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Ambient Weather WS-2080 Wireless Home Weather Station

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  • The Ambient Weather WS-2080 is a compact, easy to install complete weather station with impressive reliability at a very low cost.
  • This weather station measures wind speed, wind direction, temperature and humidity (both inside and outside), rainfall and barometric pressure.
  • The console of the weather station displays a wide range of parameters in an easy-to-read format on a large LCD. The attractively thin console can be placed on a desktop or mounted to a wall.
  • Includes a USB port and EasyWeather PC software, a simple to use windows application that allows real time monitoring. It can be used to progam weather station parameters and alarms. You can also log data .

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 5.8 x 16 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003OSJ08S
  • Item model number: WS-2080
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (470 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,796 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

Features:
USB port for easy connection to your PC
All the weather data from the base station and weather history data with user adjustable measuring intervals can be recorded and uploaded to your PC
Free PC software for transfer weather data to PC
Rainfall data (inches or millimeters): 1-hour, 24-hour,one week,one month and total since last reset.
Wind chill and Dew point temperature display (°F or °C)
Records min. and max. wind chill and Dew point with time and date stamp
Wind speed (mph, m/s, km/h, knots, Beaufort)
Wind direction display with LCD compass
Weather forecast tendency arrow
Weather alarm modes for: a) Temperature b) Humidity c) Wind chill d) Dew point e) Rainfall f) Wind speed g) Air pressure h) Storm warning
Forecast icons based on changing barometric pressure
Barometric pressure (inHg or hPa) with 0.1hPa resolution
Wireless outdoor and indoor humidity (% RH)
Records min. and max. humidity with time and date stamp
Wireless outdoor and indoor temperature (°F for °C)
Records min. and max. temperature with time and date stamp
Time and date with manual setting
12 or 24-hour time display
Perpetual calendar
Time zone setting
Time alarm
High light LED backlight
Wall hanging or free standing
Synchronized instant reception
Low power consumption (over 2 years battery life for transmitter)
Set includes:
Receiver
Four outdoor sensors: thermo-hydro transmitter, wind speed sensor, wind direction sensor and rain sensor
Specifications:
Outdoor temperature range: -40°F to +149°F
Indoor temperature range: 32°F to +122°F
Humidity range: 10% to 99% (1% resolution)
Wind speed: 0-100mph
Measuring range air pressure: 8.85inHg - 32.50inHg
Alarm duration : 120 sec
Transmission range up to 330 feet (line of sight)

From the Manufacturer

Specifications:

  • Outdoor temperature range: -40°F to +149°F
  • Indoor temperature range: 32°F to +122°F
  • Humidity range: 10% to 99% (1% resolution)
  • Wind speed: 0-110 mph
  • Measuring range air pressure: 8.85inHg - 32.50inHg
  • Alarm duration : 120 sec
  • Power consumption: a) Receiver: 2 x AA alkaline batteries (not included) b) Sensor: 2 x AA alkaline batteries (not included)
  • Console Dimensions (LxWxH):
  • 4.5 x 6.75 x 1.5 inches
  • Transmission frequency: 433MHz

The WS-2080 Wireless Weather Station with Software

Wireless and Easy to Install

Low Cost Weather Station

The Ambient WS-2080 is a compact, easy to install complete weather station with impressive reliability at a very low cost.

This weather station measures wind speed, wind direction, temperature and humidity (both inside and outside), rainfall and barometric pressure.

The console also displays dew point and wind chill, increments of rain (hourly, daily, monthly, yearly), includes a barograph and weather forecasting.

A radio controlled clock synchronizes the date and time for the utmost accuracy.

The weather station’s console displays a wide range of parameters in an easy-to-read format on a large LCD. The attractively thin console can be placed on a desktop or mounted to a wall.

Other features include alarming, high and low history, archive history, and calibration.

The console includes an integrated USB port for connection to a computer, or the WeatherBridge Web Appliance (optional).

Special Notes and Caveats:

- The wireless range is 300 feet line of sight (100 feet under most conditions).

