Tired of having to read an antiquated mercury based thermometer through a window of your house that’s frosted over with ice? Why not wake up and know what temperature it is outside from your bedroom? Never leave your house wearing shorts on a cold day again with these amazing wifi thermometers that transmit the temperature from a remote sensor outside your home to an internal display.
Here’s Excellent Web’s Top 10 Wifi Thermometers, all under $100!
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#1 AcuRite 75077 Weather Forecaster
The AcuRite 75077 is a digital weather station with a large LCD display that shows you the indoor and outdoor temperature. It has a collapsible stand so you can place it on a desk or table and it also has mounting options.
Have you ever wanted to get an idea about the weather and didn’t want to go looking on the internet, or wait for the Weather Channel to update, only to get a completely inaccurate forecast anyways? This wifi thermometer has built-in, patented, self-calibrating, weather forecasting which allows you get know what the weather will be like for the next 12 to 24 hours.
It features an atomic clock that will update day light savings time automatically. It comes with an outdoor thermometer that transmits the temperature and humidity to the device inside wirelessly. The device is accurate within 2 degrees Fahrenheit, plus or minus.
It features a large LCD screen that is 6.2 inch by 7.9 inches and it will update the outdoor temperature every 16 seconds.
The display station requires 3AA batters and the sensor requires 2 AA batteries. For the outdoor sensor lithium batteries are recommended if you live in a region where the temperatures go below 4 degrees Fahrenheit in winter.
#2 La Crosse Technology S88907 Wifi Thermometer
On the front of the unit there is an animated weather forecast, the time, a calendar, and both the indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity are displayed. There is also temperature alerts information and an indoor comfort indicator, which ranges from humid, good, to dry.
What sets this model apart from the rest is the colored LCD screen. It screen visually looks so much better then all of the other models around this price level. The screen is a little bit complex, there’s different icons for signal strength, sensor transmission, and low battery icons for both the station and the sensor.
This device features a 12/24 hour atomic clock and displays the heat index and the dew point. This weather station has 5 buttons located on the site of the unit that are easy to use with the ALERTS and ALARM button on the front.
It has 3 wall hanging holes on the back and also has a folding stand. The temperature sensor requires two AA batteries and the base station can be powered by either three AAA batteries or an 5.0V DC power adapter. The DC adapter is included by the batteries are not.
#3 AcuRite 00611A3 Indoor / Outdoor Thermometer
This weather station and the sensor are both powered by AA batteries, three for the station and two for the sensor. The temperature data is reported from the sensor every 31 seconds, so the updates aren’t the fastest for a wifi thermometer, but it should be fine for most people.
The screen is well designed and clearly shows if there is a problem with the device, so If the outdoor sensor is flashing, this probably means there is wireless interference, note: the device operates at 433 MHz and the sensor has an approximate range of 165 feet (50 meters.)
You can easily switch from Celsius to Fahrenheit by pressing the button on the back of the unit which is nice, some of the other units make you go into a DVD player like menu to change every single setting.
The unit has a removable stand which allows you to stand it on a table. It’s 6 inches tall, 3 and a half inches wide and 1 and a half inches deep and comes with a one year warranty.
The device is incredibly simple to use, there’s no complicated buttons and it takes very little time to setup. The easy to read LCD screen provides all the basic information you need including indoor and outdoor temperatures and humidity’s, with an up or down temperature indicator for outdoor temperatures, which indicates the trend.
#4 La Crosse Technology WS-9160U-IT Digital Thermometer
The wireless transmitter for this device has a 330 foot range which diminishes by 50 percent each time it goes through a window or a wall. This range limiting factor is shared by the other units and is something to consider when deciding where to place it in your home.
The sensor comes with a mounting clip that attaches to the site of your house and is powered by two AA batteries. The station is powered by two AAA batteries. The batteries are expected to last about one year and you will have to purchase the batteries for this device separately, as with all of the units.
The LCD screen is quite large and clearly displays the displays the time, the indoor and outdoor temperature. This device only has four buttons and is relatively easy to operate compared to some the other devices.
Setting up the device is a breeze and it will be fully operational after the station and the transmitter initially connect to each other, this may take up to two minutes.
Overall this unit is great for people who just want the basic functionality of a wifi thermometer, want it to be really easy to read, and don’t want a device that is very complicated to setup.
#5 Ambient Weather WS-23
One of the best features about this device is that is has a large backlit screen that is incredibly easy to read, the backlight can be operated by pressing the light button on the top of the unit. Although this device lacks a few features found on other devices, the display is very well designed and isn’t cluttered like some of the other wifi thermometers. The dimensions of the screen are 4.5 inches by 2.5 inches and the main station is powered by four AAAA batteries (which are not included.)
