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Ambient Weather WS 2000 Smart Weather Station with WiFi Remote Monitoring and Alerts

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.6
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Display Clarity
 22
console, weather, lcd, acurite, ws 2000
+100%
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" ...  It's pretty complex in the things that it CAN do, but simple enough for duffers (like me) to just walk by the display and see what's up.  ...  "
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" ...  It is definitely an office or bedside display, as you can't read anything more than seven feet away.  ...  "
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" ...  Glad I got the WS2000 vs WS-2902A, display and features worth the extra $$$.  ...  "
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" ...  I added 2 screen shots the picture that has the high temp above the actual temperature is the latest look. ... The display is just phenomenal.  ...  "
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" ...  The 'new' console still uses LCD screens and is backlit for night viewing. ... Color display with more information in a smaller space over an 'old school' LCD screen . ... OR you can pull up the 'HIstory' screen and review them there if you're not going to be doing any sort of analysis.  ...  "
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" ...  The display is awesome, much better than the old console.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the new color display!  ...  "
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" ...  I like how the display is set up and I can see the data I want to see without having to switch screens.  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 18
set, easy to set, easy to read, well, weather
+100%
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  You will add your Station ID and Station password to the console through the setup interface.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great choice, and their updated console is beautiful and easy to read .  ...  "
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" ...  Ease of set up.  ...  "
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" ...  The layout is straight forward, however some of the numbers are small and hard to see.  ...  "
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" ...  The tablet is easy to read and the information is well organized.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up, easy to set up with Weather Underground and Ambient Weather.  ...  "
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" ...  How easy is THAT??  ...  "
Setup
 17
setup, wifi, weather, station, set
+100%
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" ...  Easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Setting up WIFI and WU was easy .  ...  "
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" ...  As promised the unit was easy to setup and install, the unit was mounted with in 10 minutes and calibrated.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was an absolute pain for me. ... I'm coming from the latest Acurite which includes it's own pole mount which was much, much easier to install.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the quick and easy setup to connect to and upload data to my PWS sites and the features of the colorful, yet unobtrusive readout console.  ...  "
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" ...  Anyways, super easy setup, actually works via wifi, and that connected immediately, lets you communicate with a multitude of Weather services, and, best of all, a COMPLETE owners manual, with ACTUAL phone support to talk to if needed.  ...  "
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" ...  Wireless communications greatly simplify installation. ... Connecting to monitor was easy and worked the first time tried simply choosing my ssid from a list of 2.4 MHz ssid's in a list and applied my password.  ...  "
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" ...  You will add your Station ID and Station password to the console through the setup interface.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 9
working, weeks, stopped, reporting, 2
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Even if I have it running for 2 days now.  ...  "
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" ...  No issues whatsoever.  ...  "
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" ...  There have been multiple power outages in these three months but this unit comes back on with the power restored with no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  It's the easiest thing to set up and get working. ... A few months ago when it was first released, the price was $50 less than for the Christmas season.  ...  "
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" ...  I've only had it for a few months now and I'm quite happy with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Operating now for two weeks without problems. ... Started reporting immediately.  ...  "
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" ...  Update after two months: Everything still working fine.  ...  "
Other
 8
sensor array, sensors, console, ws 2000, sensor suite
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Easily added 5 remote sensors.  ...  "
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" ...  I checked the Ambient website and found that an entirely new sensor suite assembly for the WS-2000 is $74.99. ... Also note that I had an existing site for the sensor suite and a pole already mounted for the old station, I just put the new sensor suite anemometer wind cups, and vane on - uncovered the solar cell, popped in new batteries, and bolted it to the pole and put it back in place. ... They're about 1/4th the cost of my old units addiitonal sensors, that's why I never bought any . ... Another NICE surprise is that the WS-2000 also has a UV sensor to let me know the chances of getting burned outside that day, and it has basically a 'sunlight strength' sensor that helps calculate the UV rating and it's measuring 'watts/meter squared'. ... I KNOW by looking at the sensor suite that it probably won't last 16-years in the environment of NE Florida, but I truly believe that between the fast response of Tech Support, the low cost of replacement parts, and the ACTIVE AND UP TO DATE user crowd on Facebook at the Ambient Weather Group - which is monitored by engaged and informative Ambient Tech Support people, that I made the right decision.  ...  "
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" ...  Outdoor sensor array - you'll need two of the AA batteries for the outdoor sensor array. ... At the time of this review, a replacement sensor array is around $75 should one be needed. ... Having the console and inside temperature sensor separate allows the ability to place the sensor in a more suitable place ... The two remaining AA batteries power the sensor. ... The sensor array for both of these stations is the same.  ...  "
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" ...  I plugged the tablet display in and it automatically connected to the sensor.  ...  "
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" ...  The WS-2000 is a newer model but shares the same sensor array as the WS-2902A. ... The WS-2902A contains these sensors inside the console. ... The design of this sensor array will help to minimize snow buildup as there is less surface area than on some other units. ... The wind speed sensor will only read to 100 mph maximum, which is a little disappointing but I don't expect to ever see a reading at my location that high. ... No problem with 100 feet of transmission distance between the sensor array and the display, passing through a window. ... I have lost communication between the sensor array and display console a few times, but it is probably because I don't have a completely clear line of sight between the two, and will probably move the sensor array to another fence post in the spring. ... Whereas my inexpensive LaCrosse sensor (many years old) is much more accurate at forecasts.  ...  "
