The Oregon Scientific BAR388HGA Wireless Weather Station with Atomic Clock is your reliable companion for weather forecasts. With an atomic clock feature, you never need to adjust its time as it will automatically set itself, including when there is daylight savings time. It shows you both outdoor and indoor humidity and temperature, and even shows moon phases along with weather trends and forecast. A remote sensor comes with the weather station, with a range of 100 feet, and the weather station can read a maximum of 3 sensors. It also features ice alert. The station comes with a black housing made of steel and has dimensions of 4.75 x 6.75 inches. Oregon Scientific also covers each unit with a one-year warranty.
Oregon Scientific BAR388HGA Wireless Weather Station with Atomic Clock Review:
The over one hundred customers who reviewed this weather station gave it an average rating of 3.9 stars, with most of them giving it 4.0 and 5.0-star ratings.
The weather station was considered to be working great while being easily readable. One user described it as operating flawlessly and being very clear. It was also commended for showing not just indoor conditions but also outdoor ones for humidity and temperature. Another reviewer was happy with this weather station for being accurate and consistent, although she felt that the rain predictor was a bit pessimistic, at an average of 60% possibility of rain but it never comes; at least another user seconded that observation. One more buyer liked how it was very easy to set up, and another one appreciated the long range for the remote sensor.
One issue brought up by the reviewers was that the batteries could be accessed only with a small screwdriver, and it was considered a bit of a hassle. One user also mentioned that the criteria set forth in the instruction manual of how to place the outdoor sensor felt impossible to meet at a 100% level, such as making sure the sensor is in direct sight of the monitor, and under an open sky but out of the sun and rain. Another reviewer pointed out that the unit could only be used on top of a desk and not mounted on a wall, as there was a portion of it sticking out on its back. Another user felt that the unit could have used a backlight to make it readable in the dark, although this was not considered a great deal, and in fact, the same reviewer said he would still get another one like this in a jiffy.
In any case, for regular use, this seems to be a good enough weather station, as long as you don’t mind learning to expect rain everyday when it might never even drizzle. Perhaps it was part of the programming for a better-safe-than-sorry weather forecast. With that small flaw, you may just enjoy the information this weather station can give you at a very reasonable price.