Ambient Weather WS-2000 Review

Today, we have an exciting review of the Ambient Weather WS-2000 Smart Weather Station. In this review, you will get our honest opinion about this very versatile weather station. You will learn more about the features as well as why we feel it is one of the best on the market. Let’s get started!

Top Features

Below are the top features of the Ambient Weather WS-2000 Smart Weather Station. Each of these features will provide you with the tools you need to accurately track the weather. Please pay close attention to each feature so you can learn more about this weather station.

 

Wireless All-In-One Sensor Array

This weather station comes standard with an all-in-one sensor array. This array can accurately measure wind speed, wind direction, temperature, rainfall, UV and solar radiation, and humidity. Having an all-in-one sensor makes installation easy and you don’t have to worry about maintaining additional sensors. Many weather stations come with multiple sensors which can cause some confusion, especially when you have to troubleshoot the unit.

 

Solar Powered with Battery Backup

We simply love the fact that the outdoor sensor of this unit is completely solar-powered! Not only is this great for the environment, but it will also reduce operating costs. In addition to saving money, being solar-powered means that there will be no need to run power wiring. This makes installation super easy! If you are worried about running out of power on a rainy day, don’t because this model comes with a backup battery too. This will give you all the power you need to keep things running smoothly, even if the sun is not shining.

 

Bright and Colorful Display Tablet

This model comes with a beautiful and bright display tablet, making it easy to move about. The display is in full color and has large icons that are easy to read. This is great for anyone that has trouble reading small print. On the display tablet, you will receive real-time readings for both indoor and outdoor weather conditions. Here are some of the features of the tablet:

 

  • Indoor barometric pressure, humidity & temperature readings
  • Updates for outdoor weather conditions every 16 seconds
  • Individual readings for each of the 7 data points transmitted by the sensor (as detailed above)
  • Sunrise, sunset, moon phase, forecast
  • “Feels like” temperature (windchill & heat index)
  • The menu based multi-screen display tablet includes NIST internet time server synchronization, imperial and metric units of measure, high and low alarm conditions with audible alert, calibration of all major parameters, real-time internet weather publishing, and encrypted WiFi transmission.
  • Minimum and maximum conditions with timestamp
  • Historical weather data with SD card exporting for advanced analysis in Excel.
  • Can be synced with the Ambient Weather app for remote access via most mobile devices

Indoor and Outdoor Readings

Not only will the WS-2000 provide you with a range of outdoor readings, it will also give you an indoor weather report. Some other weather stations lack this ability. This is great for those looking to keep the inside of their home a certain temperature and humidity all year long. It will also help you save money on your electric bill by allowing you to adjust your heating and air unit to an optimum temperature range.

 

Google Assistant and Alexa Compatible

Controlling the WS-2000 is super easy! This model is compatible with both Google Assistant and Alexa. Simply link the display tablet to your favorite assistant, and you will be in total control. This makes getting weather updates hassle-free.

 

Range

The WS-2000 has a range of up to 300 feet as long as there are no obstacles in the way. Most find that the true range of the model is around 100 feet. This is still a range that is sure to suffice for most people. However, keep in mind that if there are any metal barriers between the outside unit and the indoor display, there may be some communication issues.

 

Expandability & IFTTT

We absolutely love the fact that the WS-2000 can be linked with up to 8 additional Thermo-Hygrometer Sensors (Ambient WH31B). The sensors can be placed in and around your home or business for zonal monitoring. In addition, this weather unit can also be connected with IFTTT, which allows users to automate tasks based on indoor and outdoor conditions. Such tasks can include adjusting the temperature as well as turning sprinklers and lights on or off. This basically makes the WS-2000 an all-in-one home control center.

 

Pros

  • Very user-friendly
  • Installs quickly
  • Great customer support
  • Fully compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa
  • Has great range as long as there are no metal barriers
  • Comes with a beautiful & convenient tablet display that is easy to read
  • Expandability with additional sensors and IFTTT compatibility

Cons

  • Transmission signal not as strong as higher end models

Conclusion

As you can see, we feel this weather station has a lot to offer. We love the fact that it has a tablet display screen that is easy to read. Another feature that we love is how easy it is to install. In a matter of minutes, you can have this model up and running! It is highly compatible and works well with both Google Assistant and Alexa. The only real drawback that we found was the fact that the transmission distance is not as far as some other high-end units. This may make it difficult to move about with the tablet since you need to be within a certain range of the sensor. However, with the all the other capabilities that the WS-2000 has to offer, you should have everything you need to accurately monitor the weather plus more.  So if you are in the market for a weather station that can control your home with a tablet-like console, we highly recommend the Ambient Weather WS-2000 Smart Weather Station.

 

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