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 a magnetic compass to help you orient your anemometer to true north. 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 war 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
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Average Customer Rating 4.7 4.5 stars (based on 311 reviews)

Displaying reviews 1-10 of 311
By Richard
From Oscoda, MI
5 stars Simple setup
08/15/2014
The unit was easy to put together and install. No problems and the wireless connection functioned perfectly.
By Judy Frett
From West Deptford, NJ
4 stars Dvis Weather Station #6250
08/13/2014
This compact unit was easy to install and provides a lot of weather related information. It is great that the console is wireless so that it can be moved from room to room. Since I have had it less than a month, I have not studied the instructions manual totally. I rated it 4 stars because I would have liked the unit to keep a record of precipitation for a 10 day period rather than the current hour, day, year. All in all, after a month of ownership, we are very please with our choice of the #6250. Judy
By John
From Bainbridge Twp., OH
5 stars Outstanding
07/15/2014
I had some reservations about the stated range of the transmitter. I planned on putting the weather station out by my garden which is about 300 feet from my house. I have aluminum siding on the house and aluminum window blinds along with stainless steel screens. Signals have a pretty hard time getting into my house. I have been disappointed by other weather equipment and their supposed ranges in the past. Assembly was straight forward and easy. The receiver picked up the station right away. I put a ladder out where I wanted the station and set the ISS on top of it. Why set a pole before I'm sure it will work at that distance. I was pretty excited when I got back in the house and everything was working fine. I even took the receiver console into the basement and had a great signal. I went out to the street at over 600 feet from the station with the house in the line of sight and still had a good signal. I'm impressed. I just can't say enough about this unit. It works great, looks great and seems to be well designed and built. I recommend this weather station. I bought a 10 foot section of 1-1/4 inch schedule 40 steel pipe and set it 3 feet into the ground. The integrated bubble level makes it easy to get it perfectly level. I'm very happy with this purchase. Customer service from the WeatherShack is top notch.
By phil
From cleveland, OH
4 stars 1st time buyer
07/14/2014
the only reson the unit doesnt get 5 stars is because of all the info on the screen. It is as of now confusing, but I would believe as I get more knowledge it will become eaiser.
By Richard
From Plano, TX
5 stars Davis Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station (6250)
07/10/2014
WeatherShack had best price and quick shipping.Weather station worked fine right out of the box. Easy to set up. No problems.
By Linda & David
From Woburn, MA
3 stars Disappointed after longer use
07/09/2014
When we first got the Vantage Vue it worked beautifully. We were thrilled. After 5 months use the information for rain measurements stopped. We contacted Davis who sent us a refurbished replacement unit. This one worked fine for 7 months when it started having issues with the battery wearing down fast, and the anemometer "freezing" up for no reason we could find. It would stay stuck for a few days, then suddenly work again for a while, then stuck again. There is nothing obvious on the inside that is making this happen and we have no idea what the problem is. Now the warranty is up and we must either replace parts or have it repaired. For the almost $400 price of this unit, it should have worked longer without additional cost. And nobody knows why the battery wears down so fast. It's too bad because the units are beautiful and wonderful to have, but we can't afford the price of constant repair. I hope that other customers who have run these units for a while will post reviews or comments, especially if they can be helpful to us. Thank you.
By RW
From Littleton, CO
5 stars Great Product - and Sense of Humor
07/04/2014
This is my second Davis weather station and both are quality devices - easy to install and use. I was surprised (and amused) to see my first 'official' "raining cats and dogs" text message on the screen during a real toad-strangler shortly after it's installation. Nice touch! I'm now curious to see what happens during one of our Winter blizzards.
By Jay
From Sate College, PA
4 stars Good product
06/27/2014
Not completely installed yet. Had it up in running though and two days later had a thunderstorm burst of 1.23 inches of rain 42 minutes. Did very well!
By David
From Los Alamos, NM
5 stars System works fine -- indestructable
06/16/2014
I bought one of these for my home over a year ago. It has worked flawlessly and brought me a lot of entertainment. It was so user friendly that I bought one for my three year old grandson who loves to punch buttons and read numbers. Installation was simple. Now that he has it, the buttons are in constant motion and it still functions as advertised. Some day I'm sure he'll care what the numbers mean.
By John Moran
From Bethlehem, PA
4 stars Adjustable station and tower
06/16/2014
The weather station arrived promptly and was assembled easily within a half hour. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. I used two 5' lengths of PVC pipe, the inner 1'' OD fits nicely into the outer 1.25'' to produce an elegant telescoping tower, handy for access to the unit - pretty slick !
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