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Oregon Scientific BAR388HGA Wireless Weather Station with Atomic Clock, Black

4 out of 5 stars 381 customer reviews
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  • Automatically sets itself to the U.S. Atomic Clock - never needs adjusting for Daylight Saving Time
  • Displays indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity
  • Exhibits moon phases, weather forecast, and weather trends
  • Includes remote sensor with 100-foot range; reads up to 3 sensors
  • Ice Alert
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Product Description

The BAR388HGA-BK is a great and accurate way for you to track time, temperature and humidity information! Featuring a beautiful black framed console, this wireless thermo-hygrometer LCD display monitors indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, shows the time and a weather forecasting icon (sun, rain, clouds) based upon changing barometric air pressure. The atomic clock is updated daily via a radio signal transmitted from Fort Collins, Colorado, maintaining the alarm clock accuracy to within one second of official U.S. government time. The atomic clock even updates automatically for Daylight Savings Time and Leap Year. The BAR388HGA-BK wireless weather station includes one THGR122NX sensor and has a three channel capacity so you can monitor additional locations if desired. The sensor has an effective transmission range for up to 100 feet (unobstructed). The moon phase icons helps you gauge moonlight and tides for outdoor activities; a temperature trend arrow displays rising, falling or steady; and the wireless weather station calculates and displays a heat index reading based on outdoor temperature and humidity. This affordable high-tech weather station even includes an ice warning alarm that notifies you when the outside temperature nears the freezing level!

Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 6.7 x 3 inches ; 13.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000I2ON6W
  • Item model number: BAR388HGA-BK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 381 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,486 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]

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The weather station operates flawlessly and is very clear. I chose it because unlike some other models, this one shows both the indoor and outdoor conditions at once for both temp and humidity.
One caution: Although the description does not say so, this is a desk unit only not a wall mount unit--there's an immovable rest sticking out the back (most of the other models are not like this)
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This unit is easy to read and works great--compared to what, I dunno. We've never owned anything like this. But it's fun to have, much more so than a simple thermometer.

Two caveats however. You need a very small flat-head screwdriver in order to put the AAA batteries into the sensor. Not so small as the one in an eyeglass repair kit though. I had a small screwdriver with a shirt-pocket clip, that small, and still had to file the sides down in order to reach the deeply recessed screws. I'll have to do this anytime the batteries need changing. Not the best design perhaps.

Second, the instructions tell you to put the (outdoor) sensor (1) in a sight line with the (indoor) monitor-- (2) open to the sky-- (3) out of the sun-- (4) out of the rain-- (5) away from metal-- It's not easy to do all of this! Ours is nestled in a plastic container cut up into the shape of a bus kiosk and tied to a post. I'm not sure if it's all 100% necessary.

The atomic clock took about a day to find its signal. The instructions warn about this odd (to me) likelihood.

It's a little discouraging to have to deal with all of this out of the box but as I say the device is great.
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After comparing this weather station to the more expensive ones, I gave in on the nice looks of this one and can't say that I'm disappointed. We really love this unit. We check the temperature and the humidity outside every day and not once was it inaccurate. The rain predictor is a bit fishy to me, it thinks it's going to rain 60% of the time when it never does. But it beats listening to the weather people on the news who can't even tell if it really is going to snow tomorrow.

The only 3 issues that we found with this are 1) it doesn't have a backlight so you can't see anything in the dark; 2) the time doesn't seem to adjust automatically to our zone and 3) the battery on the remote sensor died in like 2 months.

Despite these 3 issues, I would buy this unit again over all the others currently on the market.
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This wireless weather station has everything that I was looking for, and has been extremely accurate! I like the fact that it displays ALL of the information that I need "at a glance" - indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, date and time, weather forecast illustrations (sunny, rainy, cloudy, etc.), barometric pressure, wet or dry conditions, and arrows which indicate that the indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity are either rising, steady, or falling. It also has an alarm function to warn you if the temperature falls below or rises above a specific temperature setting.

Setup took some time (but isn't that part of the fun with a new gadget?!). It took two days for the atomic clock to set automatically. Inputting your location's elevation is suggested in order for the barometer indicator to work accurately. It was somewhat of a challenge to find the ideal location for the outdoor remote sensor - there are a number of requirements/recommendations - such as away from direct sun and moisture, and in a direct line and within range of the base unit.

Also, the unit is not wall mount. It is tabletop display only. The Fahrenheit/Celsius switch is located in the battery compartment. The black "frame" has a shiny finish, and there are several function buttons located on the side and back. Also, you can press the front (top and bottom) of the frame for additional functions (alarm on/off).

I am very happy with this weather station and hope that this review is helpful!!
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I've used Oregon Scientific and other brands of wireless thermometers since they became available to the public, and this particular model is an Edsel that should be recalled. The design of the battery cover on the remote thermometer can quickly render the product useless the first time you have to replace the batteries (and it does eat up batteries). The two bottom screws on the cover are tiny, very fragile and recessed much further than previous models. Most people don't have the necessary screw driver to begin with, and even then it is easy to strip the head of the screws, making the cover impossible to remove.

I have three of the remote thermometers, by the way, and their range does not meet advertised claims. Accuracy can also be a real issue if you are relying on it to monitor a water heater closet, plant nursery or, God forbid, a baby nursery. Sometimes they just stop working for an hour at a time for no apparent reason.

The receiver is little better. It requires frequent resetting, goes through batteries too quickly, the Atomic Clock is iffy, etc., etc., etc.

I bought this model to replace a far cheaper, 10-year-old Oregon Scientific thermometer that once kept working while lying in flood waters for two days. The signal on this latest model can be interrupted by a napping lizard (sic).

Wish I could recommend another brand but haven't had a chance to shop around because I am still trying to at least get a fraction of my money's worth on this grossly overpriced unit.
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