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Overview

  • Desktop weather station to keep an eye on the temperature inside and outside
  • Records a temperature range of -60°C - 60°C indoors and outdoors so you can dress appropriately for the weather
  • Clock with alarm function

Product overview

• Desktop weather station to keep an eye on the temperature inside and outside
• Records a temperature range of -60°C - 60°C indoors and outdoors so you can dress appropriately for the weather
• Clock with alarm function
• Comes included with two SR44 batteries

What data can I view with this weather station?
This weather station will show you the temperature and humidity reading for the location you position it in. It can also predict the weather outside and will display this by showing a weather based symbol on the display. The on-screen display will also show you the current time and includes an alarm function.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well this does what it says. It does tell the time. It does tell the inside and outside temperature. It does tell the humidity. Plus at the discounted price it??????s cheap. The picture does make it look backlit... It isn??????t, it needs a descent amount of light behind it to see. However since you??????re likely to place the clock near a window to make use of the outdoor temperature sensor (a couple of meters worth of thin cable, which doesn??????t seem to impede closing a window and the sensor seems fine being outdoors), that shouldn??????t be a problem. Accuracy: Time wise it's holding it's time fairly consistently. Temperature seems to be a couple of degrees Celsius too generous. Humidity doesn??????t seem that sensitive. I??????ve not seen it change when I??????ve put a humidifier on. However I don??????t have any other measuring device to compare this with. Overall, although only plastic it looks quite nice. Possibly not that accurate but certainly gives an rough indication of temperatures (or at least the difference between inside and outside). 4 stars if you get this at discounted price.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good Very good for the money. No instructions regarding placement of external sensor :( You need an extremely small screwdriver to fit batteries - fortunately I had one but it would be annoying to have to go and buy one. Stylish design.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bargain - but... Let me say first that for the price this is quite impressive, however there are a few points which should be mentioned. - The instructions make no mention of how to insert the batteries; I found out from a previous review on this site (FYI; both go "nose down"). - The battery compartment is held shut by what might be the world's smallest screw, which is very easy to lose. - The "remote sensor" is attached by a 1m cable. I can't think of any application for this unless you have snakes or spiders in a vivarium, but in that case you'd need something better than this to control their environment. - The transparent display is hard to read unless the device is carefully positioned. - I can't speak for the accuracy of the readings, though they seem broadly in line with other devices. Executive summary: great for the price but don't expect too much!
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Value for money, poor instructions. Quite lot for your money, but instructions say nothing about the very tricky matter of fitting the batteries. You need a very small watchmakers crosshead screwdriver to remove the holding screw, and an equally small flat blade to prise open the cover. Then fit BOTH batteries nose down (an unusual arrangement) and carefully re-fit the cover. Place the unit against a pale background (no backlight, I think).
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a very clear display. Not bad for the money though.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good It only really seem to say 20% humidity but once in a while it reads 65%. Great for temprature thought!!
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to read. Does what it is supposed to...just not enough sensor lead!
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great I bought one of these as a stocking filler. Unfortunately the tiny screw would not come out to insert the batteries. Got a replacement, sadly the same thing - can't get the screw out it just turns round and round. Have now prised the back off and got the batteries in. Slightly tempremental now as the back is used to hold the batteries in. Hmmm
Date published: 2016-01-08
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Specification

Specifications
Indoor data
Temperature range -60°C - 60°C
Humidity range 25% - 90%
Outdoor data
Temperature range -60°C - 60°C
Humidity range 25% - 90%
Units measured
Temperature units measured °C or °F
Power
Base station 2 x SR44
Colour Silver
Dimensions 104 mm x 110 mm x 42 mm

Just picked up a new Desktop Weather Station:: sent over from the UK Maplin store.Are there 2 batteries in it on puchase.as the Dublin staff are not shure. The modl is the Gadget model.Code:N78GB.I dont know how to switch it on.screw too tiny to open batt

Asked by: greenie
Please take the item into a store they will be able to open the unit and check any batteries.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-08-20

It does not mention the outdoor sensor, as included, is it please?

Asked by: Adrain
No this is not included it works outside temp from barometric pressure.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-09-05

Is it come with battery?

Asked by: Polat
The battery is provided.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-08-19

Where should the outdoor sensor be placed

Asked by: rocketrob
The outdoor sensor should be placed in a clear area outdoors.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-01-27

how can I turn the frost alarm off on this device/

Asked by: pebbles
Unfortunately this alarm cannot be turned off.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2015-11-24

Does it have a separate outdoor sensor 

Asked by: Bobc
No the sensors is indoor only.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-11-24

I can't seem to change the time on the clock. The instruction leaflet doesn't explain very much at all.
Asked by: Akka
Please email technical@maplin.co.uk for an up to date manual .
Answered by: NG
Date published: 2015-07-17

"This is a stand for the unit to be stood upright." This threw me, too - but then realised that the bar acts as a prop should you wish to have the unit 'upright' ( but inclined slightly ) without using the black, weighted stand.
Asked by: Bz
Many thanks for the feedback!
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17
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