Vantage Pro2®, from Davis Instruments, can transmit and receive data wirelessly up to 1000' with a clear line-of-sight. It shows multiple weather variables and forecasting information with icons, on-screen graphs, and text, all on one sleek, easy-to-read console. The Vantage Pro2® updates data every few seconds, so that the data you are viewing is real time.
The large LCD display shows both indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, barometric pressure and trends, wind speed and direction, time of day or time of sunrise and sunset, phases of the moon, and rainfall totals with the highest degree of accuracy available. You can set over 70 alarms for different functions and choose from over 80 graphs to display. The solar-powered integrated sensor suite is easy to set up, very reliable, and shielded from solar radiation.
You can also view rainfall totals for the day, month, year, and storm, and there is room to add additional indices.
Set over 70 alarms for different functions and choose from over 80 different graphs to be displayed. A text screen shows the current forecast.
The integrated sensor suite (rainfall collector, temperature and humidity sensors, and anemometer) is easy to set up, very reliable, and shielded from solar radiation.
Base unit uses household current or three C batteries (not included).
Specifications: Transmission Range: up to 1000' line-of-sight; 200' to 400' with wall or building interference Temperature Base: Range 32° to 140°F. Accuracy ±1°F Temperature Remote: Range -40° to 150°F. Accuracy ±1°F Humidity Base: 1 to 100% RH. Accuracy ±5% RH Humidity Remote: 1 to 100% RH. Accuracy ±3% RH Barometric Pressure: Range 16.00" to 32.50" Hg. Accuracy ±0.03" Hg Max. elev. 12000' Barometric Pressure Trend with Alarm Time: User-set, 12/24 hour, alarm, calendar Rainfall Daily: Range 0" to 99.99". Accuracy ±4% Rainfall Monthly and Yearly: Range 0 to 199.99". Accuracy ±4% Wind Speed: Range 2 to 180 mph. Accuracy ±2 mph Wind Direction: Range 0° to 360°. Accuracy ±3° Compass Rose: 16 Compass Points Dew Point: Range -105° to 130°F. Accuracy ±3°F Wind Chill: Range -110° to 135°F. Accuracy ±2°F
Comments about Product: Install went well and unit functioned very accurately right out of the box. Location was a bit difficult but that was due to my own preferences concerning my terrain and wanting the perfect conditions to achieve the most accurate readings possible and not have the unit stand out like a sore thumb in my landscape scheme.
Comments about Product: I use this unit to check output of my solar power system versus site weather.
Accurate, reliable and durable.
AC adapter plug needed replacement--otherwise this unit is a 5 star winner.
Comments about Product: Home weather watching which evolved into an online weather station near Index, Washington, USA.
Can't really compare this to other makes or models but this unit was easy to set up and has been running steady and stable for the last couple years.
Comments about Product: I run a remote station for National Weather Service in area that is blocked from radar coverage - many times this is the only accurate weather information within 40 miles!
This is second unit - first was fried by close lightning strike when I was on phone to NWS.