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Ambient Weather WS-1171B Wireless Advanced Weather Station with Temperature, Dew Point, Barometer and Humidity
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- Colors come as Black on Silver / Silver on Black . The wireless sensor installs just about anywhere (up to 300 ft line of sight, 100 ft under most conditions) to report on conditions in the greenhouse, garage, wine cellar or baby's room, places where proper temperature and humidity levels are crucial.
- The weather station's main console displays a wide range of information 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.
- The unit monitors indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, outdoor dew point, as well as barometric pressure (both sea-level and measured), and features a pressure history chart to track trends.
- The handy forecast icons let you know at a glance if it's going to be rainy, cloudy, or sunny based on barometric pressure trends.
- Equipped with an atomic clock, time is set automatically via radio and in synch with the U.S. atomic clock for utmost accuracy. The clock also features an alarm with snooze and temporary back light for nighttime viewing.
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Ambient Weather WS-1171B Wireless Advanced Weather Station with Temperature, Dew Point, Barometer
Specifications and Features
- Wireless outdoor humidity range: 1% to 99% RH (+/-5% accuracy)
- Wireless outdoor temperature range: -40.0°F to + 149°F (+/- 2°F accuracy)
- Indoor temperature range: +32°F to + 140°F (+/- 2°F accuracy)
- Transmission frequency: 433MHz
- Power Requirements:
- Receiver: 3 'AA' batteries (not included)
- Wireless sensor: 2 'AAA' batteries (not included).
- Dimensions (LxWxH):
- Receiver: 7.25 x 4 x 1.25 in
- Sensor: 3.5 x 2.75 x 1.25 in
Special Notes and Caveats
- The WS-1171A only supports one remote sensor.
- The wireless signal will not penetrate solid metal or earth.
- Transmission range: up to 300 feet open air (ideal conditions), 100 feet for most applications.
- Energizer LiIon e2 batteries recommend for long life and cold weather (less than 10 degF).
The WS-1171B is Loaded with Features
The Display Console
Ambient Weather's most popular desktop weather station is packed with features at a reasonable price.
The indoor console displays barometric pressure, temperature and humidity levels indoors and outside, dew point, barometer, time and date, and shows daily weather forecasts that help you dress for the weather.
The main display receives temperature and humidity data from the included wireless remote sensor.
The weather station’s main console displays a wide array of information in an easy-to-read format on a large LCD, including indoor and outdoor temperature, indoor and outdoor humidity, dew point, relative and absolute barometric pressure, radio controlled date and time, alarms, weather forecasting, and a barograph.
The attractively thin console can be placed on a desktop or mounted to a wall. The clock also features an alarm with snooze and temporary backlight for nighttime viewing.
The Wireless Sensor
The wireless sensor installs just about anywhere (300 feet line of sight, 100 feet under most conditions) to report on conditions in the greenhouse, garage, wine cellar or baby’s room, places where proper temperature and humidity levels are crucial.
The sensor includes an LCD display that displays the current temperature (°F) and humidity (%).
The console only supports one remote sensor.
Wireless Outdoor Temperature
Wireless sensor installs inside our outside and reports temperature to the console (°F or °C).
Wireless Outdoor Humidity
Wireless sensor installs inside our outside and reports relative humidity to the console (%).
The console calculates dew point based on outdoor temperature and humidity.
The handy forecast icons let you know at a glance if it’s going to be rainy, cloudy, or sunny 24-48 hours in advance, based on barometric pressure trends.
Temperature is measured within the display console (°F or °C).
The indoor temperature can be optionally calibrated to provide the utmost accuracy.
Relative humidity is measured within the display console (%).
The indoor humidity can be optionally calibrated to provide the utmost accuracy.
Absolute and relative barometric pressure are measured and displayed (inHg or hpa). Relative pressure is corrected to sea-level.
The pressure history chart or barograph allows you to track pressure trends over a 24-hour period.
Radio Controlled Date and time
Equipped with a radio controlled clock, time is set automatically via radio and in synch with the United States atomic clock (WWVB) for utmost accuracy. Supports all 24 time zones around the world, and daylight savings time.
All digital measuring devices have a published margin of error due to manufacturing tolerances. To account for these tolerances, the WS-1171A provides for optional temperature and humidity calibration for the utmost accuracy.
Minimum and maximum visual and audible alerts are available for each measured parameter. Also includes time of day alarm.
