Set the Reading Calibration of a Sensor

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When sensor placement or an environmental factor may impact the readings of a sensor, setting a reading calibration can improve its accuracy.

You can set the readings of a sensor to a positive or negative degree of calibration. When a reading calibration is adjusted, the reading is offset by the set amount. For example, setting the temperature calibration to a -10 results in its readings to be displayed as 10 degrees less.

Note

How to set the reading calibration is determined on the type of Connection device the sensor is linked to:

  • AcuRite Access - set in the profile of the sensor.

  • PC Connect Display - reading calibrations are required to be set directly in the PC Connect software. The calibrated readings are sent to My AcuRite.

When sharing with Weather Underground:

  • AcuRite Access - readings sent to Weather Underground do not have calibrations applied - due to sensor readings are sent directly from the device and not My AcuRite. Calibrated readings are only displayed in My AcuRite.

  • PC Connect Display- when reading calibrations are set directly in the PC Connect software, the readings are sent with calibrations to Weather Underground and My AcuRite.

How to set the reading calibration of a sensor from the app

From the tab/navigation bar, select ic_settings_black_24px.svg (Settings menu).

  1. Select Manage Devices.

  2. Select the name of the device the sensor is linked to.

  3. Set the Calibrate Readings settings.

  4. Select Save Settings to update.

 

How to set the reading calibration of a sensor from myacurite.com 

  1. From the menu, select Settings > Devices.

  2. Select the name of the device the sensor is linked to.

  3. My Sensors and the sensor, select Edit.

  4. Edit its calibrate setting(s). The settings available are dependent on the sensor type.

  5. Select Save to update.

 
 
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