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01517 Specifications

Dimensions
6.7" x 2.7" x 8.2"
the 01517 weighs 5.3 pounds

5.3

battery life

21

days

Editorial Review

AcuRite has a model out there for virtually anybody who's interested in doing their own weather forecasting, regardless of how much they're willing to pay for the privilege. The AcuRite 01517 is one of their nicer models, in a mid-level price range. It comes with their "high-precision" 5-in-1 sensor package, which you hang in your yard to get real-time weather information for your immediate vicinity. The 5-in-1 sensor measures temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction and rain, and reports this information to the indoor display, which is one of their nicer color models, attractively packed with enough weather data to keep Al Roker happy.

Like all AcuRite models, this one requires two weeks to calibrate its weather data for your exact location, so don't expect precise accuracy straight out of the box. What you'll get from that indoor display (suitable for putting on a shelf in the living room as a conversation piece) includes the indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity (the display takes some of these measurements itself), the wind speed and direction, the barometric pressure, and a forecast icon just like the ones you see on television (and better looking than the ones that come with your iPhone). One of the signature features of the display is the weather streamer, which will provide you with an endless flow of weather data that you can program to include the information that's most important to you, including severe weather alerts. It will also give you the moon phase, indoor comfort level and what the temperature actually feels like, based on wind speed and humidity.

This is probably as much information as all but the most fanatic weather watchers are going to need, though it doesn't give you the ability to upload local weather info to the Weather Underground website, the way that some home weather stations do. But if you can live without that, this package should serve you well, and look good doing it. Similar units you may want to look at include the impressive Davis Instruments Vantage Vue, the La Crosse Technology 328-2314 and the Oregon Scientific WMR-300A Ultra-Precision Professional.

AcuRite 01517 | Reviewed by Botdb | Rating: 4

01517 Reviews From Around The Web


Inclination

The outdoor temperature, weather predictor, and the pressure indicator stopped working. There is no reset and removing the power from either unit fails to clear the problem.

Tom's Guide
amazon.com
Inclination

The rain gauge works very well so far, but the outside temperature reading during full sun is way higher than actual temp. So that also affects the humidity reading.

Tom's Guide
amazon.com
Inclination

Very easy to set up. Videos on installation are well produced. Sensitive sensors, rain, wind. Display has a narrow field of view so wall mounting angle is important.

Tom's Guide
acurite.com