Observations on a gift I received. The price was very good, less than $100 dollars. Provides basic measurements I wanted, for outdoor temp, humidity, wind speed, rain. In addition, I wanted to view the data online and publish to one/many web sites.
This product basically does all the above. Setup was easy, there is an "order" to perform tasks, i.e. initializing all of the wireless components.
Information is streamed to one of the components, which them streams them to a desktop display. The "system" comes with a USB stick to interface the data from the desktop display to a computer running Heavy Weather 1.54 (which you must download separately). Also included is a subscription to the LaCrosse Alerts site.
I had everything up and running (not necessarily mounted....) in under one hour.
I also was able to download and configure the WUHU to work with this installation and stream data to the WU network (or others if you choose).
Observations after 5 days:
1. Connection between the Desktop Display and PC (USB stick) appears to "go in and out" of being connected/disconnected. I have moved the Display unit around in proximity to the PC, but have not really come to any conclusions based on my actions. For example, I move the Display unit within 5 ft of the PC -- all works well for many hours, but then find unit/HW software disconnected. Or, move unit 35 ft away into another room -- all is good for 1 day+, then same symptom happens.
2. On the above problem (#1), started by installing USB stick on a powered USB hub. I do not recommend -- problem was far worse until I moved the USB stick on to an actual USB port of the PC.
3. I have a ticket open with LaCrosse support -- we will see what comes of this and I will post back if there is anything significant I find out.
Other: It provides what I want, provides an educational experience for my kids and engages them with the weather. They (my kids) think it is cool to see our conditions on the computer or the internet (WU).
For the $$, I am not complaining about this system. This is a good, entry level system that is easy to setup. I would recommend this system to anyone that wants the basics, does not want to spend lots of $$. Downside so far is the Display to PC connectivity, but I am confident I will figure this out with the help of the LaCrosse support team. If getting the weather data to a PC/Internet is not important, then there is really no issues I see at all.