dealsoregon scientific bar386a-bk wireless weather…

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Had one of these.

Terribly inaccurate, and only has support for large urban areas. The closest one it detected for me was roughly 30 miles away.

Weather changes a lot in that sort of distance. Many times it told me it was pouring outside, while in actuality it was perfect weather to relax outdoors.

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thanks rychard, was going to snag one for hubby but will pass now.

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I have a different Oregon Scientific one of these and it doesn't get weather transmitted to it based on your location. It gets the time from the atomic time broadcast, but the weather sensing is all done from the sensor unit. I assume it detects storms by changes in temperature / humidity / barometric pressure or something. I mostly like it for the accurate indoor and outdoor temperatures. Batteries in sensor unit seem to last years and years.

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I have this model and it is as jtc214 describes. The weather is sensed from the remote unit, and the only wireless data received is the clock signal. Highly recommended, especially at this price!

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How far is the wireless reliable?

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It's a great concept at least..

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@BobLitwack: Mine is probably 30 feet away with several walls between and works fine. I've never tried it farther.

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Bought one of these for my in-laws last year -- paid more than twice this price. Works great.

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The name Oregon tells you it's waterproof!

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it's a decent price for what it is. most of the time, these things go for $50+ and at that price, it's really not worth it.

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I wish this had relative humidity for both the inside and outside probes.