Whether you are a weather nerd or need to keep a check on the weather for your backyard gardening, feel lucky to be living in the age of personal weather stations.
That’s because they are perfect to satiate your constant need to know about the weather.
The market offers a variety of weather stations now a days in terms of price, feature, accessibility, and accuracy. And while choosing from a wide array of stations, a large number of target customers have looked up to AcuRite.
While talking about the different models of this company, there is no way you can not check out the AcuRite 01075RM 2-in-1 weather station. With all its cool features and user-friendly illuminated consoles, it makes monitoring the weather a lot easier.
AcuRite 01075rm 5-in-1 Weather Station Review
The AcuRite 01075rm Weather Station is a wireless weather station that helps to precisely monitor the temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction and rainfall around you.
One of the main factors that distinguish AcuRite from other weather stations is its display. The device comes with a display that has a user-friendly interface and background light so as to make the numbers easy to see in low light.
I must admit that the display is colorful as opposed to the monochromatic displays that many companies offer. This feature alone makes this a user’s top choice product.
This product also comes with MY AcuRite App, an app that comes handy if you are someone why stays out of home a lot and needs to be aware of the weather conditions all the time. The app is very easy to operate and can be further used to share the weather data you’ve gathered with online weather communities.
Moreover, you can get phone or email notifications anytime about whatever changes in weather you would like to know about. This can be usually done both through the display or through the MY AcuRite App. By doing this, you can always be better prepared for any upcoming weather changes.
The device usually runs on lithium batteries and needs a total of 10AA batteries. It is very easy to install and comes with an easy to understand manual. Customers report that even in case of any confusion while assembling the parts, a quick search on google is good enough to clear all the confusions.
The weather station has a number of different sensors and instruments which help it to gather the data. The instruments include:
With the help of these sensors, the weather station can measure weather conditions like rainfall, wind speed, direction, humidity, etc. An additional solar panel has to be installed for the device to prevent overheating and show the accurate results.
If you need to know the accurate and current condition of the weather, you can’t afford to have sensors that transmit data after long periods of time. In this case, AcuRite is far ahead in its game considering the fact that its sensors transmit data every 36 seconds.
Also, it can transmit data up to a maximum range of 330 feet. However, it is advised to keep the device in some place where there is no major hurdle between the sensor and the receiver for maximum accuracy.
AcuRite Weather Station is a colorfully illuminated console that makes it stand out from other weather stations. The illumination helps in reading the numbers and letters in poorly lit places, while the color helps to take away the dullness of regular consoles.
The numbers are usually written in large fonts which makes reading them from distant places easier. You can keep the console on a table or hang it on a wall and read it from the other side of the room with little or no trouble at all.
Moreover, the illuminated background auto adjusts to surrounding lights. That makes it eye-friendly and prevents it from causing any strain on your eyes. However, it also has a manual brightness feature so that you can adjust the lighting according to your own preference.
The console has an additional feature of forecasting weather conditions based on the data it gathers from the sensors. But for this, there needs to be a minimum of 12-day time between the installation of the device and forecasting for the first time.
The station’s ability to accurately forecast the weather increases with the amount of data it keeps on gathering. It usually makes a 12-24 hour forecast on current weather conditions.
At the bottom of the console, there is a weather indicator that points to the condition that will be prevailing – sunny, cloudy or rainy.
My AcuRite App
The weather station offers an app that stores all the data and makes it accessible for you, even when you are away from home and staying at remote places. This app places all the data you need from your device to your mobile or computer.
Furthermore, the app can also send you notifications through whichever medium you prefer if there is a change in weather conditions. This helps you stay better prepared or warn your friends in the surrounding area of upcoming weather hazards or disasters.
You can also choose to share this data with your friends or with online weather communities. However, you can also keep it private and monitor it only by yourself.
The Acurite Weather Station is very easy to assemble and comes with a manual that makes installing the device very easy.
For additional help, you can always access the AcuRite website or make a quick google search. The station needs to be mounted at least 5 feet away from the ground.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the purpose of the solar panel?
The solar panel runs an internal cooling fan which circulates air around the sensors. This makes it possible for the sensors to provide accurate data instead of overheating and giving false readings.
Where should I plant the device?
The device should be planted in an area where there is no tree or building obstructing it. Otherwise, the device will not be able to provide the accurate measurements of rainfall or wind speed etc.
At what height should this be mounted?
The ideal height to mount is 5 feet above the ground. However, it should not be mounted too high as this will provide an increase in wind speed.
The Acurite 01075rm 5-in-1 Weather Station has all the necessary features that a basic weather station should have, along with the additional factors that make it a user friendly and cool device to use.
This is one of the reasons why this device is one of the best in the market.
Whatever purpose you need to use this weather station for, it will give you exactly what you need. Therefore, this is a safe investment and will definitely make your life a lot easier.