Last updated on April 26th, 2023 at 06:00 am
Ambient Weather WS-5000 is better than previous Ambient Weather Stations models with better accuracy and durability.
Ambient weather stations have always been incredible and worth the money. However, all the models in the past had room for improvement that needed work.
After the acquisition by Neilsen-Kellerman, the new company addressed most of the issues. It launched the new version of Ambient Weather WS- 5000 ultrasonic smart weather station, and it came out great with no prominent drawback.
They have designed this model to be durable, like a light industrial weather station with an aluminum enclosure and high-quality sensors. You can set up this device in your home or office for peace of mind in knowing what’s going on outside.
This product is perfect for people who are passionate about environmental science, and meteorology, or just want to know more about their surroundings. With its easy installation process and affordable price point, there’s no reason not to buy one today!
- Easy to Use and Easy to Connect via Wi-Fi.
- The data is easily readable from different angles and at a fair distance.
- Built for longevity, making it last for years.
- It provides accurate measurements.
- Much upgraded than previous models while resolving many issues.
- Improved Rain Gauge for accuracy.
- The LCD requires a touchscreen instead of buttons for further convenience.
- The display is relatively small yet easily readable.
Things We Like About The WS-5000
Unlike the WS-2000 the Ambient Weather WS-5000 has no moving parts.
The lack of moving parts similar to the Tempest Weather System is a key selling point of this weather station. It makes it incredibly durable, able to withstand even the harshest environments.
Plus, with no need to replace or calibrate any parts, you can be sure that this station will provide accurate readings for years to come.
- Backlit color TFT Full-Color LCD
- It has a weather forecast feature
- It has a barometric pressure history feature
- Alerts for all parameters
- Solar-powered with battery backup
- Lightning detector feature OPTIONAL
- An extended range of up to 1000 feet is the line of sight in the open air via RF (915 MHz).
Those are just a few of the reasons why the Ambient Weather 5000 is a popular choice among weather enthusiasts and meteorologists alike.
Things We Didn’t Like
The screen resolution is satisfactory but the labels and numbers are small. I found it hard to read from a distance with my mature eyesight. Ambient weather tries to compensate by providing different colors for different temperature ranges.
Darker red circles around temperature are warmer, with blue being colder. It takes some getting used to but you get good with a glance to know ranges.
The price is not cheap but advanced technology and no moving parts is a plus. I would like to see a longer warranty period with price tag.
Installation Ambient Weather WS-5000
Ambient Weather Station 5000 came with a lot more than we expected, and the box includes the following tools,
Its installation is easy as most parts come pre-assembled, eliminating the professionals’ need and saving extra cost.
The process didn’t take more than an hour to get the things working. However, installation may take longer if you get stuck with issues, such as sometimes temperature, humidity, and barometer sensors may not automatically connect.
The sensor will work best if mounted on a sturdy and secure mounting pole.
In that case, you may have to consult Ambient Weather support or the installation guide that comes with the weather station to solve.
While setting up the station, you can connect it to AmbientWeather.net so that you can share the data.
Integration to your smart home via Virtual Assistant, IFTTT, API, or Third Party is also possible.
In addition, you have the option to share your data publicly by connecting your station to any Weather Network to store data.
Ambient Weather WS-5000 Console Connection
As mentioned above, the range of up to 1000 feet is the line of sight in the open air via RF (915 MHz). The quality decreases under certain conditions, such as thorough buildings, walls, and metal. In that case, the range drops to 300ft.
Internet connectivity is essential for the display unit to upload to weather underground.
You can enable the Ambient Weather skill in your favorite voice assistant and smart home connectivity. It will provide all the unit’s weather data.
You can be as specific about the data as temperature, humidity, rain totals, and so forth. It’s as simple as asking, “Alexa, ask Ambient Weather what’s the temperature.”
Connection of the home weather system is possible with both Ambientweather.net and Wunderground.com. Both will stream in real-time weather data to your phone or desktop. Also, share your weather reports with friends and family.
Display Console Of The Weather Station WS-5000
The weather station’s most noteworthy upgrade is the display console. For instance, it was hard to read the data during bright sunlight in the previous model besides having a limited viewing angle.
