AcuRite 01512 Review Summary
Best Wireless Home Weather Station
The AcuRite 01512 is definitely an amazing weather station worth every penny spent on it. It's a simple and compact build with the most durable construction.
While there's no question about the station's accuracy and performance, special marks need to be awarded for the installation requirements. You don't need any kind of professional help whatsoever, and even first-timers won't face installation or maintenance issues.
With a comprehensive instruction manual and many mounting options, setting up the weather station might prove an enjoyable endeavor.
When we decide to buy a weather station, it usually intends to hold onto it for a while- nobody is going to buy a station just to get another one the next month.
So it's important to make the right choice not to get stuck with an inefficient weather station for the longest duration till an upgrade.
But choosing the right weather station is a task upon itself- it's just not possible to try every weather station in the market to zero in on the best fit.
This is where in-depth reviews from trusted sources make all the difference. Today we try out a top-rated home weather station from one of the most well-known brands in the weather equipment game- AcuRite 01512 Weather station.
AcuRite 01512 Weather Station Review
AcuRite is one of the most established companies to manufacture weather tracking equipment for a very long time. AcuRite 01512 weather station is quite easy to install and assemble.
The weather station's operation and handling aren’t too difficult even a novice can use it without much difficulty.
Remote sensors are responsible for tracking and monitoring indoor and outdoor conditions and reporting accurate temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, and rainfall measurements back to the main digital console unit.
AcuRite sensors and devices hold a certain level of respect and have an excellent reputation, and the 01512 indeed checks all the boxes. As soon as we laid our hands on the station, we knew it was something special.
AcuRite 01512 Weather Station Features
Outdoor Sensor Array
The outdoor weather sensor array has a 5-in -1 sensor combination module that measures the outdoor temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, and rainfall levels.
It has a wide wireless transmission range of nearly 330 feet or 100m and updates or refreshes the data every 18 to 36 seconds. It is easy to install and comes with built-in mounting options.
The fact that all the sensors are integrated into a single array makes the sensor's placement easy. The integrated unit has a good battery life and lasts around two years.
This means you do not need to go poking around to install every remote sensor, you just need to install the one, and you're good to go-something we appreciate.
The outdoor module is also completely weatherproof and durable and constructed to withstand all kinds of harsh and extreme weather without getting destroyed.
This way, you can rest without worry about your outdoor sensor when there's a harsh storm or weather occurrence.
Weather Ticker Feature
This weather station also includes a unique Weather Ticker feature that gives you access to real-time weather updates about your home and its surrounding conditions.
This weather Ticker feature allows one to stream recorded data instantly. Also, it helps display the moon phases from new moon to full moon and indoor comfort levels to indicate the ideal temperature range.
The weather ticker feature is not exclusive to the 01512 and is present in a number of AcuRite weather stations. Still, it works amazingly on the 01512 and is one of the technology's best implementations.
This weather station provides you with your own personalized and specific weather forecast by calibrating your weather records and measurements.
The self-calibrated technology AcuRite boasts of is most certainly not a gimmick and ensures that you get the most accurate and relevant forecasts and measurements possible.
Display and Weather Forecasts
The beautiful colored display has an auto-dimming brightness feature, which automatically adjusts the display's brightness with respect to natural light available.
You can always manually set the brightness levels based on your needs. This display provides a 12 to 24-hour weather forecast and relays the data from the sensors in a matter of seconds.
We found the LCD display to be pretty good with a well laid out representation of data, and we're sure non-specialists also won't find any problem in dealing with it.
Installation, Maintenance, and Warranty
The station is also quite easy to assemble as it comes with the required mounting hardware except a mounting pole. It doesn’t require hefty maintenance either as it is merely and efficiently constructed.
The two-year battery life of the station also reduces the headache of regularly replacing batteries.
Installation is effortless as there is only one outdoor sensor array unit that has integrated all the remote sensors. This means both mounting and maintenance issues are reduced by half.
While the outdoor sensor can easily be mounted by using the built-in mounting options, the indoor display isn't even a problem as the wall hanger or kickstand can hang it on a wall or keep it on a table depending on where you want it.
The sensors and display aren't too large either, meaning they're just compact enough to give you enough freedom in placement.
The Weather Ticker that streams real-time measurements helps set alerts and alarms to notify you when any basic parameters are either higher or lower than the desired range.
Rainfall data, which is measured daily, is tracked and displayed in terms of rainfall events. The rain collector is of a self-emptying type which automatically dumps filled content.
It even lets you know how many days it rained in that month. The current wind speed is also represented on the screen, along with the highest, lowest, and average values.
Variables on Display
Indoor and outdoor temperature values are represented either in °C or °F, and barometric pressure is indicated on the display screen with trend arrows indicating the direction of the value's progression.
The display also features heat index, wind chill, and dew points to help you be better informed about the surroundings. The date and timestamp are also present for your convenience.
An icon that indicates the strength of the wireless signal is also incorporated in the display.
The vivid display is illuminated by bright colors and shows you the temperature, humidity, rainfall, barometric pressure, wind speed, wind direction, and 24-hour weather forecasts on the home screen.
The build quality of the AcuRite 01512 is exceptional and made of the best quality materials often found in more premium stations above this price range.
It is made to last a lifetime, and the outdoor sensors are constructed with a completely weather-proof exterior so the AcuRite 01512 can survive the harshest of storms without a single scratch.
Durability is something that the AcuRite 01512 oozes plenty of. In a nutshell, we will definitely say that you won't be disappointed if you pick the AcuRite 01512 to serve you, because it will do so exceptionally well.
About the Author
I am Tim, a weather enthusiast who loves to watch hurricanes and all other harsh weather conditions. I studied B.Sc(Meteorology) at the University of Miami. With excellent knowledge of Weather Forecasting, Meteorology, and Environmental Science, I am currently working in San Francisco as a Meteorologist. Also, I am a member of The Weather Channel and AccuWeather. In this blog, I will write a detailed review of Weather instruments that you need for survival and other activities.