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Great, But Still Expensive,
This review is from: Davis Vantage Vue Weather Station - Black (Sports)I bought this to replace an Oregon Scientific WMR200. This progressively died between 3-4 years of age (first the rain gauge failed, followed by the anemometer, and eventually the temperature function). Arguably 3 years is a reasonable lifespan for something out in the elements, but I didn't get the feeling of great building quality from the Oregon product. Also the rain gauge was separate from the rest of the sensors, so not the best design either.
I opted for the Vantage Vue after installing the Vantage Pro 2 at work. The latter was not perfect either, as we had to replace the temperature module after 2 years, but I did get a feeling of better build quality. I liked the Vue because of the price and also because it was an integral unit, although still found it expensive (compare with the price in the USA, as we significantly over the odds in the UK). I had to opt for the datalogger as well, which substantially adds to the price.
Setup was straightforward. Assembly was easy, as there weren't a great deal of parts to install. I fitted the Vue to the top of the pole supplied with the WMR200, which was reasonably stable. I've owned the Vue for over a month now, and the unit has operated flawlessly so far. The proof will now be in the longevity of the device.