Top Professional Choice-Ambient Weather WS-2902 Reviewed
After a thorough look over, the Ambient Weather WS-2902 Pro Weather Station is definitely a must-have.
If you are as keenly psyched by the weather as I am then this is YOUR equipment.
I was looking at the ambient weather WS series and they appear to be very competitive in the personal weather stations space online.
As I explored this internet weather station it most assuredly does have some very nice features included in it.
Ambient Weather WS-2902 Pro Weather Station Features
The pro station measures the following for you. It measures wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, outdoor temperature, and humidity, as well as solar radiation and UV wave levels.
Also included for additional measurement inside the console are temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure.
The weather station also calculates the dew point, the wind chill factor, and the heat index. Also measured by the Ambient Weather instruments, the peak wind gusts, and light levels.
This unit has a weather forecaster as part of its programming. When in use the weather forecasting uses the following icons. The five weather icons are Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy, Rainy, Stormy, and Snowy.
Types of Instruments
It comes equipped with an anemometer, and rainfall gauge, a barometer, and an outside ambient weather thermometer.
These readings are housed and generated from the separate sensor unit which is located outside of your residence.
This unit comes with a wireless all-in-one integrated sensor array (the Osprey) measures wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, UV and solar radiation.
Then for you and your indoor curiosity, your display console measures the following indoor measurements: indoor temperature, humidity, and barometer
Types of Transmission
The transmission uses a Wi-Fi Console and transmits at RF Frequency: 2.4 GHz
As I said earlier it is Wi-Fi connectable with the option that enables your station to transmit its data wirelessly to the world’s largest personal weather station network, Weather Underground.
It will send real-time data to the WeatherBug website. This is what is going on with WeatherBug.
Weatherbug backyard tracking stations empower weather enthusiasts to get their name on the map and have their tracking stations’ data seen by millions of users via the WeatherBug application.
It also will send real-time data to Weather Cloud website. Weather Cloud makes managing your device not only easy but fun. You may access the app from your computer, tablet or smartphone to enjoy the same user experience across all devices.
Questions & Answers
Question: How do you empty the rain gauge?
Answer: It is self-emptying. The rain gauge gets emptied by itself (without using power)
Question: Does this require an internet connection to set up or function?
Answer: It does not require an internet connection
Question: How far above the ground should it be installed?
Answer: As an example considering the wind: the wind gauge should be mounted four times the distance of the differential height of the tallest obstruction
Example: House = 20 ft tall, pole = 5 ft tall.
Question: Does it come with a pole?
Answer: No it does not
Question: Can I set up the WS-2902 weather station with my Samsung Android tablet?
Answer: Yes you can
Question: So does this model require the weatherbridge to update live data to ambientweather.net?
Answer: No. It does it on its own.
- Display Console: Frame Dimensions (LxWxH): 7.50 x 4.50 x 0.75”, LCD Dimensions (LxW): 3.00 x 6.75”.
- And the Osprey separate outside sensor unit is this size. Sensor Array, appx. (HxLxW): 15 x 11 x 10″.
It is a Color Film LCD display. This color is easy on the eyes and a very attractive feature to look at and to find the readings you are looking for.
The directions for the Ambient WS-2902 are best obtained by reading the service manual from Ambient, you may click here to access the manual PDF in Full.
The customer service is quick and responsive to both emails and phone calls. Customers report that “They Care”.
Solar-powered with battery backup
- 3 “AAA” batteries as backup batteries (these are not included).
- For the Osprey Sensor WI-FI Unit, you may Insert 2 “AA” batteries, non-rechargeable batteries into the unit for power.
Please be aware these (are not included in your purchase, as they must be purchased separately
Very easy to set up
Sets up ready to share information with the AmbientWeather.net weather site.
The Ambient Weather skill provides Ambient Weather personal weather station owners with the ability to get real-time, and past weather information generated by the devices they have set up at AmbientWeather.net
Enable the skill and get started: All you need to do is say ‘Alexa, ask Ambient Weather for a weather report.’
This will provide you with your outdoor weather report, and you can ask also for your indoor weather report as well by saying, ‘Alexa, ask Ambient Weather about the indoor conditions.’
Also works with Google Assistant The Ambient Weather Google Assistant app provides Ambient Weather personal weather station
Gives owners the ability to get real-time, and past weather information generated by the devices they have set up at AmbientWeather.net as well
Excellent support via their Ambient Weather Facebook page
It comes with a built-in bubble level to level the weather station unit on first install
The Osprey sensor is made to be easily installed on top of a pole, but when it comes to attaching to the side of a pole, or the side of a wall, it is a much more difficult job to do. Special brackets will need to be used for this. This will require extra purchases to accomplish.
The Compass rose is difficult to view. the direction indicator is not seen easily.
Some of the space on the console could be used better.
The color screen the way it is constructed makes it difficult to view from different angles.
The purchasers of these units from Ambient are very high on this unit. They love how easy it is to set up. They say the manual, while very helpful, isn’t always needed that much. Some say it is built so that you may set it up intuitively.
The Ambient WS-2902 is a great answer to what a great internet weather station should and would look like. This ambient weather WS series represents one of the newer models that ambient has on the market today.
Previous Acurite, Davis Pro, and Lacrosse owners were very pleased with dipping their toes into the Ambient world with this model of ambient weather.
With the price point being very competitive for everything that you are getting from Ambient, this unit will match up well with your weather Geek.
Whether it’s you and your Geekness or maybe a Father for a Father’s day gift. Or a brother, or grandfather, or maybe even a sister or an aunt.
This will make a great selection to bring home to that special person you know, who loves weather as I do.