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Taylor Precision Products Wireless Digital Indoor Outdoor Thermometer

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2018 (Refresh Now)
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Product Reliability
 106
working, weeks, stopped working, batteries, thermometer
+38%
-62%
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" ...  For less than four months. ... But it doesn't anymore, not even four months old .  ...  "
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" ...  Quit working within the first two months -  ...  "
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" ...  Outdoor sensor stopped working after 5 months.  ...  "
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" ...  Stopped working in less than 12 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  This item stopped working as soon as it got cold outside.  ...  "
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" ...  This completely depleted batteries,even lithium, within 3 days of use and stopped working all together after I had it one month.  ...  "
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" ...  it has stopped working after five days.  ...  "
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" ...  Stopped working after 1 week, and I went through a ton of batteries.  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 64
easy to read, easy, simple, set, numbers
+98%
-2%
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" ...  So far it works well with no problems, easy to program unlike some things.  ...  "
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" ...  -Very simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Product was easy to install and set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up & use (all though batteries would've been a bonus).  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and use.  ...  "
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" ...  it's also very easy to read  ...  "
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" ...  The probe has a small divot for hanging from a nail so it was easy to repurpose the same spot the previous basic thermometer had occupied on the patio.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup.  ...  "
Battery Life
 57
battery, lithium, battery life, weeks, aaa
+37%
-63%
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" ...  Took out batteries and put back in.  ...  "
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" ...  Been almost a week now and still can't get a reading even with a fresh pair of batteries.  ...  "
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" ...  I replaced all the batteries but that didn't help at all.  ...  "
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" ...  Stopped working after 1 week, and I went through a ton of batteries.  ...  "
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" ...  Barely reaches 40ft with line-of-sight through a window, and then only with fresh batteries. ... Within 3-4 weeks the batteries are dead and it needs a new set both in transmitter and display unit.  ...  "
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" ...  Changed all batteries and still nothing.  ...  "
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" ...  Then it died and even new batteries couldn't revive it.  ...  "
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" ...  Only had this since April, and the outdoor unit doesn't work even after changing batteries twice in both units .  ...  "
Price
 44
money, waste, worth, product, works great
+73%
-27%
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" ...  It's a bargain for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Realistically, the price point is a clear indication that its too inexpensively made to function well.  ...  "
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" ...  I looked at every available thermometer on the market that would suit my needs, ranging in price from about $12 to $49.  ...  "
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" ...  Price Was Right.  ...  "
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" ...  Was it inexpensive as we don't want to spend big money.  ...  "
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" ...  It saves me money.  ...  "
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" ...  The price was unbelievable.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product at a great price.  ...  "
Accuracy
 42
seems, easy to set, easy to read, works well, readings
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Works good, seems accurate enough.  ...  "
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" ...  I do not expect to -the- degree in accuracy and with one important exception the number readings have been close enough.  ...  "
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" ...  It was highly accurate and consistent while it worked.  ...  "
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" ...  This thermometer is easy to set up, seems reasonably accurate and has a greater transmittal range that similar items I  ...  "
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" ...  I do love it but I don't know if it's accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  in two places and seems to be accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  The device works exactly as advertised and appears to be sufficiently accurate for home use.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems pretty accurate.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 41
large, easy to read, read, numbers, screen
+68%
-32%
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" ...  This one was surprisingly simple and has a large and easy to read display  ...  "
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" ...  I like the fact I can display either the indoor or outdoor temp in the large upper font.  ...  "
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" ...  Convenient that you can change the screen to show whichever temp that you want in the large screen leaving the other viewable in smaller numbers in the bottom of the screen simply by pressing the front button below the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice large display for my elderly parents.  ...  "
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" ...  The large temperature display is easy to read. ... As you can see, there is a flip-out stand to set the display on a flat surface. ... The "outside" display is "- -".  ...  "
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" ...  Huge displayed numbers are very easy to read even in dim light times.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well only downfall is it would be nice if the screen had an LED light up feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Display for outside temp is very large and easy to read.  ...  "
