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Hey, Alexa, my current weather is simplified!

Hey, Alexa, my current weather is simplified!
By AcuRite Team November 26, 2018 16442 Views 16 comments

Not a moment to spare this hectic holiday season? While the AcuRite Access can’t cross things off your to-do list, we can save you time with a more flexible and faster way to get your environmental monitoring data with an Alexa upgrade.  

Several savvy AcuRite weather enthusiasts alerted us to their frustration of listening to a laundry list of sensor readings. Many suggested we unbundle those environmental sensor calculations and give Alexa the ability to provide specific readings upon request. Our development team thought that was a great idea and got right to work. The result? A slick new upgrade that gives end users the flexibility to get only the weather readings they ask for – both indoor and out, at home or away – upon voice command.

AcuRite Access

Go ahead and say “Hey, Alexa, ask My AcuRite for”:

  • My outdoor temperature
  • My wind chill
  • My lightning
  • My UV index
  • My rain
  • My barometric pressure

In addition to providing readings at your request, Alexa will also now notify you of any active alerts you have programmed. So if you monitor for freezing temperatures, excessive wind or rain, or lightning, Alexa can tell you which alerts have been triggered. Just say, “Alexa, ask My AcuRite for my active alerts.” Also, indoor conditions can be monitored as well, so you’ll always know if the temperature and humidity levels in your home are just right.

AcuRite Access

Before you get totally swept up in holiday madness, enable your My AcuRite skill, rated four stars on Amazon and compatible with many AcuRite products, including the new AcuRite Atlas. As always, thank you for the feedback and we hope you enjoy the updates! 

T. Jurie December 3, 2018 at 8:08 PM
How does it work with multiple bridges, ie, multiple homes?
AcuRite Team February 8, 2019 at 4:27 PM
Currently the Alexa skill is not able to give the sensor information from different locations. We will pass your feedback along to the proper team for consideration on future updates.
Kirk Berridge December 4, 2018 at 10:41 AM
Wonderful improvement! Is there anyway to specify which location you want reported, I currently have 4 weather stations installed along with 6 of the temperature/humidity sensors, my Alexa seems only to report the First (left most) location that is shown in MyAccurite app. Since that happens not to be the location I’m currently at, it limits the usefulness of the skill at the current time.
AcuRite Team February 8, 2019 at 4:26 PM
Currently the Alexa skill is not able to give the sensor information from different locations. We will pass your feedback along to the proper team for consideration on future updates.
Ralph Williams December 4, 2018 at 10:44 PM
Right after I got all my weather equipment and weather underground quit giving api key I thought in was out of luck but then Acurite made this with Alexa I was excited again. I got the my acurite hub everything worked great. I have all 7 sensors working but u were right it made me go through the whole thing. If I didn't hear 1 I had to start again. This will be great thank u
Sam December 10, 2018 at 7:29 PM
I still see no way to ask for a specific sensor's readings. Wondering why I got 5 sensors. Still have to listen to the laundry list of readings to hear one. WTF?
AcuRite Team June 18, 2019 at 9:19 AM
You can view all of our commands for Alexa through the link below.
Mel December 18, 2018 at 7:33 PM
"Hey Acurite."

I can't seem to find the operating temperature range allowable for the Acurite Access. [i.e. placement location for the Access]

I know that it is not designed to be outdoors like the 5-in-one
or Atlas Weather stations; but can it be placed in an unheated
or cooled indoor space? What is the allowable temperature range,
and at what temperatures will the operation of the unit be affected?

Thank you.
AcuRite Team June 18, 2019 at 9:18 AM
The room temperature to operate the AcuRite Access needs to be between 40℉ and 120℉.
george sevast December 24, 2018 at 7:13 AM
Excellent blog on November 26 December 26, 2018 at 11:35 AM
I received my AcuRite for Christmas and I love it. All I had to do was install batteries and it did the rest. It works perfectly.
AcuRite Team January 24, 2019 at 2:37 PM
We are so happy to hear that you are happy with your AcuRite product.
Dale January 22, 2019 at 11:57 AM
Sounds interesting, but what about Google Home customers? Will it work for them?
AcuRite Team January 24, 2019 at 11:58 AM
Currently AcuRite Access will not work with Google Home. We recommend signing up for emails so that if it does become available, you will be notified.
Kirk G. Berridge January 25, 2019 at 12:32 PM
I have 4 different Accurite 5-1 Weather stations at 4 different locations, The current system simply picks the first location and will give me info on that location. Since I’m not at that location, the skill is nor very useful to me. If you could allow us to pick the location for the skill to use, it would be a wonderful addition.
AcuRite Team February 8, 2019 at 3:13 PM
We appreciate your feedback and will pass this along to the appropriate team for future consideration.