Sharp Weather Station Clock Atomic Wireless SPC502A
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- Battery Operated
- 24 Hour Weather Forecast
- Atomic Accuracy
- Month, Date and Day
- 330Ft Wireless
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Out of the box, the setup wasn't too convoluted at all. Install batteries, select the channel on the outdoor transmitter and set the indoor receiver to the same channel. It comes with a table stand and wall mount on both the indoor and outdoor pieces. The outdoor piece is detachable from the the wall mount, which makes it much easier to hang. The indoor receiver is not detachable from the wall mount but in the event of mounting it on the wall, the table stand it detachable.
The other review was pretty accurate in saying it's hard to read. It is. It's full on LCD and if you're looking directly at the display from a ninety degree angle, it's almost impossible to read anything other than the clock and the moon cycle. These two items dominate the display, which is kind of silly for a weather station if you ask me. There is a Snooze/Light button on the top of the unit which activates the light for five seconds. When the light is on, it is almost impossible to read any part of the display at a ninety degree angle. If you're looking down at a forty-five degree angle from the top-right side, the display is crystal clear. A LCD design flaw, a big one!
The atomic clock dominates the display followed by the moon cycles, the alarm and the 12 and 24 hour forecast. The lower right corner is dominated by the barometric pressure history chart and could have been assigned to something much more useful.Read more ›
They apparently do not care about customer service and giving the clients good service.
One complaint is that though the time is displayed in large numbers, the other readings are very small and you have to be very close to the unit to read things like temperature, humidity, pressure, etc.
Still, overall, this unit seems to be pretty nice for the price.
Overall, I like it because it shows everything I want it to show--inside/outside temp., humidity, moon cycles, forecast, etc. It is definitely better than the computer-connected one I bought and returned because it didn't work properly. This one isn't reliant on a computer, and I like that.
The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because it is very hard to read. There should be a way that one could brighten the screen permanently. As it is, you have a very short window of time in which the light will come on so you can read what's on the screen. That needs to be corrected.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Don't waste your money on this junk. The outdoor transmitter quit after about a year and Sharp support is pathetic.Published on October 6, 2013 by Yardman
I mounted the base unit on the wall by the thermostat. It is impossible to read with backlight on. Every now and then it loses sync with the remote sensor, even with fresh... Read morePublished on May 26, 2013 by K. Bachelor
I would suggest that the negative reviewers for this weather station have not read all of the instructions for set up. It is very easy to read and is user friendly. Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by woodwkr
where can I get an instruction manual, on how to set up a Sharp Model 502 weather station, on the ineternet?Published on October 8, 2012 by kp
Just wondering. The photo is of the Sharp SPC344 and not the 502A. Which model is being sold? Retail-wise, it's about a $25 difference. Read morePublished on September 22, 2012 by David Vonderburg
I've had this unit for a year now, and like it much better than the Oregon Scientific (OS) station it replaced. The OS station was forever losing contact with the outdoor sensor. Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by sjm
My wife purchased this item at Sam's Club. It worked for about six months. The outside temp/humidity sensor reads ok on that devise but will not transmit to the indoor... Read morePublished on March 31, 2012 by Michael Becker