Capacity
 36
room, feet, thermometer, temperature, temp
+81%
-19%
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" ...  Has it sitting right on the window sill.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm going to buy another one for a family member.  ...  "
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" ...  I can put the outdoor sensor in a sheltered spot outside the ground floor rear of my three-story brownstone and it works with the receiver in the top-floor front bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  This is so convenient to have a wireless thermometer on the living room table.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it to monitor temp in my rental apt  ...  "
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" ...  Works great on my well house. ... It's about 40 feet away.  ...  "
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" ...  Great little addition for our family room corner.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice not having to go outside every time I wanted to know the temp of my Plumeria house  ...  "
Marketplace
 36
works as advertised, described, works as expected, replacement, works
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Received this yesterday.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you so much!  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon promptly replaced it, and the new one appeared to work fine for about 10 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Was as described  ...  "
Setup
 33
instructions, set, easy to set, setup, simple
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Was it easy to set up?  ...  "
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" ...  This was easy to change and instructions are pretty clear.  ...  "
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" ...  I received this on Nov.10,2017.The instructions were explicit,set-up easy and it works well.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set functions, but meant to free stand on desk (need access to back for setup).  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was very easy unlike the weather channel set up.  ...  "
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" ...  While it worked it did have a nice clear screen and was easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Then I followed the directions.  ...  "
Network
 33
range, feet, house, feet away, outdoor
+48%
-52%
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" ...  DO NOT BUY - DOESNT WORK BEYOND 2 FEET. ... ITS JUST CHEAP CHIPS THAT CANT REACH BEYOND A COUPLE FEET.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit stopped receiving its signal from the outdoor transmitter.  ...  "
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" ...  This looses the signal no matter what kind of battery or how close to the base unit.  ...  "
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" ...  This product does not reach anything close to 200 ft. ... I have this outside my home about 80 feet away, and it cannot pick up a signal.  ...  "
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" ...  oudoors and one in greenhose, each transmitting to different receivers in house.  ...  "
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" ...  Terrible working range  ...  "
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" ...  Can't read the display from 19 feet away  ...  "
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" ...  Transmission range is 'overstated' IMHO. ... First mounting location was 40 feet direct line of sight and no signal, so moved it to another window about 25 feet away and it mostly communicates (monitors temp in well house, critical for knowing when heater is not on or not working)  ...  "
Returns
 30
refund, returned, sent, send, replacement
+7%
-93%
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" ...  I have been unable to get it to stay back on.  ...  "
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" ...  I had a new one sent and the second one wouldn't even turn on.  ...  "
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" ...  I am having the same problem another is having.  ...  "
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" ...  Should have returned but can't find the package.  ...  "
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" ...  Returned Taylor product for refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately I missed the return window.  ...  "
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" ...  Rather than returning it to Amazon, I will continue to use it until danger of Frost has passed, then return it to the manufacturer.  ...  "
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" ...  Returned it for refund.  ...  "
Other
 28
outside, outdoor, batteries, stopped working, connect
+29%
-71%
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" ...  So if you have trouble getting it to talk to the remote sensor, try taking the batteries out of both units, wait 3 minutes then put the batteries in in the remote first.  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing that may be an issue is the outdoor unit is just a sensor.  ...  "
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" ...  Wouldn't connect to the sensor  ...  "
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" ...  But the outdoor sensors stopped working entirely.  ...  "
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" ...  Never would connect to the outdoor sensor.  ...  "
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" ...  hmmm the main unit worked fine but could not pair with the remote sensor although it indicated it did.  ...  "
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" ...  I really wanted to like it but like several of the other reviews the outdoor sensor broke within the first 3-4 weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  Outside wireless sensor doesn't work.  ...  "
Remote
 28
base, sensor, base unit, temperature, unit
+36%
-64%
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" ...  The instructions don't tell you to insert the batteries into the remote sensor first, then the base unit. ... I tried for several days to get the remote unit to talk to the base unit with no luck.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote sensor did not connect easily and it will not stay connected.  ...  "
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" ...  Base worked with remote for 4 days then quit displaying outside temperature.  ...  "
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" ...  Where else would you put it to read remote outside temperature?  ...  "
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" ...  Apparently the water got to the remote.  ...  "
