Includes: Digital weather station display, tabletop stand
Display for 5-in-1 Sensor
Warranty: Limited 1 year warranty
Display: 7.5" H x 5.25" W x 1.2" D
Power: 3 AA alkaline batteries (not included)
This acurite model 01010 is the 2rd B&W version I've owned, upgrading in the hopes of a display with better readability. The model 01010 display is marginally better with each iteration, with a wider viewing angle on this unit both horizontal and vertical. I have it hanging from a peg 30" above the desk and readability is Ok to good.
I really like the baro graph that shows at a glance what it thinks the air pressure is. The location of the indoor temp is rather goofy - it is in the user selectable queue, but that's Ok, I just leave it set to indoor temp. Time and date are small fonts hidden beneath a screen divider. Reading out max and min values is always a learning experience - I do it so rarely that I have to get the book out, but I have the system at a remote mountain cabin and it is useful to know temp, humidity and wind extremes.
I recently got a color backlit display model 01036. The viewing angle is awful - it actually improves by turning off the backlight, and 1/3 of the screen is wasted - occupied by a temp alarm. Many values are put on a slowly scrolling ticker tape that I despise because I have to either wiat for the value I want to come around or take it off the wall and cycle thru it. But those comments belong on the 01036 review I'm going to post. The Black and white model 01010 is better. I ordered the 06022RM display today - no alarms, (or hidden), and reverse lit screen. But it still has that stupid scrolling stuff. With the B&W display, you just read it.
I digress. With wifi chipsets and ipads/ipods and a bazillion other screens superior to what Acurite uses, one would think that wifi from the sensor to any display would solve a lot of complaints. Of course then it would need more power to run the radio.
At first I was a little disappointed that it did not have any backlight at all. It doesn't plug in and relies only on batteries for power. But I set it on my desk where space is at a premium and it is under a LED light where I can see it and have decided there a couple of things I like about it. First is that it will fit places the other units will not as it is much narrower so has a smaller footprint. It is still easy to read once there is enough ambient light and I guarantee the batteries will last longer in this unit than any of the other ones (unless they are plugged in). I also really like the barometric pressure display. It is a grid where squares below the pressure reading are darkened and ones above the reading are clear. The right side is the current reading which moves to the left as a new reading displaces it. So it is very easy to tell when the barometric pressure is rising, falling or is steady, even better than the other units that have a very faint arrow that only points up, straight or down. This display you can also see how quickly it is changing. AcuRite should consider making this display an option on the other units when setting them up. The other read outs on this unit are easy to see and located in a manner that makes sense. The wind rose is the same as the other units. And if you have a location where there is no place to plug a unit in, this is likely the best option though it would be nice to have the touch option that lights it up for 10 seconds and then goes out like the other units do when unplugged. I kept this unit and I like it. I have other displays, too.
I have a 5-in-1 weather sensor and monitor it via a color display in the living room and remotely via an Internet bridge. The system works great, and I wanted to expand the system and add a small display in the bedroom. So, I purchased the 6005RM/1010RX. Unfortunately, without room light and being at a "good" angle, the unit is impossible to read. If the unit had a backlight, all would be good; however, there is no backlight. Hence my zero star review, and the return of the unit to Acurite.
I ordered a replacement display after I stupidly knocked the original display onto the floor from my desk, breaking the glass and distorting most of the readouts (Gorilla Glass from Corning would have been a nice ruggedizing feature). The original shipment failed to arrive as announced. After receiving a runaround from the Post Office and FedEx, Acurite customer service sent a replacement shipment without further ado. But about that flexibility: Texas being in a drought status, I monitor closely the rainful totals by month and year. Battery replacement sets (and a new display starts) all the values back to zero. It would be helpful to reset the month and year rainfall totals and go from there, rather than having to correct subsequent readings with an offset to obtain the accurate accumulations. Other than that, the concept and its engineering is brilliant.
I BOUGHT THIS FOR MY HUSBAND FOR CHRISTMAS, WE JUST LOVE THIS WEATHER SYSTEM, I CAME ON TO ORDER AN ADD - ON DISPLAY SCREEN, BUT THEY ARE ALL SOLD OUT. PLEASE NOTIFY AS SOON AS YOU GET MORE IN STOCK. THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT GETS OUR RATING OF A HUGE 10 .......