Author Topic: **Acurite Atlas 7/8 with FARS + Many Add-Ons Now Available** -Elite Soon?  (Read 29857 times)

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #200 on: September 15, 2018, 10:33:53 AM »
Something must be close with Altas being released. These Amazon links where dead, but are now working with updated information and new pictures. NO PRICES YET!


Any guesses on the cost...maybe $250 give or take???

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #201 on: September 15, 2018, 10:35:42 AM »
The anemometer extension is shown on the second link if you scroll down.

I think it's going to be nicely priced. 

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #202 on: September 15, 2018, 10:45:41 AM »
Something must be close with Altas being released. These Amazon links where dead, but are now working with updated information and new pictures. NO PRICES YET!


Any guesses on the cost...maybe $250 give or take???

You're in the ball-park. 

I believe components will be available separately so you can build your own "kit", though I'm not sure how or if they can do that on Amazon.

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #203 on: September 16, 2018, 09:01:56 AM »
Hopefully sometime this week weíll have a release.

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #204 on: September 17, 2018, 05:27:42 PM »
I just received an email from Amazon that said: "the AcuRite Atlas with Lightning Detection is now available."

When I follow the link the page says it is "Temporarily out of stock."

Maybe the vaporware will materialize.

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #205 on: September 17, 2018, 05:33:10 PM »
Don't pay too much attention to that listing.

It's not right.
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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #206 on: September 17, 2018, 05:56:35 PM »
Another good sign of a release being close.   

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #207 on: September 17, 2018, 06:19:53 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074XKB239/?coliid=I5K2SC1HCQXGH&colid=MUG0SDO321YO&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

It gives a $274.21 price for the Atlas, Access, Monitor and lightning detection.

How close is this price point to what the actual price is going to be on the release date?


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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #208 on: September 17, 2018, 06:27:23 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074XKB239/?coliid=I5K2SC1HCQXGH&colid=MUG0SDO321YO&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

It gives a $274.21 price for the Atlas, Access, Monitor and lightning detection.

How close is this price point to what the actual price is going to be on the release date?

The actual price point isn't known.   About $300 was stated in the CES18 video, but there was no indication of what all that covered.

Figuring the Access retails at about $140, that would put the rest of the kit at $134, and that doesn't seem right at all.

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #209 on: September 17, 2018, 07:21:06 PM »
Is it time?  I'm not sure, but...

https://www.acurite.com

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #210 on: September 17, 2018, 07:35:58 PM »
The atlas does exist

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #211 on: September 18, 2018, 10:36:27 AM »
Is it time?  I'm not sure, but...

https://www.acurite.com

So why has AcuRite not notified me, or any others, who signed up long ago for updates on the Atlas and Elite (still vaporware)?

I am on Acurite's mailing list and have registered products. Looks like they do not care for longtime customers.

It's nice to see some indication of life, but this rollout (if it is really happening) is a customer relations foobar.

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #212 on: September 18, 2018, 11:28:31 AM »
Itís happening because I have one ordered and was just shipped, will be getting it on Thursday.   They just did a soft launch(only putting it on the site, no public announcement yet via Facebook and email.    Iím sure by the end of the week everyone will receive an email and thereíll be a FB announcement.     It is really a product though 😀

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #213 on: September 18, 2018, 11:59:20 AM »
Right now they're just enjoying the buzz on the unofficial FaceBook groups.

Official announcements and emails are sure to come later this week.


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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #214 on: September 18, 2018, 05:59:18 PM »
Right now they're just enjoying the buzz on the unofficial FaceBook groups.

Official announcements and emails are sure to come later this week.

Mr. Impatient/Short-Temper (yes, me) received his "official" email from AcuRite announcing the Atlas. I wish it had a discount incentive for early adopters.

Add: the announcement is on the AcuRite FaceBook page as of about 14:00 PDT.
https://www.facebook.com/acurite
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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #215 on: September 19, 2018, 09:55:29 PM »
Atlas setup video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdMfJJYB7fA

It was up for about a grand total of 5 minutes.  I heard from a little birdie that has an inside guy that works on the website and media side that one video didn't get marked as private when uploading... 

What that means is anyone's guess.

That video is back up on youtube in case anyone is interested.  Here's the new link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsvpuCtCyUk


A few things they didn't note:

As you might expect, there's a bubble level up top for making sure your unit is level.

By default, the mounting knob should face due north.  If for some reason you want to point it in another direction, there's a button in the battery compartment you use to calibrate the sensor to your "north".  Obviously this is great for those in the southern hemisphere.  I'm not exactly sure why anyone else would want to be "off-north", but you can do it if you need to.

There's a red LED in the battery bay that blinks when it is transmitting.  (Something that would have been helpful on the 5n1 for diagnostics)  They've arranged it so you can see the LED through the battery cover via an optical guide.  Depending on how it's situated (it's on the "east" side on the bottom), you should be able to see it from a reasonable distance.  If the blinking bugs you (every 10 seconds) you might want to block it with a piece of black electrical tape.

In the battery bay there is a power jack so you can power the Atlas through an AC Adapter or a remote battery pack (both available now from Acurite).  If someone really wants 24-hour FARS, it seems a simple mod should be possible with the AC adapter.

The same mounting attachment that came with the 5n1 also comes with the Atlas.  If you're considering using an existing 5n1 mounting adapter, be aware that the Atlas "hangs" in the opposite direction of the 5n1.

Otherwise, it is really that easy to install.  The mounting knob setup really grips a round pole well.

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #216 on: September 20, 2018, 10:40:04 AM »
Thanks for the additional points @nincehelser, positive selling points I might add, they are helpful. I hope the quality of the components is up to the design.

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #217 on: September 20, 2018, 10:50:54 AM »
By default, the mounting knob should face due north.  If for some reason you want to point it in another direction, there's a button in the battery compartment you use to calibrate the sensor to your "north". 

Magnetic or real north?

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #218 on: September 20, 2018, 10:59:11 AM »
By default, the mounting knob should face due north.  If for some reason you want to point it in another direction, there's a button in the battery compartment you use to calibrate the sensor to your "north". 

Magnetic or real north?

Real (true) north.

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #219 on: September 20, 2018, 12:24:49 PM »
That's a neat trick, how does it work?

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #220 on: September 20, 2018, 12:54:38 PM »
That's a neat trick, how does it work?

Basically you press the calibration button the the LED will start to flash.

You then position the wind vane to point north, then press the calibration button again.

That's pretty much it.  "North" is then set.

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #221 on: September 20, 2018, 01:25:58 PM »
Oh,  I thought you meant that it sensed north and all you had to do was press the button  :oops:

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #222 on: September 20, 2018, 05:10:46 PM »
Is there still some distinction between an Atlas 7 and Atlas 8 like was stated in the original product announcement? Or have they eliminated the 7/8 model designations with the al a carte ordering configuration?
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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #223 on: September 21, 2018, 07:45:19 AM »
Anyone know how much Atlas weighs?

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #224 on: September 21, 2018, 08:47:58 AM »
For the size, it is really light. Maybe 5 lbs. ? Once it is on a solid mast, it doesn't seem to be fighting the wind. I did take mine down for the hurricane, because I was afraid trees would destroy it.