AcuRite never fails to surprise with the new variations they can come up with in their line of reasonably priced weather stations. The AcuRite 01024M has a new, snazzier-looking version of their indoor weather display, one that toggles between multiple data screens to cram in even more information than their earlier models. And it comes with their lightning strike detector, also available with their AcuRite 01022M, so you'll know if there's lightning activity within a 25-mile radius of your home.
This is a more expensive model than the 01022M, though, and the extra cost probably comes from that new display, which is a giant leap beyond the colorful displays that AcuRite has offered to date. It has screens for outdoor conditions, for indoor conditions, for records of daily high and low conditions, for a graph that tracks hourly conditions, a calendar view that shows the last year's worth of weather recordings in monthly and yearly increments, and even a "night mode" screen that will let you watch current the current weather from the comfort of your pillow without illuminating the entire bedroom. Given that AcuRite has thrown in their high-end PRO 5-in-1 outdoor sensor array, we can safely say that AcuRite has outdone themselves with this unit -- until the next new AcuRite meteorological wonder comes along.
Of course, you can also think of this new model as a sneaky way of getting current AcuRite owners to shell out money to replace the one they've already got, the way Apple keeps coming out with fancier iPhones so that you have to trade the old one in if you want all the latest features. But a company has to keep making money somehow. And AcuRite has some strong competition to keep up with, though none that seem to come out with new models as rapidly as AcuRite does.
If you want to check out what those competitors have to offer, look no further than the Ambient Weather WS-0900-IP or the Davis Instruments Vantage Pro2. Or if you want something as stylish as an Amazon Echo, try the Netatmo NWS01-US.
The color screen is awesome, you can read over 20 feet away. I like the lighting sensor ,moon phase, and rain gauge. The weather station can offer the amazing color display.
This device it is impossible to have a single screen that shows both sensors. It means that you are forced to let the display cycle through 3 screens to get your information.
The display is very easy to read and weather readings seem to be accurate. It seems to be a bit bulky on the wall, especially with the external power supply attached.