Acctim Weathermaster Radio Controlled Weather Station - £22.99 @ Argos
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Acctim Weathermaster Radio Controlled Weather Station - £22.99 @ Argos

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Found 26th Feb 2011
NB: This has also Wind speed detection and rainfall sensor. The Argos description is poor. This is £99 at Maplin (http://www.maplin.co.uk/wireless-weathermaster-225680) Check the Maplin link for full details. Just picked one up and it seems really well made. Bargain!

Acctim Weathermaster Radio Controlled Weather Instrument.

EDIT:
Better description and specs from Maplin site:


Large LCD screen with animated weather icons (Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy, Rain and Snow)
Electronic weather forecasting predicts the weather for the next 24 hours
Measures temperature, rain fall, wind speed and air pressure with radio controlled calendar clock
Records the history for all recorded data
Ice warning alert when the temperature is approaching freezing
This ''Weathermaster'' consists of a base station, thermo and hygro sensor, wind sensor and rain sensor plus fixings. The ''Weathermaster Radio Controlled Weather Station'' is manufactured with the latest sensor and wireless technology. This unit has been carefully designed using state of the art microprocessor electronic circuitry. The weather information is accurate to the vicinity of your property and when properly installed it will give you an accurate and reliable service.

Specifications:
Indoor Data
Weather Display: Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy, Rainy & Snowy
Temperature range: 0 to 50C (32 to 122F)
Temperature Resolution: +/- 1C (2F)
Temperature Units Measured: C or F (switchable)
Barometer: 800 to 1050 mb/hPa
Barometer Units Measured: mb/hPa & inHg
Barometer Accuarcy: +/- 5 mb/hPa
Barometer Resoloution: 1 mb (0.01 inHg)
Barometer History: Historical data for the last 19Hrs / Trend
Clock: Radio controlled auto update
Hour Format: 12Hr AM/PM or 24Hr
Number Of Alarms: 2
Snooze Duration: 8 minutes
Outdoor Data
Transmission distance: 40m (131ft) @ 433 MHz
Temperature range: -20 to +70C (-4 to +158F)
Temperature Resolution: -20 to 0C +/- 0.2C (0.4F)
0 to 40C +/- 0.1C (0.2F)
40 to 70C +/- 0.2C (0.4F)
Temperature Units Measured: C or F (switchable)
Rain Volume: 0 - 999.9mm (39 inches) self emptying
Rain Resolution: 0.05mm
Rain Fall Memory: Accumulated from last memory reset
Rain Fall Units Measurement: mm or inches (switchable)
Wind Speed: 0 - 100mph (0 - 160KM/h)
Wind Speed Measurement: mph KM/h & knots (switchable)
Wind Speed Mode: speed record, trend & gust (switchable)
Measure Interval Thermo-hygro sensor: 73 secs
Water proof level: IPX3 (rain proof)
Battery Requirements
Base Station (indoor): 3 x AA batteries (not included)
Wind Sensor (outdoor): 2 x AA batteries (not included)
Rain Gauge 0 to 40C +/- 0.1C (0.2F)
40 to 70C +/- 0.2C (0.4F)

40 Comments

Were does it say the item has the same bits as the maplin one for £99

Original Poster

steviecross

Were does it say the item has the same bits as the maplin one for £99


The Argos site doesn't have the full info but I have just bought one from there and it is the same one. It has all the items in the Maplin photo.

why would anyone want this?

Original Poster

Kazaam

why would anyone want this?


Well, why does anyone want anything? Some people are interested in it. Others are not. That's what makes us who we are!

Original Poster

Here's a photo mine it to show that it is the same as the Maplin one:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5174/5479926396_bd49542131_z.jpg

@Kazzam, I want one of these, always have done.

@Britishbeef, Great find !!. Can you tell me if the rain and win sensor need to be plugged in hence the cables? Also is the temp sensor designed to be left out side in the wet, the weather device i brought looked like it would not with stand 5 mins in the british weather.

Thanks for finding this, much appreciated.

Original Poster

stethorn

@Kazzam, I want one of these, always have done.@Britishbeef, Great find … @Kazzam, I want one of these, always have done.@Britishbeef, Great find !!. Can you tell me if the rain and win sensor need to be plugged in hence the cables? Also is the temp sensor designed to be left out side in the wet, the weather device i brought looked like it would not with stand 5 mins in the british weather.Thanks for finding this, much appreciated.


