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Offline ctccbc

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Acurite Atlas Elite
« on: February 09, 2019, 11:42:52 PM »
Back in 2017, when Acurite was announcing the release of the Atlas 7/8, they also included the Atlas Elite. Now that the Atlas 7/8 has been released, I have seen absolutely no mention of the Elite anymore. Is it now off the boards?


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Re: Acurite Atlas Elite
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 04:01:31 AM »
Back in 2017, when Acurite was announcing the release of the Atlas 7/8, they also included the Atlas Elite. Now that the Atlas 7/8 has been released, I have seen absolutely no mention of the Elite anymore. Is it now off the boards?

Nope.

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Re: Acurite Atlas Elite
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 12:41:36 PM »
Can you elaborate? Maybe Victoria has more?

The only thing that could be improved on that would be really beneficial to me is a faster wind and direction update. Also using a display to connect to either a PC or wireless Wifi console with uploading options besides a declining Wunderground.

Everything else Atlas is great as long as it's working. The UV may be a little low at times, but I am no expert there. Some other brands tend to seem on the high side.

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Re: Acurite Atlas Elite
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 11:21:42 AM »
I'm really not at liberty to discuss specifics on the direction of our product roadmap, nor could I give any timeline. But when I do have information I can share, I will certainly be happy to talk about it here.

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Re: Acurite Atlas Elite
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 11:53:08 AM »
I realize Victoria is simply doing her job.  Totally understand that.  It's not her fault at all.

But...

Why is the Atlas Elite such a top secret?  Are they afraid that some other company is going to steal a trade secret?  Rush something to market before Acurite gets a chance to?  Newsflash:  other companies already offer stations that do everything the Elite will do.  They have for years.  This isn't going to bring anything new to the market, only to the brand.

I just don't understand what could be the harm in telling consumers, "We're launching the Elite in summer 2019," for example.  If anything, it would only increase sales because many folks would then hold off on other purchases to get the Elite they've been waiting for instead.  But by NOT giving any information, many people have said screw it and they've bought other weather stations instead.

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Re: Acurite Atlas Elite
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 12:13:49 PM »
Past experience has shown some people throw a conniption if any projected date is missed.



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Re: Acurite Atlas Elite
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 12:57:51 PM »
Wondering about the Atlas Elite is like beating a dead horse. This has been going on for years.

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Re: Acurite Atlas Elite
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 01:01:08 PM »
Just like WeatherFlow.

Just like Davis.



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Re: Acurite Atlas Elite
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 02:08:03 PM »
Past experience has shown some people throw a conniption if any projected date is missed.

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Those people literally define themselves as fools who aren't worth listening to anyway (somewhat like temper-tantrum throwing toddlers).
Anyone with the slightest grasp of any technical field and/or project management knows that inevitably some glitches will happen. Some of which may affect certain timeline goals, even to the degree of causing the slip of a 'final' completion date. Some of those glitches might be compensated for or worked around, but the possibility of others to impact any projected schedule date is always present. Let alone factoring in the influences of other corp limbs like 'marketing', etc.

I've also been interested in seeing an Elite model PWS, as many others have hoped to see something more about it. As a very patient person (usually), I'll just wait some more to be able to make a comparison with the other expected PWS's on the market, like the seemingly vaporware mythical dragon of a VP3...
 My old La Crosse just keeps on ticking, and haven't even taken all of the new 5in1 out of the box yet. That's going to change this week though, we're looking at sunny skies and 80F+ degree afternoons the rest of the week, yeehaa (after a couple weeks of clouds, cool, and light rain/TS/fog).

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Re: Acurite Atlas Elite
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2019, 02:44:46 PM »
Just like WeatherFlow.

Just like Davis.



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Did Davis publicly announce a weather station that two years later still wasn't on the market?  I must have missed that.
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Re: Acurite Atlas Elite
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2019, 02:51:05 PM »
Just like WeatherFlow.

Just like Davis.



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Did Davis publicly announce a weather station that two years later still wasn't on the market?  I must have missed that.

Ninchelser's response was appropriate. It was a response to "wondering about the release." The company doesn't have to announce a release for people to wonder about the the VP3 release. And there is a whole lot of VP3 wondering going on, because it is way way overdue. And it has been way more than two years that people have been wondering about the VP3. A few years ago Davis opened up for requests about what they would like to see in a VP3. Then nothing materialized. Then on April fools they joke about the new VP3. It wasn't funny and I found it quite arrogant of them.
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