Ambient Weather WS-1001 Review

This weather station is a wireless unit with combination of easy installation, reliability and dual wireless technology. The Ambient Weather WS-1001 comes with a colorful LCD console and all-in-one sensor array. It transmits data from both outdoor and indoor. The observer sends and receives data using WiFi connectivity without the requirement of any internet connection. This weather station is a perfect choice for any weather enthusiast. This weather station is not only accurate and precise, but it is also affordably priced.

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 allows 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 all-in-one integrated sensor array that measures outdoor 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 humidity 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 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 solar panel with 3AA rechargeable alkaline batteries for outdoor sensor array.

Console

  • The console display of this weather station is 6.25 inches by 3.5, full colored TFT LCD display, which has a very thin desktop design and can also be mounted on the wall that also 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 in 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 updated in every 16 seconds of real time 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

The Ambient Weather WS-1001 weather station can be synchronized with Wunderground website, which is the world’s most popular personal weather station hosting service, making it 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 website and many more. The mounting of this weather station is easier due to the bubble level installation design and one doesn’t need to pay extra money for pole as a universal mounting pole is also included along with the unit.

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 in salt water environments and might lose its durability in case it is used in those areas.  The indoor temperature and humidity is available only in wunderstation IPad application, so one will have to purchase an IPad in order 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 freeze 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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