La Crosse Technology's offerings tend to be a bit lower end than those from competitors in the weather station market, like AcuRite and Oregon Scientific. But the La Crosse Technology 330-2315 is a more expensive than the company's products usually are, so it's fair to ask what it offers to make it competitive. Like many of the more expensive models from competitors, it has an outdoor unit that communicates with the indoor display via WiFi and can be placed as far as 80 meters from the indoor unit. This outdoor station measures wind direction and speed, rainfall amount and humidity, making it roughly comparable to the 5-in-1 sensor that comes with dozens of AcuRite models. Although it operates on a battery, a solar panel extends the battery's life.
The color indoor display is attractive and crammed with information, including all of the things measured by the outdoor unit, plus the indoor temperature and humidity, the wind chill and humidity-adjusted temperatures, a graphic weather forecast (with background images that change according to the season), and the date and time. The display unit can be programmed to produce weather alerts based on various conditions. One of the nicest features of the unit, and one that may justify the price for some users, is its ability to connect directly to the Weather Underground website, where it will automatically upload your local weather data so that other Weather Underground users can map the progress of weather conditions across their region. And, of course, you can do the same with the information that others upload.
Based on its features, the 330-2315 would seem to justify its price point, which is in the mid-range for home weather stations. You should compare it to similar units from AcuRite, whose products this unit strongly resembles, especially the AcuRite Pro 5-in-1 01535 and the less-expensive AcuRite 00589. From other companies, look at the sleek Netatmo NWS01-US, which goes for a different look than most weather stations; the Oregon Scientific WMR-89A; and the very-high-end Davis Instruments Vantage Pro2.
Indoor and outdoor components appear to be well built...easy to read and understand...Setting the date and time and user preferences were quick and straight forward.
Nice unit, easy to install but the only problem is the display is not bright enough.
Great product at a great price...lousy weather connect app which works when it wants to.
The device is nice and easy to setup. The only thing that is wrong is that the system will not send rain amounts to the unit.
Installation was clean and simple...I noticed a big disparity between the displayed outdoor temperature and the actual temperature as recoded by the U.S. weather service.
It's a great unit and very cost effective by comparison. The color display is fantastic!
Easy to install and connect to weather underground. Accuracy similar to previous weather stations I have had. I like the separate sending unit for temp and humidity.