- The wireless signal will not penetrate solid metal or earth.

- Mounting pole is not included and sold separately. The WS-2080 includes brackets and adapter for mounting to any 1-2 inch diameter pole.

- For improved temperature accuracy, order the SRS100LX Solar Radiation Shield.

The Sensor Array

The sensor array measures wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity, rainfall and receives radio controlled time from the atomic clock in Bolder, CO.

The 433 MHz wireless sensor array communicates to the console. The wireless range is 300 feet line of sight (100 feet under most conditions).

The sensor array updates every 48 seconds. The maximum wind speed (gust) and average wind speed are continuously sampled within the 48 second time period, so you never miss a wind gust.

The self emptying rain gauge provides resolution to 0.01 inches.

The Software

All the weather data from the base station and weather history data with user adjustable measuring intervals can be recorded and uploaded to your PC or Mac.

PC Users (free application):

Includes a USB port and EasyWeather software, a simple to use windows application that allows real time monitoring of the WS-2080 Home Weather Station. It can be used to program weather station parameters and alarms. You can also log data as well as view collected data in various graphical formats.

Mac Users (paid application):

Add WeatherSnoop or WeatherSnoop Lite. WeatherSnoop connects your Mac to the WS-2080 weather station to provide you with a rich graphical representation of your weather data, along with numerous data management and sharing features. It has the look and feel that you expect from a Mac application. Includes internet connectivity to free hosting services.80

The Internet

Post your weather station data online, free!

Add Cumulus Software by Sandaysoft and post your data on Weather Underground, the world's most popular free weather station network.

Runs on most Windows 32/64-bit operating systems, including Windows 8.

Also supports WeatherBug Backyard, PWS (Weatherfoyou) and CWOP weather station services.

You can also order the Ambient Weather WeatherBridge web appliance for PC-free operation.

Weather Underground Features:

The Weather Underground is the most comprehensive weather server for storing, analyzing and viewing your weather station data.

The image above shows the WunderStation app for IPads, available at the Apple Store. WunderStation allows you to view, analyze, share and compare data from local personal weather stations with beautiful, customizable charts and graphics.

WunderStation is compatible with iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iOS versions 7 and higher.

WS-2080 WS-2095 WS-1200 WS-1200-IP WS-1400-IP WS-1001-WiFi
Wind Speed and Direction, Rainfall, Temperature, Humidity, Barometer
Solar Radiation and UV
Color Display with Graphing
Software Connectivity
Internet Publishing with software with software direct to intenet direct to internet wifi to internet
Sunrise, Sunset and Moonphase
Dew Point
Heat Index
Radio Frequency 433 MHz 433 MHz 915 MHz 915 MHz 915 MHz 915 MHz
WiFi to Internet

Customer Reviews

It was very easy to set up and seems to be working fine.
gabnmag
Unless you want to spend the money replacing these every year, I'd say spend a little more and get something of a higher/better quality.
Oliver H Perry
Keeps up with the wind speed and other weather measurements.
Brenda K. Parker

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

465 of 467 people found the following review helpful By Peter Chenoweth on August 31, 2011
I'm a weather nerd. I've had several home weather stations over the years, some were better than others. Davis' stations are the best on the market, but they are expensive. You can have four complete WS-2080's for the price of the least-expensive Davis w/ the appropriate data-connect module. The Davis machines are definitely superior in accuracy & build quality and are (I believe) made in the US. All great things, and if you're very serious about home weather then Davis is the way to go. But if you're looking for a decent home weather station that has PC/Mac + Internet capabilities for a low price, the WS-2080 is an excellent choice. I've had mine up and running for over a year now, with no problems.

I've had no problems with the sensor range; my base is sitting about 75' away from the outside sensor, through 1 exterior (with a few windows) and 3 interior (no windows) walls. No connection problems at all.

Unlike some of the other low-cost home weather stations, I've not had any problems with erroneous data. It's clean. With a previous station I'd get frequent erroneous 57mph wind gusts when it rained, despite my best efforts of sealing & ferrite-choking the cables.