Minimum and Maximums
Minimum and maximum records for each parameter that can be manually reset on an individual basis.
|Indoor/ Outdoor Temperature and Humidity||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Wind Speed, Wind Direction and Rain||Wind Speed and Rain||Wind Speed, Wind Direction and Rain|
|Barometric Pressure and Forecasting||✓||✓||✓||✓||Barometer and Barograph||Barometer and Barograph|
|Radio Controlled Time||✓||✓|
|Remote Sensors Supported||8||3||1||1||8||8|
|Min/ Max Resets Daily||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Backlight||Temporary||Color Changing (manually or based on temperature)||Temporary||Color Film LCD||Color Changing (manually or based on temperature)||Color Changing (manually or based on temperature)|
Wireless outdoor and indoor humidity (%RH)
Outdoor humidity calibration
Wireless outdoor and indoor temperature (°F or °C)
Records min. and max temperature and humidity with Date and Time
Barometric pressure 24-hour history graph (in Hg or hPa)
Forecast Icon Based on Changing Barometric Pressure
Radio controlled time and date (WWVB & Dcf)
Automatically updates for daylight saving time (on / off option)
12 or 24-hour time display
Time alarm with snooze
Includes one wireless remote sensor
LED backlight (temporary)
Wall hanging or free standing
Low battery indicator
Synchronized instant reception (SIR)
Wireless outdoor humidity range: 1% to 99% RH (+/-5% accuracy) with calibration
Indoor humidity range: 1% to 99% RH (+/-5% accuracy)
Wireless outdoor temperature range: -40.0°F to + 149°F (+/- 2°F accuracy)
Indoor temperature range: +32°F to + 140°F (+/- 2°F accuracy)
Transmission range: up to 330 feet (line of sight)
Transmission frequency: 433MHz
Receiver: 3 "AA" batteries (not included)
Wireless sensor: 2 "AAA" batteries (not included). Lithium recommend for long life and cold weather (see below)
Receiver: 7.25 x 4 x 1.25 in
Sensor: 3.5 x 2.75 x 1.25 in
Updated User Manual available online
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Top Customer Reviews
I made a video review if you want to see it.
The unit clearly displays everything you want to know about your Inside & Outdoor Weather, tendencies & time. I find that if I prop it up completely vertically (the built-in Stand is set to hold it at an angle), the display info looks darker and is much easier to read (to me anyway).
I had big discrepancies between my In & Outdoor Humidity readings when I kept the Outdoor Sensor and the Display Unit indoors to try to validate the readings. I figured that everything should be the same as long as I kept a 10 foot separation between the Units in the same Room. Not so. Apparently, Humidity is a tough one, and also varies between Indoors and Outdoors.
I also set the Ambient beside my older, and much larger, La Crosse Weather Station to compare results, and they were very close. I agree with the others that the La Crosse Units are a "bear" (term substituted) to deal with for both setup and when the batteries need to be replaced, but (unlike the other Reviewers) otherwise I have been very satisfied with my La Crosse.
I was very impressed with Ambient's excellent, fast delivery of the Unit, and even more impressed with the support from them - both via E-mail and by Phone. For starters, it's been a long time since I've been told that I was a "valued Customer", and Reviewer Mele confirms that finding also. Ambient's Ed persevered (promptly and helpfully) with me through several E-mails and a Phone contact - even offering to replace the Unit--which I declined.
I told him that Outdoor Humidity was the least of the information I wanted about the Outdoors, and the other 3 Measurements were validated as correct. The Heinz variety of other Settings and Alarms don't really interest me much, so I did not bother with them and cannot report. I also noticed that the Barometer is more responsive to changes than my La Crosse Unit, but have to admit that sometimes I'd like to know the Wind speed. Well, for 30 bucks, why not? But overall, it has more than I need, and I am another buyer who really likes it!
Update: 9/21/10 - Highly recommend downloading the Manual available at their Web Site. At the very least it contains the Table for adjusting your Time Zone which is missing from the Manual in the Box. My Wild Guess turned out to be off by 1 Time Zone. Also it gives you a chance to get a larger Print version.
The forecasting display is generally very good, though a bit oversensitive. By this I mean that it might show a trend towards rain with a small pressure drop, even in the middle of a generally stable pressure zone - where rain is not in the regional forecast for a week. That said, if the pressure tics back up a bit, it will quickly reverse it's rain forecast, back to the weather that you are actually having. Personally, I'd rather it be more sensitive than less. You can always use common sense and a NOAA forecast to check.
The remote sensor works great. Temp measurements compare well against a high-end mercury (analog) psychrometer. I have not yet tested for humidity calibration. The remote is attached to an insulated surface on the North side of our home, shielded from rain. If you're away from big cities and airports, you'll probably see that temps at your house vary noticeably from the general temps reported by weather services.
Basically, if you have a quality anemometer like an Inspeed Vortex, and can empty a bucket that sits on your lawn as a rain gauge, you've got a complete weather station that matches ones costing 10x the price or more. No internet connectivity or UV Index display, but if that's not critical to you, you're in the weather game. Everyone in the house starts to look at the darn thing, and compare it to the "official" forecasts, because it works well. Ambient makes high end weather stations also. They packed the essentials into this box.