Ambient Weather WS-2902 Overview
The Ambient Weather WS-2902 is best suited for someone who is looking for a fully featured personal weather station, that can publish weather data to the internet, isn't looking to add additional sensors, and doesn't want to spend a fortune to get it. The Ambient Weather WS-2902 is our highest rated personal weather station. This model has sensors that are comparable to those found in the Ambient Weather WS-1002 at a 40% lower price. There are 10 different sensors that monitor the factors that most people are looking for. It can publish weather data to the most popular weather services like Weather Underground, and Ambient's own website, which is actually very useful. It features IFTTT integration so you can use it to send you alerts, save data, or interact with your smart home. You can also connect it to your Amazon Echo or Google Home digital assistant. The LCD Color film display isn't as nice as some of the higher priced models unless you're a weather geek you're never going to notice. A solid dependable unit, with great features, and a value price make this the right choice for almost everyone. If you are looking for a professional grade model or something that's marine safe try the Davis Instruments 6250 Vantage Vue. Models comparable to the Ambient Weather WS-2902 include the , AcuRite 01012M, and the Davis Instruments 6250 Vantage Vue.
Ambient Weather WS-2902 Features
- Connectivity: Uses a 915 MHz RF transmitter that can transmit signals up to 300 Feet For Open Conditions 100 Feet Under Most Conditions.
- Sensors: Features 10 different sensors that measure: Outdoor Temperature, Indoor Temperature, Outdoor Humidity, Indoor Humidity, Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Barometric Pressure, Rainfall, Solar Radiation, and UV Index.
- Display: Features a LCD Color Film display that can display sensor readings in Farenheight and Celcius. Display is updated every 16 Seconds and offers Temperature, Humidity, Wind, and Rain alerts. Display measures 7.50" x 4.50" x 0.75&".
- Forecast: Display features a graphic 24 hour forecast.
- Storm Alert: Has storm alert functionality.
- Internet Publishing: Can publish weather data to the internet every 60 seconds from the display screen. It can publish to Weather Underground, Weather Cloud, and Ambient Weather Network.
- IFTTT Compatible: Can be integrated with IFTTT and your smart home.
- Home Assisstants: Can be connected to Amazon Alexa devices and Google Home Assisstant.
Ambient Weather WS-2902 Weather Station Outdoor Sensor Array
The Outdoor Sensor Array has 7 sensors that measure outdoor temperature, outdoor humidity, wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, solar radiation, and uv index. The outdoor sensor array uses a 915 MHz RF transmitter to send data to the display screen every 16 seconds. The unit measures 15"x11"x10", weighs approximately 4.4 pounds, and is mounted on a 1" to 2" inch pole
(not included). The sensor array is powered by a solar panel during the day and 2 AA Battieries at night. Lithium batteries are recommended, and have an expected lifespan of aproximately 1-2 years.
|Outdoor Temperature||-40Â° to 149Â° F||0.1Â°F||+/- 2Â°F|
|Outdoor Humidity||10 to 99%||1%||+/- 5%|
|Wind Speed||0 to 100 mph||1.4 mph||+/- 2.2 mph|
|Wind Direction||0 to 360Â°||1Â°||+/- 10Â°|
|Rainfall||0 to 394 in.||0.01 in.||+/- 5%|
|0 to 200,000 Lux||1 Lux||+/- 15%|
|UV Index||0 to 15||1||+/- 1|
Ambient Weather WS-2902 Weather Station Indoor Sensors
The Ambient Weather WS-2902 Weather Station has 3 indoor sensors that measure barometric pressure indoor temperature and humidity. The indoor sensors are located in the LCD display. The indoor sensor readings are updated every 64 seconds. You cannot add additional indoor sensors to this unit, there is a workaround to add additional sensors to Ambient Weather Stations.
|Indoor Temperature||14Â° to 140Â° F||0.1Â°F||+/- 2Â°F|
|Indoor Humidity||10 to 99%||1%||+/- 5%|
Ambient Weather WS-2902 Weather Station Internet Publishing & Digital Assisstants
The Ambient Weather WS-2902 WiFi Weather Station can be set up to publish weather data to the internet. You can also add a Weatherbridge or an ObserverIP/Meteobridge setup and connect to wider choice of weather websites to upload your data to. If you upload your weather data to PWSWeather you can connect your weather station to your Rachio sprinkler system. Data is sent from the sensor array via a 915 MHz RF transmitter every 16 seconds to the display screen, and is uploaded to the internet every 60 seconds. You can publish your weather data to Weather Underground, Weather Cloud, and Ambient Weather Network. This model also has IFTTT integration, allowing you to set up triggers to make other events happen. You can connect the Ambient Weather WS-2902 to an Amazon Alexa or Google Home Assisstant digital assisstant.
