Oregon Scientific Handheld Weather Forecaster with Alarm Clock
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Historic Range: $40.49
My portable weather heads-up.
- Very accurate
- Dual purpose clip
- Illuminator display (very cool)
- Uses 2xCR2032 batteries that drain fast
- Can give false humidity readings when wet
One of those things that never left my hip belt since I bought it.
Accuracy. What is a weather station if it's not accurate? Fortunately this little guy's maximum deviation is 0.3 Celsius and 4% humidity compared to a traditional mercury thermometer. So it's super accurate in by book! And I tried a lot of weather stations over the years (although not a single portable one) for home usage and none delivered that accuracy.
You also get alarm clock with snooze function, date, moon phase, day display? (I don't know how to write this down so..), weather trend depending on how fast temperature/humidity shifts and last but not least illuminator function with high contrast when the batteries are good (very handy inside a freezing tent at night).
Also super handy feature: on the back side lies a recessed lock button that when pressed for more that 2 seconds a padlock appears on the screen (right next to humidity readout) followed by a confirmation beep. That essentially locks every other button from accidentally being pressed, especially the backlight/snz button that relies in the top right corner and can be easily pushed against my belly while hiking.
The belt clip can resume a flat position for mounting...well...on a belt or to an angled position for desktop position or even removed completely.
Cons: Battery life around 4-5 months tops when not fooling around with the illuminator.
Also if snow melts or water/sweat (when in your chest pocket etc) and gets inside the unit humidity can be stuck to 99% until the water evaporates completely. This is not a problem, but a fact.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 13EU on sale