Includes: Digital window thermometer, suction cup, battery, instruction manual
Warranty: Limited 1 year warranty
|Temperature Range||-4 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Temperature Accuracy||+/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit; Learn more|
|Power||1 L1154 battery (included)|
|Dimensions||3.3-inches Height x 2-inches Width x 0.5-inches Depth|
I mistakenly said it didn't come with a working battery. I was wrong. I called the 800 number and found that there was a clear cover over the thermometer that needed to be removed. Once that was done, it worked perfectly.
For a company that makes thermometers, one wonders how this cheap Chinese piece of junk made it out of the QC department. You can't read it unless the background behind it is white - or very light. But worse, the battery only lasts about 6 weeks, rendering it high maintenance. One needs a tiny screwdriver to take it apart, which is relatively easy, but still a PITA. Something like this is so bad, it gives one the idea that its other products will be the same.C'mon folks, you can do better.
I used a plastic storage box with a modified chicken wire lid. I placed the suction cup thermometer inside the brooder close to the level of the chicks and it is reading the temperature just fine so I can keep them comfortable.
As far as I can tell the unit is functioning and reading correctly. I used a thermocouple to verify. HOWEVER...Its designed to suction on to the glass outside and with the temperature outside at around 15 degrees F the unit is reading 25 degrees F because at this amount of differential between my house and outside, the window conducts enough heat to throw off the thermometer. I expect that when the outside temps are much closer to my inside temps that everything will be fine, but this does not seem to be a viable winter thermometer. I'll have to seek out something that registers farther from the house.
I love these. I mount them on my motorcycle and snowmobile mirror. I glue the suction cup to the back side of the mirror so that the clear part sticks up above the top of the mirror. They are so easy to read and i can tell what the temp is at any time
Disappointed that a company out of Wisconsin wouldn't realize that an outside thermometer should go below a -4 degrees. Wisconsin and any northern state often reaches -10 or below.
I was looking for a not too expensive thermometer for my 90 year old roomy. It does what it says---tells me or him, since it is really his, the temperature during the day. He did comment on the fact that it isn't visable at night---BUT he has decided that he sleeps at night, MOSTLY!!
I love this little thermometer, I replaced a three year ols one that gave out due to the elements. The batteries were still working.
This time I followed the previous reviewer's tip on panting the back side white to help read it at night. This helps, but next time I am going to try some glow in the dark paint which hopefully will be better.
That's is why I bought two this time because I could not find them anywhere locally. .
Other than the lack of a back-light which probably saves on replacement batteries (which are more expensive than the unit itself). This is a fantastic and inexpensive thermometer.
I gave it four stars, would have been five if it could be read easier at night. Quality and craftsmanship are #1. Just stick it on and it worked perfectly for three years. All for $5, because it was on clearance at our local Kay-Mart (can't find them anywhere anymore so I am glad the manufacturer still sells them on their website - bought two just in case they stop offering it.n the future, which I hope they do not).
AdMan THe Lab Rat
i love it but it can not be read at night
I have two of these on outside windows of my home. As stated in other articles, it does appear to be very accurate. The battery does not last as long as it should in my opinion and perhaps the unit should be supplied with an extra battery. Forget seeing the temperature at night, but I have another wireless device that sends a signal to a unit on my night stand so I can check any time of the day. I buy my devices at Home Depot and they alway seem to have an ample supply. The price is about right and it does stick to the glass very well.
I bought one of these 4 years ago. The battery finally gave out. Glad I read the tip about putting paint behind it to read it at night. I live in Northern California, the weather fluctuates all year round from one neighborhood to the other. The weather report on TV does nothing for me. I like to know what it is outside before I get dressed in the morning and walk to the bus. I never really used it at night.
Those reviewers who suggest that the thermometer is near-impossible to read at night are correct. However I was able to mitigate this considerably by taping a single piece of properly-shaped paper to the back of the display.
This causes light from inside of the house to reflect off the paper, essentially backlighting the display. Meanwhile, the paper is translucent enough to let light through during the daylight hours. It's not perfect, but it's much better than out-of-the-box.
You can't see the display when it's dark outside, but I solved this incredibly easily by painting the back of the display with a white acrylic paint in less than 10 seconds. It sticks on the window fine as long as you clean the window first and also wet the suction cup before you attach it. The accuracy of my particular unit is dead-on. I have 2 digital thermostats in the house...When I placed this unit on top of them it displayed the same temperature as the digital thermostats, but with an added bonus to the tenths of a degree displayed. So either all 3 of the thermometers are off by exactly the same amount or all of them are accurate. I assume they are all accurate. I can't speak for battery life because I've only been using this thermometer for about a week, but so far it appears to be well worth the price. If you have to replace the battery it is very simple to do.
I use this on my travel trailer when camping. The suction cup easily attaches to a window and stays affixed until I remove it. Large numbers are easy to read. Gives pretty accurate temp readings. On/off switch enables me to turn it off when not in use so the battery will last a long time. Works great for my needs. I am happy with my purchase.
I received one of these as a Christmas gift about a year ago. It is pretty accurate and has never fallen off of the window. I would give it five stars except two of the LCD segments have gone out. Also, you can't see the temperature if it is dark outside as the thermometer needs light from the back side to be visible.
This device appears to be well made and well protected from the weather. Unfortunately, it cannot be read at night even though the room is well lit.