So How’s the Weather at Home?


NetatmoHave you been at work or out of town and wondered what the weather was doing at home?  Netatmo’s Personal Weather Station might be just what you need to find out.   The concept behind it is that there are sensors that you place in your yard as well as inside your home.  Using their mobile app, you can monitor conditions both inside and out.

The smaller outdoor sensor is meant to be placed near an open window or in a protected area outdoors while the larger indoor sensor is plugged in to an outlet or run on batteries.

 

 

Via Wi-Fi, the sensors report on conditions such as:

  • Weather conditions (sunny, partly sunny, etc.)
  • Temperature (inside and out)
  • Humidity (inside and out)
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels (indoors)

The indoor station will indicate the best time to ventilate to improve indoor air quality.


In addition to the information above, there is an Events log that reports on any conditions that you need to be aware of.  Data is kept historically, via cloud storage, and can be displayed graphically.  Multiple devices can access the same Personal Weather Station.

Both US and metric systems are supported.

Supported Wi-Fi protocols include 802.11 b/g/n.  Supported security protocols include WEP, WPA and WPA2.

Supported devices include iPhone 3G or later, all iPads, iPod touch (2nd generation or later), all running iOS 4 or higher, and Android devices running 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher.


A 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) honoree, the weather station is priced at $179.  Pretty darn cool but a little pricey, too.  If it measured precipitation and wind speed, I’d be sold.

Visit Netatmo’s website to learn more about the Personal Weather Station.

About the Author

Judy Novotny

Judy is a computer veteran with 30 years of experience. She has owned everything from a TRS-80, Apple IIe and various Windows-based PCs. She is currently living in her Apple ecosystem at home consisting of an iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, iPod nano and two Time Capsules. She is a fan of all things mobile since she got her first Palm Pilot in 1999. Check out her iPad app, Number Wizard, in the App Store. Follow her on Twitter @junovotech or at Junovo.com.