Personal weather stations represent a relatively small pond in the vast continent of smart devices to appear in the marketplace in the early 21st Century, but there are several big fish swimming in it. Three of them are La Crosse Technology, Acurite...and Oregon Scientific.
All three of these companies sell personal weather stations at a number of price points, so depending on your level of interest in weather -- casual, hobbyist or scientific -- and the portion of your budget that you're willing to invest in it, each of them is likely to have a weather station that will fit your needs. If you just need the time, temperature and barometric pressure, go shopping for the La Crosse Technology 308-146. Want something that will give you serious weather data but without sending a tornado racing through your bank account? Consider the AcuRite 01500 Pro 5-in-1. And if the weather bug's bitten you bad, prepare to shell out more than a couple of hundred bucks for this gadget, the Oregon Scientific WMR-200A Professional. It may be the love of your life that you just haven't met yet.
The WMR200A has all the digital and mechanical equipment an armchair meteorologist (or someone such as a farmer who needs localized and up-to-the-second weather data) could hope for in a 5kg package. You can probably guess most of what it will provide: temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, and rainfall amount. Although the main unit and display can be kept indoors, you can attach up to 10 outdoor sensing stations. The main unit can crunch that data to produce forecasts, wind chill, heat index, and so on.
And if this unit doesn't have everything you're looking for, or if it's data-crunching capabilities aren't quite what you had in mind, remember the other companies mentioned above and see if you can find some of their products on this site.
Sensor package was relatively easy to setup...touchscreen unit feels well built...I had no issues connecting to the Weather Display Basic software that was bundled with it.
Overall it's okay...display is clear and shows what you need...Sensor reliability isn't very good...Reception is poor.
Gives very little data without hooking to a computer via some very outdated and glitchy software. The unit's graph is only usable for pressure, rain and wind history.
Setup went well and quickly. All sensors linked in. Physical installation was easy. Readings are consistent with other sensors. I like the display.
Once you get past all of the pain of getting the WMR200A to actually work, using its control panel is a relative joy. No chunky buttons here.
This has been a great weather station for my needs...wind speed updates pretty fast. Like every 15 seconds or something...All in all I am happy.
Nice looking. Wireless is much easier to install than stringing cable...main unit would fail to receive info from various sensors until the next transmit. Very inconsistent.
The battery capacity is great, thanks to solar cell operation...Stylish indoor display with touch screen, which is easy to understand. Have blue night lighting.