The Davis Instruments 6250 Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station is a device with an LCD display that will definitely make readouts easy. Measuring 8 x 11 cm, the display comes with a backlight, making it possible to read the information even in low-light situations. The keypad even comes with a glow-in-the-dark feature so you really would not be limited to daytime use of this gizmo. It updates its findings every 2-1/2 seconds, making it about ten times faster than its rival brands.
Its measurements include humidity, temperature, barometric pressure, rainfall, dew point, and wind velocity and direction. It even shows you graphic representation of weather trends, and comes with icons for weather forecasts. It can also display the times for sunrise or sunset as well as moon phases. You can even use it to analyze additional data using its data log and software called WeatherLink, an optional addition to your unit. The base can receive readings from a stationed sensor wirelessly at a distance of 1,000 feet or 300 meters.
Davis Instruments 6250 Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station Review:
The close to sixty reviewers for this weather station gave it an average rating of 4.3 stars, with majority of them giving it a perfect 5.0-star rating. Many of them appreciated the addition of a wind direction and speed measuring feature. They felt that these added features, which worked perfectly, made the weather station well worth its price. One user even went on to say that if possible, he would have given it a 6.0-star rating, especially based on his experience with all other weather stations for the past few years.
Another reviewer actually tested the wireless transmission, and found that even at the stated distance the readings were still crystal clear. The manual was also appreciated as being well-written, and installation was found to be simple. Another buyer who gave it 5.0-stars described it as an excellent weather station that was American-made. It was also proven to be durable, with one user having pushed it through a relatively harsh winter; it was found to pass with flying colors. One reviewer was a windmill/wind generator installer/retailer, and he made good use of this weather station for checking the amount of wind that passed over their system, making it a very helpful tool for their determination of the feasibility of any wind project. He also liked how much more information was available on its computer program, although the graph on the unit being fairly simple. He conceded that his wanting something more detailed had to do with his own business needs and did not necessarily translate to the needs of the average household.
There were very minimal negative comments for this weather station, with one buyer having received it with several things missing; but the company was quick to respond, so the buyer was greatly appeased anyway.
With these stellar reviews, we would highly recommend this weather station for your average household needs, and even if you are a serious weather hobbyist. You will not be disappointed.