Oregon Scientific, a pioneer of desktop home weather stations that display up-to-the-minute weather and forecasts for your precise location, has added a new twist with the Weather@Home Bluetooth-enabled Weather Station. Now you can glance at the 7.3-by-3.7-inch, 2-inch-thick weather station base unit for your info or, with the use of a free app, monitor the details via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet.
Transmission range is about 150 feet, so you can be pretty much anywhere nearby. No more having to get a vague sense of the weather by clicking on online weather apps. You can monitor the indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, check the moon phase, and get a 12-hour weather forecast with barometric pressure readings and trends, as well as weather warning messages for wind, storms, fog, ice, frost and high temperatures. There’s a push-button LED backlight.
The Weather@Home App is available for iOS and Android devices. The main unit runs on 3 AA batteries; outdoor sensor on 1 AA battery.
Weather@Home Bluetooth-enabled Weather Station (BAR218HG) costs $59.99 at www.oregonscientific.com/us.