Author Topic: Budget temperature and humidity sensors that can provide remote data access  (Read 643 times)

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Offline Alpeace89

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Hi,

I am looking for a basic setup that will provide me live and past temperature, humidity and possibly pressure if budget allows. I would like to access this data remotely probably through my Android phone.

I have been looking at this but I was wondering if there is a cheaper (yet still functional) option available: https://www.acurite.com/environment-system-with-temperature-and-humidity-01059.html

Many thanks,

Alex

Offline Bushman

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Adding pressure is the issue - you'd have to go to the Acurite 3-1 station (also adds wind speed but not direction) for a few bucks more.  If you want just temp/hum (and maybe light etc.) try Wireless Tags as linked in my signature.

Offline Alpeace89

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Thanks for your reply. What would you say are the advantages of the wireless sensor tags over the Aucrite systems? Once I add postage to Canada on both the price is quite comparable.

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Unless you use a freight forwarder/US postal etc. you will get slaughtered shipping Acurite to Canada.  BTDT.  CAOGadgets will ship MUCH cheaper.  I guess the main diffs are that:
- WT sensors are much smaller
- several kinds of sensors for both but the WT ones add security, motion, light etc. that Acurite do not
- WT has logging tags where as Acurite does not
- Acurite phone apps are prettier  :)
- WT has IFTTT support; Acurite does not AFAIK
- Acurite has better battery life IME

I have both and like them both.  FOr the record my sig link gives me a small referral fee if you buy using it.  ;)

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Ok so if you wanted to use wireless tags to build something that could integrate with services like Wunderground that would be possible?

If I do go with the wireless tags then I will use your link :)


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It should be possible to link Wirelesstags to WU - possibly through their APPI or using IFTTT.  Never tried it though.

 

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