Advice on purchasing weather station

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Hi,
I’m looking at purchasing a weather station and was hoping to get some advice as to which one to get. I’d like wind and rain data as well as the ability to check totals on my iPhone. I have a MAC laptop that I’d like to be able to also view the data on.
Thanks.
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Gregory DiCarlo

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From the research I have done, Davis makes the best one for under $1000. On the weather forums, Davis users seem to be very happy with their products and say customer service is excellent.
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George D. Nincehelser

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At the prices they have to pay, they better be happy.

I gave up on Davis due to the expense and unnecessary complexity.  There are far better values with more modern equipment out their now.  Acurite gives the best bang for the buck, particularly with the Atlas.
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How can you have an opinion on the Atlas when it hasn't been released yet. IIRC it is almost a year overdue. That does not bode well for it being a reliable instrument.
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George D. Nincehelser

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I've been testing the Atlas (along with many others) for quite some time now.
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Good for you.
However AcuRite has not been doing right by its customers and prospective customers.
I signed up to be kept informed about the new weather stations when they were first announced and have heard nothing of substance. I even filled out the request to be a Beta Tester and never was asked to fill out the "form" (that I am sure there was) to provide my qualifications and experience for being a Beta Tester.
I understand product development as much as anyone and AcuRite does not seem to be doing it right. Virtually every one of their current products has bugs and flaws that are indicative of little emphasis on quality (e.g temperature/humidity, circuitry sensitive to corrosion, short product life).
@George, I am not expecting you to answer questions. Because as a Beta Tester you should have had to sign a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement.
I am expecting AcuRite to be forthcoming to those of us who asked to be kept informed. I can only assume the worst because the canned replies here have nothing of substance.
I have owned many AcuRite products but my current weather station may be my last. I have seen nothing that gives me confidence in any of AcuRite's new products.
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George D. Nincehelser

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Beta testers have been allowed to talk about the Atlas for quite some time now. 

There's been lots of photos and discussion on Facebook, for example.  

The only things currently not known to the public are the official release data and exact pricing info.  However, there have been some Amazon leaks that should give you some really big hints.
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ambient weather ws-2902 it works without all the problems that Acurite has with Access.
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George D. Nincehelser

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Those "Fine Offset" clones have their problems, too...
Re: WS-2902 WiFi OSPREY internet connection problems.« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2017, 09:00:07 PM »
Wow, This is a lot of trouble just to connect to the internet. I have a unit display but I thought it would be interesting to have it connected to the internet just for fun. Everything has to be complicated. lol.
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Not even close to the amount of problems Acurite has,  you have to like access your a beta tester.   LOL
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George D. Nincehelser

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I've been running multiple Accesses in multiple locations for a long time, now, Jim.  Many others have, too.

I've had no problems.  Many are not having problems.  That doesn't mean there aren't any bugs still to be shaken out, but they'll eventually be taken care of.
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I agree eventually:  in the end, especially after a long delay, dispute, or series of problems."eventually, 
in the end, in due course, by and by, in time, after some time, after a bit, finally, at last, over the long haul; ultimately, in the long run, at the end of the day, one day, some day, sometime, at some point, sooner or later
"the culprit will be caught eventually"

Yep eventually.....
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George D. Nincehelser

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There is no systemic problem, Jim.   Again, the bulk of users are working fine.
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