I'm looking for the Nest of weather stations. Slick UI, lots of functionality, net connected, and iOS friendly.
I'm a weather dork. I've bought more weather apps on the app store than any sane person, and I talk about the weather constantly. My mom is the same way, and I inherited the interest from her. This year, I'd love to get her a great personal weather station for Christmas.
I don't have a lot of experience with weather stations, so I don't really know what's out there. I've tried to do some research, but the array of products available is fairly baffling, and I don't really know what sorts of things I should be looking for.
The features I know I want are:
- Monitor outdoor weather and transmit the data wirelessly
- Data is synced to either a Mac app or (preferably) an iPad/iPhone
- Price point around $150 but that's flexible
I've found the Netatmo, but would like to find something a little more focused on weather (it lacks wind-speed and precipitation monitors) and less focused on air quality and noise. If I could swap out its sensors, it would be perfect. There's plenty of non-net-connected weather stations that do that monitoring, but from my googling it looks like most of them require hooking up to a PC with a wire to generate graphs.
So, what's your favorite weather station? What features should I be looking for?