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Oregon Scientific BAR608HGA Hide-Away Weather Forecaster with Clock


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  • Weather forecaster with self-setting clock and remote sensor
  • Remote sensor has 100-foot transmission range
  • Illuminated with HiGlo electro-luminescent backlight
  • 3 levels of pressure, temperature and humidity trend indicators: Rising, Steady or Falling 12- to 24-hour weather forecasts with graphical icons; Moon phase indicator
  • Dimensions: 5.5L x 1.125D x 6.5H (in.)
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00026732U
  • Item model number: bar608hga
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,149,784 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

The BAR608HGA Deluxe Weather Station is handsome as well as functional - it's compact size makes it small enough for your desktop or a shelf yet it's packed with features. It displays the indoor temperature and humidity plus remote/outdoor temperature and humidity from 1 to 3 locations up to 100 feet away. It also displays the barometric pressure, provides highly accurate weather forecasts, and shows pressure, humidity, and temperature trends plus the current moon phase. The self-programming radio-controlled "atomic" clock features a calendar and snooze alarm. The easy-to-read backlit LCD display features a 4-inch-tall, 6-line LCD display.

Customer Reviews

Great guy gift for Christmas or birthdays.
Anonymous
I have had a pedometer made by OS that was very nicely made, so I figured on buying another quality product.
Silvergirl
It was easy to set up and worked great immediately.
C. Ross

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

67 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Jerry C. Welsh, Jr. on May 24, 2006
I set up the included remote on my back deck at the other end of the house from the base. There are three walls between the remote and the base, yet base picks up the signal perfectly. Just read the directions before starting. The atomic clock didn't find a signal for the first few days but finally I did pickup a signal (I am well over the recommended range of 930 miles or so). You can set the clock up manually if needed, and it's very easy to do. I love seeing both the indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity without switching modes.

My disappointments so far are few. 1) The unit runs only on batteries and manual says no rechargables. There is no ac adaptor option. 2) The backlight only stays on for a few seconds and it really isn't long enough to see everything. It would be great if this were configurable. 3) To change batteries in the remote you must unscrew three tiny, recessed screws so make sure you have a small phillips head screwdriver handy.

Overall, I am very happy with this unit, especially when you consider the price. I was prepared to spend a lot more to get a high end unit that shows both indoor and outdoor temp and humidity at the same time but they just aren't out there.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By L. Moccia on June 16, 2006
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(Funny how the price of this likes to flucuate, I got it here only a couple days ago and it was a couple dollars more.)

Anyway, this is a decent unit for the money. I actually bought two, when I only needed one. Why? For the second remote sensor. When another unit that includes a remote sensor is only a few dollars more than the only lone remote sensor available, it made perfect sense! lol

My only gripes are: The units just can't find an atomic clock signal here (NJ) for some reason (one finally did after 2 whole days, but the next day it can't again, so I guess it depends on favorable atmospheric conditions? *); the barometer of the two units won't agree (one is spot-on after setting proper altitude; the other is way off at same altitude setting - so I guess the altitude setting is really just a general calibration); and the backlight stays on for only 4 seconds (not 8 as stated in the manual!).

Otherwise, even with its funky off-center design (because of the sliding cover), it's a nice looking unit with decent features that gives you the weather info you want the most. Plus how it rotates the display for the remote sensors is handy.

(* Seems more likely to find the atomic clock signal -- and strong level too -- on overcast days, so it does seem that atmospheric conditions affect it much like ham radio I guess. Also the unit's location around other electronic devices may affect success as well.)
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Sadie on July 28, 2006
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I have now bought 4 of these. I started by buying one for my husband who loves checking weather reports. He now has his own weather station and I have since bought an extra sensor so he can check the temperatures in other areas. My dad saw it and became intrigued, so I bought him one and now have ordered two more for future gifts. Great gift for anyone interested in the weather, temperatures in different areas of your house, yard, RV, etc. Easy to use too!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jason P on November 30, 2006
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I have had this unit for a few weeks now and have had a pretty decent experience. The temp and humidity seem accurate enough for my own personal use and the weather prediction is accurate more than 75% of the time.

I did run into the same problem as one of the other users where it wouldn't take the information from the remote unit without it being right next to the base. I proceeded to change the remote and base unit to channel 2 and reset both devices (as I didn't feel like trying to figure out which one needed resetting) and it work immediately.

For the price, this is well worth it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Lanier Dodson on October 25, 2006
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This is a good price, so I gave it 4 stars for value. They say it is a precision instrument (OK, it measures temperature to 0.1 degree F). However, it is not very accurate (I put the remote and main units next to each other and over a two day period the temperature difference between them varied from 0.5 to 1.5 degrees F). I called the company and they say they only guarantee it to +/-2 deg. At least LaCrosse is up-front and tells you in the description of their similar product that it is accurate to +/- 1.5 deg.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Craig S. Harrison on August 24, 2006
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I purchased my first of these in December 2005 for myself, and just purchased another for my 82 year old mother. The display is easy to read, and provides temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, a forecast of clear or cloudy, the date and the time. The maximum-minimum feature is what sold me, which you need to clear each day which can be done simply. The remote can signal from quite a long distance away and through several walls.

My complaints would be that this device unnecessarily has an alarm clock and an atomic clock which I don't need. I mention this because the programming to set the units up is not intuitive, and adding these just makes the task more difficlut, unless reading tiny print on technical manuals is something that you enjoy. The batteries for the main unit are easy to install, but the AAA batteries for the remote device require a teeny screwdriver or some jury-rigged device. Why they didn't use the same screws as the main unit is beyond me. You also need to use a paperclip or similar device to poke into a hole to zero things out when you set this up, and I had to contact the company to learn how to do this. For these reasons, I set up my mother's device up before giving it to her. Some of these problems could be resolved by having the unit do only what I wanted it to do -- provide current, maximum and minimum tempertures inside the house and outside the house.
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