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" ...  hmmm the main unit worked fine but could not pair with the remote sensor although it indicated it did.  ...  "
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" ...  GAVE IT TIME, REMOTE WILL NOT CONNECT.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried numerous times to get remote sensor to link with base station.  ...  "
Product As Described
 22
described, works as expected, works, product, nice
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Fine product does as expected  ...  "
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" ...  The product performs as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple to set up and works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  The unit is small enough and works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as expected.  ...  "
Cooling
 19
cold, temperature, thermometer, degrees, cooler
+74%
-26%
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" ...  I use it to monitor our guest room temperature.  ...  "
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" ...  Always know how cold it is out there.  ...  "
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" ...  The base unit was set in a fairly cool spot that gets air conditioning blowing close to it.  ...  "
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" ...  I placed the main thermometer in the living room and the other in my bedroom (indoors instead of outside).  ...  "
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" ...  Working great in hot and cold weather.  ...  "
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" ...  great temp guage i now know how cold outside vs inside  ...  "
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" ...  I have the outside thermometer installed in the attic, and turn on a fan when it reaches 120 ° up there.  ...  "
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" ...  I have one in every room and I can see the temperature in the room I'm in as well as the room below.  ...  "
Delivery
 16
fast, arrived on time, arrived, unit, time
+94%
-6%
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" ...  the product was well worth the money HOWEVER once again amazons promised shipment date was better than expected THANK YOU.I am VERY SATISFIED with prime.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Item arrived on time, in good condition and is performing as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  The price is great and the shipping was fast.  ...  "
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" ...  This arrived in good time and was an easy set comparing to others i have had it the past.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived at 2:30 PM and up and running in 5 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a neat package.  ...  "
Size
 16
size, right, nice, love, like
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Small Compact with everything I needed  ...  "
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" ...  Like the small size.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size and the range is good.  ...  "
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" ...  It's wireless, compact and is a replacemnet for one that I had for years!  ...  "
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" ...  This is quite handy.  ...  "
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" ...  The transmitter is small enough to be discreet.  ...  "
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" ...  Size is just right.  ...  "
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" ...  love it just right for my desk  ...  "
Build Quality
 16
hole, cheap, wish, thermometer, spring
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Spring battery contact was bent.  ...  "
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" ...  Very cheaply made, seems like it would break easily.  ...  "
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" ...  Wish it had a mounting hole.  ...  "
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" ...  Cheap piece of junk  ...  "
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" ...  Plus this one comes encased in that horrible plastic packaging that requires the skill of a surgeon to open without injury .  ...  "
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" ...  The case has one tiny hole for a screw head, too small for most screws. ... Our house is stucco with no external wood trim so I mounted it to a fence with plastic ties.  ...  "
Overall performance
 14
works, simple, well, gets the job, done
+100%
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" ...  Simple, does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple, gets the job done.  ...  "
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" ...  It's simple and it gets the job done in an unobtrusive way.  ...  "
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" ...  Works very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Works very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well, so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Does one simple job.  ...  "
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" ...  great value, super fast.  ...  "
Outdoor Unit
 12
unit, indoor, reading, indoor outdoor thermometer, units
+42%
-58%
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" ...  It also drops the signal from the outdoor unit on and off all the time.  ...  "
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" ...  The outdoor unit wouldn't pair with the indoor display.  ...  "
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" ...  Outdoor sending unit failed.  ...  "
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" ...  Outdoor probe will not pair with the indoor monitor. ... I guess it’s a decent indoor thermometer, but I’m in Alaska and the outdoor portion is the only reason I bought the damn thing.  ...  "
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" ...  This little cheapy indoor outdoor thermometer is useless.  ...  "
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" ...  Only had this since April, and the outdoor unit doesn't work even after changing batteries twice in both units .  ...  "
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" ...  In spite of many attempts, the indoor unit was never able to make contact with the out door unit,.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 11
works, work, unit, monitor, tried
+36%
-64%
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" ...  Cannot get the unit to connect again even with new batteries.  ...  "
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" ...  Sometimes it works, sometimes the sending unit quits connecting with the inside receiver.  ...  "
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" ...  not a terribly reliable device.  ...  "
