Most smart weather stations come in at least two parts. The first part contains the sensors that measure weather data; the second is the display that lets the user read that data. (In many cases, this latter part also takes the weather data and crunches it into a forecast or keeps a record of weather trends over a period of time.) With many personal weather stations, like the La Crosse Technology WS-1612AL-IT and the Netatmo NWS01-US, these functions come in a single package. AcuRite, however, sells separate lines of digital displays and weather sensors so that you can mix and match these two parts, according to how much you want to spend, what information you want displayed and how attractive you want the display to be.
The AcuRite 06016RM is the display part of one of these weather stations. AcuRite, a division of Chaney Instrument Co. of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, has designed it to be paired with one of their 5-in-1 line of sensors. The 06016RM displays all of the usual meteorological suspects: indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, rainfall amounts, wind speed and direction. It also calculates the wind chill, the dew point, and crunches out a weather forecast that it displays using standard meteorological icons, like clouds, raindrops, etc. An information stream, similar to the ones that accompany television news reports and weather forecasts, includes data that doesn't fit into the usual display, like the phase of the moon and the indoor comfort level.
The full-color display is quite attractive, but in deciding whether the unit is worth buying bear in mind that the price of a brand new 06016RM is only part of the cost: You'll also need to buy one of AcuRite's 5-in-1 sensors if you want the 06016RM to have something to display.
Absolutely love this display! The display is bright and very accurate. I can't think of anything bad to say about it. Just love it!
Too awesome for words. That bottom line of moon phases, wind amounts and totals and the weather report is excellent.