AcuRite 01015 Pro Weather Station Review

This wireless weather station is one of the most accurate weather forecasting devices, which use a self-Calibrating technology to provide weather forecast of 12 hours to 24 hours weather forecasting. The AcuRite 01015 wireless weather station provides details of the current weather as well as a pinpoint accuracy of the information of the forecasted weather. It comes with a console and a five-in-one sensor suit that which makes the weather station very reliable and accurate. The data is generated from the sensor that is mostly set in one’s backyard, which provides the forecasting information of the exact location of the user.

Features

The AcuRite 01015 wireless weather station comes with a console or receiver and a 5-in-one sensor suit. The unit has many features, which makes this weather station one of the most reliable wireless weather stations;

Sensor suit

  • The unit is wireless and the maximum transmission of this weather station ranges up to 330 ft. In most cases due to the construction design and wall obstruction, the maximum transmission ranges only up to 100 ft.
  • The sensor unit of this weather station has a five-in-one technology, which consists of thermometer, hygrometer, wind direction indicating vane, anemometer for measuring wind speed and a rain gauge, that measures temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction and rain.
  • The rain gauge has a self-emptying tipping bucket technology that provides current updates of the rain.
  • The sensor transmits data to the console on every 18 to 36 seconds time interval.

Console

  • The LCD screen of the console is large, bold and easy-to-read, and it has a bright blue backlight. The console is designed for both table top as well as wall mounting.
  • It shows daily time and date with day and month, along with moon phases.
  • It displays weather forecast for 12 hours to 24 hours, along with weather variables including outdoor and indoor temperature, outdoor and indoor humidity, wind speed and wind direction.
  • Other weather variables like wind chill, heat index, barometric pressure, high and low, average and peak wind speed can also be viewed.
  • It has a weather ticker that provides real-time weather information and various alerts.
  • One can also view rain precipitation and rainfall history for comparison.
  • Different alarms can be set for temperature, humidity, dew point, wind, rain, heat index and storm alerts.
  • It also indicates the strength of the signal of the wireless sensor unit of the weather station that helps the user to estimate the accuracy of the particular report transmitted from the sensor unit.

Advantages

The AcuRite 01015 wireless weather station uses a patented self-calibrating technology that makes it a unique weather station. The self-calibrating technology pulls the data from the sensor that is set on the backyard that provides a pinpoint accuracy weather forecast of the exact location of the user. The five-in-one technology makes the weather station easy to set up. This weather station has a great durability in all weather conditions and it can also be used even in areas with extremely freezing climatic conditions. The signal indicator is one very good feature as it allows the user to estimate the accuracy and not blindly rely on the signal of the weather station.

Disadvantages

One important drawback of this weather station is that the screen is not colored and one might get bored constantly using the blue color screen. As the unit is wireless, during bad weather most of the time the signal might be lost. The tipping bucket technology is also one drawback, as during the self-emptying process some rain might be lost, resulting in inaccurate rain count. This weather station doesn’t allow connection with external internet or personal computer. If one desires a colorful screen as well as other trends, then one can go for the AcuRite 01512 or AcuRite 02032CRM wireless weather stations.

Conclusion

The AcuRite 01015 wireless weather station is a very good choice for professional use. Its high quality features makes it one of the most reliable weather forecasting unit, with its huge display that provides well-spaced data for uncluttered reading. It is most probably the cheapest wireless weather station available in the market. Its low price and amazing features makes it an ideal choice for a low budget purchase.

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