The AcuRite 02038W is a variation on AcuRite's low-to-mid-range weather station units, with a full-color indoor display and AcuRite's low-end outdoor monitor, which only measures temperature and humidity. But the display part of the unit measures indoor temperature and humidity, so you'll get both on the screen, along with time, date, moon phase and a spiffy-looking weather forecast icon, so you can keep it by your bedside and know from the moment you wake up whether you should dread going out the front door or look forward to it. Like every unit that's ever rolled out of AcuRite's weather station factory, the 02038W uses the company's patented self-calibrating technology, so within two weeks you should be getting a reading with pinpoint accuracy for your house -- or wherever you've placed the outdoor monitor. (It has to be within 300 feet of the indoor display.)
AcuRite has the weather station market covered from the low end to the fairly high end. If you want to get a higher-end AcuRite system for about the same cost as this unit, you can get the AcuRite 01500 Pro 5-in-1. Or you can shoot straight to the top and get AcuRite's 01078M Pro 5-in-1 Dual Display, which provides the whole works with twice as many indoor displays. You can check the weather when you wake up and when you're sitting in the living room, too.
You could opt instead to buy an inexpensive model by La Crosse Technology, one of AcuRite's most formidable competitors, which will look even nicer next to your bed and has a built-in alarm clock, but no outdoor sensor. Or go all out for something snazzier from another competitor, Oregon Scientific.
I love that this one shows both indoor and outdoor humidity as well as showing the days highs and lows without having to find and push a button for that information.
I got this model from Walmart for $50. It is as reliable as any other AcuRite station. I'm surprised Amazon only offers it through third-party sellers. Strong product!
I purchased this weather station on walmart.com for the low low price of $32.08 (including sales tax) and I love it! A steal of a deal! Great weather station!
Device has a nice display and is easy to set up but after two weeks we have discovered that it is not a reliable system. In short, don't waste your money, keep shopping.