Alexa, We Need to Talk About the Weather

Alexa, We Need to Talk About the Weather
Alexa, We Need to Talk About the Weather

Yes, an Indoor / Outdoor Netatmo Weather Station. We’re not going to lie – this is something you’re really interested in or you view as pointless. Assuming you’ve read this far, it’s probably the former. The people in the latter just suck, am I right?

There’s a lot goes on in your house (and outside) when you think about it. There’s temperature, humidity, air quality, indoor noise levels, barometric pressure.

The marketing material for the Netatmo Weather Station is a little confused – claiming we spend 90% of our time indoors, then later that we spend 80% of our time indoors. But fired copyrighters aside, this has some great features.

A CO2 sensor measures the amount of air pollution¬†in your home. Once at an unhealthy amount is a good indicator it’s time to open some windows and air the place out. The Weather Station’s Indoor Module will measure the temperature of your home throughout the day. It will also keep a track of the sound levels.

Why, I hear you ask? Actually, there are some very practical applications for this beyond interest. Measuring air quality and humidity within a home could be a good indicator of respiratory issues such as asthma.  Noise level monitoring could help with sleeping.

There’s also an outdoor module for measuring the weather in your garden. Don’t worry if you don’t have a garden – there’s an indoor only version available.

Now for the cool geeky part. All of the data recorded can be accessed using your computer, phone or a tablet. You can review data history or use graphs to understand weather trends.

 

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