You can also connect up to eight sensors in wireless network connected to this thermometer and configure it to scroll every 5 seconds through each temperature reading. I’m not completely sure why you would want so many, other than to have a different sensor in each room in your house.
The remote temperature sensor does not have a bracket to attach it but rather just a single screw mount. This shouldn’t be a problem for most people but it does seem like the sensor could fall down somewhat easily in a storm.
This device is simple to use and other than the light button on the top of the station, it only has three buttons on the front of the device just below the screen.
#6 La Crosse Technology WS-8157U-CH-IT
This is a pretty stylish looking wireless thermometer which features two independent LCD screens. One great feature about this model is its atomic clock that will automatically adjust to daylight savings time, which seems to a theme with this device, once it’s setup you shouldn’t ever have to mess around with it much.
There is one issue with this device that can either be a big advantage or a major disadvantage, since this model is designed to look great, the manufacturer decided to hide the buttons away on the back. To be completely fair about this, that shouldn’t be a problem for most people, since once you have set the thermometer up, you should really never have press the buttons.
Another great feature is that the sensor mounting bracket can be setup three different ways. It be attached the bottom, so the sensor stands, from the top so it hangs, or to the back, which is probably what most people would do. The sensor is powered by two AA batteries and they are not included.
The WS-8157U comes in several different colors to match your home décor better. It also uses a more powerful wireless technology then most of the other devices, it uses a 915 MHz wireless connection and updates every four seconds.
The device was designed to simple, elegant, and only has the features you really want.
#7 La Crosse Technology WS-8418U-IT
This offering from La Crosse, in terms of features is very similar to the model above but it has a completely different modern look. The look makes the unit feel more like an appliance rather than an attractive fixture.
It’s much of a clock then a wifi thermometer which is why it’s included on this list. It is 10.25 inches wide and 9.74 inches tall, which makes it easy to read from a distance. The buttons were placed on the front of this unit and it can be used as an alarm clock.
So throw your old alarm clock in the garbage can and replace it with an atomic clock, that tells you indoor and outdoor temperatures, moon phases, has a built in calendar, and automatically updates for daylight savings time. Since it’s battery operated and the batteries are expected to last two years, you won’t have to waste time resetting your clock every time power goes out.
It has three wall hanging hooks and fold out stands so you can have free stand on a desk or nightstand, or hang it on the wall.
This wifi thermometer requires four AA batteries, two in the clock and two in the sensor, they’re not included.
#8 La Crosse Technology WS-9080U-IT
Another offering from La Crosse, this one being a bit in between the two discussed above. The unit is much smaller, 5.35 inches tall by 3.74 inches across and only has a single LCD screen. It has a stylish grey finish that would look great in any office setting.
It can receive data from up to three sensors, which have to be purchased separately, but once the sensors are connected, it will scroll through the different temperatures.
The four buttons on this unit are on the back, which should be fine since once it’s configured it’s pretty hands off. It does require two AA batteries for the sensor and two AAA batteries for the station.
One thing that sets this model apart them the other models is the fold down stand that allows it to sit nicely on a desk or table, but it does have a single hole on the back for mounting it to the wall.
#9 Meade Instruments TM005X-M
This Wireless Thermo-Hygrometer is great because it’s very simple and easy to use. It’s smaller than the other device and only has three buttons. This device is great for people who just want a basic unit that gives indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity without any other features.
The transmitter operates only a 433 MHz signal and this unit only has a range of about 100 feet. Remember the range is going to dramatically diminish if the signal has to go through walls or windows. Unlike some other devices above, the transmitter needs to be relatively close to the station.
The station can stand up on the swing out stand or it can be mounted to the wall with the single mounting hole on the back of the unit. One thing that sets this model apart from the others is that the remote sensor has its own LCD display.
Both the transmitter and the station are powered by two AA batteries, which must be supplied by the user.
#10 Ambient Weather WS-04
This model is great if you just want the absolute bare minimum for a wifi thermometer. There’s no programming what so ever, this device was designed to be as simple to use as possible.
The only downside to it is the lack of features, there’s no time display, humidity, and the maximum and minimum temperatures are not recorded.
It’s also a little bit small, the station is only 3.5 by 2.5 inches.
The device used a 433 MHz signal, has a range up to 120 feet and requires four AAA batteries total, which you will have to purchase separately.
The biggest advantages are the simplicity and the fact that it’s probably going to cost you less than the other wifi thermometers.