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Davis Instruments 6250

Davis Instruments 6250

Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station
Model: 6250
List Price: $395.00
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OVERVIEW

The highly affordable, Davis Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station combines Davis Instruments' legendary accuracy and rugged durability into a compact station that's easy to install, set up and use. Made in the USA, the Vantage Vue includes a sleek but tough outdoor sensor array and a distinctive LCD console. Its unique Weather Center function provides additional information on each weather variable. In addition, Davis has made the Vantage Vue radio-compatible with their flagship Vantage Pro2 weather stations so you can mix-and-match most components!

Like the Davis Vantage Pro2, two key factors set Vantage Vue apart from most other complete weather stations, the refresh rate and the transmission distance:

  • Refresh Rate - A packet of data is sent from the outdoor transmitter to the receiver every 2 1/2 seconds! This means when you look out the window and see the wind blowing, the weather station will reflect it almost immediately.
  • Transmission Distance - Line of sight range is 1000'. Typical range under most conditions is 300' to 500'. This is a much greater distance than most other professional units

The Davis Vantage Vue also uses the same frequency-hopping spread spectrum radio technology as the Vantage Pro2 to wirelessly send data up to 1,000 feet and provides weather updates from the outdoor integrated sensor suite to the indoor console every 2.5 seconds.

With the indoor console's Weather Center feature, Vantage Vue provides extensive additional information for each weather variable. These include daily highs and lows, temperature changes by the hour, air pressure changes and astronomical data such as moon phase and meteor showers. Additional consoles can be purchased for placement in other areas of your home such as a den, bedroom or backyard.

To make viewing weather data easier at night, Davis designed the Vantage Vue console with an easy-to-read backlit LCD display with a glow-in-the-dark keypad. A data collecting device in its own right, the console's built in sensors provide indoor temperature and humidity as well as barometric pressure measurements.

The Vantage Vue's outdoor Integrated Sensor Suite (ISS) is energized by a solar panel during the day and stored energy for power at night, making it an ideal product or gift for the "green" consumer. To ensure product longevity, the ISS sensor electronics are sealed for added protection from the elements. The assembly is even cyclic corrosion tested to simulate harsh environments such as heat, humidity and seaside conditions.

Being radio-compatible with the Vantage Pro2, VP2 owners may purchase a Vantage Vue sensor suite or console and they will work together seamlessly.

Vantage Vue stations will also work with Davis Instruments' WeatherLink weather software. WeatherLink allows users to transfer their weather data to a PC or Mac for additional analysis and graphing.

Considering the Vantage Pro2 as well? Visit our Davis Weather Stations Comparison Chart for an overview of capabilities between all models, including the Vantage Vue.

Note: We do carry magnetic compasses to help you orient your anemometer to true north. Those can be located under the "Accessories" tab shown above. For more information on set up, please visit the anemometer page on our WeatherShack education center.

 

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Vantage Weather Stations Console Features
    Click here for a detailed comparison chart of Davis Vantage Weather Stations console features.
  • Solar Powered Integrated Sensor Suite
    The wireless, rugged outdoor sensor suite runs on solar power. A lithium battery provides backup at night and during cloudy, winter days.
  • Temperature
    Current inside and outside temperature, and for each of the last 25 hours, days or months. High and low temperature alarms. Updates every 10 seconds (outside) and every minute (inside).
  • Humidity
    Current inside and outside humidity, and for each of the last 25 hours, days or months. High and low humidity alarms. Updates every 50 seconds (outside) and every minute (inside).
  • Barometric Pressure
    Current and for each of the past 25 hours, days or months. Five position trend arrow shows whether pressure is rising, falling, or stable. Storm warning and storm clearing alarms. Updates every minute.
  • Forecast Icons
    Icons let you know to expect sun, partly cloudy, clouds, rain or snow.
  • Rainfall
    Totals for past 15-min, past 24-hour, daily, monthly, yearly (start date user-selectable) and Storm (with begin date); Umbrella is displayed when 15 minute total exceeds zero. Flash flood and 24 hour rain alarms. Updates every 20 seconds. Rain gauge uses tipping bucket (self-emptying) technology.
  • Rain Rate
    Current and for each of the last 25 hours, days, months, or high for the year. High rain rate alarm. Updates every 20 seconds.
  • Rain Storm
    Rainfall for the last 26 days (user selectable). Rain storm alarm.
  • Wind Speed
    Current wind speed. Average for the last ten minutes and each of the last 25 hours, days or months. Ten minute high gust with direction of gust. High and 10-minute average wind speed alarms. Updates every 2.5 seconds.
  • Wind Direction
    Current, past 6 10-min. dominants on compass rose only; hourly, daily, monthly dominants. Updates every 2.5 seconds.
  • Wind Chill
    Current wind chill and for each of the last 25 hours, days or months. Low wind chill alarm. Updates every 10 seconds.
  • Dew Point
    Current and for each of the last 25 hours, days or months. High and low dew point alarms. Updates every 10 seconds.
  • Heat Index
    Current and for each of the last 25 hours, days or months. High heat index alarm.Updates every 10 seconds.
  • Highs & Lows
    Records highs and lows for many weather conditions over three different periods: days, months, and years. Except for yearly rainfall, all high and low registers are cleared automatically at the end of each period.
  • Sunrise/Sunset & Moon Phase
    Time of sunrise/sunset and moon phase at your location - it even takes daylight savings time into account!
  • Alarms
    Set 22 simultaneous, different alarms to warn of dangers such as high winds, freezing temperatures, rain rate, heat index, flood warning and more.
  • On screen graphing
    Graphs the last 25 hours, days or months. View up to 50 graphs for temperature, rain, rain rate, wind and barometric pressure - all on the console.

