product by:
J P
Version:
01007M

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Rating:
5
On April 11, 2019
Last modified:July 5, 2019

Summary:

The AcuRite Atlas weather station includes a ton of weather instruments and has improved accuracy over previous models. It's a great value when compared to other models of similar capabilities.

AcuRite Atlas Review (Weather Station Model# 01007M)

AcuRite Atlas Rating
AcuRite Atlas Review

AcuRite Atlas Review

Connectivity

Weather Instruments

Accuracy / Freqeuncy

Affordability

Overall Rating

Quick Review
PROS

The AcuRite Atlas weather station (Model # 01007M) includes remote monitoring, an updated high definition display, and lightning detection. It’s also priced lower than most of its competition, even though it has more weather sensors included.

CONS

The weather instruments are battery powered as opposed to solar powered, but there are add-ons that make this less of an issue. 

SUMMARY

AcuRite’s Atlas weather station has vastly improved accuracy, update frequency, and provided more features and benefits than their previous models.  It’s a great weather station for both home-based users as well as semi-professional weather watchers.

Welcome to our AcuRite Atlas review.  The wait is over! The Atlas weather station is finally here, and it provides real-time monitoring of precise, hyper-local weather conditions. Consequently, it’s a perfect fit for your home, farm, or any commercial application.  For this reason and others, it’s our favorite AcuRite weather station to date.  When paired with an HD display, remote monitoring, and lightning detection, the Altas (known as AcuRite 01007M weather station in this configuration), is well-connected, accurate, and really cool!  Continue reading to find out what makes it one of the most popular models since its release.

Connectivity

The Altas weather station can transmit data from the sensor suite to the controller up to 330ft, depending on obstructions and construction materials in your home.  It also provides a connection between the weather station and the internet through your home router using the supplied Ethernet cable.

Connecting to the internet with a weather station gives you many options.  The Access module (pictured below) will help you easily connect to the MyAcuRite weather app.  Your weather data can then be accessed on your smartphone, tablet or PC where you can chart and graph historical trend data.  You can even set up notifications for changing weather conditions via the free app!  There are other weather stations that charge extra for this capability.

AcuRite Access

It also allows you to wirelessly connect your weather data to the ever-popular Weather Underground site to share with others if you choose to.  Ready to set up your Atlas on Wunderground?  The MyAcuRite app can help you with this too.  Just login to your account online or through the app and select the “Share Weather” tab.  You should then see where you can “Publish Weather data to Weather Underground”.  Once you enter your station ID and password along with Access, you’ll be able to click “Add” and be connected.

The Atlas supports Rapid Fire to Weather Underground, updating the wind speed at 10 second intervals and other data updating at 18 second intervals.  The light intensity data does not load to Wunderground for some reason, but this is a minor issue in our opinion.

Remote Monitoring with AcuRite

Another very cool feature of this weather station is its remote monitoring features.  This is something that’s either impossible to do, or at least very hard to do, with most other weather stations.  The Access can connect to up to 7 compatible devices.  The Atlas weather sensor would count as one of those devices.  Other compatible sensors include things like water leak detection sensors and soil & liquid temperature sensors.  Imagine the possibilities with remote monitoring.  It’s a great way to keep an eye on a second property or even your garden. 

* The AcuRite Atlas weather sensor transmits at a frequency of 433mhz on US models according to this spec sheet.

AcuRite Atlas Display 

AcuRite Atlas Display

The Acurite 01007M Atlas weather station comes complete with their new high-definition display.  Accordingly, it uses a very nice, vivid TFT color touchscreen. There are auto-dim and sleep mode features. Furthermore, it can be set on a tabletop or wall-mounted with the included wall-mount bracket.  This display also features an SD card slot for long-term weather data storage.  No SD card is included.  We recommend this card 

Some visual features include a scrolling ticker in the upper right hand corner that provides a quick view of the heat index, feels like temperature, and wind chill.  You can also quickly see today and yesterday’s high and low records, program weather alerts, and track trends through graphing measurements.  Here is a link to the AcuRite Atlas display manual.

Weather Instruments

Unlike most of AcuRite’s weather stations that use their 5-in-1 or PRO+ 5-in-1 sensors, the Atlas has its own sensor, aptly named the “Atlas Weather Sensor” (link to the AcuRite Atlas manual).  It is the most accurate and durable weather sensor available from AcuRite and is modular for expandability.  There are 3 solar panels on the sensor that power an internal aspirating fan, greatly increasing the accuracy of the temperature and humidity readings.

