Weather Direct regional weather forecasters display up-to-date forecasts using the same sophisticated analysis as your local TV station. Weather Direct downloads information through a wireless gateway that plugs into your high-speed DSL or cable router. The gateway transmits by wireless radio frequency located anywhere in your house. It's just like having your own personal weatherperson! It even includes an additional sensor for temperature right in your own backyard.
Customize your multi-day forecasts and current weather reports to include up to five cities (choose from 60,000 specific locations) with the most comprhensive, reliable and up-to-the-minute weather information available - from the internet! Eas-read back-lit displays show a complete reange of weather data, graphics, trends storm alerts, atomic time and more! Change city selections and weather-data details anytiime.
Uses 2 C batteries (not included). Remote sensor uses 2 AA batteries (not included).
Features: Forecasts for 60,000 U.S. and Canadian Cities Hook up to any broadband connection Base goes anywhere in your home; gateway is wireless! Run multiple displays from one gateway
Specifications: Wireless Remote Sensor: Range 330' Transmission Frequency: 915MHz Temperature, Remote: -39.8°F to 139.8°F Temperature: 14.1°F to 100°?F High and Low daily temperature forecast Humidity: 1 to 99% RH Barometric Pressure Trends: Arrows indicate rising, steady, or falling Four-Day Forecast for 600 Cities Forecasts for primary city and expandable up to four more locations Micro Forecast (Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Night) Weather Forecast Icons: Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy, Rainy User-select RSS feeds Time: Self-sets to U.S. Atomic clock, snooze alarms, user-selectable wake-up tones, date Stereo Sound
Comments about Product: This was very easy to setup, very easy to use. (My router is made by SMC in case you are wondering).
The outside temp is a little annoying in that you either have to wait for the temp to scroll across the bottom, or press a button on the back to see it. But pressing the button changes what is displayed so you have to keep pressing until it cycles back to what you want. It would be much better if it showed the outside temp (either from the web, or sensor) all the time.
Also, the remote sensor just stops talking sometimes. I have it no more than 10 feet from the display. I have not ruled out interference from something in my house, although I do not have anything weird, just cordless phones and WIFI
Also, the forecast info is displayed weird. You can either display the weather in chunks of morning, afternoon, evening, and night (it cycles). Or you can see it for the whole day. I wish I could see the day and night forecasts separate for the current day. There are other modes, but I can't get them to work as expected. (I only have a Masters in Electrical Engineering)
If you can get this on sale it is worth it, otherwise I cam going to say look for something else.