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).
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
LCD display 3-1/2"H x 6"W
Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
Quality Is Apparent
Reviewed on: 1/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
- TJ Ohio
compares solar output to weather well
Reviewed on: 10/11/2011 12:00:00 AM
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.
It's been great.
Reviewed on: 9/25/2011 12:00:00 AM
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.
Very good product
Reviewed on: 3/4/2011 12:00:00 AM
The graphs are hard to understand because of the very small type used to identify them