How many instruments does a weather station need to qualify as a weather station? Certainly a it would need to measure the temperature. Humidity's important too, because it determines your body's ability to get rid of heat and, thus, how miserable you're going to feel when the temperature is high. Barometric pressure would also be very, very nice to have, because the rising and falling of the barometer is the easiest way to spot oncoming weather systems without looking at satellite photos. Wind speed and direction couldn't hurt either,
The La Crosse Technology WS-9029U-IT-CBP Wireless Weather Station, which is about as low end as a digital weather station can be, measures the first two, temperature and humidity, but you won't get the air pressure or the wind speed and direction. So does it still qualify as a weather station? That's a judgment call. While the casual user can probably live without knowing the wind speed, the air pressure is a different matter. To have some predictive value, to aid in forecasting the weather, then anything that calls itself a weather station needs a barometer, which this doesn't have. Think of the WS-9029U-IT-CBP as more of a high-end thermometer than a low-end weather station.
On the other hand, if what you need to know is how hot it is (both indoor and outdoor, depending on where you place the wireless sensor) and how hot you're going to feel, this little device will deliver the goods. The outdoor sensor can even be used to monitor pool temperatures, which may be the unit's most important drawing card. If you want a low-end weather station that provides barometric pressure as well, take a look at the Ambient Weather WS-110 Wireless Weather Station, which is a little more expensive but also more comprehensive.
We've been using it about four months and have not needed to replace the batteries in either the remote unit or indoor unit yet. So far, so good.
It is what it says! It was just what I was looking for. Easy to set-up.
Works well and gives me the outside temperature I wanted, very happy.
It stopped working correctly after about 2 hours. I am very disappointed! I think that the probe maybe defective.
As advertised. It took a while to get here but both units works as I expected. Great product!
We never go outside without checking it first and I save money by knowing what the inside temperature is before I adjust the thermostats in the house. Great item!