(1) Timex TX6180 Full Feature Weather Station with Atomic Clock
We can't think of
anyplace we've ever lived or visited where the locals didn't claim
their regional climate to have inspired this feeble joke: If you don't
like the weather, just wait five minutes.
that so many people, in so many places, would believe their own native
regions to be the birthplace of such a widespread idiom. What a
disappointment to hear it again in a new place! There's always the
preamble "we've got a saying 'round here"--creating in the listener some
excited anticipation that he's about to get spattered with some local
color--then the same old line already heard four or five times in as
Don't the perpetuators of this dusty gag
travel? If we started telling out-of-towners we had a saying 'round
these parts, and that it was "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em," we
imagine someone would eventually break it to us that, yeah, that
saying's made its way 'round pretty much all English-speaking parts.
last, here's the Timex Radio-Controlled Weatherstation to provide some
relief. Sure, it collects a variety of potentially useful
meteorological data--including the indoor and outdoor temperatures,
which it provides wirelessly--and keeps an atomically correct clock.
(Heh! Heh!) But more welcome to us is its weather forecast icon, which
foresees six hours of future weather.
Weatherstation's atmospheric pressure and humidity level readings.
Ignore the way it displays the current moon phase and precise times for
the sunrise/sunset. (Swiftly flow the days!) For us, the real reward of
owning this thing comes when yet another dimwit comes around trying to
pass off a universally familiar cliche as regional folk wisdom. "If you
don't like the weather," he'll say, "just wait five minutes."
which we reply that the next five minutes are not predicted to bring
any variance from present conditions, and that no change is expected
until around 4:00 this afternoon, when it might rain a little.
it--it only takes a couple strong doses of meteorology to permanently
condition an acquaintance or co-worker not to pull that "wait five
minutes" rot on you. People learn pretty quickly.
again, maybe you're one of them. A small-talker. Maybe you enjoy the
kind of shallow non-conversations that comprise lines like "wait five
minutes." Maybe you count on such inane aphorisms to provide necessary
verbal lubricant between yourself and the people you encounter every
day. Lucky you; we've got a saying 'round here: If you don't like this
product, just wait 24 hours.
Warranty: One year manufacturer
Wireless indoor / outdoor temperature
Minimum / Maximum for indoor and outdoor temperature reading
Wireless indoor / outdoor hygrometer
Minimum / Maximum for indoor and outdoor humidity reading
Weather forecast icon forecasts 6 hours into the future
8 Barometer with history on bargraph
Radio controlled atomic clock
Outdoor sensor features LED flashing signal indicator
Moon phase cycle and sunrise / sunset time
Three channel (only one sensor provided in this model)
Transmits data at 433MHz up to 100 feet
Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature
Hygrometer accuracy + / - 5% between 80% and 20%RH, all other + / - 10% accuracy range
Battery level indicator
Two AA and Three AAA Batteries required. Batteries not included.
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