Several weeks ago, I was contacted by the marketing team that works with Acurite. They asked if I’d like to share and review some products that monitor the weather in my garden. Since I’m a giant nerd, this was right up my alley! Of course, I said ‘YES!!’. For the sake of complete transparency, I am not being paid for this post. However, I was sent these items free of charge. All opinions are truthful and my own. Also, this page does contain an affiliate link for Acurite. With the formalities out of the way, let’s check out this weather station!
The Atlas is this space-ship-looking weather station. Essentially, it’s a sensor that records a wide range of conditions. Each of the Acurite sensors connect remotely to various screens and the app. The process of selecting the gadgets can be a little tricky, which explains why I played it safe and selected a bundle.
Once I put the batteries in the device, all I had to do was plug in the Access device that came with the bundle. This allows the data to be transferred to my phone to the Acurite app. Each Access device can be connected to multiple different sensors. I can’t even begin to explain how helpful this has been for me! The temperature difference between the local news station and my own weather device has been unbelievable. As it turns out, my house is consistently 5 degree colder! That definitely explains why I’ve lost plants in the hoop house in the past.
The Atlas will measure temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, UV index, and rainfall. I’m so excited to begin taking a closer look at the amount of rain I really get in the garden. With the app, I anticipate that keeping track of the numbers will be so much easier. So far, I’ve been nothing but pleased with how this gadget has performed and with what I have learned along the way!
Do you measure the weather in your garden? What gadgets do you use? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below! 🙂