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Re: Opinions on WeatherFlow smart weather stations?
« Reply #175 on: June 29, 2020, 04:45:51 PM »
I'm surprised that someone hasn't stolen it yet!!!!!  :lol:

Probably because it just looks like a used up Brita filter. A little larger but still.

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Re: Opinions on WeatherFlow smart weather stations?
« Reply #176 on: June 29, 2020, 05:41:53 PM »
Probably because it just looks like a used up Brita filter. A little larger but still.

I always thought that the design resembled a, ummm, muscle relaxer device formerly marketed by Hitachi, but to each his own.....  :grin:
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Re: Opinions on WeatherFlow smart weather stations?
« Reply #177 on: June 29, 2020, 05:51:05 PM »
I can see that too now that you bring it up. It was a pretty magical device, so I've heard.
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Re: Opinions on WeatherFlow smart weather stations?
« Reply #178 on: July 05, 2020, 12:30:46 AM »
hmmmm its getting amusing now  :grin:

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Re: Opinions on WeatherFlow smart weather stations?
« Reply #179 on: July 05, 2020, 12:42:48 AM »
Weather34,
How long have you had your new Tempest for?

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Re: Opinions on WeatherFlow smart weather stations?
« Reply #180 on: July 05, 2020, 01:12:17 AM »
i dont own one but i see identical issues that were all present in the previous product called sky , that being the big one rain related issues , i never understood or could fathom out why they continued with this approach regardless it was raised consistently to them over the last two years . i also really am alarmed that there forum for a new product called tempest  is just full of all the common issues that were raised to them in the previous sky along with some new teething ones . seriously this low cost component haptic approach is terrible it just doesnt work consistently and ill stick my kneck out and say avoid this product until they change the approach they have had two or more years to resolve it and nothing has changed or improved . in my view consistent relative readings within a reasonable tolerance are the basic requirement of a weather station however i accept things can go a bit awol when some diverse weather turns up on your doorstep like a snowstorm,hurricane,tornadoes etc but on non diverse normal days i would expect something relative in return for what you see outside the window in the backyard etc..
only real advances ive seen from the tempest over the sky is the improvement on the temperature related sensor readings but the rain performance is just “ugly” .
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Re: Opinions on WeatherFlow smart weather stations?
« Reply #181 on: July 05, 2020, 05:50:29 AM »
So I guess a loud thunderstorm could also set it off?

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Re: Opinions on WeatherFlow smart weather stations?
« Reply #182 on: July 05, 2020, 09:51:44 AM »
Very interesting!

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Re: Opinions on WeatherFlow smart weather stations?
« Reply #183 on: July 05, 2020, 12:16:14 PM »
They apparently did try and make some improvements with the haptic rain sensor by isolating it more from the rest of the unit, I'm assuming with some elastic material. Not sure how it panned out.

I've got the original unit, and for the price, I'm pretty happy with it. It really does struggle in light rain though, generally to the point of not reporting it. Unfortunately I haven't got a manual or tipping gauge to compare against at the moment.

 

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