If you price out all of the major components like an LCD touchscreen wholesale at quantity 500, you will quickly discover that a $50 Amazon Fire 7 tablet running the WF Android app (or Fully Kiosk Browser to a web site) is a steal. Heck, the crappy official Raspberry Pi touchscreen is $70 retail ($20 more than the complete Fire Tablet) in quantity one:
If anyone wants to spend $120 for a dedicated display, I’ve got a near-endless supply of $39.99 Fire 7 tablets running the WF app to sell…
Remember I am saying as a option not an added cost or included in the box.if you dont want it then you dont have to but many of us would want a dedicated display and even an option for a display would sell more.
I see so many saying since it does not have a display they dont want it. Just check the weather statuon forums yourselves and see it as a big issue why they wont buy it as no display avaiable other than phone, etc.
Why rubbish the idea. No one would be forcing you to buy it if it was made an optional extra.
Buying option extra is nothing new. Davis offers optional extra, acurite, ecowitt all do and no o e forces them to buy them.
I just dont understand you guys? Not wanting the option at least as no one would be forcing you.
Not discounting the idea. Just asking how much extra you’d pay for it. It is likely the 3rd party developers here could cook up a parts list and the software for you to do a some assembly required variant.
I did a dashboard with a pi3 driving a 10" display in which the weather data is only part of it, but the screen alone was 110 bucks. Add in the pi and sd card and you’re over 150.
Dropping it to a pi zeroW saves 20 bucks which is peanuts in comparison. All the cost is in the screen and case. Lots of room left here for the other 8 window sensors that I need to add for the rest of the first floor windows.
Seeing the mention that there would eventually be a dedicated display in the future is one of the main reasons I finally broke down and purchased the Tempest. I for one would pay too have a quality display.
I would be happy using a cheap tablet if the android apps worked better on the Fire 7 tablet.
The Tempest app auto-refresh does not leave the display at the top, so it’s always necessary to scroll up to see the current temp. Works as expected on an iPad mini, but that hardly qualifies as a cheap tablet.
The legacy app is painfully slow on a Fire 7, as is switching between Tempest and legacy.
I plan on dedicating a stripped down fire tablet for a wall mounted display. I would love to see a configurable background font size etc that would make it always on tablet friendly. The current app display contrast does not cut it. Think dark black or deep blue with white letters.
Hey folks, I’m looking for some kind of display for my home that will basically be able to show the data on the screen, along with other weather info, calendar, pictures, etc. I know there are nice, large wall mounted displays out there, just trying to get a sense of what folks are using currently. I have an old iPad set up on the counter running the iOS Tempest app now, which works, but I’m looking for something bigger and wall mountable. Thanks!
Is this the one you got? If yes, its now $80. Any issues since your post? Is the resolution good? Do you set the Always On Mode and if yes, does the screen stay on? I just want to keep it simple and run the Tempest app.
I received FIre HD 10 today and was able to install the Google Play store and install the Tempest app. I clicked on Full Screen and now I can’t undo Full Screen. There is no “Done” button displayed at the top left as it does on my iPad and iPhone.
I am in the process of replaceing my 3 old Rainwise LED displays with Weatherflow displays. I had some extra 8 inch Fire tablets I wasn’t using so I loaded the Tempest app on those and set them in table stands in portrait mode. These would be perfect replacements for the Rainwise displays except for 2 minor isuues. First, as others have noted, the background color is too light for reading from a distance. Since the point is to be able to glance at the display from across the room there needs to be better contrast for the display to be legible. The second problem is the font size on the secondary information at the right of the screen. I am always interested to see what is going on with humidity, “feels like” temperature, pressure trend, and wind gust speeds but I have to fish out reading glasses any time I want to view those because the font is so small. There seemes to be plenty of room for those items to be displayed larger so I’m wondering why they have to be so tiny that you can’t read them from a distance? If those 2 things were tweaked then I would be perfectly happy using the Tempest app as a replacement for my old Rainwise LED displays.