AcuRite 01014M Weather Station with AcuRite Access for Remote Monitoring, Compatible with Amazon Alexa
- Monitor actual weather conditions in your own backyard, from anywhere using your smartphone, tablet or computer
- Compatible with Amazon Alexa - Just Ask "Alexa, Ask My AcuRite about my backyard weather"
- Create custom alerts to get notifications sent directly to your phone when changing conditions need your attention
- Share your weather with friends, family, and online weather communities like weather Underground
- Expandable; monitor and protect more things you care about in and around your home, connecting up to seven (7) compatible devices to my AcuRite using AcuRite Access
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Plan Your Day with Confidence - Just Ask Alexa
The included AcuRite Access is now compatible with Alexa.
Enjoy the convenience of simply asking Alexa what your AcuRite weather sensors are reporting, instead of pulling up the My AcuRite app or walking over to your weather display.
Enable the My AcuRite skill for Alexa and just ask: 'Alexa, ask My AcuRite about my backyard weather.'
Just Ask Alexa
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Indoor and Outdoor Temperature & Humidity Sensor (#06002)
AcuRite's temperature and humidity sensor has a built in hygrometer to measure environmental conditions with precision and accuracy. Its' compact size and integrated mounting options give you the freedom to use it almost anywhere for an almost endless number of applications.
The sensor wirelessly transmits its' readings at 16 second intervals over distances up to 330 ft.
Stay informed of the temperature and humidity conditions in the places you care about most with AcuRite's Temperature and Humidity sensor.
Temperature & Humidity Sensor
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So thank goodness for amazon.
I got the 5-1 unit with the Access unit (didnt want/need an in-house display). The idea is that via computer or phone app I could get the data easily.
The Access unit connected fine - and the station connected to the Access unit - YEA. Account was created and everything was seen properly - another YEA. iPhone App installed and connected - third Yea.
Well that was the end of the Yea. I waited the 5 minutes for everything to connect and start getting readings - and the Temp and Humidity came in fine. However the wind speed/direction took over 10 min. OK - no worries. So I played with the wind cups and vane - which are to have 18 and 36sec updates. Well after 4 minutes i got an update and only after i refreshed the web-page.
Basically the wind system is useless - updates in multiple minutes and requiring manual refresh is not acceptable.
As to the phone app - would you believe no wind-direction is shown ------- really !!!! Tons of other data shown - but not that - weird.
How knows about the rain gauge - not willing to play enough - since it was already being returned.
Anyway - back it goes. Not certain my future selection - but probably not acurite.
The trick to registering the Access unit to your account is that you need to put the batteries in your weather station before connecting the Access unit to your internet router or switch. The Access needs to see some sort of weather data or it will not be able to register to the AcuRite service. So it was a little frustrating at first and because this is a new product, I didn't see anything online. It's confusing too because there is no indication on the Access that the weather station is communicating with it, just that it's connected to your network. But once the batteries were installed in the weather station, and data was sent to the Access unit, it connected just fine and I was able to register. This process requires a lot of patience because once you get your Access unit registered and talking to the AcuRite network, it takes about 10-15 minutes before the weather station data shows up on the dashboard. But once that happens, everything works great and the communication to the Access unit is fast and it seems to update quickly based on current weather conditions.
I can see a lot of potential for bad reviews from frustrated people having trouble setting this up so I hope this info was helpful to someone. Once the station was linked to the Access unit, I could see my indoor temperature and I proceeded to mount the weather station to the corner of my roof which faces south, about 15 feet off the ground. You want it to be at least 5 feet off the ground, and as high as 30 feet if possible according to the instructions. Installation was easy and although the weather station is fairly lightweight and plastic, it seems like it can withstand rain and snow and high winds.
Once installed on my house, I was able to view all the weather data on my phone and computer by signing into the myacurite.com website. The dashboard shows a combination of data from the 5 in 1 weather station as well as forecast information from other sources. The data is easy to read, with the most important being the temperature, wind, and rainfall. It also displays barometric pressure and humidity. The rainfall sensor is interesting and it works by collecting water in a little bucket and displaying rainfall in imperial or metric format. You can calibrate the rainfall measurement on the weather station itself by adjusting screws but I am going to keep testing it at the default setting for now to see how accurate it is. We have received a little rain and light snow since I started testing and it seems fairly accurate so far. I will keep monitoring this and calibrate if necessary.
Overall, I really like this weather station concept. I like that I can easily see the weather at my house from work or anywhere. Once the app is installed on your phone, it takes just a couple seconds to load the weather data, so it's fairly convenient. The main downside is there is no super quick way for everyone in your family to check the weather unless you have a tablet or phone with the screen always on sitting in your house somewhere (which is easy to do if needed). But to me, the benefit of accessing not only your current weather data from your house, but charts and details for the past 31 days for temperature, humidity, rain, wind, and pressure is really useful and interesting, especially if you live in an area where the weather changes a lot. Once you set it up, it just works and is always there and except for the frustrating experience I had setting it up, this is a very nice product and much more useful than the standard wireless outdoor thermometer I had before.
The customer service folks were otherwise very courteous and patient. The hardware doesn't look very robust. The repeatability looks good but the resolution in both scan-rate and sensitivity is very course. Note the instructions call for the installer to calibrate the rain gage with a paper cup with a "pin hole" in it! For the price it has lots of features but is not a serious scientific instrument. Somebody please, make a modular system!