As AcuRite weather stations go, the 02064M is a genuine bargain. It comes bundled with their outdoor 5-in-1 sensor, it features their standard information-crammed, attractive indoor display, and it has Wi-Fi connectivity with the requisite smartphone app. Brand new, you can get it for a little more than a hundred dollars, which for that list of features is a real deal. But what makes it different from other AcuRite models is hard to identify, even when you've written about several of them. This review could easily be a cut-and-paste of another AcuRite review and nobody would notice the difference. The sensor measures temperature, humidity, wind-speed and direction, and rainfall amount. The indoor unit crunches this data into wind chill, long-term precipitation records, and throws in the indoor temp, time and date, a real-time weather data streamer and an attractive weather forecast icon that would make Al Roker proud.
What makes this unit stand out seems to be the degree of its connectivity. Obviously there's the smartphone app, but it also shares your data with the increasingly popular Weather Underground website, where it lets friends, neighbors and complete strangers get a broad picture of climatic conditions in your region. The smartphone app lets you see all of the data the indoor display does, minus the streamer, plus gives you a somewhat longer range forecast than the 12-24 hour one represented by the display's icon.
AcuRite makes plenty of variations on this setup and if you want to go the truly inexpensive route you can get the AcuRite 06016RM, which has the same display but without the outdoor 5-in-1 sensor. There are the usually low-cost La Crosse Technology models, though they tend to be glorified alarm clocks. There's the visually spectacular Netatmo NWS01-US, which is both powerful and stylish. And Oregon Scientific has a snowdrift-sized line-up of terrific models that they'd be happy to let you choose from, though compared to much of the competition they'd look more at home in a laboratory than in your ultra-modern living room suite.
Temperature is only accurate overnight or in clouded conditions. Rain gauge is also inaccurate. Not recommended!
This unit works really well and has a very well lit display... The display is very bright and it doubles as a night light.
Worst software update in history! Three weeks and it still doesn't work as advertised. Would I buy from them again? No!
This is the third brand weather station I have had in operation. It is by far the most accurate. It was very easy to set up. The software is easy to install.