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Netatmo Wind Gauge

Hmm, that's rather interesting. This link suggests that it "Works with" various "open" products, but I wonder if it is directly at the 868/915 MHz frequency, or only via WiFi (i.e. the Netatmo hub).

Several of those "compatible" devices appear to support Zigbee (which can operate at 868, 915 MHz and 2.4GHz), but others appear to be only 2.4GHz (WiFi / Bluetooth, etc.). So I take that "compatibility" diagram with a large pinch of salt.

To "hack" the wireless protocol, you really need to know what is being transmitted which implies you also need to buy a receiver/hub. Even then the data may not be directly accessible but only via a Web Browser / The Cloud. So sorry, I'm not volunteering at the moment. I note that one of their FAQs is
"Q11: Does the Netatmo Weather Station have a Windows / Desktop / PC App?
No, unfortunately the Netatmo Weather Station has no Windows / Desktop / PC App at the moment".

On a more general note of "usefulness"; the wind sensor is described as "battery operated" and doesn't appear to have solar charging. That means the "power budget" would be very limited, which can be achieved (only) by measuring and transmitting data rather infrequently. In a review, there was a comment that the data only "updates" once every five minutes, which might not be sufficient for a "real" weather station.

Cheers, Alan.

PS: The (FAQ) "Answers" on the page linked above, from Q17 to Q32 imply that it doesn't use any "known" wireless protocol. And Q33 confirms that it uses (only) 4 x AA cells to give "up to" one year of use.

Messages In This Thread
Netatmo Wind Gauge - by hvalentim - 23-05-2016, 10:23
RE: Netatmo Wind Gauge - by AllyCat - 23-05-2016, 12:32
RE: Netatmo Wind Gauge - by hvalentim - 23-05-2016, 17:32
RE: Netatmo Wind Gauge - by AllyCat - 24-05-2016, 16:43

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