Let's see -- there are the AcuRite weather stations with the small color indoor sensors and the low-end outdoor hygrometer/thermometer combo. There are the AcuRite weather stations with the large black-and-white indoor displays and the basic outdoor 5-in-1 sensor. There are the...who can keep track of all of these? If there's a combination of weather gadgetry that AcuRite can throw together, they'll put it in a combo and sell it with a name and number attached. So, for the record, the AcuRite 01524 Pro 5-in-1 with Wind and Rain uses their large black-and-white indoor display and their VERY high-end outdoor sensor that (as they remind you in the name) measures wind and rain (both speed and direction) as well as temperature and humidity. And, if you've been following AcuRite's lineup, that's really all you need to know about it.
The advantage of the black-and-white display over some of AcuRite's lovely color indoor displays seems to be that it holds the price down on what could be a very expensive system. However, to see what you'd be missing out on by not getting a color display, just look at the AcuRite 01058RM, which has one of the niftiest looking displays in their entire lineup. Of course, it also has a price tag nearly twice as high as this one, so think twice about opting for the full-color treatment. The monochrome display on the 01524 (that's the one we're reviewing here, in case you're losing track of all those numbers) gives you all the weather basics, crammed attractively into a relatively small space, showing the outdoor and indoor temperature and humidity, the wind speed and direction, the wind chill and dew point, the barometric pressure -- and they throw in a clock with time and date, in case you don't already have enough devices in the house that tell time.
Fantastic! Item was received as promised. Easy to setup (hour and a half). Wife and I just love it. Sure beats our old "professional" one.
Right out of the box, it was easy to install. Really no assembly of the unit... So far, I would highly recommend this unit to anyone, however, time will tell!
This unit has several nice capabilities but they are more than offset by poor design.
This thing is junk! The read-outs are way off and need constant adjustment (except the wind, which is pretty accurate).
Works well, communicates good, Temps in sunshine in FL are a few degrees higher. Cloudy days and evening temps are very good. Still working on rain accuracy.