[HW] Indoor Temp and Humidity

I’d love for my Tempest WiFi base station to have an indoor thermometer and hygrometer… with those two simple additions, you would be able to monitor conditions both inside and outside and double the utility of the weather station.

Simple hardware addition doubles the usefulness of the unit!

I have never before had a Weather Station that did not have an indoor sensor - can’t understand why one has not been made available.

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This is a great accessory. My Ambiant weather station has one and also an indoor console.

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It would be great to have the ability to add an indoor sensor to the hub for indoor temp and humidity. The competition has the edge here…

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Way back when, there was the fabled breathe module

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Of course, a dedicated indoor display would be ideal, as it would not only be more convenient than always having to bring up the app, but it would report the indoor conditions at the location of the display, rather than the location of the hub (which might be located in a more remote location).

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a dedicated indoor display also might not be at the location you want to see the indoor temperature. So a separate indoor sensor would be more appropriate.
Personally I would already be happy with a sensor inside the hub. (but actually I don’t need one, because I happen to have an extra Air unit (with broken pressure sensor) which tells me the indoor values.

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In my case, my hub is upstairs in a room where my wi-fi router is located, a room which is not used a lot and is hot in the summer and cold in the winter, whereas my indoor display would be in my front hall, centrally located. There is nothing to say that you couldn’t have multiple sensors, though, which might actually be a good idea.

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Those of us with Smart thermostats, like Ecobee or Nest have our own temperature and humidity sensors for inside the home. In fact I have those Ecobee sensors all over in different rooms measuring that. The data is there. All someone has to do is tie the systems together.

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I reached out to Customer Service this week to request exactly this without realizing this thread existed. I have a guitar closet that I need to monitor humidity and temperature in remotely, and would LOVE weatherflow to provide me that product. I have tried several products on the market, all of which I have had remote connectivity issues with which rendered the devices useless to me. Never have I had connectivity issues from my Tempest aside from internet outages, which obviously can’t be controlled.

I feel this would be a great opportunity to generate revenue from those of us who already have a tempest. Obviously it would need to compatible with the hub we already have, and alert notifications via the app for high and low parameters would be a must. You guys already have all the technology necessary, you merely need a package to put it in. I would purchase multiple sensors. Down the road, having a display on the sensors would be a nice option as well, so you don’t have to pull out your phone when you are in a room walking past.

PLEASE!!!

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Not WF gear but any cheapo Acurite indoor/outdoor sensor with a small indoor display can do this for under 20 bucks or so. Picking a random Amazon listing as an example - (link)

If you want remotely, an ecowitt gw1000 gateway connected to your wifi will do this for 30 bucks but you’d need a phone app or Home Assistant or weewx etc. to cook up a quickie display. Or a sensor on a breadboard connected to a pi or arduino. Not a lot of work to do at all.

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Mirroring what others have stated. I moved from Netatmo Weather to Tempest, and while I’m enjoying Tempest immensely, I’m really missing the indoor modules that I had with Netatmo (3 indoor locations). Bottom line, the technology exists; we just need to either integrate with existing hardware or build something specific for Tempest.

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I’ll throw my name in the hat on this one too! I could not believe that the base station did not come equipped with onboard sensors for indoor temperature and humidity. Just seemed like this should have been “standard” for the base station. Actually, I would like more information on the base station, is it software upgradable? I have to wonder is the developers gave the base station that much thought in advance? It would certainly be a welcomed addition the Tempest system. Voted!

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I would like to be able to read the temperature indoors. It should not be too hard to either includeone in the hub or have an externally connected sensor.

Hi Albert,
There is a feature request which would be happy to accept your vote.
I will move this request over.
The search feature using the magnifying glass will help with your research on this forum.
cheers Ian :slight_smile:

Hi Ian

Thank you for your response. I am having difficulty locating the post and how to vote. Is there anywhere I can get help for these problems?

Regards

Albert

Hi Albert,
If you are viewing this discussion in a browser window either on a computer or your mobile, scroll to the top of this topic. I moved your topic into this topic because it seems the same to me. You should see a vote button where I see a ‘limit’ button because I have used all my votes. If you click the vote button you should see the number of votes increase with your vote added to it.
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The feature request voting system is explained in this thread:

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good luck cheers Ian :slight_smile:

This is a great idea!

Does your smart thermostat read above 99 degrees? Mine does not so it would be great to know more if yours does.

Of course, I usually don’t need to know about temperatures of above 100 degrees inside my home but when the need arose last summer, I really wished I had that ability.

The best I could come up with was to go outside/inside/outside/inside and make a best guess as the temperature differential. As the temperature started to drop, ever so slightly in the evening, I discovered a temp when there didn’t seem to be much (if any) difference, so my best guess for inside the house was somewhere in the neighborhood of 103° F.

Even if I didn’t need to read temperatures above 99°, it would still be nice to not be limited to reading temps in the one hallway with the smart thermostat.

I have a bunch of Ecowitt indoor T+H sensors and a gateway for that so I did catch the data from the heat wave at the end of June down a couple miles from the water in Federal Way. Got to 87 inside on the sunny side. Gotta love thermal drapes and the new windows we put in last year. Outdoor only got to mid 101’s here though, not the crazyland temperatures folks got even 5 miles inland from me.

FWIW, the ecowitt sensors are only 13 bucks and have a display on them. I eventually bought a handful so I have data from a bunch of rooms, feeding MQTT and displaying along with my weather data on the Home Assistant dashboard.

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