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AcuRite 01036 Pro Color Review – Home Weather Station

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Written by David J Bates

Now you can easily plan your day in your own way with this AcuRite 01036 Pro Color weather predicting instrument. It makes use of patented Self-Calibrating Technology and offers a personal forecast of 12 to 24 hour about the different weather conditions.

The sensor measures the weather data in your yard and depending upon that data, Self-Calibrating Forecasting is generated. The amazing PC connect-feature helps to transfer the weather forecast data to your PC which can even be streamed online.

The user can even monitor the weather conditions remotely from a mobile device or a web browser using AcuRite’s complimentary software.

The LCD display is vibrant and colorful and displays the different parameters including the indoor/outdoor temperature, wind speed/direction/chill, moon phase, rain, barometric pressure history, clock, and more.Acurite 01036 Pro Weather Station O

You can even personalize the Weather Ticker to get the information you want. The different programmable alarms can alert the user about the changing weather conditions.

The wireless outdoor sensor offers 5 different technologies in one unit which includes hygrometer, wind direction vane, wind speed anemometer, a rainfall collector cup and much more.

The reliability and the accuracy of this product are incomparable. This is one of the best weather station devices available on the market.

Features of AcuRite 01036 Pro Color

This AcuRite 01036 Pro Color comes with the following features:

  • Thermometer in order to measure the air temperature
  • Hygrometer to measures the water content in your air
  • Self-Calibrating Forecasting to provide you personal weather forecasts about today’s conditions as well as about the weather forecasts for the next 12 to 24 hours by collecting the data from the sensors in the backyard.
  • The forecasts generated by this instrument are really accurate.
  • Data Logger that can easily collect data over time and can even be interfaced with a computer

Sensors:

There are a number of sensors that are available in this device to collect the outdoor data which includes a wind vane, anemometer, barometer pressure sensor, thermometer and a built-in aspirating fan which is powered by the solar cells to breathe ambient air into the sensor for reducing the false temperature readings.

The rain gauge in this device has a filter over it in order to keep all the debris away from this device and preventing the device from giving any false readings. The different parameter ranges which this device can measure include:

  • Temperature Range: 32°F (0°C) to 122°F (50°C) Indoor
  • -40°F (-40°C) to 158°F (70°C) Outdoor
  • Humidity Range: 16 to 98% Relative Humidity Indoor
  • 1 to 99% Relative Humidity Outdoor
  • Wind Speed Range: 0 mph to 99 mph
  • Rainfall Range: 0 mils to 99.99″

Type of Transmission:

The transmission which takes place in this device is wireless covering a wireless range of 330ft / 100m. The operating frequency of this device is 433 MHz

Display Unit:

The display is a multifaceted with many exciting features and is available in either of two languages French or English. The display unit stands upright or can be wall-mounted if you choose.

The display features an outdoor temperature area, a wind section, the current indoor reading section, and then the weather ticker display. The display is touch activated and is backlit all the time until the AC adapter is being used.

Icons look colored due to the colored shield but are not actually colored.

Weather Ticker & Forecast:

The weather ticker is used if the user needs currently up to date feeds for reading all the time.

The different forecast icons for this model include the following:

  • Storm Likely
  • Rain Likely
  • Snow Likely
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Cloudy
  • Chance of Mixed Rain & Snow

On the back of the display, there are a few buttons and switches including a reset button, Clear Today button and the Clear All buttons. An A-B-C Switch is also present so that the two units can synchronize with each other.

Software:

The AcuRite 01036 Pro Weather Station offers some software advantages as well. The display is equipped with a USB port and a USB cable for a windows connection.

This device also connects easily with weather data collection center and the data is collected by the 5-in-1 sensor. The displays have the logs of data which can also be downloaded in a personal computer in a CSV file.

This device can also be connected with various weather collection sites for getting the current updates about the weather conditions in a particular location.

Cost and Warranty:

AcuRite 01036 Pro Color is budget friendly weather device and is really reliable and accurate for use at home. Those who are looking for a device at average budget it is a great choice. This product comes with a limited warranty of 1 year.

Moreover, if the buyer is not satisfied with the product then it can even be returned within 90 days from the date of buying it.

Pros of AcuRite 01036 Pro Color

This device is very easy to install and comes with more than enough features. Being a wireless unit the installation does not need any professional.

It can easily provide the weather forecast with the self-calibration functionality by calibrating with the weather conditions in your yard.

This device is affordable for the users who are looking for home based weather predictions and the added feature of PC connection is really helpful as it allows the sharing of the weather forecast data with other users. The product provides accurate weather predictions.

Cons of AcuRite 01036 Pro Color

This weather forecaster may wear out after long use because of the fries in temperature internally. Any kind of barriers on the way of the wireless signals can also affect its functionalities and in this case, the predictions made may also not be accurate.

Conclusion:

For those, who are looking for a weather predictor that can offer them accurate predictions at affordable rates this AcuRite 01036 Pro Color is the best option. Further, its added features make it the right choice for every weather enthusiast.

About the author

David J Bates

David J Bates is a veteran hiker from Russellville, AR. In his free time, he likes to study synoptic weather charts and other information related to hiking and publications related to Meteorology. Being a member of the local weather club he likes to share his knowledge with smart people and prolific hikers.

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