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Reviews Summary for Acurite 00782 wireless thermometer
Acurite 00782 wireless thermometer Reviews: 7 Average rating: 2.6/5 MSRP: $9.95- 14.95
Description: Acu-Rite 00782 Wireless Thermometer is an economical method to monitor indoor and outdoor temperatures!

This compact white Acu-Rite wireless thermometer displays the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. The wireless thermometer also comes with one remote sensor.

* Monitors both indoor and outdoor temperatures.
* Compact thermometer is perfect for the home or office.
* Main unit and sensor can both be wall-mounted or are free-standing.
* Instruction manual included.

* Main digital unit displays both indoor and outdoor temperature at the same time.
* Indoor and outdoor temperature measured in degrees Fahrenheit.
* Includes one non-displaying wireless remote sensor.
* Remote sensor has approximate 100 foot transmission range (unobstructed).
* Remote sensor operating range 0 to 130 degrees F.
* Power source for main console are 2 AAA batteries (not included).
* Power source for remote sensor are 2 AAA batteries (not included).
* One-year factory warranty.
Product is in production.
More info: http://available at Walmart
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KJ4OLF Rating: 3/5 Feb 21, 2011 13:37 Send this review to a friend
Update  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
To my surprise, the thermometer that would not read the outside temperature. Started working again after not working for over a week. I had attempted to reset it, change batteries, move the sensor to another location and nothing worked... I gave up. and now it works again. I can't figure out why... I guess it will be the mystery of the ages. Also my house mate got another brand digital indoor/outdoor temperature and our results match so I guess it is rendering accurate measurements. (at least for now...)
KU4GW Rating: 1/5 Feb 24, 2009 03:25 Send this review to a friend
Off By 10 Degrees  Time owned: more than 12 months
Mine worked fine for one season, but now the outdoor transmitter is off by 10 degrees. For example,if the actual outside temperature is showing 24 degrees on my mercury thermometer, the Acurite shows 34 degrees. Another fine piece of Walmart crap Made in China!
G4IRX Rating: 4/5 Jan 9, 2009 08:41 Send this review to a friend
Fine for the price but no Celcius  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Bought one from Wal-Mart for $10 whilst visiting the US. Batteries not included, uses 4x AAA - two for the remote transmitter and two for the display.
For that price I'm not expecting Met Office standard readings but so far it's operating reliably and readings are within a degree of a local Weather Underground reporter at my temporary location in Ohio.

Slightly misleading packaging as it claimed to indicate either in deg C or deg F, however it's firmly fixed in deg F.
WV1K Rating: 0/5 Apr 30, 2008 10:09 Send this review to a friend
inAcurite 00782 Automatic Battery Drainer  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I read the previous review and those on Amazon but went ahead, because having seen disparate reviews of RS ones, mine worked out nicely.

I bought the last Acurite 00782 Automatic Battery Drainer on the peg at WM. I now know it wasn't because it was popular...

The Amazon barrage that mostly centered on a week long battery life was still on there just last week when I started poking around. The item is gone from their site as I type this. It seems they freed themselves of this too.

Mine went back to WM.

I have three different RS ones that work fine with lithium batteries for well over 18 months a pop. However, I don't like their current display designs so tried this from WM.

The big Acurite joke from day one was that comparing the indoor sensor with the outdoor sensor after two hours of them sitting together to be sure they were at the same temp yielded a three point variable degree spread.

The bigger joke is that with brand new Duracell batteries this factory sealed unit's outdoor sensor goes off at 45 degrees or so and stays off.

Glad I learned by tying up 9.95 and not 99.95 like their weather stations.

If you're looking to cycle NiCads this is cheaper than adding a Maha...
KD6SRI Rating: 0/5 Apr 5, 2008 07:54 Send this review to a friend
Wal-mart junk  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I have had three of these units. The first one worked for a few weeks. Then the external TX stopped TXing. Then I exchanged it. That one only worked when you initially put the batteries in the TX, then no more reading from the outside. I exchanged it again and the new one did the same thing the second one did. What a waste of money.
KA3UIX Rating: 5/5 Feb 21, 2007 12:19 Send this review to a friend
Great Service & Value  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Having bought and used several the Acurite Wireless Weather Stations, Rain Gauges and Thermometers and used at various locations, I find them all to be Outstanding Quality, Service and Value, especially from WalMart. If you do not like it, you can always return it. Why waste money on Peet, Davis and all those overprice and overhyped brands, when you can spend so little for so much. The only problem I have had is, replacing batteries, and that's through no fault of Acurite.
WD6GLA Rating: 5/5 Dec 29, 2006 20:22 Send this review to a friend
great little indoor /outdoor thermometer  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
If you want a fantastic little / indoor outdoor thermometer look no further than the Acurite 00782 wireless . Why pay hundreds of dollars for a weather station when all you want to know is the in/outside temps around your QTH . This little gem looks good , works good and is very inexpensive . Walmart has them for $9.95 and a set of 4 AAA alkaline batteries will set you back another 4 bucks . Most other thermometers have a wire to the transmitter ... this one has a wireless tranmitter module that you can put anywhere , no wires to mess with , and it claims 100 foot range ( although this I havnt checked out ).
Mine is very accurite and WELL worth the meager cost . Even though they say the transmitter is waterproof I put mine in a small plastic food baggie just to be safe , but you can be creative and use something more pleasing to the eye . Be aware it isnt backlighted , Fehrenheit only and goes down to zero degrees so those of you that really live in a deepfreeze will have to look for something with a bit more range . But for the majority of use this fits the bill perfectly .

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