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#1 MarkBC

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 09:42 PM

My nickname (call sign, handle) here is Weatherman, and I'm definitely a weather enthusiast (nerd). And yet, I haven't owned any [working] weather instruments in years. Last week I changed that, with this little guy:
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It's by SensorPush.   This model measures temperature, humidity and barometric pressure. It sends data by Bluetooth to an app on my smartphone. It's powered by a lithium disk battery. There's a little 'tunnel' molded into the plastic, on the top, that would facilitate hanging the sensor. 
They make 3 different models; here's a link to a comparison of specs.
If not in communication with -- and transferring data to -- the phone app, this model will hold 30 days of data before it starts overwriting the oldest data.
This is how the current values look on the app:
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And there is a graphical display of data history:
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Data can be exported from the app in CSV format.
For more permanent mounting and use at a location that has Internet access, they make a gateway device that communicates with the sensor by Bluetooth and then uploads the data to a SensorPush site accessible by the app. 
But I bought this to use while wandering, so my phone will never be far away for long. 
 
I like the fact that this is just a sensor, that it uses the smartphone app for data display and storage. In that respect it's like the anemometer that I bought several years ago and posted here
I didn't do any comparison shopping before I ordered this, so maybe there are similar, possibly better, alternatives... but so far I'm totally pleased. 

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 11:37 PM

Mark that's a pretty cool instrument.

Seems a reasonable price .

Thanks.

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#3 ckent323

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Posted 14 January 2023 - 12:54 PM

There are similar devices available.

Here is one review of a few:

https://www.weathers...rature-monitor/


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#4 billharr

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Posted 14 January 2023 - 02:18 PM

The SensorPush is a near little sensor. Might get one if the indoor/outdoor I have on the van quits. I do have a wifi weather station, Ambient 2902D. Nice that I can check the weather at home when I am out on the road. You can check my home weather here or on Weather Underground. 

 

 

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#5 MarkBC

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Posted 14 January 2023 - 03:53 PM

There are similar devices available.
Here is one review of a few:
https://www.weathers...rature-monitor/


That Temp Stick WiFi unit looks like a good choice for at home, where I have WiFi. My previous home weather station died some time ago, so I think I'll look into Temp Stick...maybe get one ordered so I can set it up when I'm home in a couple of weeks.

For use to measure local conditions while traveling, camping, ("how cold was it here last night?" "it's soooo dang humid here... how humid is it?") the SensorPush is still my choice because it doesn't require an Internet connection to access its data.


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#6 MarkBC

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Posted 14 January 2023 - 04:38 PM

That Temp Stick WiFi unit looks like a good choice for at home, where I have WiFi. My previous home weather station died some time ago, so I think I'll look into Temp Stick...maybe get one ordered so I can set it up when I'm home in a couple of weeks.
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Done! 

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Posted 14 January 2023 - 04:46 PM

Good job Mr. BC! :)


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#8 MarkBC

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Posted 14 January 2023 - 05:05 PM

Good job Mr. BC! :)

Thank you Mr. 3pin! I pride myself on my ability to find new ways to spend money. 😎
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Posted 14 January 2023 - 07:59 PM

Glad you are keeping the economy in good shape Mark.

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Posted 16 January 2023 - 08:05 PM

I've had my SensorPush for several years now, I use it to monitor my fridge temps when running on propane. Still works great. The only issue I have found is the replacement batteries are difficult to find and do not hold the charge as the original one did. I think the original one lasted 6-12 months and the replacements last about a month. 


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