The AcuRite 01512 Wireless Home Weather Station provides you with the basic weather equipment you need to follow atmospheric conditions. This model’s accuracy will be acceptable for the average user.
This weather station provides you with information on temperature, humidity, rainfall, and wind conditions.
With this device, you will receive your own local weather data and 12- to 24-hour forecasts whenever you need them.
Our Review of the AcuRite 01512 5-in-1 Wireless Home Weather Station
The AcuRite 01512 Wireless 5-In-1 Weather Station is an entry-level weather monitor in AcuRite’s range, but we like that it has everything you need to follow outdoor and indoor conditions in your home.
The AcuRite 01512 Wireless 5-In-1 Weather Station is suitable if you want to be fairly confident when making plans for local outdoor activities.
While this model lacks more high-tech features some weather buffs are after, it is still a good option for those with less intensive needs. It is also very affordable.
In case you are wondering what the ‘5-in-1’ refers to, this AcuRite system tracks 5 weather conditions.
First is the temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius. The second is rainfall, which includes current and expected rain. This is helpful for planning your day.
The third is wind speed. Peak and average wind speeds can be shown in kilometers or miles per hour. This will help you decide what to wear.
Fourth is wind direction. Surfers, kitesurfers, sailors, and fishers will find this information useful. The fifth is humidity, including whether the humidity level is increasing or decreasing. Humidity information can be useful if you live in an area that gets a lot of mist.
On the whole, this weather station provides you with basic but regular, useful data in a simple format. The AcuRite 01512 model offers value for your money and will get the job done.
- Self-calibrating system
- Easy to use and set-up
- Wireless range up to 330ft (100m)
- Updates every 18-36 seconds
- 2-year battery life
- No colorful LCD screen
- Limited 1-year warranty
- Lacks the AcuRite Access Hub for advanced remote monitoring
The accuracy of this equipment is acceptable for average users. Temperature readings should vary no more or less than 2°F. Humidity readings should vary no more or less than 3%.
With the data updating roughly every 30 seconds, it is unlikely you will notice this under most circumstances.
Users vary in their satisfaction with the durability of the AcuRite 01512. This is likely due to varying weather conditions and customer expectations.
If you live in a more mild climate with less extreme weather, this model is an acceptable budget option.
If you often have more extreme conditions, such as very heavy rain and strong winds, this might not be the right option for you.
In addition to the basic weather factors, temperature, rainfall, wind speed and direction, and humidity, this weather station also shows you the comfort levels inside and outside your home.
The helpful ‘feels like’ weather indicator makes it easier for you to decide what activities it’s a good day for, and it also indicates moon phases, keeping you informed of the natural light levels at night.
AcuRite’s 01512 model shows the wind chill factor and dew point. The wind chill factor tells you the effect of wind conditions on your body, helping you decide which jacket to wear. Dew point offers a clear indication of expected humidity and rain.
The 01512 model will tell you the barometric pressure, which can help you manage atmospheric pressure headaches.
Besides these features, this model might not do everything you want. If you are looking for something with more features, look at our review of the AcuRite Iris 01151M Weather Station.
The AcuRite 01512 Weather Station has a black and white screen with colored stickers overlaid. It does not have a true LCD color screen.
If you want an HD touchscreen, have a look at our review of the AcuRite Atlas 01007M Weather Station.
Wireless connection range is very important because your weather station has to sit outside, but you want to view the data on the display that you will set-up indoors.
The AcuRite 01512 has a wireless range of up to 330ft (100m). Try not to set-up your weather station further than 165ft (50m) away if possible so that the connection is more stable.
Bear in mind that you won’t be able to connect to your PC or smartphone. You also won’t be able to use the MyAcurite app with this model. If you would like these features, look at the AcuRite Iris 01151M or the Atlas 01007M.