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" ...  After calibration, the sensors have tracked the local conditions perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m looking forward to the soil sensor and additional indoor temp sensors to be available, I am told the 2000 will accommodate 8 additional sensors.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 8
station, net, mac address, create, account
+88%
-13%
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" ...  I've had no issues keeping a connection.  ...  "
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" ...  I just downloaded it and update my system and it updated flawlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  It's pretty cool that the instruments connect to the display module wirelessly and the connection has been pretty solid so far.  ...  "
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" ...  I plugged the tablet display in and it automatically connected to the sensor.  ...  "
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" ...  Create a wunderground.com account which will create an account after the Mac address is entered. ... Create an account with Ambient.net and enter your ID/Password through the Dashboard.  ...  "
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" ...  Connecting to monitor was easy and worked the first time tried simply choosing my ssid from a list of 2.4 MHz ssid's in a list and applied my password.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall I love the new station and the improved web connectivity.  ...  "
Software Platform
 7
wunderground, weather, data, app, station
+86%
-14%
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" ...  The app is nice also.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it a few weeks ago and then learned about a firmware update on January 16th. ... I just downloaded it and update my system and it updated flawlessly. ... Much better layout with this update.  ...  "
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" ...  Ambient has an app I put on my iphone.  ...  "
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" ...  System setup - the system setup is done directly on the console, so there's not a need for downloading apps or other kinds of interfaces. ... The weather station can be setup with Wunderground, Ambient Weather, PWS, IFTTT, Google Assistant, Alexa, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  No hassles connecting to WiFi and pushing data to WU, PSW, and Ambient's Dashboard App.  ...  "
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" ...  Create a wunderground.com account which will create an account after the Mac address is entered. ... You will add your Station ID and Station password to the console through the setup interface. ... Create an account with Ambient.net and enter your ID/Password through the Dashboard.  ...  "
Build Quality
 7
pole, materials, appears, 6, 4
+71%
-29%
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" ...  The quality of the materials are really good.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality of the array appears to be durable enough to withstand the elements, but time will be the ultimate judge.  ...  "
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" ...  the wood pieces held it in place.  ...  "
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" ...  Grounded with bare copper wire and 4" copper clad steel post 6" below soil surface.  ...  "
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" ...  It is lightweight and appears sturdy.  ...  "
Wifi
 5
wu, set, could, connection, also
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Setting up WIFI and WU was easy .  ...  "
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" ...  Because it's self contained wifi and radio telemetry, nothing could be simpler to set up and get operational.  ...  "
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" ...  I installed the WiFi first which allowed me a quick access to the Mac Address of the console on my router.  ...  "
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" ...  The direct connection to Wi-Fi is also an improvement over having to use an app on my phone.  ...  "
Network
 5
signal, wifi network, station, set, see
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Has a stronger signal than my old system also.  ...  "
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" ...  I get good signal inside and I have a metal roof and wood siding 2x6 walls.  ...  "
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" ...  I installed the WiFi first which allowed me a quick access to the Mac Address of the console on my router.  ...  "
Apps
 4
ambient, weather, view, historical, wunderground
+100%
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" ...  The app is nice also.  ...  "
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" ...  You can pull it out and download it to a laptop in a .csv format and use Excel to view your historical readings . ... Ambient has an app I put on my iphone.  ...  "
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" ...  System setup - the system setup is done directly on the console, so there's not a need for downloading apps or other kinds of interfaces.  ...  "
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" ...  I also like the Ambient app, it shows all the information I want to look at in a glance and its easy to look at the historical data as well.  ...  "
Fit
 4
place, get, attaching, pole, metal
+50%
-50%
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" ...  The mechanism for attaching the station itself to a pole was extremely difficult, as the metal clamps did not fit easily at all into the holes, and required a lot of heavy pushing and pulling to get them to line up right.  ...  "
For Running
 3
get
+100%
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" ...  Had the unit up and running in a 1/2 hour.  ...  "
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" ...  But overall it was a breeze to get up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  arrived on time, and was up and running easily.  ...  "
Accuracy
 3
readings, accurate, user
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Readings seem to be quite ACCURATE vs another WS from different company .  ...  "
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" ...  The excellent reviews for the WS-2000 are accurate.  ...  "
Price
 3
davis
+100%
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" ...  Was looking at a Davis, but for the money, this is really nice.  ...  "
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" ...  ), it cost me $25 to ship it to the factory and a $100 for the bench fee - Which has gone up to $120(?)  ...  "
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" ...  If you purchase through Amazon you can take advantage of 4 years insurance for 12 bucks.  ...  "
Marketplace
 3
product, winded, sorry, back
+100%
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" ...  Here's the comparison directly from the manufacturer.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks again for a great product.  ...  "
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" ...  I did some serious shopping and settled on the WS-2000. ... They gave me all of the info I needed and I decided on the WS-2000.  ...  "
Viewing Angles
 3
angle, viewing angle, viewing, information, console
+100%
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" ...  Inside console - the console has a generous viewing angle from the sides.  ...  "
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" ...  The display is much improved- it shows more information at a glance and the viewing angle is wider, so I can see it from most places in my home office.  ...  "
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" ...  I typically view the display from an angle.  ...  "

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