Compared to the lower-end La Crosse Technology WS-9029U-IT-CBP, the La Crosse Technology 308-146 Atomic Wireless Color Forecast Station is a small wonder. For one thing, it's a lot better looking than the WS-9029U-IT-CBP, not to mention better looking than several other weather stations at its price point -- for instance, the Oregon Scientific BAR208HGA or the Ambient Weather WS-110. This is a weather station you'd be proud to have sitting on your desktop. You'd get compliments from friends.
But, aside from looking pretty, what does it actually do? It offers a barometer-based weather forecast, which the lower-end model does not. If you see a brightly colored picture of sun, clouds or raindrops, you'll know what kind of day you're in for. In addition to the forecast icon, the display shows the temperature, humidity and heat index. It can also display remote temperature and humidity information from up to three wireless sensors, one of which is included. And it displays the time and date, so while it's sitting on your desk looking attractive, it can be used as a clock. (It has an alarm and a snooze control, so you could also keep it next to your bed as an alarm clock.)
The built-in barometer is a nice touch, one that neither the WS-9029U-IT-CBP nor the Oregon Scientific offers. La Crosse warns, however, that it takes the 308-146 three to four weeks to calibrate the barometer, so the weather forecasts might be a little wonky when you first get it. The clock will set itself automatically to "atomic time," presumably acquired through its wireless connection, and will adjust for your time zone. There's also a USB connection for charging wireless devices. And who doesn't need an extra USB charger?
Worked great for about 5 months, then indoor temperature started to show incorrectly. Not happy with the quality of this unit. Will try something else at this point.
This weather station works great. Set up was easy. It has a big colorful screen on it. The remote sensor is very sensitive. It does what it says, I would recommend...
We are all impressed with the bright color display and with the variety of icon related weather predictions on the upper left of the screen. I love this weather station!
Extremely clear and vibrant color display. Setup was very simple and unit responded quickly with Outdoor Temp. Took a few days for the Atomic clock to sync - but works fine.
Love this product! I live on the Gulf Coast so I must be aware of weather conditions. This weather station gives me all the information I need.
The price was more than reasonable, but perhaps should have been a warning of quality... The device lacks clear color, and would not sync with the outdoor detector. Don't buy!
Battery in outside sending unit doesn't last a full year like it said. Keep doing resets on weather station but keeps losing signal. I don't recommend!
So far after the 1st month of usage, it is accurate at 100% with the weather. Very easy to install and graphics are really good. I recommend this weather station to anyone.