A weather station is a niche product catering to a niche market segment. The niche market segment that a weather station caters to is defined, more or less by academic individuals. Hence, one can confidently say that this bunch of consumers is an informed group. They know exactly what they want, how they want it and why they want it.
There are many good companies that sell weather stations. AcuRite, Netatmo, Tycon and Ambient being some of the big names. In this product review article, we shall look at the features of the Ambient Weather WS-2902 and also enumerate some of its most notable pros and cons.
Like AcuRite, Ambient also combined all the important sensors into a single unit because it’s easier for the consumers to install and mount it.
Sensor array includes the following sensors:-
- Wind Vane
- Wind Cups
- UV / Solar Radiation Sensor
- Thermo-Hygrometer Sensor (measures temperature and humidity)
- Rain Gauge
- Bubble Level
- Solar Collector.
Easy to read LCD Display
All the weather data generated by the WS-2902 is displayed on a large, easy to read color LCD display screen. The data is colour coded hence, improving readability. For example: Indoor weather data will be displayed in orange and similarly, outdoor weather data will be displayed in blue; therefore reducing the possibility of confusion while reading the data.
Majority of the weather stations have the capacity to measure just five or six weather conditions. The WS-2902 is ahead of the others in this field. It’s a 10-in-1 weather stations that can measure; wind speed, rainfall, humidity, outdoor temperature, indoor temperature, UV, wind direction, temperature, barometric pressure and solar radiation.
Seamless and Superior Connectivity
In terms of connectivity to external devices/platforms, the WS-2902 is a piece of real beauty. The superior Wi-fi connectivity enables it to send the data that it collects, wirelessly, to the Ambient Weather Network. Users also have the option to access one of the world’s largest online weather station hosting service in the world; Wunderground. You can tune the weather station according to your wishes.
For example: Set a particular weather condition that you are looking out for. Whenever the weather station encounters such weather conditions, you will be receive an SMS or Email notifying you of the change. If all that’s not enough, to further complement to its feature enriched body, the WS-2902 is compatible with Alexa and also works extremely well with Google Assistant.
The WS-2902 can be connected to IFTTT and therefore, you can use it to control other external devices such as sprinklers, etc. A good weather station facilitates seamless and superior connectivity. Why? Because attributable to this connectivity, a weather station is able to provide the user with more accurate, reliable and flexible real-time updates. In short, as a user you have access to all your weather related data at the tip of your fingertips; on your mobile phone or PC. That’s exactly why this ‘connectivity’ factor of the WS-2902 makes it a very strong model.
Other Product Specifications Important to the WS-2902
- Compatible with imperial and metric units of measurement.
- Real-time wind updates; once every 16 seconds.
- Weather forecast ability.
- Set independent alerts for specific parameters relating to specific weather conditions.
- Extremely accurate and considerable durable.
- Feature enriched model leveraging the benefits of technology.
- Superior customer support personnel; easy maintenance.
- Easy to set-up.
- Connect your weather station to Ambient Weather Network server to monitor your weather data on you phone, tablet, computer, laptop, etc. You can also send email and text emails.
- Works with Google Assistant. You can simply say "Ok Google, Ambient Weather" "Outdoor conditions" and it'll provide you all the informations you need.
- Works with Alexa.
- Compatibility with IFTTT.
- The position of the LCD display screen is unfriendly; hampers convenience.
Wrapping it up!
One feature which i love in this Ambient 2902 is we can use Google Assistant or Alexa to retrieve weather data, that’s cool. Apart from that, it’s a great weather station with lot of other unique weathers like Free weather data hosting on Ambient Server. If you want a weather station with high reliability and unique features at a affordable price, this is the one.
Go ahead! It’s a wise decision. 🙂