Personal Weather Station with Wifi connectivity

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It seems like a big "miss" that Acurite doesn't have a Personal Weather Station that includes WiFi connectivity, either directly to MyAcurite or to WeatherUnderground.  It feels like this is exactly the kind of thing that people are looking for: having a Personal Weather Station with a simple WiFi connectivity interface that can be configured (either on the device or via some web-based access) to connect to a home wifi network and have the credentials required for connecting to MyAcurite or WeatherUnderground for online data uploads.
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Ian Stokes-Rees

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George D. Nincehelser

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I've been thinking about this a lot as I have several weather stations of different brands.

I do have one brand that is WiFi-only.  Boy, it is complicated in comparison to a simple wired interface.  If you don't have a smartphone or tablet, you're simply toast when it comes to setup.

They did make a nice app for setup, though, but I imagine they invested a lot of development time in getting the app "just right".

I think we'll eventually see WiFi as an option, but Acurite doesn't want to take on too much, too soon.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Ian, 

Thank you for your feedback. It is something we will consider for future development. Should we implement this we will update our customers. 
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Hello Doug,

We have the option of the AcuRite Access as George stated above. This will plug into your router via an Ethernet cable. It will transmit up to 7 compatible sensors. You would not need the display plugged into the computer or any software running.  I have attached the link to the AcuRite Access.

https://www.acurite.com/access-my-acurite-remote-monitoring.html
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Yes but you almost double the cost and that is why I haven't purchased one yet.
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Here's a newer unit with a WiFi screen.  https://www.acurite.com/5-in-1-weather-station-color-display-wireless-network-connection.html  

I'm assuming you can get this screen as a stand alone unit without having to purchase the 5-in-1.
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Henny Horowitz

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I'm also curious about this SKU but it seems like an orphan and Acurite won't discuss it.  I suspect it has "issues".
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Jack Canavera

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I did get something on this in the email.  Seems to be a new unit.  I've just seen it pop up in the last 2-3 weeks.  
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Atlas Elite spec sheet shows this feature, still coming soon.
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George D. Nincehelser

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Yes.  That seems like a reasonable strategy.  Acurite is going to get their WiFi feet wet on the "Elite" side, then eventually push what they've learned into the mainstream product.

Other than the actual hardware technology, it will bring a big change to the customer support side as they will have to get more in-depth on WiFi tech.  
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caredlands

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what are the prices   --- when will it be for sale


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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Caredlands,

As far as the Atlas series we have no further information at this time. When we have an update we will let you know.