The AcuRite Iris 5-In-1 Weather Station Review Starts Here
I would like to introduce you to my AcuRite Iris 5-In-1 weather station review.
In this review of the Iris weather station, I plan to give you a detailed look at the inside display unit and what readings it offers you.
This can be thought of as the middle level offerings in the wireless personal weather stations that are manufactured by the Chaney Instrument Company.
This weather station from AcuRite is the second-highest level in the AcuRite personal weather station family.
If you look at levels you have simple two weather instrument sensors, then this one for the Iris, has a 5-In-1 sensor array.
The highest professional level is the AcuRite Atlas series of weather instruments.
To explain this better you may check out a couple of the beginner level of weather stations, AcuRite produces for weather fans.
In a couple of earlier reviews, I covered the simple, beginner type of weather station from AcuRite.
You can take a look at these two reviews.
I also have done a review of the top-end weather station that AcuRite produces. Read it here
The Main Reason the AcuRite Iris Is a Popular Seller
Consumers like that it is a 5-In-1 weather station. Weather fans seem to be looking exactly for what this wireless weather station provides.
It gives you, the temperature, the humidity, the wind direction, and wind speed as well.
And the last reading is a gauge, which measures the rain amounts for you.
That is one step up that is enjoyed very much by weather buffs.
Let's look at what you get from AcuRite in this package.
Your Purchase Includes:
- Digital Display with PC Connect for 5-in-1 Sensor Data
- 5-in-1 PRO 5-in-1 Weather Sensor
- USB cable
- mounting bracket
- mounting hardware
- power adapter
You may see the whole package being unpacked in my post, Watch As I Unbox The AcuRite Iris 5-In-1 Weather Station
What is the Display Like (Indoor Part)
Here are a couple of photos of the display unit.
This is a gathering part of the AcuRite Iris. The updates are completed
This is what I cover in the above video. This is all about the AcuRite Display unit.
That is the inside your house, part of the AcuRite Iris 5-In-1 Weather Station Review.
I did this because the display inside my office is always my favorite part of my weather station.
It is where I am actually using the weather station every day.
My pleasure comes from viewing it often, as the weather changes.
In this video, we're going to do a quick introduction to the AcuRite Iris, the weather sensor, and the display that is going to be for inside your home.
What do this real quick, just a quick intro video?
I'll have it in the video and also have it in the text below.
There will be a link for this manual as well, which you can get from the AcuRite website.
I'll provide the link that you can download this from.
What you get with the download is a nice little manual that talks about it.
And then I'm going to show you real quick what is involved with this manual.
And then we'll show you dramatically in the display and demonstration.
This will be shown along with the actual mounting of the AcuRite Iris 5-In-1.
Now A Look At The Display Unit: A Tour
What is involved? You can see the readings available on the display unit at the peak wind speed, miles per hour, that the wind is blowing and the average speed.
This is a transcript from the display unit Intro video I have provided above.
A Walk Through What's On The Display To Look At And Use
So you'll have a current once it's running, current speed here in the middle, you'll have what the last hour the peak wind has been and the average for the hour for wind speed.
You'll have wind direction right here and you'll have exterior humidity percentage.
And you'll have the temperature outside currently as well. Everything's laid out here for you.
You're also going to have it here. This is your internal temperature and your internal humidity.
And that's going to be taken from the measurements in the display unit itself, that is inside, on your desk, on your bookshelf and your kitchen counter, kitchen window, whatever, wherever you decide to put it.
The Acurite Iris 5-In-1 Weather Station Review Continues on With A Focus On The Display
And you're going to have your forecaster, which is one of the newest nest things about this unit from AcuRite is that this will give you a forecast at twelve-hour forecast, 12 hours out.
What's coming up for your own local weather forecast.
For weather. It'll give you two icons and this list of barometric pressure, whether it's up or down as well.
For you, it will be the current time, the current date. And then down here, you have the alarms that are set.
You'll have to set them up for is like 99 degrees. If you want it to be told when it's over 99 degrees outside, set up a sensor.
These are all sensors for outside as well. And everything matches up here.
And there will be directions right here.
I'll tell you all about it. What I want to do, the last thing in this video just shows you by looking at the display unit, how you hook it up, and just a couple of things to be aware of at the bottom here.
So we're going to switch to that next.
The Plugged In Display For the AcuRite Iris
Okay, so this is what the display unit looks like. I've got it plugged in.
This isn't an operation because it's not communicating with the sensor array, because we haven't gone out to my son's house to set it up yet.
But I want to show you a little bit about this display unit. Okay, so we've got our display unit.
I want to do is show you the back of it and how this works. Now, this is all black. Hopefully, this is not enough.
Now, I was looking for a way to plug in the power adapter, and I looked all the way around it, underneath the sides.
I couldn't find anywhere to plug, but I didn't have looked at my manual, the manual that came with it. It's right here.
This is right here. I'll provide a link for you down below, too, in case you didn't get it, so you can download it. But this manual has everything that you need.
Now, in the back, you open this up.
This comes out there's the place for six AA batteries.
So I recommend using the required six AA batteries. Their purpose is backup only.
But if your power goes out, the weather station continues on.
What I found was up in here on the left side is where you plug in the power adapter.
Then you plug in your cord that goes from here to display into your computer to keep track of everything for history, for you goes in there.
The other thing is you'll want to know there's a switch right here.
For this switch, you got to make sure it matches up with the switch on your sensor array.
That's outside. The other thing is very important here at the top there's what they call Mac address, the numbers below the barcode.
You're going to want to record them because you're going to need them for communication between your phone app.
If you're going to use the phone app on your phone and the communication between your sensor array and this, you'll need that a couple of times to enter that number.
So make sure you have that. We'll try to hook in the power adapter here with my older fingers, but you can see it just slips right in here and is inserted in there.
And you got your power adapter set up to go. That's the rest of the information on the display unit that I wanted to share with you.
And the intro to the display unit for the AcuRite Iris 5-In-1.
The Manuals for the AcuRite Iris may be found here
The Power Information and How Often Are the Updates Sent?
This information is for the sensor array. The Outside weather instruments.
Power for the sensor array is 4 AA alkaline or lithium* batteries
*Lithium batteries are recommended for temperatures below -4 degrees Fahrenheit / -20 degrees Celsius
The following is how often updates are sent from the sensor array to your inside display unit.
- Data Reporting Wind Speed: 18-second updates
Wind Direction: 36-second updates
Temperature and Humidity: 36-second updates
When it's time to buy, I would recommend either from AcuRite itself, which is the Chaney Instrument Company in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin or from Amazon.
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AcuRite Iris Product to buy. Amazon Link
I can see that this weather station would make for a solid choice for a weather buff, who has interest in stepping up.
With more weather instruments, and being that AcuRite is known for quality equipment, a good choice.
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George is a big fan of the weather. He has enjoyed for years observing all types of weather in several places he has lived. He shares his love by doing reviews of personal weather stations and discussing several key elements that are related to using weather stations.