Ok So I said I would post a review once I got the Honeywell weather station. For those who might be looking, it is a great little unit for $40. It displays both indoor and outdoor temperature and relative humidity and has a built in barometer. All that is pretty standard, but what I really like is history
function. You can scroll through and see what the temp, pressure and relative humidity was going back for several days. It also automatically logs record
highs and lows for all three sensors.
Probably the best feature, however is the bar graph plot of barometric pressure for the last 36 hours. That makes it very easy to get a sense for what the trend is (which, after all, is the important information).
Now for what I don't like. The instructions were somewhat tough to follow and the setup isn't that intuitive. If you want to adjust the barometer for altitute, you must step through a somewhat cumbersom multi step process within seconds of putting the batteries
in. Once you know what to do, it isn't that bad but the instructions don't say anything about it (I had to go online to find the information).
I also don't like one aspect of the back light. It is an indiglo type setup and highly readable / visible when turned on but it only stays on for a few seconds. In order to read all the information off the face of the station I have to push the button 2-3 times and there is no way (that I know of) to change the default timing.
All and all, those are pretty minor problems that don't really detract from the usefulness of the weather station that much. For $40 (on AMAZON
) it represents a real bargin compared to the other weather stations with similar features that I looked at (mostly in the $80 - $100 range).
Hope that helps someone, I am really enjoying learning
more about weather with this little guy.