A few caveats:

1) Use good lithium batteries in the outside sensor unit. It takes two AA's. Yes, lithium's are 2-3 times as expensive as alkalines. But lithium batteries will last much longer than standard alkalines, and they are much better in the cold. I live in the midwest, and I'm still on the first pair of AA lithiums from over a year ago, and they went through a brutally cold winter without any complaints. Alkalines are fine for the base. My station's connected to a PC, so it is powered via the USB connection anyway.

2) Build quality of the sensors is very low.
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516 of 535 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 19, 2010
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I originally bought an Ambient Weather WS-1170. I was really pleased with it, so was my wife, an elementary teacher. She wanted it to teach weather to her students. I got to upgrade to a real weather station. Thus,I got the Ambient Weather WS-2080 about a month ago and I am very pleased with it. It has worked perfectly. The people at Ambient Weather are great and really helpful and friendly. You can spend several times this much on other weather stations, but like I said, this one has worked perfectly from day one. Plus, all the readings seem very accurate. Here is my video of the Weather Station WS-2080.
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After the third large branch hit my house, we had the tree cut down.
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75 of 79 people found the following review helpful By scribbles on January 10, 2012
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when we purchased the ws2080 it was going for around $160 on amazon (oct2011). as of jan2012 it is available at $120; as of nov2013 it is going for $110 or so.

this is a great station if you are just getting into weather monitoring. a davis might last longer, but then again you could just buy another WS2080 in two years and still be out less money than you would have paid for a davis.

these mid-range weather stations are manufactured by FineOffset then resold by ambient weather and others. the 2080 has a fairly comprehensive feature set. the 1080 has larger console, touchscreen, and requires more batteries. the 3080 has uv/sunlight sensors. there is a solar-powered option for the sensors. the 2090 has an integrated anemometer/windspeed.

below are the PROs, CONs, and a few NOTEs about the WS2080 based on use on an island in mid-coast maine.

PRO:

- inexpensive. you can get 3 of these (or 2 stations with 2 extra consoles) for the price of a single davis.

- reasonably accurate, except for wind gusts.

- trivial to set up.

- wireless range is decent, but not great.

- batteries (use lithium!) last a long time even in cold weather. requires 2 AA for the sensor and 2 AA for the console.

- multiple consoles can be used with a single instrument station. the console is WS-2080-C and can be ordered directly from ambient weather for about $40.

- console can be powered via the USB port.

CON:

- the console update interval is every 48 seconds (davis is every 2 seconds). as a result you'll miss a lot of wind gusts. not a big deal for the other data.

- there is no option to add uv/sunlight sensor. the 3080 units seem to be hard to find in the US.
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164 of 183 people found the following review helpful By Craig A. Taylor on July 31, 2010
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I just received the station yesterday and have completed most of the checkout before I install it on the roof. It is what you payed for. I did not what to spend a lot of money so after consideration of many stations I chose this station. I noticed that most of the sensors for stations in this price range were the same type, maybe some variation in the electronics, but structurally similar. From what I read in reviews you can expect the sensors to last between one and two years. There is some maintenance required. I believe that the phone style connector contacts will need cleaning each year, and I would first suspect the connectors if a sensor stops working. You should put bird spikes on the rain and solar shield to help keep then clean and to avoid any possible damage from birds. Also, do not expect the sensors to handle very bad weather. If winds get above 70 mph I would not be surprised to lose a sensor or two. I did notice that no makers seem to list weather limits. The wind sensor will monitor high winds, just may not survive the winds.

Everything work out of the box. Spent some time reading manual so that I knew what it was capable of and what the limitations were. This was nice in that everything needed except mounting pole was included, even PC cable and software. Would I recommend it to a friend, yes. Just would warn them that it is like any low cost device, it may not have the long life someone would want, but it did not cost $1,500 dollars or more. I like knowing the local conditions around my house, but not going to pay a lot.
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