Home weather stations aren't just precision scientific instruments. They're designer accessories. The indoor display on the La Crosse Technology 327-1414W is one of the most attractive on the market, perhaps topped only by the five screen display of the AcuRite 01024M. It will garner admiring comments from neighbors who spot it on the desk in your home office or on the shelf in your living room. Not only is it striking and colorful, but it's packed with weather information, including the indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, a wind speed graph and alert, top wind speed of the day, wind speed history, temperature and humidity trends, heat index and wind chill temps, forecast icons, date and time (automatically adjusted for daylight savings time). That's a lot of information for one screen, but the La Crosse displays it economically and attractively. As if that weren't enough, it also works as an alarm clock.
Naturally, it also comes with an outdoor wireless weather sensor, for temperature, humidity and wind speed. This unit can transmit to the display from up to 300 feet away, so you don't have to worry about hanging it just outside the window. You can add up to two additional sensors that can be read from the same display, but these are an extra-cost option. A signal strength indicator lets you know if you're trying to connect from too far away and a battery warning light lets you know if the sensor unit is starting to die. The outdoor unit can handle wind speeds up to 99 miles per hour.
The La Crosse Technology 327-1414W is also surprisingly inexpensive, but if you want something with more information, you might consider one of AcuRite's units with their 5-in-1 sensor, e.g., the AcuRite 01075RM, which also measure the wind direction and rainfall amount. For options from other companies, look at the Netatmo NWS01-US, the Davis Instruments Vantage Vue and the Rainwise MK-III Oracle.
Looks good, nice features! The only problem with it is it drops the signal from the remote unit from time to time and has to be reset.
Looks great, seems to be accurate but signal comes and goes too many times in the coarse of a day.
Easy to install the outside unit on top of a post. The inside unit required no setup, just started working as advertised. Just what I wanted!
First the screen would not light up properly and then not light up unless tilted. Second, the outside temperature was only displayed intermittently. Not a good buy!