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    On September 27, 2017
    Last modified:December 13, 2017

    Summary:

    The AcuRite Color Weather Station (model no. 01057RM) is very affordable for what's included. Along with the standard weather station, upgrades include AcuRite's Pro 5-in-1 weather sensor and Smart HUB for connecting to the internet seemlessly.

    AcuRite 01057RM Color Weather Station Review

    Color weather station review
    AcuRite 01057RM Color Weather Station

    AcuRite 01057RM Rating

    Connectivity

    Weather Instruments

    Accuracy / Freqeuncy

    Affordability

    Overall Rating

    Quick Review
    PROS

    The AcuRite 01057RM color weather station includes remote monitoring (internet connection) standard.  It also provides email/phone notifications when your preset weather levels are hit.  Lastly, the color screen is nice and can be seen from across the room.

    CONS

    The weather instruments are battery powered as opposed to solar powered.  The update frequency and accuracy are not at the levels of some.

    SUMMARY

    The AcuRite 01057RM is a great by for the price.  You won’t find wireless internet connectability standard on another other weather station model at this price point.

    The AcuRite 01057RM color weather station can help you plan your day.  This review will fill you in on the pros and cons of the 01057.  Similar to many other AcuRite home weather stations, this model uses the PRO+ 5-in-1 wireless weather sensor to gather readings in your backyard, on the farm, or at the track.  The “RM” stands for remote monitoring.  The remote monitoring on the AcuRite 01057RM allows you to access the wireless weather station data remotely via the My AcuRite app on your smartphone, tablet, or PC.

    Connectivity

    AcuRite’s 01057RM is a wireless weather station and can transmit data from the weather instrument to the display console up to 330ft.

    AcuRite smartHUB
    The remote monitoring part of this model includes AcuRite’s smartHUB.  The smartHUB connects via an Ethernet cable to your internet router and provides access to the weather data using the My AcuRite smartphone app.  Consequently, this allows you to view your sensors on any PC, tablet, iPhone, or Andorid smartphone.
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    Display Console

    AcuRite 01057 display console
    The illuminated LCD screen can be tabletop or wall mounted.  It is vibrant, colorful, and has auto-dimming brightness.  The 01057RM’s display console has a patented self-calibrating forecast feature that pulls data directly from the 5-in-1 weather instrument.  It also includes a Weather Ticker™ that streams alerts and other info in real time.  Lastly, it does calculate dew point, head index, and wind chill.

    Weather Instruments

    An AcuRite home weather station typically comes with a 3-in-1, 5-in-1, or PRO+ 5-in-1 sensor.  Of course, as mentioned above, the 01057 comes with the PRO+ model.  It includes the following weather instruments, along with a dual solar panel design.

    • Indoor/Outdoor thermometer for temperature
    • Indoor/Outdoor hygrometer for humidity
    • Barometer for indoor barometric pressure
    • Wind vane and anemometer for wind speed and direction
    • Self-emptying rain collector to measure rainfall

    The solar panels power an internal aspirating fan to draw in ambient air for an accurate measurement.

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    Power Source for Weather Instruments

    The 01057RM uses a sensor array that runs off of batteries.  Note, the solar panels on this unit are for the aspirating fan and do not power the sensors.  AcuRite does make a great product called a remote battery pack that is recommended any time the weather instruments are in a hard to reach location.  The battery pack allows for the batteries to be replaced remotely (up to 30ft away) rather than climbing a latter or getting on the roof, or wherever the sensor suite is mounted.  Click to read our review on AcuRite’s 06052M remote battery pack.  

    Accuracy

    This personal weather station has an accuracy that is below average, yet still close enough to be adequate:

    • Temperature: ± 2° F
    • Humidity: ± 3-5%
    • Rain: ± 0.05” per inch
    • Wind Direction Indicators: 16 points
    • Wind Speed: 2-5 mph

    Update Frequency

    It’s not the quickest to report at 18 second intervals for wind speed and 36 second intervals for both wind direction and temperature to the display.  Updates to the app are more like 5-15 minutes apart.  Even so, this isn’t that important for most amateurs. .

    Affordability

    The AcuRite 01057RM color weather station is furnished will all the basic weather instruments you’d expect, but lacks any “extras” in this category.  In addition, it has a nice color display that is vibrant and provides all the necessary information.  The price point on this model is towards the lower end when compared to the other weather station reviews on our site.  It also includes remote monitoring via the smartphone app, which many don’t have.  For these reasons, The 01057 is a good value as long as basic, semi-accurate data with slower updates is all you need.  it does come with a mounting pole and bubble level for easy installation.

    What Are Actual Customers Saying?

    Users of AcuRite’s 01057RM have rated this remote monitoring home weather station as pretty average.  It’s been brought to our attention that although AcuRite offers several options, but this model stands out as one of the best.  We’ve found comments pointing towards this being a great weather station for amateur weather watchers and other novices getting into the hobby.

    AcuRite 01057RM Color Weather Station:  Pros & Cons

    PROS

    Very bright color display console

    Remote monitoring included

    Provides email/phone notifications

    Display module includes heat index, wind chill, and dew point calculations

    CONS

    Small pole is included, but no real mounting solution

    The main weather instrument is battery powered and not recharged by the solar panels

    Update frequency is slower than most

    AcuRite 01057RM Review:  Summary

    As this Acurite 01057RM review comes to a close, you’ll see that this wireless weather station includes all the basic functions you’d expect.  It’s also offered at an affordable price and includes internet connectivity with the included smartHUB along with a nice display.  This is one of our very favorite home weather stations!  It’s pretty prominent in the top 3 on many of our best weather stations lists.

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    AcuRite 01057RM Rating

    Connectivity

    Weather Instruments

    Accuracy / Freqeuncy

    Affordability

    Overall Rating

    Quick Review
    PROS

    The AcuRite 01057RM color weather station includes remote monitoring (internet connection) standard.  It also provides email/phone notifications when your preset weather levels are hit.  Lastly, the color screen is nice and can be seen from across the room.

    CONS

    The weather instruments are battery powered as opposed to solar powered.  The update frequency and accuracy are not at the levels of some.

    SUMMARY

    The AcuRite 01057RM is a great by for the price.  You won’t find wireless internet connectability standard on another other weather station model at this price point.