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4 hours ago, 4wd said:

These look pretty good and reasonable price too.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/weatherflow-smart-weather-stations#
There's a discount currently if you are quick, but it might be 'smarter' to see how the production units are performing in a few months time.

 

I've been waiting 8 months to take delivery of this, still no word! The idea is to replace my Netatmo with it. 

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Just had an email with some confirmation, so it shouldn't be too long before it begins shipping.

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PS - we have begun the shipping process. Busy confirming addresses, boxing and bundling orders at the factory, ensuring smooth logistics for international delivery. You will receive an email with tracking information once your package is shipped. 

 

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For about £166 with discount, it's tempting, but it sounds like to get decent temperature accuracy the base unit ideally wants to be in a louvred enclosure, keeping 'in the shade' will get mixed results. There has also been some issues with the rain detection, I'd like to hear more real world reports.
Weather-Display seems to be compatible with it so should be feasible to dovetail within existing data. 
The lack of moving parts to block up and break is the main plus point, and discrete unobtrusive size.

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4 hours ago, 4wd said:

For about £166 with discount, it's tempting, but it sounds like to get decent temperature accuracy the base unit ideally wants to be in a louvred enclosure, keeping 'in the shade' will get mixed results. There has also been some issues with the rain detection, I'd like to hear more real world reports.
Weather-Display seems to be compatible with it so should be feasible to dovetail within existing data. 
The lack of moving parts to block up and break is the main plus point, and discrete unobtrusive size.

I've already got a pretty good homemade aspirated shield, which my Netatmo module is in. I get pretty much the same results as my Davis'. I'm just fed up of the accuracy and slowness of the updates of wind and rain. The WF updates fast, and it has a great API. A friend of mine has already coded the API within his weather template, so when I get mine, I'll link it all up. It'll be nice to display the data, especially the lightning strikes.

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I will be buying this soon, also to replace my old Netatmo which is looking a bit worse for wear. Sold out atm so just have to be patient. 

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9 hours ago, Chris.R said:

I will be buying this soon, also to replace my old Netatmo which is looking a bit worse for wear. Sold out atm so just have to be patient. 

Remember this is a crowd funded project, so whilst they are still shipping the original crowd fund, they may take a while to begin again, unless they have become a product based company.

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Looks cool. My netatmo outdoor station died ages ago (kept draining batteries in like 24 hours) this looks interesting but no option to buy!? still in development?

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It's been developed and is shipping (albeit slowly), it is a crowd funded project as I mentioned, so like Mapantz I subscribed. As for future productions runs, I suppose it depends if they are millionaires yet!

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 They are an  established company though  and they do  sell other products. I’ve been monitoring the project for the last few years and they seem to be up to the mass production stage now. 

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At the moment, they are shipping the American and Canadian frequency models first. As Europe and some other countries use a different frequency, they are being built separately. Also, many backed the original 'air' sensor before 'sky' was put in to production, now that the sky units have been produced, those are being sent out before any complete packages. I'd expect at least another couple of months before we get notification of any shipping details.

An indoor unit called 'breathe' is also in the testing phase, that's supposed to be released in the Autumn. As a pure guess, the whole package will probably become available to the public at the end of the year.

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Certainly looks pretty smart, may well purchase one when they become available.

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PRE-ORDER SHIPPING UPDATE

As of date: 25 June 2018
Total Backers completed: 1936
To be shipped: 877
Awaiting address confirmation: 51

915 mHz SKY only: 1119 backers shipped (18 remain to send)
915 COMPLETE: 559 backers shipped up to approx IGG #1800 (671 to send)
868 mHz SKY only: 176 backers shipped (5 remain to send)
868 COMPLETE: 82 backers shipped up to approx IGG #1291 (183 to send)

915: US, CA, AU, NZ, HK, JP, SGP, ISR, TWN
868: EU +

Production update: Our contract manufacturer continues to produce some stations with parts on hand, however, we were notified on Thursday 21 June that a parts supply order containing critical sensors and radio parts are currently still held up in customs in China. Inevitably, this will cause delays in the delivery of the remaining stations. The degree of delay is pending customs clearance. Here’s a summary of the details we know:

Details: back in December 2017, we ordered all final parts to build 3500 complete stations. In March 2018, our contract manufacturer asked us to re-source critical parts which were either sold out from electronics distributors in Asia or had long lead times. To expedite, we located the parts from suppliers in the US, purchased all stock on hand, and air freighted to China. The parts were delivered to the port of entry in early May. An import broker in China has been trying to clear the parts through customs without success citing increased US-China trade friction. We do not know all the details yet, but will tell you when we learn details. Upon learning of the parts held in customs we immediately began a search to order from another supplier; unfortunately the solar sensor part is sold out and unavailable right now (we purchased all stock available previously and it’s being held in customs, dammit).

Again, we do not know all the details on the parts order stuck in Chinese customs — but these parts are critical to complete the remaining weather stations to be delivered. We are investigating all means to extricate the held shipment and/or source replacement parts. We’ll post all known facts to this forum. We don’t have the information required to accurately predict when the remaining shipments can be delivered at this time. If you have questions, concerns, criticism, conspiracy theories, whatever – we welcome a productive dialogue. And if you happen to have a large stash of Broadcom APDS-9200 solar sensors definitely call us today.

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27 June Update: Good news just in. Our parts shipment has been successfully retrieved from Chinese customs. The parts shipment is currently with our broker in Hong Kong. Researching alternative way to get the parts into China and delivered to Shenzhen factory. Will post what we know, when we know it.

Just thought i'd also mention.. had a look at a world map of weatherflow stations, I spot some in the UK that have both the air and sky sensors now. The UV/Lux/Solar radiation data looks pretty accurate from what I can see. Good news!

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