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Woefully inaccurate hygrometer!
on 24 February 2015
Love the look of this unit (I have the version with the desktop stand), it has a large clear 100mm bezel, so looks like a car speedometer! A clear case of form over function though.
The thermometer is accurate and cannot be faulted. The hygrometer however, is hopeless - reading 20-25% humidity when my Jacob Jensen digital hygrometer display 40% in the same place. Tried it in the bathroom (on a window sill), a long shower gets 85% on the reliable ones and this thing went off the scale! I recalibrated it as per the instructions - the next day another shower read at 98%, but the next day it was off the scale again! My JJ ones recorded consistent 80-85% readings on these 3 occasions.
The hygrometer readout appears to be far too conservative in normal conditions and over-exaggerated in moist conditions. + or - 20% is hopeless, and that's what this offers.
Shame, as it looks fantastic.....