all history and that button does work. It's not a problem when it's brand new since you don't yet have much history, but could be a problem if you don't calibrate until you've had it for a while.
After my second calibration, I put the gauge back on its mount and it reported fine to the receiver, but the receiver no longer communicates with the software. This happens because the USB mode defaults to 2 instead of 3, so every time you reset it, you need to reset the USB mode. I don't know what the other USB modes are for or why it needs five of them or why it doesn't default to the one normally used. When you first install and read the directions, you'll get it right. If you power it off and reinstall without the directions, it's easy to miss this.
Scrolling through the menus is tedious, but at least the default when you receive it is no alarms for any reason.
The unit is "color" but the color is permanent and doesn't change based on data. It's actually a monochrome display over a colored background.
The clock doesn't take it's time from the computer so it must be set manually.
Although it has a small solar cell, it doesn't measure solar radiation. The solar cell is used to power the fan to get ambient air temperature since the unit is mounted in direct sunlight.
Just out of the box and hooked it up. Instructions are easy to figure out and mostly plug and play. Lot's of information shown on the screen which is a plus. I'd like to be able to see Outdoor and Indoor temperatures together but don't see a way to do that. Might be available but I have not found it yet.
This seems to be a great first weather station that works well with Weather Underground.
The weather station and display work great. Installation was easy and the wireless connection between the station and the display is solid. Reading seem to be accurate, within a degree or two, both inside and out.
PC Connect software is dubious. It downloaded and worked fine on a Windows 10 laptop. It downloaded but would not turn on a MacBook Pro.
I didn't think the mounting screws were adequate, at barely 3/4". I ended up using longer wood screws to be sure.
No batteries included.
However, the physical design of the 5 in 1 sensor could use a bit of tweaking. In a snow fall, with no wind, snow collects on the top of the unit and impedes the rotation of the anemometer which negates the ability to calculate wind chill. This has never been an issue on my other weather station.
Other than that, it works flawlessly in conjunction with the smartHub and other sensors.
Love the MyAcurite Android app, it is exactly what I was looking for.
I love the design, heavy on good information and well laid out display I still need to learn. I have a defective 'UP' button right out of the box. A work around of using the 'Down' button is in place but very annoying.
This has been in service for ten days now, and I have to say I'm pretty much impressed. As with most things, the "presentation" is a good place to start. This unit arrived beautifully packaged, including thoughtful handles to help lift the individual boxes from the main carton. Included was a pleasant note from the packer himself.
Setup was simple, I already had the smartHUB in service for an older system, and it was recognized instantly without any prompting from me. I have a variety of carefully calibrated weather instruments, and this unit was dead-on accurate as to temperature and humidity. I have not yet been able to test the rainfall accuracy as we are pretty much into the snowfall season here in the midwest.
The temperature sensor is buried deep inside the remote unit which should mitigate the influence of direct sunlight on the readings. Also, there is an aspiration fan which I assume is working, it's pretty much silent. In doing some research into Acurite's website, I find that many parts of the transmitting unit are replaceable if necessary and don't appear to be overpriced. This is a nice touch which would keep the unit in service for years.
Bright display visible across the room.
Wonderful packaging from the factory.
Daily High-Low temperature display.
Constant dew point readout available (this is rare across most weather stations).
Display is either on or off, there's no adjustment for light intensity, and this will light up a bedroom like Times Square.
Barometer cannot be manually set. Currently it's in the process of adjusting itself over a 14 or 33 day period, and it hasn't achieved complete accuracy yet, but it's getting closer.
So in summary, after less than two weeks i've been almost completely happy with this unit. It has a handsome display which is easily adjusted to one's needs, and there's nothing extraneous to clutter up the viewing area. An easy recommendation for either a newbie or an advanced weather watcher.