AcuRite 00589 Pro Color review

Get your free weather information right from your backyard with this 3-in-1 weather station. AcuRite 00589 Pro Color also provides accurate weather forecast of your location using a patented self-calibrating forecasting technology. It comes with an easy-to-read illuminated color display and a rugged sensor suit. This unit is the best weather station in its class.


AcuRite 00589 Pro Color is best recommended for home use. As it comes only with three sensors, it may not be fit for some applications for professionals and meteorologists. This unit is perfect for personal use. It will help you plan your day with no worries.

Connection and Transmission Distance

AcuRite 00589 Pro Color is a wireless weather station, so it needs no cable or wire connection between the sensor and the display. This weather unit doesn’t require any professional mounting as it comes ready to mount. However, its screen needs to be connected to an adapter for power.

The sensor wirelessly transmits data to the display, in which you can view the readings. Maximum transmission distance of AcuRite 00589 Pro Color is 330ft, which depends on the obstructions between the units. So make sure that your display is mounted not very far from the wireless sensor system.

Power source

The sensor unit of AcuRite 00589 Pro Color runs on 4AA alkaline (or lithium) batteries. The illuminated color display primarily operates on 5.0 V AC adapter, and for backup power, it requires 6 AA alkaline batteries (optional; not included). In use with the AC adapter as a primary source. For the remote sensor, lithium batteries must be used if the temperature is below -20°C.

Data Offered

AcuRite 00589 Pro Color comes with a 3-in-1sensor unit and display. The sensor unit consists of the thermometer, anemometer, and hygrometer. Its color console also comes with indoor temperature and humidity sensors. Given below is the list of data offered by AcuRite 00589 Pro Color;

  • 12 to 24 hours accurate weather forecast of your location pulled by the patented self-calibrating forecasting technology right from the sensor in your backyard.
  • Indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity.
  • Current, peak and average wind speed data.
  • Multi-variable history chart for temperature, wind speed, and barometric pressure.
  • Barometric pressure with trend arrow featured with the manual calibration function.
  • High and low data for daily, monthly and all time.
  • Date and time and other variables including heat index, dew point, and wind chill.

Other Features

Update frequency of AcuRite 00589 Pro Color is 18 seconds for wind speed. Temperature and relative humidity are updated in every 60 seconds.

Accuracy for temperature is +/-2%, for humidity it’s +/-3 to +/-5%, and forecast accuracy is 70% to 75%.

The range of data for indoor and outdoor temperature is 0°C to 50°C and -40°C to 70°C respectively. For relative humidity, the range for both outdoor and indoor data is 1% to 99%.

Cost and Warranty

AcuRite 00589 Pro Color is an affordable weather station. For a weather station with the forecasting feature, Its price is entirely a good deal. In case you are looking for a 3-in-1 weather station in the low budget then look no more than this unit.

Like all AcuRite weather units, this device also comes with a limited warranty of 1 year from the day of purchase. Also, if you aren’t 100% satisfied with is working, you can return the product within 90 days after the buy. You need not worry about your investment in this unit.


  • The weathers unit is quite affordable
  • It has an easy-to-use interface. It’s also easy to install.
  • It provides weather forecast, unlike many other high-end devices.
  • This unit is weatherproof.


  • The weather station is wireless, so sometimes the signals may be lost.
  • It doesn’t have sensors for wind direction and rainfall so that you may miss some basic updates.


AcuRite 00589 Pro Color weather station has all the features that a good 3-in-1 weather unit must have. It’s not only accurate and reliable but also has precise durability. This unit is the ultimate choice if you are looking forward to buying a 3-in-1 home weather station.

2 thoughts on “AcuRite 00589 Pro Color review”

  1. Outdoor sensor on this thing dies in about a year and a half and as of this post, cost $50 to replace. It does not display wind gusts…just a basic speed which over the year and a half mine lasted, was inaccurate and never posted a speed over 8 mph… in Ohio, by the lake. Had I bought this unit based on this review, I’d be disappointed.

  2. The AcuRite 00589 Pro Color weather station cannot really be considered to be accurate. I mounted the one I bought on the roof to capture wind speed without obstructions. As soon as the sun comes up its temperature indication strays further and further away from what our thermometer in the shade registers – which is the real air temperature. If you buy one you will have to mount it in a shaded area or your temperature readings will be totally off during sun hours. However, if you mount it in a shaded area you are likely to have obstructed wind flow so your air speed will be off. (john rose man at [email protected])


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