Ambient Weather WS-1400-IP Review

The Ambient Weather WS-1400-IP weather station is a wireless solar-powered weather station with an IP observer that can be plugged in directly to the router. This weather station is a great combination of reliability, good accuracy, and wireless easy installation technology in a precisely affordable price. It comes with a router, an observer with IP technology that allows computer interface, indoor sensor array, and all-in-one integrated outdoor sensor suit, which makes it a complete high-quality package.

Features

The Ambient Weather WS-1400-IP wireless weather station comes with an IP observer and all-in-one integrated sensor suit, which have many features;

Sensor suit

  • The unit is wireless and solar powered, with 300 ft maximum transmission range and transmits 915 MHz RF. Due to wall construction and obstruction, the maximum transmission range mostly decreases to 100 ft.
  • The all-in-one integrated sensor suit measures the various weather variables that include temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind direction, wind speed, UV and solar radiation. The outdoor temperature ranges from -40° F to 149° F and the humidity ranges from 10% to 99%.
  • The indoor sensor unit consists of an indoor thermometer, hygrometer, and barometer, which measures indoor temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure respectively.
  • The average wind speed is transmitted in every 16 seconds of the time interval.

Observer IP

  • The observer IP module has dimensions of 3 inches by 2.5 inches by 1 inch. The observer comes with an earthen cable and an AC adapter.
  • The observer receives the data from the sensor array, and it transfers the data to the router.
  • The IP observer can be configured using any web browser.
  • The router transmits the data to the PC or Smartphone which is linked to the Wunderground website.
  • It has calibration for all parameters that are measured, and it supports both the metric and imperial unit of measures.
  • The weather data gets updated in the IP observer in every 14 seconds of the time interval.
  • It allows the user to publish real-time data to the free Wunderground website. Once the data gets uploaded to the Wunderground website, it provides many more facilities.

Advantages

The IP observer and router make the Ambient Weather WS-1400 wireless weather station a unique wireless weather station. Without any large console, it allows the data to be directly interfaced with the PC or Smartphone. One can not only upload data to the Wunderground website, which is the most popular weather networking social site;  but the user can also enjoy many trends and perks from the website like Google weather mapping, free cloud-based service, real-time internet updates, historical archiving of data, graphical analysis and stickers for personal weather station. The bubble level installation technology makes this wireless weather station easy to install in less time and less labor requirement.

Disadvantages

The Ambient Weather WS-1400 weather station has some limitations; the IP observer doesn’t support the popular HughesNet web accelerator. The indoor temperature and humidity are remotely available only from the Wunderground IPad application, so if one wants to get access to that, then one must have an IPad. This weather station should not be used in salt water environments, as it might affect the accuracy. The signal cannot pass through metals, ground or earth, so before getting this weather station, one must be sure about where the weather station is to be used. This unit is not resistant to extreme freezing, so it is not recommended for Arctic Circle. This weather station does not come with a sizeable readable console, so to have access to the data, it is necessary for the user to have a PC or Smartphone, which is compatible with the application. If one desires a weather station with large readable display console, then one can go for Ambient Weather WS-1001 or Ambient Weather WS-1200.

Conclusion

The Ambient Weather WS-1400 is a perfect for the workaholics who are always in touch with their personal computer or laptop, and for those who barely have time to take a glance at the console regularly; a single click and the whole data can be viewed clearly on the screen of the personal computer. This weather station is also an excellent choice for those weather enthusiasts who love stay updated with the weather publishing communities. This weather station has awesome features and is available in a precisely affordable price.

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