Hi stethorn.
Everything is transmitted wirelessly. The outdoor sensor is powered by 2 AA batteries and has a cable that runs to the wind sensor to pick up the wind data. The Temp sensor then transmits the temp and wind data back to the weather station wirelessly. The rain sensor is a stand-alone unit powered by 2 AA batteries and that too transmits the data back to the weather station wirelessly.

My last weather station's outdoor sensor failed after a year because it couldn't cope with the rain. This unit is much better as it has waterproof housing that slots over the whole sensor. As long as the sensor is mounted upright I can see no way that there could be any water ingress. Hope that helps!
Edited by: "BritishBeef" 26th Feb 2011

Great!

P** none near me.

Thank you very much; just reserved one.

Don't suppose I can connect the indoor part to a PC by any chance?

BG

`int it cheaper just to look out the window ? .....

reserved one but having read reviews on amazon I don't think I will get it after all

Original Poster

beergut

Don't suppose I can connect the indoor part to a PC by any chance? BG

nope, sorry.

Isnt it cheaper to look out the window or check a weather website?

Kazaam

why would anyone want this?



r1zla

`int it cheaper just to look out the window ? .....



craigstephens

Isnt it cheaper to look out the window or check a weather website?




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I want one too.

Original Poster

DAMNOME

reserved one but having read reviews on amazon I don't think I will get … reserved one but having read reviews on amazon I don't think I will get it after all


Reviews on Argos are much better. Strange. Worth a punt for £23!

Does this display humidity?

BritishBeef

Reviews on Argos are much better. Strange. Worth a punt for £23!



Yeah - will see how I feel in the morning..

Argos hit/miss - none in Norfolk/Suffolk.

Kazaam

why would anyone want this?

r1zla

`int it cheaper just to look out the window ? .....

craigstephens

Isnt it cheaper to look out the window or check a weather website?


geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek

Original Poster

mccririck

Does this display humidity?


Doesn't look like it.

I have had one of these for a bout 2 years now and it is great fun..... weather pridiction for tomorrow as well... interesting to see what speed wind blows thru.... lol

Can this check when my home brew is ready ? . Taa ..

BritishBeef

Reviews on Argos are much better. Strange. Worth a punt for £23!



I wonder what that says about Argos customers - or Amazon customers for that matter!

craigstephens

Isnt it cheaper to look out the window or check a weather website?



Its cheaper to pop into curys to watch t.v rather than buy one, or use the neighbors phone ?

No stock anywhere near me.

steviecross

Its cheaper to pop into curys to watch t.v rather than buy one, or use … Its cheaper to pop into curys to watch t.v rather than buy one, or use the neighbors phone ?



Excellent comparison, well done you!

Great ordered one thanks for taking the trouble to post, it looks like a pretty good deal to me.

mccririck

Does this display stupidity?



yep it measures stupidity very well, theres a few posters I know that would be ideal for !
Edited by: "richp" 27th Feb 2011

No stock available in my area

I've got one on hold at Bristol Cribbs which I've changed my mind about picking up. If anyone wants the code send me a private message.

I've got one reserved in watford waterfields if anyone wants it, after reading reviews on Amazon i've decided to leave it too.

Original Poster

Just installed mine and it seems to be working well!

Appreciate the posting, but like others will pass, I need something to reliably give me location data above & beyond whats posted at nearby weather stations for a possible small turbine site & solar panel fixings, ..so if you see any other wind measurement kit please pop a heads up here for anything you find!
cheers

craigstephens

Excellent comparison, well done you!



Thanks for the compliment

Bought one of these from Maplin when the price was £39 (they drop it to this regularly). It lasted 6 months before water got into the rain/ temp transmitter and rusted the insides. I've now got a £39 clock/ indoor temperature sensor!

Thanks for posting, installed mine this afternoon, works well so far, good wireless range. This was reviewed on the gadget show and came 2nd with just 2 Gs but the winner was about £165 (oregon) and this won on the forecasting challenge so for a shade over £20 I'm happy with it

bought mine and set up this evening - hope it lasts!
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