La Crosse Technology Weather Channel WS-9625TWC-IT Wireless Forecast Station with Oscar Outlook
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Be prepared for a cold, wet morning with the help of this forecast station and its virtual weather boy, Oscar. From The Weather Channel by La Crosse Technology, the forecast station monitors indoor conditions for enhanced comfort. It also evaluates outdoor … see full wiki
I have an Oregon Scientific wireless indoor/outdoor thermometer, but the outdoor sensor stopped working. I was going to just replace the sensor, but I found this La Cross Wireless Forecast Station on a Gold Box deal at Amazon and it was such a reasonable price (especially for all the information it provides) that I just bought it instead.
I roll out of bed every morning just after sunrise and walk the dog for 20-45 minutes. As a result, knowing what the weather is like outside is quite important to me so I know how to dress to be comfortable for that length of time. This product has really been a big help with that!
First, it shows me the outdoor (as well as indoor) temperature AND humidity (currently 38.8 degrees farenheit and 61% humidity outside). But what's really cool is that Oscar, a little animated figure on the screen, shows me how to dress! Right now, for example, Oscar shows me that it's sunny outside (because there's a sun graphic over Oscar's shoulder) but that I need to wear my heavy coat, hat and scarf because it's quite cold. If it's raining, Oscar shows me that too because he has an umbrella in his hand! The product also displays the time (atomic) and date and shows minimum and maximum temperatures outside.
My only complaint, and this was only at setup, is that the instructions said to remove the hood off the outdoor sensor in order to insert the batteries. Well, I pulled and pulled and I could not get the thing off. I finally had to go to a neighbor (a big guy with very large hands) and he was able to get it off for me. It shouldn't be that difficult to remove! Also, I would have wished for the product/screen to be a little larger so that the information on the screen wasn't quite so jumbled together. I'm giving the product 4 stars vs. 5 for those two things, but otherwise highly recommend the product.
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