How to choose your wireless sensors

Factors to Consider When Buying a Wireless Thermometer

The process of buying a new product for the first time is always accompanied by fear and confusion. There’s the fear of making a wrong purchase decision and confusion brought about by the numerous options that you’re presented with. The situation is no different when you’re shopping for a new wireless thermometer.

To help make things easier, here are some of the key factors you need to consider to ensure that you get a good wireless thermometer that suits your needs and budget.


1. Accuracy and Consistency

The most important question you need to ask when buying a wireless thermometer is how accurate and consistent are its readings. After all, you’re in the market for a gadget that will help you remotely monitor your home’s temperature and humidity with the highest level of accuracy. It should help you protect temperature sensitive items in your home. We recommend going for a device with a high degree of accuracy and a wide operating range for humidity and temperature readings.


2. Connectivity Options

The type of connectivity you choose in a wireless thermometer will depend on your specific needs. For instance, if you want to monitor temperature and humidity from a long distance, then get a wireless thermometer with cellular connectivity. If you want to monitor from a short distance, then a Bluetooth connected device or a 433MHz radio-based wireless thermometer will do. Sensors used within your server room can conveniently work with a simple Ethernet connection.

Cellular devices may be a bit costlier but have a longer operating range than Bluetooth or radio-based devices, which are usually limited to around 33 feet or thereabouts. For the best results, get a Wi-Fi temperature monitor which can be used anywhere you have Internet connection. A Wi-Fi device keeps you connected at all times regardless of the distance.


3. Versatility

This is an important factor to consider when you want a single wireless thermometer that can monitor multiple locations or appliances. For example, you’ll want a versatile thermometer that can monitor temperature and humidity at your basement, freezer or fridge, laundry room and bathrooms, and even your home’s outdoor environment. We recommend going for a device that allows you to add extra sensors for different locations and purposes.


4. Power Source

Wireless thermometers are usually designed with multiple power source options. Most of them can run on battery power besides the usual electric input. The gadget’s power source will dictate how portable it is. A battery-powered wireless temperature sensor provides the most portability.


5. Your Budget

Cost is obviously an important factor to consider. Keep in mind that the most accurate wireless thermometer with all the impressive features and functions will come at a higher cost and will deliver the best results. However, you don’t need to spend a fortune or fall for those app-subscription charges levied by some companies just to get a high-end device with some features that you don’t even need. Most devices come with free apps to help you monitor the device from your smartphone. You should find a model that meets your needs and budget.


Conclusion

Ultimately, the wireless thermometer you choose will largely depend on what you want to use it for. However, it’s important to ensure that it gives you accurate readings, it has the right connectivity, is versatile enough to be used in multiple locations, and falls within your budget.


nano S climate has been designed with convenience and versatility in mind. From the compact form factor to its long battery life, it is easier than ever to place the sensors wherever you need them to be. Using components and sensors from a leading Swiss manufacturer, accuracy and reliability were key when creating the device.