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You can now order your Wittboy/GW2001 station via Kickstarter for discounted prices (40 %/20 %/10 %) - EU (40/30/20 because of import VAT) in an early-bird approach:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1758231609/wittboy-the-all-in-one-intelligent-weather-station
« Last Edit: February 03, 2022, 10:43:33 AM by Gyvate »
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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2021, 04:58:50 PM »
Having used kickstarter , please read carefully what you are doing.
I did "pledge"  as I would like to play with the unit.
Ambient:
  WS-2000
  PM 2.5(2)
  WH31B(2)
  WH40E
  WH31P
EcoWitt:
  GW1100
  GW1000(4)
  WH31(2)
  WH57
  WH51(12),
  WH40
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  WittBoy Ws90 + GW2000
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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2021, 05:01:51 PM »
Hmm, another haptic rain sensor with accuracy "TBA"  :lol:
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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2021, 05:12:42 PM »
I'm backing it.
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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2021, 05:20:30 PM »
Hmm, another haptic rain sensor with accuracy "TBA"  :lol:
Let's see what it gives - the beta test devices are being shipped these days and the stations will have to prove their fitness beyond the laboratory tests
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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2021, 05:25:27 PM »
Having used kickstarter , please read carefully what you are doing.
I did "pledge"  as I would like to play with the unit.
As the already existing pledges already go beyond the set goal, the pledges become real buying requests.
$8,713 pledged of $5,001 goal.
So right now it is the real possibility to get a station with the respective reduction percentage as long as "slots", items of each package are still available. Of course only if your pledge has the proper amount  8-)

and if you don't happen to be a WS90 beta tester ...  \:D/
« Last Edit: December 13, 2021, 05:43:13 PM by Gyvate »
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Ecowitt WS90(2), WS80, WH40, WH65, WH31(5), WH31-EP, WN30, WH32, WH32-EP, WH32B, WH57 [Lightning] (1), WH41 [PM2.5] (2), WH51 (4), WH45, WH55 (1)
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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2021, 06:18:59 PM »
I just meant, it is not like buying off Ebay/Amazon or other source. One needs to pay more attention.
Just a blanket warning , I was looking at your post as a guarantee buy op, and it seems it may be, but just a warning about kickstarter, and similar sites.
Ambient:
  WS-2000
  PM 2.5(2)
  WH31B(2)
  WH40E
  WH31P
EcoWitt:
  GW1100
  GW1000(4)
  WH31(2)
  WH57
  WH51(12),
  WH40
  WH5360B
  WN34S
  WittBoy Ws90 + GW2000
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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2021, 04:12:39 AM »
Its an interesting marketing ploy

Given they already produce a wide range of equipment I do wonder why they did it this way

Is it to get a guaranteed initial market to justify the production set up costs?

Looks smart enough but we are back to the compromise siting and unknown accuracy of the haptic rainfall sensor

Be ideal for people without much room, I shall watch with interest but I won't be a purchaser

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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2021, 05:01:47 AM »
let's see what the beta test phase will bring (up) - as far as I know there was an alpha test phase where the issues of a haptic rain sensor known from the Weatherflow Tempest station are claimed to have been removed. Ecowitt also claims that their approach to haptic rain sensors in different from what's so far on the market.
Again, let's see what the beta tests worldwide will bring.
There will be comparison tests with the WH40 (and also WH65) rain gauge.
One of the beta tester selection criteria was owning a WH40 (and a GW1000/GW1100  ;) + ,by preference, a HP2551 console).
The beta test(s) will start end December 2021/beginning January 2022.
They will cover different geographic latitudes (it's not only a rain sensor, but a 7-in-1, so all the other sensors have to proof accuracy and fitness for the respective location and weather conditions).
« Last Edit: December 14, 2021, 05:05:39 AM by Gyvate »
WS2350 1.6.4, GW1000(3) 1.7.5, WH2650 WiFi (2) 1.7.5 (test/backup), GW1100 2.1.8, GW2000(3) 2.1.8/9, HP2551 1.6.4/1.8.5;
Ecowitt WS90(2), WS80, WH40, WH65, WH31(5), WH31-EP, WN30, WH32, WH32-EP, WH32B, WH57 [Lightning] (1), WH41 [PM2.5] (2), WH51 (4), WH45, WH55 (1)
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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2021, 05:14:44 AM »
Tempting for sure. This could work nicely at my campsite and work stations. However the gw1000 dont work at the campsite with the repeaters and it could be the same with the gw2000.   And we still have the unresolved issues with the ws80 ,. Or did they fix that?

Started with the with the tri-wing 2902 array. Then I wanted and shifted towards separate sensors for better location.

Seems the trend with Ecowitt is still to move towards the All In Ones pws.  Somewhat disappointing.  Not knowing if this will work with the HP2551c makes it more questionable for me also.
Guess I would be more interested in the new GW2000 for the home station..

For that reasons I'm probably out.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2021, 05:20:56 AM by Platokidd »
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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2021, 05:22:21 AM »
I think they rather want to replace the WH65 array long-term and replace it by the WS90.

WN1900 as low-cost and GW2001 as high end of the all-in-ones. Even though I think that the WN67 ("crippled" WH65) which comes with the WN19x0 station is not a good choice missing the solar panel and sensors and, due to battery only, having longer transmission intervals.

The WS80 has no known end-of-life yet, but I assume that issues from the WS80 have been considered in the WS90 design as the solar/wind components are (in principle) the same or similar. The more "scientific"  single sensor (rain, wind, temp separate) edition is still on. But target group is probably the higher level enthusiast.

