Suggestion: Add UV, and lightning detectors in the 5 and 1's and USB connectors to ALL monitors.

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Tim C. Gregor

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Posted 2 months ago

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Francois Salva

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Work for Acurite?  what is the point
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Tim C. Gregor

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Some of us (like me) would like more instrumentation. It's simple nothing hard to do. Acurite has the instrumentation, but users have to spend more money with the add ons and have to buy another monitor (specialized monitor to the equipment). If you build them all alike with added instrumentation and usb (computer) interface, you just  might have a stranglehold on the cheaper side of the market. I probably won't buy another Acurite weather station. I can buy a little bit more expensive one and get what I need for my Red Hill Observatory. I was just giving you an idea to make money.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/redhillobservatory/
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Brian Richman

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My next weather station will not be another Accurite, 5-in-1 and console. Not because its crap (it is and also CHEAP too), but because the features are simply not there. I would need to double the cost of my existing setup and write a bunch of software to add all the sensors to the existing set up to make it all work the way I want. May as well buy a Davis Vantage Pro and get it out of the box.
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Bill Martin

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i do not see them upgrading the 5in1 since the older models (in customer use) can not be retrofitted for new sensors. in addition, the new Atlas has what you are looking for (UV, lightning, etc).

Unless the Atlas is NOT released, this would be the only way I could see 5in1 upgraded BUT this would be a new revision "5in1Pro2".

In the end, you would probably be faced with either purchasing 5in1Pro2 or Atlas to get additional capabilities. But I am not making Acurite's product roadmap decisions.
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Brian Richman

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So the Atlas has been "new" and waiting for customer release for about two years... Also the Atlas rumor mill indicated that the price was MORE than the Davis Vantage is. If so, Acurite Atlas is DOA. 
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George D. Nincehelser

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Neither of those is true.
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Jon008

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The Atlas has been tested. I believe (my opinion) some adjustments needed to be made, so that is being done before release.

The elite is being tested at this time from what I understand, so sooner or later, these will be on the market.
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Dicky Miller

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Have you seen the TV add about Samuel Adams new beer, SAM '76? It said it took them 13,000 hours to get it right and this is just beer!!!  Then think about about the Atlas, a lot more going on there with the Atlas.
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Bill Martin

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actually, if you were not part of Beta, you can guess all you want about it.  I think the people that Beta tested would probably state:
1.  Atlas is real
2.  Atlas has some new sensors 
3.  Atlas gives faster updates than 5in1 (and this I believe caused some issues with MyAcurite.com and old SH devices....why we were all told to remove our Beta Atlas's from MyAcurite.com....which is fine, another issues was identified and needs addressing BEFORE releasing to the masses)
4.  We like the 'new stuff' we saw
5.  We did find issues that need addressing before consumer release

I give Acurite credit:  they could have released months ago and had lots of complaints...They gave up the opportunity to generate REVENUE to make Atlas a better product out of the box
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