Top 5 Weather Stations Under $100

Are you in the market for a weather station with a budget of $100? Here’s a list of the top 5 weather stations under $100 currently available in the market. This article provides in-depth review of its features, pros, and cons of each weather station.

1. AcuRite 00589 Pro Color Weather Station with Wind Speed, Temperature and Humidity

AcuRite 00589 Pro

Out of the box, the AcuRite 00589 package comes with a central monitoring unit paired to a single 3-in-1 sensor. You can further two sensors to the package. The central unit has a square interface which can be hung over the wall or placed on a table. There are two options for display: color and dark theme. There’s the usual indoor and outdoor temperature display along with information about humidity, wind speed, and pressure. Other highlights include a weather forecast along with a 12-hour history of temperature, humidity, and pressure.

Features:

  • Indoor and outdoor temperature (high and low) monitoring along with wind speed and pressure information
  • 12 to 24-hour weather forecast
  • 12-hour history chart for temperature, pressure, and humidity
  • Auto-dimming display based on time of day and year

Pros:

  • The device is easy to set up
  • The screen is large and bright
  • The package comes with a 1-year warranty

Cons:

  • The battery life of the sensor is a bit short
  • The color display is too bright, making the numbers hard to read

2. AcuRite 01530M 3-in-1 Weather Station with Wi-Fi Connection to Weather Underground

The AcuRite 01530M is a small package, in terms of dimensions. The monitoring unit is small but tries to make the best use of screen space to present information. On the feature front, you get information about the temperature, humidity, wind speed and pressure for the day. Complementing these are a clock, calendar and weather forecast. The device also allows you connect to a Wi-Fi network to upload your weather information to Weather Underground.

Features:

  • Temperature (high and low), humidity, wind speed, and pressure monitoring
  • 12 to 24-hour weather forecast
  • Feature to upload weather information to Weather Underground

Pros:

  • The device package is easy to set up and operate
  • The device is Wi-Fi enabled
  • The package allows you to track weather information on the go.
  • The display is large, making it easy to read the information
  • The package comes with a 1-year warranty

Cons:

  • The unit does not work with MyAcuRite app, only pairs with Weather Underground
  • The display unit lacks brightness adjust

3. AcuRite 00634A3 Wireless Weather Station with Wind Sensor Black​

The AcuRite 00634A3 package has a tall display. The single color display shows all the usual information with the presentation of external weather conditions having clear precedence over the indoor conditions. You get a clock, weather forecast, pressure, wind speed, and outdoor temperature and humidity readings. The wind chill factor and indoor temperature and humidity information are shown below them. The bottom half of the screen shows 12-hour historical data for temperature, pressure and wind speed. In the package, you also get the 3-in-1 weather sensor which gathers data about temperature, humidity and wind speed.

Features:

  • Monitoring of indoor and outdoor temperature along with pressure, wind speed and humidity
  • Future weather forecast
  • 12-hour history chart for pressure, wind speed, and temperature
  • Atomic clock for auto time and DST adjustment

Pros:

  • The package is easy to set up
  • The device lets you track trends while also recording past weather conditions
  • The display is large and ably shows various weather-related information

Cons:

  • The battery life of the sensor is short, might require frequent battery changes
  • The tech support for the device is not good
  • The display, though large and informative, is hard to read

4. La Crosse Technology V21-WTH Wireless Wi-Fi Weather Station

The La Crosse V21’s design is an understated one. The monitor unit has a wide and flat body with grey rounded edges. The branding resides below the display which loads plenty of information. Apart from the usual indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity tracking and trend indicators, the device also presents wind speed. And once connected to a Wi-Fi network, you get the direct weather forecast and wind direction information from NWS. The date and time are set according to the NIST. However, unlike some of its counterparts, it lacks a barometer and hence, does not show you any pressure information. You can also set alerts based on individual preferences and also have access to past weather data.

Features:

  • Indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, wind speed monitoring with trend indicators
  • Future weather forecast provided from NWS
  • Date and time setting according to NIST
  • High- and low-temperature records

Pros:

  • The package is Mobile App friendly (La Crosse View)
  • The device is Wi-Fi enabled, so lets you track weather info while you are on the move.
  • The device gets weather forecast directly from NWS
  • The screen is large and shows detailed weather information

Cons:

  • The device is slightly harder to set up than its rivals
  • The unit lacks a barometer, so you do not get any information related to pressure

5. La Crosse Technology 327-1417 Color Wind Speed Weather Station

The La Crosse 327-1417 feels like a toned-down version of the La Crosse V21. It comes with the same features as that of the V21, albeit slight differences. An atomic clock manages the clock and date settings with automatic daylight savings. The temperature and humidity information comes from the outdoor and indoor sensor. The outdoor sensor has an anemometer but lacks a barometer, meaning, you can track wind speed but not pressure. However, you do get high and low records along with trend indicators for temperature and humidity and weather forecast. Unlike its V21 sibling, it is not Wi-Fi enabled. This aspect also means you cannot track weather information on-the-go.

Features:

  • Temperature and humidity monitoring for both indoor and outdoor along with wind speed.
  • High and lows of temperature and humidity with trend indicators
  • Future weather forecast
  • Wind speed tracking

Pros:

  • The large display makes it easy for reading information
  • The device package is easy to set up

Cons:

  • The package lacks set up instructions out of the box
  • The construction of the sensor is weak

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