Davis Weather Instruments is known for it's high quality products. According to our survey, Davis Weather Monitoring brand is the most highly reputed brand among the weather hobbyist and geeks.
Davis Vantage Pro2 Wireless weather station is a very reliable station that provides accurate reading. The sensor suite has been designed using the latest technology and it offers a wide range of weather information.
Here is a quick and detailed review of Vantage Pro2, which will help you determine whether or not you must buy it.
Vantage Pro2 is one of the more advanced weather stations by Davis and is suitable for a variety of purposes. It is more like a professional weather station and can be used by farmers, schools, gardeners, restaurants, and sports institutes. Some weather hobbyists or enthusiasts who like to watch and publish weather readings may also use this as a more involved home station.
This station is known for providing accurate readings and thus is also suitable for the professions that have to rely heavily on weather information, such as fishing.
In spite of being an advanced weather station, Vantage Pro2 offers easy installation because you don’t need to mount every sensors like in other weather station. Davis Brand did a fabulous job by integrating all the important sensors such as rain, wind, temperature and humidity into one single piece of hardware.
It may take a little over an hour to install and set up the station even if you have the basic tools. All the necessary items required for installation are supplied in the box.
Vantage Pro2 comes packed with 4 standard sensors including:
Vantage Pro2 supports installation of the additional sensors besides the standard ones in the supply. If you need wider range of weather readings, you can buy sensors for solar radiation, soil temperature, soil moisture, and more.
The sensory array of the wireless version of Vantage Pro2 is powered by the solar energy and it uses a low-power broadcasting technology to transmit the data to the console. The sensor unit is capable of transmitting the data to any number of consoles within the range. Hence, you can connect multiple display consoles at various spots inside the house.
The wireless unit can transmit the data up to 1000 ft when there is clear line of sight. However, the obstructions may intervene and reduce the transmission range to 400 ft (sometimes even less depending upon the type of obstruction.)
If you need to transmit the data over a larger distance, you can use the repeaters, which can extend the reception range to up to 2.5 km.
The console of Vantage Pro2 acts as a repeater and hence can retransmit the data to another console, thereby increasing the transmission range. The console also provides weather forecast based on the current and historical data.
Display Console will be providing you many weather data which could be useful for both weather geeks and normal people. You can get local weather forecast, Outdoor and Indoor temperature and humidity, barometric trend arrow, rainfall data and much more.
Share Real Time Weather Data via Internet using Weatherlink.com. However, you have to purchase WeatherLinkIP from Davis.net to get this features.
The solar energy console also features a backup battery for power supply at night. The console has over 70 alarms for various weather conditions. This weather station is also compatible with the data logger for which the software package is available for purchase additionally.
Davis Brand has packed alot of features which could benefit and saves you time. We’ve listed the main & unique advantages of this model which most of the weather monitoring stations doesn’t have.
We researched hours but we came to a conclusion that there is not much Cons in Davis Vantage Pro2 model. As you already know, It is an high-end model which is quite expensive, so you get the most out of it.
To be honest i couldn’t find any negatives in most of the Davis Weather Station. Vantage Pro 2 Wireless is one of the high-end model which could be expensive but it will be the best investment you would have ever made. In fact, It maybe the best in class. Considering it has a quality hardware, sensors and features, obviously every weather geek and professionals will love it.
This model also enables you to customize the weather station according to your needs. You can add additional sensors and accessories. It’s upto you.
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