Now the upgraded version features a premium TFT full-color display. It automatically changed the brightness based on the time of day. You can add option sensors seamlessly.
Besides, includes an ultrasonic wind meter. Ambient Weather offers a range of optional outdoor sensor array, including lighting detection and leak detection sensors.
User Experience With Ambient Weather Stations
The user can access minimum and maximum weather data directly from the LCD screen.
Also, the data includes a time stamp, and all historical data is available to be exported to SD Card.
The large rain cup ensures accurate rain measurements during a heavy downpour. In addition, the top lid is removable for easy cleaning.
Mounting the sensor array is accessible on a pole with a diameter of 1.25″ and 2.0″.
Upgradability With Optional Sensors
The Ambient WS-5000 can add up to 8 additional thermo-hygrometers;
- Air quality sensors (1 indoor and 1 outdoor),
- Leak detectors
- Soil meters
- Lightning detector
Should You Go for the Ambient Weather WS-5000?
If it falls into your budget, this home weather system is worthy of your consideration—extra-large
The weather station has one advantage over other similar price units is the ultrasonic design. There are no moving parts to measure wind speed and direction. This feature increases the longevity of the Home Weather System.
The setup of outside sensors using the correct pole is not complicated. In addition, consideration as to the location of the LCD for a solid RF and Wi-Fi signal.
The Ambient Weather WS-5000 is a solid choice for severe weather enthusiasts. It’s easy to use and offers accurate measurements. The large
Update Install 1/31/2022
Two weeks after installing, I wanted to give a first-hand impression and update my Ambient Weather WS 5000 review of this weather station. I was a skeptical about the ultrasonic anemometer wind sensor. However, the system has proved me wrong. I have another outdoor array above this one and wind speed measurements are almost identical.
The rainfall accuracy is similar when compared to the Stratus Manual Rain Gauge. The sensor is almost as accurate as a manual
The display of this weather station takes some getting used to the layout. There are many measurements being displayed it making the size small from a distance.
Of course, you always have the option of looking at your phone app for the various measurements that the sensors supply.
Other than that, I’m impressed with the WS 5000 and the online digital trends for weather that it provides.
It’s been a little over a year since I published this review. I wanted to give an update. I’m still very impressed with this complete weather station. I had to replace the batteries in the
How long do Weather Stations last?
They build Ambient Weather Stations to last for many years. They designed the ultrasonic sensor to last with no moving parts.
Does Ambient Weather have a strong reputation for its warranty?
It covers all items manufactured by Ambient Weather or branded with the Ambient Weather name by a one-year warranty from the original date of purchase. Only new goods sold through allowed dealers are guaranteed.
How long has Ambient Weather been in business?
For over 20 years, Ambient Weather has been a market leader in weather stations, environmental monitoring instruments, and intuitive web-based dashboards for viewing and sharing weather data.
Are weather stations any good?
Yes, the Ambient Weather Stations are high-quality and reliable. They come with a one-year warranty that covers all new goods sold by authorized dealers.
How long does ambient weather store data?
They stored the Data in the Ambient Weather network every 5 minutes, after one month, they store the data one time per 30 minutes. They save the archival information for just a year. All records are deleted after 1 year.
How does the ultrasonic anemometer in the WS-5000 sensor array improve wind speed and direction measurements?
The ultrasonic anemometer in the WS-5000 sensor array is a significant upgrade from traditional anemometers as it has no moving parts to wear out and includes cutting-edge technology that measures wind speed and direction more accurately and quickly. You can monitor weather conditions in real-time with a faster update interval.
Does the WS-5000 rain gauge measure rainfall more accurately than other home weather stations?
The WS-5000’s rain gauge is designed to measure rainfall more accurately than other home weather stations. The larger rain funnel cup is larger than most competitor. Its separate and improved sensor components provide better data for tracking rainfall.
Is the WS-5000 TFT LCD console screen easy to read, and does it display all pertinent weather data at a glance?
Yes, the WS-5000’s TFT LCD console screen is designed to be easy on the eyes and displays a wealth of weather data in a clear and organized manner. It provides real-time updates on wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity, rain, and more, ensuring you’re always informed about weather conditions in your area.