Two very simple ideas / feature requests

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I have my AcuRite 01060M settings configured to 0.1 degree resolution. That is great. To make this even better:

1) Support 0.1 degree calibration adjustments. This should just be a UI adjustment to allow entering any +/- value with one decimal point (perhaps instead of a drop down, use a spin control with up & down arrows for selecting the amount). I'd really like to dial my sensors to within 0.1 degree of each other.

2) When exporting data or sending data to the graphing component, send the fractional degree information without rounding. You could always have rounding be a checkbox option, but I'd really like to see the temperature curve more clearly- not the stair stepping you get when you are rounding.

The best thing is how simple this is. Given that it is logging in 0.1 degree resolution, these changes should be trivial to make.
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George D. Nincehelser

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I'd take the "0.1 degree resolution" with a huge grain of salt.

As far as I'm aware the only specification Acurite gives for the tower sensors is +/- 2F degrees.  Relative accuracy from reading to reading might be higher, but I don't think a specification is published.

Some sensors like the SHT21 in the 5n1 have that sort of published relative accuracy, but real-world effects tend to make it meaningless.  In other words, in a lab or highly controlled industrial process you might notice it, but not so much for actual weather data.

Frankly, decimal data only  makes sense if you're using degrees C.  Degrees F has a finer resolution for the human sense, so fractional degrees aren't as necessary.
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Thats for the feedback. Thats all good- but I am getting very consistent readings. (If it matters, my application here is to track the temperature in a wine cellar and send alerts if it goes out of range). Given the consistency of my readings, it would be nice to calibrate my sensors (I have two in the cellar, one outside) to the same temperature that the thermostat is reporting. (Even better I could calibrate all of them to a reliable reference)

I can make these adjustments mentally- its what I'm doing now. It would be nice though to have the chart visually consistent. The curve of the temperature is also related to the air conditioner duty cycle- I'd rather see the curve then the stair step. It also makes sense from a feature consistency point of view- if you select the 0.1 degree option it does stand to reason that the reporting & calibration would also be in the same units.

Thanks again,
Eric
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George D. Nincehelser

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Well, like I said, the relative accuracy of the tower sensors isn't published.  I haven't found them to be accurate to that extent, but there are several variations of the tower sensors that vary in internal components.

If the tower sensors you have seem to track that closely to each other, then great.  It's not unreasonable to think they might be all from the same production run.  However, be aware there's no published spec that guarantees that level of performance.
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Hi Eric,

Thank you for the feedback, we will be sure to pass that information on to our web developers for future consideration.  In the meantime, you can read about our accuracy standards at http://www.acurite.com/accuracy  Have a great day!