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  Oregon Scientific WMR968 Touch Screen Wireless Weather Station w/Solar Sensors
  Oregon WMR968 Touch Screen Wireless Weather Station Sensors
 


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Description Tech Specs
 
This Weather Station has been DISCONTINUED by Oregon Scientific.
Most, if not all replacement parts are also unavailable.


Please choose the Davis 6250 Vantage Vue, Davis 6152 or La Crosse WS-2812.

  • Touch Screen Display
  • Solar Powered Outdoor Sensors
  • Indoor/Outdoor Temperature & Humidity
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Wind Chill/Dew Point
  • 12-24 hour weather forecast
  • Expandable: Accepts up to 3 additional sensors
  • Long-range sensors transmit up to 328-feet from the main unit
  • Large LCD touch screen
  • Illuminated with HiGlo electro-luminescent backlight
  • PC compatible (with optional RS-232 serial cable and software, not included)
  • Wall-mount or desktop display options
  • AC Adapter and backup batteries included for base unit (4 x AA)
  • 4 x AAA batteries included for BTHR indoor sensor
  • Solar powered remote sensors use 2 x AA batteries for backup (not included)
  • Sensors included:

  • Anemometer measures wind speed and direction
  • Self-emptying Rain Gauge measures rainfall
  • Indoor temperature
  • Humidity
  • Barometric Pressure
  • THGR968 measures outdoor temperature and humidity
  • Dimensions: 8.5L x 1.75D x 5.5H (in.)
  • FREE WEATHER DISPLAY BASIC VERSION NOW AVAILABLE! Click here to download

 

Average Customer Review: Based on 3 Reviews. Write a review.

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  7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
 
Oregon Scientific WMR968 not so bad December 12, 2007
Reviewer: Barry E. Schwartz "boulderguy" from Boulder, CO  
I bought a brand new 7 year old (year 2000 model) WMR968 and have been  using it for a month. I have read many very bad reviews of it and the customer service at Oregon Scientific and need to join in here.  to be fair to Oregon Scientific.  I am a meteorologist so I am obviously going to be picky. I have the time to test the instruments and can tell you that the temps and humidities are actually very accurate. I live in an area with many stations available via the weather underground and have ben watching the readings carefully. Certainly, the EXPOSURE of the sensor is much more important than the accuracy of this and most thermometers. I also bought the solar radiation shield and it is OK- a summer test will really tell how good it is but so far I can see a small effect on the temperature when the sun hits it- extremely sensitive to the EXPOSURE and your particular site but from what I can tell so far, it seems the WMR968 undermeasures the wind on the order of ~10-30% compared to what the Davis instruments are reading around my house.  THe barometer is also a bit subpar- seems to lag the real pressure tendency on the order of 0.10" (about 3-4 mb) at times. This is not great. Can't tell how good the rain gage is since it is cold here now but I think in the summer this will be pretty good.  Overall, if I had more $$ to spend I'd probably get the Davis but you know, it is at least twice as expensive as the WMR968- I think for many folks this station is probably good enough. As they always say, "you get what you pay for" and I think this is mostly true regarding the WMR968 but if you aren't a weather freak like I am and demand super accurate wind measurements, this station is pretty good for the money. Only wish it wasn't made in China and that they had easier access to the batteries in the solar sensor units but I'm getting used to getting in and out of the sensor quickly.

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  66 of 68 people found the following review helpful:
 
Beginners only! Serious weather bugs buy a DAVIS! November 1, 2004
Reviewer: Red Tractor Driver from Jerome, ID  
Purchased unit in july 2004. Has worked good since then. It required 4-6 hours to set up unit and another hour to build a stand to hang weather sensors on(look at buying a weather sensor stand but that was way overbudget on this project).  First the hygrometer both indoor and outdoor sensors work within printed parameters.In my arid climate even during a rain storm do I rarely seem more than 80% only a heavy fog or dew can it hit 95-100% The temperature sensors are within a degree or 2 (found frost one morning when the sensor only reported 34 degrees not 32 or lower).  The rain gauge is pitiful. A small amount of precip will not register on display. Also main unit will tell how much rain fell yesterday but not currently. It keeps a resetable running total but if you get a massive downpour it will say how fast it is raining but not how much until the next day. Also wish it kept a daily total like it rain .25 on Mon and .33 on Tues so on.  The barometer is good as soon as you get your correct reading for your altitude. However I have not been able to find a way to adjust the display on the sensing unit it reads like 22.04 and the the main unit is adjusted to say 29.11 . One good thing is, it is an excellent tool for weather chasing. When the pressure drops rapidly it usally rains. A rain event can be tracked on the bar graph!  The wind gauge may not be working quite right on my system . A very windy day will only be about 17-20mph. However it might be in a bad area where the wind is being blocked somewhat. I will probably move the instrument to a more open spot and see if it will get a more realistic reading.  Finally the clock . A person must manually set the time and date and the unit doesnt adjust for daylight savings. I wish this was an "atomic clock". That never needed adjusted.  Oh yeah two more items "the manual" stinks . Get the RADIO SHACK manual the other reviewers talk about. Print it off and read before your unit arrives. This will save alot of frustration. KEEP the box the unit came with for one year. I read the warranty and they will only accept a warranty repair if it is sent only in the ORIGINAL BOX!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Pretty Good Weather Station April 9, 2004
Reviewer: Dr. B from Wisconsin, USA  
I decided to take a chance on this after reading all the reviews. I've had a Davis station and a LaCrosse Technology station and decided to try Oregon Scientific. One reason was that the two times I purchased a product from Amazon and it didn't work they didn't give me a problem with the return, even sent prepaid postage for the return so I figured I'd try something new since my old stations also had issues.  The installation of the sensors is easy enough and someone at Oregon must have read a previous review, the (tiny) screws on the back of the solar units now seem to have a stop built in and don't fall out of their holes. Cable hook up from the solar units to the sensors is just like plugging in a phone line. All the units, sensors and main unit, came with alkaline batteries, I did replace the batteries in the outdoor units with lithium batteries are per instructions, though have been using alkaline in outdoor sensors up to now.  After plugging in the AC/DC adapter for the main unit I was ready to follow instructions and "reset" the unit. However, by the time I found a paper-clip I noticed the unit had "synced" with the outdoor sensors and I was receiving readings. So I passed on that.  It seems to work fine. I'm an amateur and I think this unit is fine for people like me. If the temperature is 1-2-3 degrees off, or the wind direction is 10 degrees off I can live with that. It comes down to $221 for this or $600 for a Davis and for me the margin of error is not worth it.  Based on previous reviews that this unit was made in China, it is, I was curious and did check my LaCrosse station and it too is from China so can't really get away from that.  Two complaints, the manual is too brief (I'm lucky the unit worked with me not having to trouble shoot) and maybe its me but Radio Shack doesn't seem to have the manual everyone says to get. Finally, the only "feet" it has for desktop placement are about one inch long so the main unit rests about 15 degress from horizontal. It would be much easier to use if the unit was near vertical and not almost horizontal. If anyone knows how to get the Radio Shack manual or how to make the main unit "stand up" I would appreciate knowing.  More info after more time.

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