And, the WS90 will work with the HP2551 console (after a firmware update  8-) ).
A HP2551 is part of the desired/required infrastructure for WS90 beta testing.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2021, 05:27:47 AM by Gyvate »
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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2021, 07:22:21 AM »
Hmm, another haptic rain sensor with accuracy "TBA"  :lol:

it is a completely different system than the weather flow. It uses 3 sensors for each rain rate.
I think it's a more complete and probably better system. We will see the results from the beta testers.
ps. the new gateway gw2000 will be compatible with your awesome cmx. ?  8-)

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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2021, 07:32:04 AM »
ps. the new gateway gw2000 will be compatible with your awesome cmx. ?  8-)

I haven't seen any tech docs on it, but I image they are using the same API so that their existing WSView apps work with it.
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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2021, 07:53:27 AM »
ps. the new gateway gw2000 will be compatible with your awesome cmx. ?  8-)

I haven't seen any tech docs on it, but I image they are using the same API so that their existing WSView apps work with it.
that's what we hear, that the API is the same as for the GW1x00; and the GW2000 will come, over time, with more functionality like home automation interfaces etc. - and there is always the new http functionality in CumulusMX to read the data from the customer server function of/from the console - and the GW2000 will have that for sure.
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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2021, 07:54:35 AM »
Thank you  [tup]

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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2021, 12:26:20 PM »
Hey guys,

Iím a beta tester here in New Zealand, Iíve been told beta test units are being shipped this week.
I have the HP2551 console, along with a collection of other sensors ie WH40, WH32EP, WH57 etc
My WS80 has been running flawlessly since the firmware update some month ago.
I worked closely with technical at Ecowitt to solve the wind spike issue seen in previous firmware revisions. I understand the WS90 will apply similar firmware learnings to the WS80 so wind speed and direction should be pretty accurate.

Iím interested in the haptic rain sensor and how that compares to the WH40.
Iíll be able to run the GW2000 alongside my existing GW1100 to compare the readings.
I may even setup the WS90 alongside the WS80 for full comparison.

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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2021, 05:13:07 PM »
I backed this project on kickstarter, the minimum amount  $ required has been reached easily.
Since the API of the GW2000 will be the same as the GW1000, I'm going to add this station to my meteobridge as an extra weatherstation.
It's easy to add a station on my meteobridge Nano SD, luftdaten air quality sensor works like a charm also with meteobridge.
Adding sensors to the station like the lightning sensor WH57 is also a very nice addition for my template.

The possibilities will only grow

Hoping to get one in february..... [tup]

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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2021, 06:08:13 AM »
I backed this project on kickstarter, the minimum amount  $ required has been reached easily.
Since the API of the GW2000 will be the same as the GW1000, I'm going to add this station to my meteobridge as an extra weatherstation.
It's easy to add a station on my meteobridge Nano SD, luftdaten air quality sensor works like a charm also with meteobridge.
Adding sensors to the station like the lightning sensor WH57 is also a very nice addition for my template.

The possibilities will only grow

Hoping to get one in february..... [tup]
the units for beta testers have not yet been shipped. I think those sold on kickstarter will be shipped very late

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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2021, 07:54:51 AM »
let's see what "very late" may mean - if the beta tests do not bring up severe issues, the forecast first delivery will be in March 2022, possibly rather end of March though.  ;) 8-)
From what I hear, the first beta test stations are shipping these days and they'll probably arrive with the first candidates beginning of the New Year - enough time from mid-January through mid-March to collect data in a hopefully very large variety of conditions. The Northern hemisphere may still be able to provide lower temperature conditions for the anemometer and show to what extent snow or ice are an issue for the solar panel and the solar and haptic rain sensors.

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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2021, 08:14:11 AM »
The estimated delivery was Feb 2022, but I get it that it may be later.
Ambient:
  WS-2000
  PM 2.5(2)
  WH31B(2)
  WH40E
  WH31P
EcoWitt:
  GW1100
  GW1000(4)
  WH31(2)
  WH57
  WH51(12),
  WH40
  WH5360B
  WN34S
  WittBoy Ws90 + GW2000
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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2021, 08:42:00 AM »
The estimated delivery was Feb 2022, but I get it that it may be later.
@Rover1822: you are right  for the super-early-bird it's Feb 2022 (so they write)  8-) -
WS2350 1.6.4, GW1000(3) 1.7.5, WH2650 WiFi (2) 1.7.5 (test/backup), GW1100 2.1.8, GW2000(3) 2.1.8/9, HP2551 1.6.4/1.8.5;
Ecowitt WS90(2), WS80, WH40, WH65, WH31(5), WH31-EP, WN30, WH32, WH32-EP, WH32B, WH57 [Lightning] (1), WH41 [PM2.5] (2), WH51 (4), WH45, WH55 (1)
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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2021, 08:49:13 AM »
Haptic rain sensor...  ](*,)


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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2021, 09:28:09 AM »
Haptic rain sensor...  ](*,)
the one you put is for horizontally incoming rain only  #-o ;)
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Re: WittBoy = GW2001 (station) = WS90 + GW2000 on Kickstarter
« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2021, 01:31:57 PM »
Merry Christmas All,

I was told a few days before Christmas that Ecowitt/FOS have withheld the release of the beta testing units until early Jan 2022 as they have developed a new algorithm to measure/ improve the haptic sensors response to light rain/drizzle events.
So least theyíre improving things even before receiving wide world feedback.


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