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" ...  didn't have outside monitor work.  ...  "
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" ...  I also tried giving it to a friend and letting her try it at her house and it did not work at her place either.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to reorder the first one because it wouldn't connect.  ...  "
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" ...  Would not sync.  ...  "
User Manual
 8
instructions, read, troubleshooting, product, model
+38%
-63%
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" ...  Received the manual for another product, so that was no help at all.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried to correct it by following instructions but to no avail.  ...  "
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" ...  and TERRIBLY CONFUSING directions.  ...  "
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" ...  Followed the instructions and tried the troubleshooting tips.  ...  "
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" ...  No interference of the types warned against in the manual.  ...  "
Design
 8
work, small, nice, looks, like
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Cheap piece of junk  ...  "
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" ...  I had it in the shade.  ...  "
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" ...  Manufacturing or design flaw.  ...  "
Device Stand
 7
way, unit, mount, hang, could
+71%
-29%
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" ...  convenient that the receiver can be mounted on wall or stand on a table  ...  "
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" ...  Works great ,but it doesn't have any wall mount  ...  "
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" ...  Mine is set up about 50' and one wall away.  ...  "
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" ...  Certainly doesn't look cheap or tacky on the wall.  ...  "
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" ...  Priced right, accurate, but could use a way to wall mount.  ...  "
Fit
 7
screw, keyhole, unit, tape, stay
+43%
-57%
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" ...  Instead it has a keyhole on the back to hang it from a nail or screw. ... That might still be OK, BUT the keyhole is so poorly designed that almost no nail or screw-head will fit it. ... Maybe they should have changed the shape of the keyhole mount OR provided an odd-sized screw that fits.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been unable to get it to stay back on.  ...  "
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" ...  HOWEVER, the cover for the battery compartment on the main unit does not stay closed.  ...  "
Clock
 6
set, also, wish, outdoor, indoor
+67%
-33%
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" ...  And a simple clock is all this unit provides.  ...  "
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" ...  Also has a bonus clock.  ...  "
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" ...  Clearly shows indoor / outdoor temp and even has a digital clock.  ...  "
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" ...  works like any other clock.  ...  "
Storage
 6
refrigerator, fridge, way, purchased, inside
+100%
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" ...  I purchased this primarily for my deep freezer and it is working great so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Will see how it holds up.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the storage.  ...  "
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" ...  so that way, i know way before my nose does how things are doing inside the fridge.  ...  "
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" ...  Does not take up a bunch of space.  ...  "
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" ...  Very basic but what I needed for the space where it sits.  ...  "
Controls
 5
front, display, like, times, temperature
+60%
-40%
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" ...  You know: like punch this button three times and then set something and then punch it again two times and rotate front to back and then punch it again.  ...  "
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" ...  Use the button on the front of the base to put the outdoor temperature at the top of the display.  ...  "
Lagging
 4
working, reset
-100%
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" ...  Also, it does not reset the min/max automatically, you need to manually reset it it.  ...  "
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" ...  It does not appear to be broken but I had to tape it shut.  ...  "
ISP
 4
+100%
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" ...  Works just fine  ...  "
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" ...  Which I did.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as it should  ...  "
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" ...  Wireless is the way to go!  ...  "
Water Resistance
 4
waterproof, proof, wet, weather, unit
+25%
-75%
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" ...  As an outdoor thermometer it was disappointing to learn that the unit is not rain proof.  ...  "
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" ...  However it quit after 1 week because the sender got wet when it rained. ... The sender unit was not weather proof, obviously. ... What a silly designer would not insure the sending unit not to be weather proof?  ...  "
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" ...  Often it displays spurious outdoor temperatures (yes, it is in a sheltered location out of sunlight, not rain etc.).  ...  "
Comfort
 4
years, screw, nail, keyhole, feel
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Ours wore out after ten years, so I'm rebuying this again.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent size to keep beside my chair,,,,,consequently I do use it every day.  ...  "
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" ...  Need ear muffs?  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 3
unit, ordered, first one, right, package
-100%
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" ...  Could be that my particular unit is defective.  ...  "
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" ...  The first one of these I ordered was defective so now I'm reviewing the second one.  ...  "
Display Size
 3
see, measure, large, inches, display digits
+100%
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" ...  Large, easy to see display.  ...  "
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" ...  -- Size is just right, display is perfectly clear, really like being able to see previous day's max/min.  ...  "

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