Ambient Weather WS-1001 Review

The Ambient Weather WS-1001 is a wireless unit that is easy to install, reliable and offers the dual wireless technology. It comes with with a colorful LCD console and all-in-one sensor array. It transmits data from both indoor and outdoor. The observer sends and receives data using WiFI connectivity without connecting to the internet. For any weather enthusiast, this is a perfect choice for it is affordable and offers accurate and precise weather information.

Features

The Ambient Weather WS-1001 wireless weather station comes with an observer or console and all-in-one integrated sensor array, both outdoor and indoor, which have many features that allow this weather station to provide a very reliable and accurate data report;

Sensor arrays

  • Transmits 915MHz using WiFi connectivity, with 300′ line of sight.
  • The unit is wireless with an all-in-one integrated sensor array that measures outside weather variables, which includes temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, UV radiation and rainfall, with outdoor temperature sensor ranging from -40° F to 149°F and outdoor moisture ranges from 10% to 99%.
  • The indoor sensor array consists of thermometer, hygrometer, and barometer, which measure the indoor temperature, humidity, and the barometric pressure.
  • Temperature and humidity sensors are housed in a radiation shield, which helps in providing more accuracy.
  • The input power of the indoor unit is 5V DC, which also includes a 6.5 ft long cabled charger that is compatible with 120V power supply. The unit consumes 7.5 watts power.
  • It also includes a solar panel with 3AA rechargeable alkaline batteries for the outdoor sensor array.

Console

  • The console display of this weather station is 6.25 inches by 3.5, full colored TFT LCD, which has a delicate desktop design and can also be mounted on the wall that even includes AC adaptor. The brightness of the display is automatic and changes with the time of day.
  • It displays both imperial and metric unit of measures.
  • The console uses WiFi connectivity for receiving and sending data and NIST time is synchronized from the famous website Wunderground, with no requirement for extra fees.
  • It displays the time and date and enables data to be exported to the external SD card that can be viewed on PC and one can do excel data analysis along with detailed time graphs.
  • The sunrise, sunset and moon phases can also be viewed on the display of the console.
  • The weather variables are updated in every 14 seconds, and the wind speed is upgraded in every 16 seconds of the real period. Additional weather variables like dew point and rainfall rate can also be viewed.
  • Alarms can be set for alerts, and it also enables graphical comparison of the weather for many days and even months.

Advantages

You can synchronize the Ambient Weather WS-1001 weather station with Wunderground website. The latter is the world’s most famous personal weather station hosting service, making the former a unique wireless weather station. The synchronization provides the weather station with varieties of perks like free service, Google weather mapping, historical archiving of data, free stickers for a website and much more. Mounting of this unit is more comfortable because of its bubble level installation design. And because a universal mounting pole is included in the unit, you will not pay extra money for the pole.

Disadvantages

The Ambient Weather WS-1001 wireless weather station also has some limitations; the wireless signal will not be able to pass through metal or earth. The WiFi connectivity might sometimes be lost due to bad weather. This weather station is not compatible with salt water environments and might lose its durability in case it is used in those areas.  The indoor temperature and humidity are available only in wunderstation IPad application, so one will have to purchase an IPad to have access to that. The Ambient Weather WS-1001 wireless weather station is not recommended for use in Arctic Circle as this weather station is not frozen proof.

Conclusion

The Ambient Weather WS-1001 weather station is a perfect choice for those weather enthusiasts who love to enjoy the modern trends like social weather publishing. The accuracy, reliability, fabulous features and affordable price makes it an ideal weather station.

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