Everything we can provide at this time regarding the Atlas system will be found at the link below. Thank you.
They told me to sign up for Beta. I did... All I hear is crickets. I've contacted Davis for information on their Davis Vantage Pro2 I'm starting to get tired of the run around from Acurite.
Now Jennifer with copy and paste the usually but I'll save her the time.
"We will be releasing information on the Atlas system at a later date. Thank you."
"AcuRite Tori, Official Rep
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We are expecting the release of the Atlas to be late summer/early fall. For further information we would recommend signing up for email updates in the link I have provided. Have a wonderful day!"
My 5 in 1 is still working, though I had to remove the Pro Upgrade solar panel that I had on it as it failed and go back to the stock one. The sun beating down on it just doesn't seem to hold up well. I also don't use their software, I use a program called Meteobridge. Go Google it. But basically it's weather station reporting software that you can FLASH onto a small cheap router. It supports a bunch of weather stations and will report the weather to a bunch of locations. The great thing is it's always running, on a device that's low powered. It's almost a set and forget device. I don't have to leave my Windows Computer always running as it's far, far, far more power hungry. I hope they update the software to support these new weather stations in the future.
I have moved on to another product line. I have had trouble with my 5 and 1 since the upgrade back a few months ago. This has thrown up a red flag to me. AcuRite has been ok for my starter system, but I decided to spend more money and move up in at least a more reliable product. RainWise was my system of choose and could not be happier with the product. Quality and customer service is suburb.
I really see a lot of problems for AcuRite in the future. Customers want direct responses and feedback to their concerns and questions. We all know that word of mouth is the best tool for business..........and this has not happened!!!! Good Luck AcuRite, hope your future is as bright as mine is with my new RainWise equipment
During the development and testing stages of our product we faced unique challenges that hit us out of left field--and delayed getting the product to the customer! Customers were disappointed and some lost a lot of money because we missed our schedule !
Those challenges to deliver the best product we could took our entire team (management, employees, manufacturing resources) a lot of time to test, fix, test again. Sometimes we had to test again after some obscure test discovered an unforseen problem !
But in the end, our product was superb and became another market leader. Customers came to understand that we encountered a lot of "unknown unknowns" during our product developmental phase.
I've come to understand that it's really hard to hold to a particular date and I think we AcuRite customers should have patience and understanding of the complexities and pressure AcuRite's own product developmental team is facing.
When the AcuRite Elite weather stations were announced by AcuRite, I enjoyed the press releases and looked forward to a 2017 summer release. A season or two late is perfectly fine with me--given my understanding of product delays.
Let's all take some time and thank AcuRite's entire team as we all work through the growing pains and frustration that comes along with the invention and marketing of a new and exciting new product.
Over the years I have been a weather enthusiast, AcuRite has gained my confidence and loyalty. Their kindness, technical competence and leadership in the world of weather stations is something I am truly grateful for.
We do appreciate that you are excited about the Atlas system. We are as well. We want to make sure we have a product that meets your expectations, and you are happy with. When we have more details we will be happy to let you know about them. Our original release date was in the summer, we have moved that back to summer/ fall of this year. The reason for this is we want to extensively test and make sure the product is functioning as designed. We have learned a very valuable lesson from the migration, and do not want to make the same mistake again. We know that our customers do not want to have to go through this again as well. We do appreciate your understanding in this matter. Please let us know if there is anything further we can assist you with.
Think of it this way, on Star Trek, Scotty was known as the "Miracle Worker". How he always gave a repair estimate by a factor of 4. Get it done sooner and now he's the "Miracle Worker".
Why don't company's just do this? Say it'll come out in November, and it come out in September! Wow, now you look great. You were able to get out out sooner. If you have issues and delays and it doesn't come out until November, you still seem like a good company. If instead it's a Delay, Delay, Delay by your date YOU set, you look bad. Yet another idiot company that can't deliver when they say they can. Can't trust them, go with someone else!!! It's a pretty simple thing to do.
I wish company's tried to be more like Apple in this area. Keep quite about anything NEW until it's about ready for release. The few times you have to announce something early because the market rumors are going crazy, and you announce something coming out in 6 months, the Apple Watch, or now the HomePod, not coming out until December. You can count on the HomePod coming out in December. Not Jan, Feb, or March next year. You may have a hard time getting one as demand is higher then supply, but they will be out then and getting sold. Why other company's can't seem to figure this out? If you're going to announce something and set a time frame, you better have it out by then. It really is pretty simple.
Product development is seldom the linear, surprise-free process we all wish for, especially when the goals are ambitious and challenging. Hank, above, understands that. So do I.
Jennifer's response is remarkably candid. Respect her and AcuRite for that, and let them work to make this product absolutely right.
See I get what they're trying to do. They set a date, People hold off on buying a new system from someone else, then it gets pushed back and back and the same people hold on and on . That is why it's done. Pretty sure they knew they were never going to hit the release date. They just drag you along, it's almost here, OK, now it's almost here. Soon, it'll be ready, just wait. Hangup's, HAHA. Ya right.