Dimensions:

  • Console: 8" x 8" x 4" (203mm x 203mm x 101mm)
  • LCD Display: 3" x 4 3/8" (80mm x 110mm)
  • Integrated Sensor Suite:
    18.25" x 7.25" x 15.25" (464mm x 184mm x 387mm)
    • With the supplied U-bolt, the ISS can be mounted on a pole or rod having an outside diameter ranging from 1" to 1.75" (25 to 44 mm).

Backup Battery Life:

  • Vantage Vue Console/Receiver: up to 9 months
  • Vantage Vue Sensors: 8 months without sunlight - greater than 2 years depending on solar charging
  • Note: Actual battery life will vary depending on station setup and usage
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Average Customer Rating 4.7 4.5 stars (based on 324 reviews)

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By Ed
From Lanoka Harbor, NJ
5 stars Davis Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station (6250)
12/17/2014
Installed in November and so far has provided flawless service. Very User friendly with easy to understand commands not like Oregon Scientific which I have had (two systems) previously and had to refer to the manual when I needed additional info. This Davis Main station has a light switch which provides plenty of light to clearly see all of the displays. Its just a matter of pushing a button for each data type.
By Randy
From St. Helena island, SC
5 stars Weather station
12/10/2014
Very good buy for the money. Good quality!
By Jerry
From Phoenix, AZ
4 stars Review the Vantage Vue 6250
12/09/2014
I like the service, delivery, setup and device, but have concerns of device accuracy and expansion device cost as well as its its questioned quality and very curious lack of detailed information. I like the PDF reading materials, they allow search for words and terms, which cuts to the chase. Also they are easy to read on computer or reader. 30 years ago I was asked to manage and maintain a Maricopa County Flood Control rain gauge #1188 and I accepted and have done that. I will continue to take hard gauge and electronic readings and compare until I can trust or not. They supplied me with tip-bucket devices and even auto-report electronics, they never worked, inaccuracy was primary I use two other rain collectors: TruCheck 'tapered wedge' & an All-Weather (AKA RAinMax) 4" as a test group. They registered .78" and the Vantage Vue measured .63". I will keep comparing to see how it averages B4 I try compensating the Vue. I am very disappointed in the lack of knowledge about how the proprietary serial to USB special adapter is and why so secret? It has a reputation of low profile, low quality and is exceptionally pricy. I had to search all of the other software manufacturers' manuals, and forums to get an understanding of what is about. I found one at a more competitive price, but there is seemingly no way to identify it as a PC or Mac type and I need Mac.* I now have 48 information sources bookmarked and sorted just so I can attempt to discover, or at least get an assumption on how it all works. Then use the various data and real-time comparisons just to begin to get an understanding of what software and hardware I have to buy to be able to set up a website and reporting station. Through assumptions, I finally realized the device lays in the channel and plugs into a 20 pin serial port. Very proprietary indeed. * There are many Internet claims that the Davis USB adapter is "fussy" with Mac, especially OS X 10.10.1 and that is what I use. The SSI And the Vue have only been in service a few days, and I am peddling fast as I can to learn, but I look forward to being happy with the entire package.
By Max
From Chino Valley, AZ
4 stars Delivery, Setup & Use
12/01/2014
After a problem plagued delivery, my unit arrived intact. I had it nearly a week before being able to install and program. This was much easier than I anticipated. Directions were clear & understandable. Only thing I did not anticipate was this unit picking up signals from my old unit, but the instructions rectified this easily. So far, the unit seems extremely accurate and has more features than my old unit. I am very happy with it, so far.
By William
From Midland County, TX
5 stars Outstanding Value!
11/24/2014
Neat! Compact! Totally pleased! This is my third "station" and absolutely the best. Love the fact it "stands" on night table and easy to see screen. Provides far more info than my other systems -- far more than I require. Highly recommend and have already done so!
By Brian
From IN, IN
5 stars Easy install
11/19/2014
Installed and worked great first time. Good instructions easy to follow.
By Guy
From Arco, ID
5 stars Great Investment
11/03/2014
I am a weather spotter in my area. I would recommend tis unit to any person who intends to be a weather spotter. So far the information sent to my console has been spot on.
By Andrew Domarasky III
From Trinity, FL
5 stars Davis Vantage Vue Weather Station
10/21/2014
Great Service and great weather station
By Tom
From Sierra Vista, AZ
5 stars Great Weather Info
10/01/2014
I have had a Davis Vantage Vue Weather station for a number of years and enjoy knowing the fact of the weather in our area. The one I just purchased is a Christmas present for our daughter and her family.
By Denny
From Centerville, MA
5 stars Very Pleased!
09/30/2014
Very easy assembly, and had it installed in no time. Checked with other gauges and found the readings to be very accurate. If you want your own weather station this is the one
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