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Davis Instruments 6250

Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station
Model: 6250
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DESCRIPTION

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 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. 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 (with antenna): 7.5" x 5.75" x 4.54" (190mm x 146mm x 114mm)
  • Console (with antenna) mounted on wall: 7.5" x 7.0 " x 3.0" (190 mm x 178 mm x 76 mm)
  • LCD Display: 4.13" x 3.0" (105 mm x 76 mm)
  • Integrated Sensor Suite: 12.95" x 5.75" x 13.40" (329 mm x 146 mm x 340 mm)
    • 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

CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Average Customer Rating 4.7 4.5 stars (based on 393 reviews)

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By Bob c
From NY, NY
4 stars Davis Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station (6250
08/02/2016
Good service, delivered on time. Second weather station in 13 years. Happy with the weather station. Tech support was good in setting up the weather station due to other weather stations in area created a conflict with unit. Would hilly recommend this unit and WeatherShack.com
By Bruce
From Show Low, AZ
5 stars Good Value for a Great Machine
07/05/2016
It takes a while to set it up, but that is just because it has so many features. I installed it on a deck railing about 13 feet off the ground and get good wind speed readings as a result. One of many features that shows how much thought has been put into this machine is that if you hang it on the wall without using an outlet, the display turns on for many seconds and then turns off to save on the batteries. If adapter is plugged in to a wall socket the display will remain illuminated until you turn it off. I am thoroughly satisfied - a good value for the money.
By Donald
From Belle Plaine, MN
5 stars well made instrument
06/29/2016
The Vantage Vue is very easy to install and set up. I had it working in less than one half hour. It is an improvement over the old LaCrosse system it replaced. The rapid update is very welcome. The amount of information the unit can show is amazing and enjoyable.
By Sherm
From Dalton, MA
5 stars Great Product
06/28/2016
I bought this for my husband's birthday to replace one he has had for about 25 years. He is a bit of a weather geek and has been tracking the weather for many years. He just got it installed today and was a little worried when he started because of all the new features this one had that his old one did not but once he read the manuals and saw how easy it was to set up he was very happy. Can't wait to start tracking the weather here in the northeast!
By Pat
From Mooresville, NC
5 stars Davis weather station
06/26/2016
2nd Davis station we've had over 10 years. Both Great and were easy to install. Personalized tech service was terrific the on time I called. Good products.
By Paul
From Aberdeen, MD
4 stars not used yet
06/09/2016
this is a replacement for my older unit that was damaged in a storm I am shore it is better then the older unit. plan to have it up next week
By Ken
From Frankfort, NY
5 stars Vantage View weather instrument
06/08/2016
This is my second VantageView weather instrument. They are excellent. They have all the weather information you would want. Very satisfied with the hardware. The weather shack was superior in handling my order.
By Kim
From Everett, WA
5 stars Nice unit
06/01/2016
The unit appears to be very high quality.
By Judy
From Palatka, FL
5 stars Love This Weather Station
06/01/2016
Bought this unit as a replacement for one we bought 8 years ago, so we hope we get as good service from the new one. Love all the features. We live on the St. Johns River in Florida and have some strange storms come thru sometimes, and the anemometer gets a really good workout. Haven't had any problems with the wireless connection either. If you're an amateur weather buff and don't want to spend a lot of money, this is your unit.
By Charly
From Muskegon, MI
5 stars Vantage Vue, south shore Muskegon Lake, MI
05/30/2016
Installed at a point where a lot of varied and severe weather and wind come across Lake MI to the northwest and from the north in the winter across Muskegon Lake. Unit is operating according to specs for two weeks now with no issues. Assembly and installment were simple. So far so good.

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