Hello (patient) WeatherFlow Backers.
Field Test Update: During April over 100 field testers and weather experts have been putting the AIR & HUB through the paces. Here’s a map of live reporting stations sending 1 minute weather data.
The testers are using live beta versions of the Smart Weather iOS, Android, and web apps and pre-release integrations for IFTTT, Amazon Echo, and Weather Underground. They have been incredibly helpful in providing constructive feedback – together we’re identifying and squashing a number of bugs while optimizing the product experience. Overall feedback has been very positive:
“In a few words superbly built, attention to hardware details are Apple Like.” – field tester from Canada
“Have to say I’m super impressed. This equipment will kill Oregon Scientific’s WMR300 and Davis…” – field tester from Australia
If you’re curious, here’s live data from one of the test stations: https://smartweather.weatherflow.com/share/992
And a few pictures of AIRs in the field:
SKY update: As you may know, the sonic anemometer and haptic rain sensor technology we are developing for SKY has never been done at this price point and scale. Our engineering team continues to refine the physical design, embedded firmware, calibration routines and we’re seeing marked improvements in accuracy, performance, and reliability every week. We can’t wait to get these into your hands! That said, it is taking more time than anticipated to ensure quality is consistently high as we move from prototypes to manufacturing at scale. We now anticipate delivering SKY devices to field testers in June, and to ship complete weather stations to all backers beginning in August.
Get to know IFTTT: Using one of the many WeatherFlow IFTTT applets, you can write raw data observations directly to a Google Spreadsheet, or flash your Philips Hue lights when a lightning storm approaches, play a sad song when it rains, turn on your sprinklers when there’s a freeze, and 1000s of other automated actions.
Access anywhere: In addition to our iOS and Android apps, every user will have browser-based access to their weather station(s) at smartweather.weatherflow.com. Free, of course.
We sincerely thank you for your continued patience and trust. Our team is working 7 days a week to deliver the best home weather station ever produced. Getting it right is not easy, but we’re close. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
— the WeatherFlow team.