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    On September 27, 2017
    Last modified:November 21, 2017

    Summary:

    The AcuRite 01512 Pro Color Weather Station is a very simple and affordable household unit. It includes all the basic weather station functions and weather instruments in AcuRite's 5-in-1 sensor.

    AcuRite 01512 Pro Color Weather Station Review

    AcuRite 01512 Pro Color Weather Station rating
    AcuRite 01512 Pro Color Weather Station

    AcuRite 01512 Rating

    Connectivity

    Weather Instruments

    Accuracy / Freqeuncy

    Affordability

    Overall Rating

    Quick Review
    PROS

    The AcuRite 01512 pro color weather station is very basic.  It does have a nice color screen included and is an easy to install AcuRite 5 in 1 sensor.

    CONS

    There are no extra bells and whistles with this household weather station model.  There is no internet connection or solar powered capabilities out of the box.  It’s not as accurate or fast as some of the higher-end units.

    SUMMARY

    This AcuRite pro color weather station is very basic and a nice unit, but for about the same price, we recommend upgrading to the AcuRite 01022M with lightning detection.

    The AcuRite 01512 pro color weather station is a basic and relatively low-cost unit.  Check our other AcuRite weather station reviews if you’re looking for something with a few more bells and whistles.  This household weather station provides the main outdoor weather instruments with its 5-in-1 sensor array and puts them in a very affordable package.  Beyond that, it presents the user with a self-calibrating personal forecast of 12 to 24 hour weather conditions.  Since the data is generated from your personal weather station, it’s likely the most accurate forecast you’ll receive for your exact location!

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    Connectivity

    The AcuRite 01512 wireless weather station can transmit data from the weather instrument to the display console up to 330ft.  Unfortunately, this package does not come with any way to upload the data to the internet or a PC out of the box.  AcuRite’s smartHUB can be purchased separately for this functionality.

    Display Console

    acurite 01512 pro color weather station display
    The display console included with this wireless weather station as a nice illuminated color screen with auto-dimming brightness.  It can be mounted either on a tabletop or on the wall and can be seen from a decent distance due to its vibrant colors.  The display is also coupled with an included customizable Weather TickerTM that streams real-time information and alerts as text messages on the display screen. 

    Weather Instruments

    The AcuRite 01512 uses the 5-in-1 sensor array  and includes the following weather instruments:

    • Indoor/Outdoor thermomete – temp
    • Indoor/Outdoor hygrometer – humidity
    • Barometer – indoor barometric pressure
    • Wind vane & anemometer, wind speed & direction
    • Self-emptying rain collector – rainfall
    acurite 5 in 1

    Power Source for Weather Instruments

    The Acurite 5 in 1 uses a battery powered instruments.  Note, these are not powered by the solar panel you see in the pictures.  This panel is for the aspirating fan that assists in ensuring accurate temperature readings.

    Accuracy

    This is not the most accurate of our wireless weather station reviews.  However, for an amateur weather enthusiast, it’s likely accurate enough.  Here are the stats:

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

    Update Frequency

    Update frequency is the same as other AcuRite models at 18 second intervals for wind speed and 36 second intervals for both wind direction and temperature to the display.

    Affordability

    The target audience for the AcuRite 01512 pro color weather station is for the beginner or someone that’s looking for basic functions and doesn’t want to spend a lot of money to get them.  There aren’t many bells and whistles, but it checks most of the boxes and is priced right if this is what you need.  It’s a simple weather station with a great price.  In fact, its one of the lowest cost units on our list of weather station reviews.

    What Are Actual Users Saying?

    This wireless weather station has been available for a few years at the time of this writing and it has been received well as we’ve found during our research.  Most users tell us how it’s an easy system to install and learn.  They typically also mention this station’s affordability.  Negative comments we’ve heard were based around low accuracy compared to some higher-end home weather stations.

    AcuRite 01512 Pro Color Weather Station:  Pros & Cons

    PROS

    Very bright color display with battery backup

    Easy to install

    Affordable unit

    CONS

    Requires smartHUB (sold separately) in connect to the internet

    Update frequency is slower than most

    Weather instruments ae battery powered only

    AcuRite 01512 Pro Color Weather Station:  Summary

    To summarize, this basic weather station is affordable and easy to install.  It’s a great option for beginning weather watchers.  It includes most of the common weather instruments and an easy to read color display and it’ll be hard to beat its price.  As a result, this is the best weather station for affordability.

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    AcuRite 01512 Rating

    Connectivity

    Weather Instruments

    Accuracy / Freqeuncy

    Affordability

    Overall Rating

    Quick Review
    PROS

    The AcuRite 01512 pro color weather station is very basic.  It does have a nice color screen included and is an easy to install AcuRite 5 in 1 sensor.

    CONS

    There are no extra bells and whistles with this household weather station model.  There is no internet connection or solar powered capabilities out of the box.  It’s not as accurate or fast as some of the higher-end units.

    SUMMARY

    This AcuRite pro color weather station is very basic and a nice unit, but for about the same price, we recommend upgrading to the AcuRite 01022M with lightning detection.