Oregon Scientific Weather Forecaster with Temperature Display and Self-Setting Atomic Clock
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- Forecast icons display 12 - 24 hour weather forecast/Displays the indoor and outdoor temperature
- Automatically sets itself to the U.S. Atomic Clock - never needs adjusting for Daylight Saving Time
- Moon Phase indicator/Ice Alert
- Crescendo alarm with snooze function
- Wireless sensor monitors inside/outside temperature
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Worth noting: I thought that it was wall-mountable. It is NOT. There is a large plastic base built in that makes wall-mounting impossible.
Bottom line: Great for the price
When I bought this replacement, I was basically only looking for two things: an outside temperature monitor and an accurate atomic clock. I am thoroughly disappointed considering I got neither. The base unit measures the inside temperature in my home pretty accurately, however the remote unit consistently reports the outside temperature 4 or 5 degrees higher than it actually is. I have the remote in exactly the same spot as my previous one (which was accurate). It's about 4 feet off the ground and in the shade (as it should be). If OS can make one model measure the temp accurately, why can't it make all their models measure accurately? Now, I realize I can just subtract 4 or 5 from the outside temp to get pretty close to the actual temp, but that's not really the point, is it?
As a prior reviewer noted, the atomic clock will not pick up the radio signal unless you live within about 900 miles of Boulder, CO. Since I am in N.C. the atomic clock feature is utterly useless to me. This "technicality" should absolutely be stated in the product description since the great majority of the population does NOT live within 900 miles of Boulder. I now ask the same question about the atomic clock feature - if OS can make one model pick up the signal from anywhere in the country, why not put that technology in all their models? Ironically, I don't think you can pick the atomic clock signal up with this unit IN OREGON!
Buy a different weather station.
After taking the unit of of the box one of the first things I did was to compare temperature measurements received from the unit's wireless sensor (outdoor) to those of the indoor monitor with both sitting side-by-side indoors. Although it was quickly apparent that the wireless sensor was relatively slow in it's response time to changes in temperatures after 15-20 minutes the indoor and outdoor readings were only separated by a few tents of a degree F. However, one the outdoor sensor was placed outside I soon realized the sensor readings w/temperatures near freezing were grossly innacurate. Comparisons made with another wired indoor/outdoor unit and a mercury thermometer showed the Oregon Scientific's outdoor sensor was overstating the oudoor temperatures by approximately 4 deg. F when temperatures were at 32 deg. F.
Based on comments I've read from owners of similar units, innacurate readings from the wireless sensors seem to be common. I've considered installing a lithium battery in the sensor since the instructions do indicate that when powered by standard alkeline batteries the can fail to send signals if t
Most Recent Customer Reviews
They are worth their weight in gold. Love getting out of bed and knowing exactly what to wear.Published 15 months ago by Billie from Mequon Wi
This atomic clock keeps great time was able to make contact with the atomic clock in denver keeps
accurate time.Provides time,weather info,tempertures inside & outside. Read more
I have to agree with other negative reviewers that the product only functions as an indoor-outdoor thermometer. Read morePublished on October 26, 2009 by Stuart Case
The very reason you buy this is to have atomic clock, outside temp, and weather info. It frequently tells me outside is raining when there is no rain in sight. Read morePublished on April 9, 2009 by C. Chen
Bought on impulse to maybe give as a gift but decided to keep it when I saw how cute it was. The size is just right (one that I already have is bigger) but the display is still... Read morePublished on February 6, 2009 by Shoptildrop
Easy to set up initially. Buttons aren't marked very clearly and small. Generally don't need them after setup except to check daily hi and low temps. Read morePublished on January 13, 2009 by Sooner Dude
I don't know what it is about weather tools, buy guys love them. I bought this because I believed it was a good deal and instead of watching the weather channel, I figured that... Read morePublished on October 9, 2008 by Brian
I have out this all over the outdoors and it still does not work. It cindicted out of sunlight, no doors or walls, yet outside to read the temparature. Read morePublished on July 17, 2008 by Martha M. Andesha