This New AcuRite 01007M Atlas Weather Station a Review
When I received the news that the AcuRite 01007M Atlas Weather Station was now available to purchase I was very excited.
Weather station fans and AcuRite owners have been looking forward to this since January 2017 when AcuRite announced it was developing this new and better version of their best selling 5-in-1 weather stations.
It was announced by AcuRite with the following statement from a Press Release “LAKE GENEVA, WI. January 04, 2017
AcuRite, the leader in personal weather station technology, is pleased to announce the new AcuRite Atlas environmental monitoring solutions. The initial debut of the AcuRite Atlas family consists of three models of outdoor environmental monitoring solutions – the AcuRite Atlas 7, AcuRite Atlas 8, and AcuRite Atlas Elite.” So this was where the Atlas started, Now it has arrived!
The AcuRite 01007M Atlas Has Some New Advantages
In taking a thorough look at the new personal weather station, it is a definite that they have made the sensors more responsive to your location. The call it hyper-local.
Yes you can now have some very specific and very accurate readings that pertain very exclusively to where you have the sensors set up.
You are no longer receiving and collecting readings that are close, but there are furnished to you with new hyper accurate weather sensors.
As an example, the temperature readings rate out at -+less than 1 degree of accuracy. Wow that is great.
A View From a Beta Tester
Before the equipment is released it is tested by a select group of weather professionals who actually use and rate the equipment. AcuRite then receives a review from each participant in the Beta Testing. Did You Miss Something?
Did You Miss Something?
One of the reviewers identifies himself as a professional weather forecaster for over 25 years of service.
He and I will quote him on this, he says, “The temperature data is far superior to the 5-in-1. There are now three panels of solar powered aspiration, the fan starts much earlier and runs later in the day eliminating the spikes in data commonly seen in the 5-in-1 and the temperature is almost always within 1-2 degrees of our local ASOS about 5 miles away.”
So as you can see he is impressed especially with this part of AcuRite’s newest release. The Atlas also has new features that track UV exposure, light intensity included in it and you may purchase as a new feature called a Wind Extension.
Types of Instruments
This model will measure temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, UV index and light intensity for you. So the sensors are
UV and light sensor
Wind direction vane
The monitoring Indoor display features many of the new things about this new model from AcuRite. Let’s take a closer look at the facing that you look at in having the AcuRite 01007M Atlas weather station in your possession.
It comes with the Touchscreen TFT which makes for effortless setup and navigation. The latest touchscreen technology allows you to enjoy your set up as well as as you can see how colorful it is.
So let’s look closer now at what you are getting. I will go clock wise around this display facing.
As you can see in the middle on the top sits the wind direction arrow and the last detected wind speed.
This is monitored every 10 seconds over the 2 minute span. The next larger number is the recorded rainfall for today.
It will also give you rainfall rate, accumulated rainfall for current week, and month, and year to date.
As you continue on the bottom going left we have the current time and date that are presented in the lower right hand side.
Next is the indoor temperature & humidity, as well as above it is the one feature I love, a 12-24 hour future animated weather forecast.
The settings such as volume, brightness and sleep mode are located on the lower left hand of the facing….
Going up on the left hand side is where the dew point is read, the current barometric pressure is read also. The Light LUX reading and the UV rating are shown here as well.
Upper left hand side shows you the current outside temperature as well as the low and high temps for the day.
So as you can see many things are available to follow throughout today and daily as you live your life.
There are a few more things on the display unit facing as well, but we will not discuss all of them. You may find more information by going to these manuals.
AcuRite provides monitoring software access for you to keep up with everything that is happening as it is happening. It has provided as an outside purchase the software called the AcuRite Access for Remote Monitoring
This is the AcuRite 09155M Monitoring Stations Compatible
Here are the features listed out for you. There are many benefits for you to enjoy.
- Connects your Atlas weather station to the cloud
- Remotely view readings from your Atlas with the My AcuRite app on IOS and Android, or through a web browser on your computer
- Set up custom weather alerts to notify you when conditions change
- Compatible with Alexa – Just Ask Alexa for your personalized weather report
- Compatible with WeatherUnderground personal weather station network
- Expandable – Reports data for up to (7) seven sensors
You may also like to know the other ways that you will be able to connect up with your new 1007M Atlas.
My AcuRite has free apps and software display which will display your weather information on an easy-to-read dashboard, giving a quick, intuitive view into trends and current details about the conditions that matter most to you.
How Is Everything Powered
Weather monitoring sensor unit is powered by 4 AA batteries either regular alkaline or by using Lithium because it’s better since it’s an outdoor use.
The AC Adapter cord is 30 feet (9 meters)for the weather sensory unit.
Also the input for the adapter power cord is AC100-240V, 50-60Hz and the output is 5V, 100mA
The display is powered by a 5V power adapter. The 5V power adapter is included; or it remains set using a back up of 3 “AA” alkaline batteries (the batteries are not included)
Types of Transmission
It will transmit as a wireless transmission at 433 MHZ frequency and will transmit up to 330 feet from the display monitor, how well will depend on home building materials usually.
Data Reporting Temperature: 30 seconds
Humidity: 30 seconds
Wind Speed: 10 seconds
Wind Direction: 30 seconds
Rainfall: 30 seconds
UV Index: 30 seconds
Light Intensity: 30 seconds
For warranty coverage you may contact AcuRite at 965 Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
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For more support issues you may visit AcuRite at www.AcuRite.com
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Pros For Purchasing the Atlas
✅ Comes with the Lightning Detection Sensor
✅ Atlas display will show rain rate to you in either mm or in depending. It will be shown in mm/hr if you are displaying rain in mm. It will show inches/hr if inches is the selected unit of measurement
✅ Create custom alerts to be notified when key conditions change so you can identify emerging risks and know when to take action
✅ Share your real-time weather details with family, friends, and the Weather Underground online community
✅ My AcuRite also stores a month’s worth of readings in 5 minute intervals, allowing you to easily analyze trends and identify potential emerging risks
✅ Touchscreen TFT display makes for effortless setup and navigation
✅ The most accurate and durable weather sensor available from AcuRite
✅ SD card slot for logging and exporting data (SD card not included)
✅ Three solar panels maximize sun exposure to power an internal aspirating fan, allowing for accuracy within 1°F
✅ Programmable alarms for each measured condition
❌ There aren’t many differences between the 5-in-1 system when it comes to the wind speed collection. Very similar
❌ Rain totals are given by event, week, month and year. So some would still prefer a “since midnight” 24 hour total.
At the initial phase of a new launch the new Atlas appears to be very competitively priced and It looks like a step up from other models from AcuRite, and other manufacturers.
It is a bit below the quality of a Davis Vantage Pro, but promises to be a step up from the more elite Pro 5-in-1 series from AcuRite. Please refer to these reviews we have done of these other weather stations.