perroloco wrote:Which should I buy? The Davis Vantage Vue or the Davis Vantage Pro 2? Thanks
As a full weather station I think the Davis Vantage Pro2 is a very good choice in it's price class. I know at least about twenty local weather stations operating with the Pro2 hardware for many years.
Vantage Vue is a different story. A weather station professional I trust personally very much and I wouldn't even consider anything based on it. Why? The cheaper Vue has all its sensors in one package. You can get some spare parts for it but I think it's a bit expensive toy. Still if you want to consider the cheaper Vantage Vue there's three comparison pdf's available at http://www.davisnet.com/weather/how-to- ... sp#compare
If you need just wind speed and direction I'd suggest you to consider just buying the Davis Vantage Pro2 anemometer with the Windguru Station package. What I like about their service and one of the main reasons why we decided to purchase it for our local spot with our own hard earned money is that the windspeed is measured every 60 seconds and the Windguru Station website (http://www.windguruspot.cz/
) shows also the maximum and minimum values recorded.
Another good reason is money. The Windguru Station package with the Vantage Pro 2 anemometer costs just 400 euros + VAT including shipping (http://stations.windguru.cz/intro.php
). Full Vantage Pro2 would have cost us over 1000 euros and required much more work with the installation and setup. Pretty hefty price tag for a rainfall graph that's practically of no use at least for us at our local spot.