Oregon Scientific LW301 – what a scrap
We purchased and installed an Oregon Scientific LW301 weather station to provide you with live weather information from Camiguin.
We profoundly regret our acquisition! This weather station and the associated software are scrap!
The screen interface looks nice …
- The data cannot be retrieved locally. One needs to login to the Oregon Scientific’s website
- The data cannot be shared on the web without sharing your mail address and your password, or you need to own a weather station yourself
- The displayed time is always UTC, but we are living in UTC+8
- The Android app crashes all the time, the iOS app is much better
And even worse, on their website and in advertisements they promise wonderful maps.
And what you get is this:
On iPhones it works quiet good, except the map. But on my Android phone, the weather station is some 7,500 miles west of the real position and another 10 degrees too much south. On the PC interface through http://www.osanywhereweather.com/#map, I only get the map near Oregon City.
And when you look in their FAQ, you find:
|Q7.||I can’t find the Map, Community and Notification functions in the website interface?|
|A.||These functions were not offered at launch, but will be available soon.|
With a bit luck you may retrieve other weather stations on your smartphone (iOS and Android) but you need to have full access to at least to one station.
Our recommendation: Forget the Oregon Scientific LW300 weather station series