AcuRite Atlas Weather Sensor

Here are the instruments included:

  •   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

  •   Lightning Sensor (optional, but standard on model# 01007M)

  •   UV Sensor

  •   Light Intensity Sensor

Note:  The indoor thermometer and hygrometer, as well as the barometer are built into the display, not the weather sensor.

Power Source for Weather Instruments

The AcuRite Atlas weather sensor runs completely off battery power.  As mentioned above, the solar panels on the sensor are for the aspirating fan and do not power the weather instruments themselves.  Because of this, WXobservation recommends the Altas remote battery pack.  Note this is a different model than the 5-in-1 remote battery pack.  AcuRite also makes an optional AC power adapter for the Atlas weather sensor.

Atlas Accuracy

The Atlas weather station has improved on the accuracy over previous AcuRite models.  Here are the stats on the Atlas.

  • ·  Temperature: ± 1° F

  • ·  Humidity:  ± 2%RH

  • ·  Rain:  ± 5%

  • ·  Wind Direction:  ± 3°

  • ·  Wind Speed:  ± 1 mph @ 10mph or less, ± 10 mph if over 10 mph

  • ·  UV Index:  ± 1 on scale of 0 to 15 index

Other Notables on the Atlas Weather Station

Where other AcuRite weather stations have struggled to compete on accuracy, update frequency, and the number of weather sensors included, the Atlas takes them all to the next level!  Accuracy has improved, it updates almost twice as fast, and several new sensors have been included such as UV and light intensity sensors.  The Acurite 01007M Atlas weather station also includes a new lightning detector option as well.  Note, updates to the My AcuRite app are still slower, close to 5+ minutes, but by supporting Rapid Fire to Weather Underground, weather data updates very quickly there. 

AcuRite Atlas Mounting

There is a small mounting bracket included, but it’s very basic.  It can also be mounted on a pole up to 1.25″ in diameter.  We recommend looking at the following options, but there is a more extensive list towards the bottom of this page.

Atlas Mounting Solutions / Installation Mounts

Affordability

In this AcuRite Atlas review, we’ve discussed all the reasons its gained popularity very quickly.  Let’s face it, AcuRite has obviously been working on this model for quite some time to get us all the features we’ve been asking for.

With a total of 11 different instruments/measurements coming from this model of the Atlas, it really packs a punch!   It’s not the lowest cost weather station available, and certainly priced higher than most other AcuRite stations, but for good reason.  This model is on a different level than those stations. 

At its price point, the AcuRite Atlas is priced competitively to other weather stations offering similar features and benefits.  It also appears to be built robustly and should last longer in the elements than some of the lower-end weather stations on the market.

What Are Customers Saying About the AcuRite Atlas?

The new AcuRite Atlas weather station has been getting great reviews by customers that have tried it.  We’ve received feedback and comments around how easy it is to setup, including on Weather Underground.  Customers have also noted how they like the newly added UV and lightning detection sensors.   Others mentioned it was well made and has awesome features, as well as some positive comments on the new HD touch display.

AcuRite Atlas Weather Station:  Pros & Cons

PROS

  •  Great TFT HD color touchscreen display
  •  Remote monitoring included via AcuRite Access
  •  Provides email/phone notifications
  •  Include many weather sensor
  •  The wind sensor and wind vane can be separated

CONS

  •  Small pole is included, but no real mounting solution

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

  •  Lightning detector can be inaccurate in lighting strike counts

AcuRite Atlas Review:  Summary

We hope you’ve enjoyed our AcuRite Atlas weather station review.  We’re excited about its release and hope you are too! In fact, we’re thrilled with the amount of sensors included as well as the remote monitoring coming standard in the AcuRite 01007M model reviewed here.  In our opinion, this is a huge improvement over previous AcuRite weather stations. It’s important to realize, that’s saying a lot since they are one of the largest manufacturers of personal weather stations in the world!  The Altas is a great option for home use or on a farm.  We think it’s a great buy and one of the top home weather stations available today.  Click on the button below to check the current price of the Atlas at Amazon.

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AcuRite Atlas Review

Connectivity

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Accuracy / Freqeuncy

Affordability

Overall Rating

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PROS

The AcuRite Atlas weather station (Model # 01007M) includes remote monitoring, an updated high definition display, and lightning detection. It’s also priced lower than most of its competition, even though it has more weather sensors included.

CONS

The weather instruments are battery powered as opposed to solar powered, but there are add-ons that make this less of an issue. 

SUMMARY

AcuRite’s Atlas weather station has vastly improved accuracy, update frequency, and provided more features and benefits than their previous models.  It’s a great weather station for both home-based users as well as semi-professional weather watchers.