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2.0 out of 5 stars Weather or not - maybe not, 17 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: ClimeMET CM2016 Wireless Weather Station with Outdoor Temperature and Humidity Sensor, Rain Gauge and Wind Speed Sensor. Perfect gift for any Weather Enthusiast.
UPDATE NOV 2014
Having now owned this for more than 6 months I have to say I am disappointed.
The basis is fine, but:- The claimed '18 months' battery life is nothing like that, even on good quality alkaline batteries.
The external hygrometer is unreliable. I queried this via Amazon to the supplier, and after tests they sent me a new transmitter unit "out of goodwill" (ignoring the UK and EU legislation on guarantees).They claimed the original had water ingress (ie my fault) when in fact that could only be caused by sloppy manufacture. Now even with this new transmitter suitably shrouded (but with sufficient air circulation) the hygrometer still reads a fairly constant 97%, which it should not do.
can't be bothered to return it again so will wait until it dies.
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Setting up outside is fairly easy but care is needed to ensure the mounting post is a) secure and b) vertical. The 2 supplied jubilee clips are adequate but could be better.
Agree with other reviews that the outside units are a bit fragile but ok when mounted. You certainly need a micro-Phillips screwdriver to attach the rain and thermo gauges, which can be very difficult with cold hands and/or stiff fingers! The anemometer unit is more of a bonus than anything since an accurate reading will not be obtained in most gardens unless it is mounted very high up in a wide open space. However, the local sparrows think I have given them a new merry-go-round.
The hygrometer/thermometer is well protected, a virtual Stevenson Screen, and contains the batteries and processing/sender unit. this is rather better than some previous "outside" thermometers which are anything but rain-proof.
The outside unit works on 833MHz which appears to be an advantage over the more common 433Mhz as (for me anyway) it appears less prone to signal loss, a problem I have had repeatedly with other units, even over a short distance of around 20ft.
The internal unit has the advantage of an external power source (optional) which should save on batteries.
It more or less sets itself up. The options for setting the various display units (Deg C, MPH, mm etc) can be fiddly but patience will prevail eventually. My only crit is that the display gives greater prominence to in/out humidity so that the in/out temps are squashed into small figures. Better the other way round. The pressure readings can be adjusted for height above sea level.
Interestingly the atomic clock signal is fielded by the OUTSIDE unit, which may be an advantage to those in a poor signal area. It finds the signal very quickly, although if the batteries are removed outside all settings are lost.
Overall - so far, after a couple of weeks - very good value for money.
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Initial post: 19 May 2014 16:53:25 BDT
W. Watson says:
"The outside unit works on 833MHz which appears to be an advantage over the more common 433Mhz as (for me anyway) it appears less prone to signal loss"
This is a surprising result if true: usually signal loss increases with frequency, something that is often noted in home automation discussions. However, it's good that it works well at 833MHz.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 May 2014 17:30:42 BDT
SSS says:
I have had a succession of units working on 433MHz - all of which have suffered some kind of interruption. I don't know why but it's probably a localised problem with underground power cables. (Car remote locking also fails in certain areas). The CliMet unit is approx. 50ft from the base station, through very thick walls, and so far has had no problems.
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