Ambient Weather WS-2902 Weather Station Display
This model comes with one LCD Color Film display screen that displays weather data in from the sensor array in Farenheight and Celcius. The display has barometric pressure, indoor temperature and humidity sensors built in, and is required to gather data from the outdoor sensors. The display frame is 7.50" x 4.50" x 0.75&" and the viewable screen is 6.75" x 3.0". It can be mounted on a wall, or it can sit on a desktop. It uses AC power, or 3 AA Battieries, lithium batteries are reccomended. Additional displays can be purchased from from AmbientWeather.com for $37.
Ambient Weather WS-2902 Weather Station Additional Sensors and Upgrades
Ambient Weather WS-2902 Weather Station Advantages and Disadvantages
ADVANTAGES: The Ambient Weather WS-2902 is the most up to date model from Ambient Weather, they completely redesigned the WS-1000 line, trying to come up with a lower price model that didn't sacrifice on features. This model is technically the WS-2902A, the original WS-2902 didn't feature internet publishing. It has all of the indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity sensors people want, a barometer, wind speed, wind direction, and rain gauge. In addition, it has a solar radiation sensor and UV sensor which is something you usually only find in higher priced models. You can publish to the internet, integrate with IFTTT, connect to your smart home, or to your Amazon Echo and Google Home devices. This model is a perfect choice for almost everyone.
DISADVANTAGES: Some people have complained that the display for this model isn't as nice as the display from the Ambient Weather WS-1000 line, which is true. It's not something people are going to notice unless they've used one of those displays. If you unplug the display to use in a different room or outside it's going to temporarily stop publishing data to the internet. To conserve batteries the WiFi deactivates when you unplug it, there's no way to override this setting. You can't add any additional sensors to this model, so if you wanted to add another indoor sensor for another floor in your house, you're going to need a stand-alone solution. Lastly, this model isn't rated for marine environments if you need something more durable you're going to need to step up to the Davis Instruments 6250 Vantage Vue or Davis Instruments Vantage Pro2.
Ambient Weather WS-2902 Weather Station Comparison Table
|NUMBER OF SENSORS||10||8||8|
|MODEL NUMBER||AMBIENT WEATHER WS-2902||ACURITE 01012M||DAVIS INSTRUMENTS 6250|
|TRANSMITTER||915 MHz RF||RF||RF|
|SENSORS UPDATE INTERVAL||16 Seconds||36 Seconds||2.5 seconds|
|WEIGHT||4.4 pounds||6 pounds||6 pounds|
|MOUNTING||Mounted on a 1"" to 2"" inch pole (Not Included)||Mounted on a 1"" to 2"" inch pole (Not Included)||Mounted on a 1"" to 2"" inch pole (Not Included)|
|DISPLAY TYPE||LCD Color Film||LCD Display|
|DISPLAY FRAME SIZE||7.50 x 4.50 x 0.75||8.2""x6.7""x 2.7""||8.0""x8.0""x8.0|
|DISPLAY LCD SIZE||6.75"" x 3.0""||5.0"" x 4.5""||4.13: x 3.0""|
|COLLECTS WEATHER DATA|
|BATTERY POWER||3 AA Battieries||6 AA Battieries||3 C Batteries|
|PUBLISHES TO INTERNET|
|PUBLISH INTERVAL||60 Seconds||5 Minutes||-|
|PUBLISHES VIA||from the display screen||remote monitoring hardware||via WeatherLinkIP or Data Logger|
|MANUFACTURER NETWORK||Ambient Weather Network||My AcuRite||WeatherLink|
|AMAZON ALEXA GOOGLE HOME|
|ADD ON AVAILABLE TO PUBLISH TO INTERNET|
|MANUFACTURER||Ambient Weather||AcuRite||Davis Instruments|
|WEIGHT||4.4 pounds||6 pounds||6 pounds|
|WARRANTY||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year|
|CHECK PRICE||CHECK PRICE||CHECK PRICE||CHECK PRICE|
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Ambient Weather WS-2902 Review
A fully featured weather station, with a wide range of sensors and almost all the features most people will need, available at a great value price.Average Price: $175.00
Quick Feature List
- 10 sensors, including: Outdoor Temperature, Indoor Temperature, Outdoor Humidity, Indoor Humidity, Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Barometric Pressure, Rainfall, Solar Radiation, and UV Index.
- Publishes Weather Data to the Internet
- IFTTT Compatible.
- Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assisstant.
- 7.50" x 4.50" x 0.75&" LCD Color Film.