Have you ever had a weather station at home? It is not that hard and weird with our review of La Crosse Technology V10-TH.
When was the last time did you check your weather application on your phone? Have you asked Google what the weather is? Wait a minute, do you know how they tell you what the temperature is? There are thousands of weather stations all around the country and these mobile applications basically use the data that comes from those stations.
Yet, when I found out that the closest weather station is probably miles away from me, it was an eye-opener for me. Yes, when you search on Google “What is the weather like in my location?”, the result you get is probably not accurate.
So, is there no way that we may know the actual weather? Indeed, there are. You can have your own weather station at home.
What do I need to have?
If you want to be an expert, you need tools like hygrometer, anemometer, barometer, pyranometer, and so forth. However, not all of us are weather buffs. We do not need to know about wind direction or precipitation levels. We do not care about air pressure levels.
So, what we need is just a capable remote sensor and a good console to show the data coming from your backyard. Better than checking the data coming from far away, isn’t it?
If you need such a thing, you better check our review of the La Crosse Technology V10-TH.
La Crosse Technology V10-TH
La Crosse Technology is a brand that is definitely top-notch in the weather stations market. The company based in Wisconsin has been manufacturing weather stations since 1985. Their model of V10-TH is a great choice for people who want convenience, user-friendliness, and durability. The V10-TH looks very modern by its design and is very informative when you look at its console.
One good thing about V10-TH is that I bought this for my friend as a birthday gift who is a weather enthusiast. He called me a week later and thanked me because he wanted his kids to take up this hobby but he could not be successful in that. Owing to V10-TH’s simplicity and colorful design, his kids fell in love with it at first sight.
Of course, it is not a full-featured weather station and definitely not a piece for a professional. However, if you want something for a beginner or you do not want to take this up for a hobby, the V10-TH model is just your thing.
- The product design is quite attractive for kids.
- The general usage is simple and facile.
- The product is not for real professionals but suitable for beginners.
The Display Unit of La Crosse Technology V10-TH.
The tablet that La Crosse Technology produced has all the information that an average user may need. Thanks to its sensors, it shows indoor and outdoor temperatures and it keeps track of historical charts so that you can check it later.
On the top-left side of the display unit, there is the forecast section. This forecast section has a natural image changing in accordance with the current season. Then, as big as the forecast section, there is the outdoor temperature section. It displays both the outside temperature and the outside humidity level so you will have a better idea of what is the weather like. Lastly, it just shows the trends of the outdoor humidity.
Then, below them, you have the outdoor records menu which you can see daily highs and lows. Right next to it, the indoor temperature and humidity levels are visible.
The bottom part is for the date and hour.
You can write and save messages on the display unit up to 20 characters. So, if you want to set a reminder for later, you can do it with the La Crosse Technology V10-TH tablet.
- The units are very well ordered.
- Daily records are interesting to see.
- I felt the ability to write messages is a bit redundant.
The V10-TH’s forecast is graphically satisfying as there are 6 dynamic weather forecast icons. The sensor does not measure the levels of precipitation but the device can be connected to NWS, National Weather Service. With this connection, you can download the precipitation levels as well as 8 more different icons.
Another thing that the forecast section includes is that the foliage on tree changes every season. It is just an extra but feels good.
Customization and Settings
The weather station employs many settings and customization options. One of the customization options is that you can set an alarm if the temperature goes beyond or beneath a level. This is quite useful as you can use it for preventing damage from frozen pipes or mold growth.
Settings are quite easy to tune. It is possible to adjust the background brightness or volume level of the alert.
The display unit is large enough to see from very afar. It works with an A/C adapter but if you are going to take it with you when you are going somewhere or if a power outage occurs, 3 AAA Alkaline batteries need to be placed as a back-up.
The outside sensor also works with batteries. 2 AA Alkaline batteries are needed and not included in the pack.
When you are on your battery power, you can see the remaining battery level on the display unit.
One thing about the connection is that you need to make sure that you are connected to 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, not the 5 GHz.
It is very lightweight with its 0.80 lbs. weight. Compared to the other weather stations, it can be considered that La Crosse Technology’s V10-TH is light as a feather.
- Different power source options are remarkable. Not having to worry about a possible power outage during severe weather conditions is good.
- Being light is a huge advantage here. You can mount it on the wall or put it on the table.
- Not supporting 5 GHz Wi-Fi connection is a setback. It can be solved but still a headache.
Customer Reviews on Amazon
The La Crosse Technology V10-TH is a popular choice on Amazon being the number 4 on the list of weather stations. It is highly recommended by most of the people and customers praise it not for creating wonders but doing what is supposed to do in a simple but precise way.
One of the things that customers talk up is how easy to set things up. You do not need to change or fix anything to make the device start to work. For example; one customer appreciated the possibility of connecting the device through the mobile app. I also like this feature as I often take a trip and still would like to check the temperature at home.
But of course, all customers cannot be happy with the product. Most of the reviews stress about the lack of support of 5 GHz Wi-Fi connections. Without supporting it, you cannot download the data from the National Weather Service so, it is needed.
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