My husband has always wanted a weather system. He specifically told me this year to buy him a La Crosse Weather Station. Orders in hand I went searching. I love when people tell me exactly what they want, it makes shopping so much easier!
I quickly found La Crosse Technology’s website and was immediately impressed with all the products they have to offer. First a little about the company:
Founded in 1985, we are a multinational company with a small-town philosophy of servicing our customers to the highest level. Our consumer electronics products include radio-controlled clocks and watches, wireless weather stations, power monitors, and other measuring devices. We introduced radio-controlled clocks to the US market in 1991 and continue to be on the cutting edge of this technology in America.
Our weather instruments, clocks and watches are calibrated daily to the atomic time standard of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
When I contacted the company they were great to work with. They offered me the chance to review one of their Weather Direct Stations. I was agreeable but honestly clueless on what to expect. Here is the info they sent me:
Weather Direct is an Internet-powered, personal weather sytem that uses a high-speed Internet connection to deliver customizable multi-day forecasts and current weather information. Unlike current systems Weather Direct has the ability to expand and upgrade, so this weather forecasting system will always be fresh, current, and up-t0-date. Weather Direct® by La Crosse Technology® gives you easy access to the same quality weather as meteorologists 24 hours-a-day without turning on a TV or a computer! It works without Wi-Fi, there is NO software to install, and the forecasts are totally FREE. NO subscription required.
I was fortunate to receive the WD-3105U Four Day Internet Powered Wireless Forecaster.
- Free Accurate Forecasts – No Subscription
- 4 Day Accurate Weather for Over 60,000 Locations in the United States and Canada Including Your Hometown, Parks, Sports Venues, Golf Courses and More (For Example, the image above shows the City Name, “Madison”.)
- To See The Location List Click Here
- 4 Day Forecasts: Specific Forecasts for Each Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Night
- Daily HI / LOW Temperature Forecasts
- Indoor Temperature (°F/°C)
- Wireless Outdoor Temperature (°F/°C)
- Scrolling Lower LCD Section: Scrolls Wireless Outdoor Temperature, Selected Location, Sunrise, Sunset, and Selected Location Forecast
- Monitor Your Backyard Temperature From Anywhere In The World with the Included Weather Club Membership
- Upper-Right Corner of LCD Toggles Date, Seconds and Indoor Temperature
- Time Alarm With Snooze
- Time and Date Sets Itself
- 330 Ft Wireless Range
- No WiFi or Software Installation Necessary
- High-Speed Internet, Network Router and Computer for Web-Based Set-Up are Required
- 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Wow! For a little thing, it packs quite the punch. Installation was very, very simple. It is easy to install thanks to a user-friendly website. You literally click “register” and follow the instructions and within 60 seconds of completing the registration the forecast appears. It is important to note that you must have high speed Internet, a router or broadband modem with built in router, a valid email address, and 2 “AA” batteries, and 2 “CC” batteries. Everything else needed is included.
I really like the options you have with the La Crosse WD-3105U. You are able to have your selected weather forecast for the next 4 days or you can choose to have 4 specific forecasts throughout the day. It is easy to switch between the 2 options. The scrolling section lists the location you have chosen, the outdoor temp, and the selected forecast. There are even 4 speeds to choose from. The included TX-50U wireless temperature sensor monitors your backyard temperature. You can also monitor your backyard temperature from anywhere in the world with your free membership to theweatherclub.com.
My take: I really like this product. It is so nice to be able to walk over to the display unit and quickly check out the weather forecast for the next 4 days. (The data is updated every 6 hours) I don’t have to wait for the weather on TV to come on or jump on the internet and click several options before I finally find the weather forecast for the next 7 days. A 30 second look is all it takes for me to know what I need to dress the children in for the day. We hooked ours up to the wireless router down in the basement and have no problems viewing the display unit located upstairs. A wireless range of 330 feet allows you to put the display device almost anywhere you want
La Crosse Technology also offers expansion options. You can monitor 4 locations at once, receive forecast alerts, or severe weather alerts. These are offered in 1 or 3 yr subscriptions.
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