I got the $28 Weather Station Professional last offering a few weeks ago. This one must be a "Monday" unit. I have had several LaCrosse Stations over the years and this is just par for the course for them. They have all just "half worked" or they fail on the 366th day of ownership (with a 365 day warranty if you get my drift) Out of the box I have the following issues. The Sensor seems to always report the same Wind Chill Temp as the Outside Temperature. It never wavers, not a 1/10th of a degree. Of course to have Wind Chill you need Wind Readings. I get them but, they are way off. The Wind is blowing outside like a Mini Hurricaine (Trees bending, trash flying, My Ham Radio Antenna Bending) I have my local WeatherBug Station reporting 20-30 Mph Wind Readings, the Weather Station tells me ".4 MPH". Now you have to remember that it takes a while for the Wind Sensor to transmit to the Main Unit. It sends DATA in pretimed bursts. So if a Gust occurs and it is not time to transmit the DATA, you will not get that Gusts Speed, ever. So basically accurate GUST readings are few and far between. A well published complaint of the LaCrosse units.
I have reset the unit up several times, pullling the batteries, letting the units set for several hours, reinstalling batteries in proper order, etc etc.
So I will have to go through the hassle of sending it in I guess.Who wants to spend $7 for Shipping to a return a Brand NEw $28 Weather Station and then wait 30 days for the replacement, which will probably be your original and a note saying "Sorry nothing found". Just a real PIA for a $28 Weather Station that should just work. If you look around, you will see that LaCrosse has a fairly middle of the road reputation. Sure, they are cheap, they are not a $499 David by any means. But how hard is it to get the Temp and Wind Chill as well as some extimated Wind Speeds. Would I recommend to family or friend? No, I am fairly tired of LaCrosse.
So I spent $28 (Plus $5 S&H, let us not forget the 'Ol Fiver!) for a unit that basically can only do two things. It gives me the Inside and Outside Temperatures. If thats all I wanted I could have just bought one of the Cheaper Temperature Only Units.
Folks, do your research on these, and be ready for dissapointment. And if you do get a 100% working one, CONGRATULATIONS. Now run out and get a PowerBall Ticket because you are obviously one lucky person!
Thats my two cents.