WMR200 / FAQ

Q1: You're always ready, rain or shine
The weather for the next 12-24 hours forecasted in easy-to-see and understandable icons:

*for some models only



Q2: Is the temperature comfortable for my family?
The temperature displays in either Celsius or Fahrenheit to tell you whether it is too hot or cold. A useful arrow icon tells you how the temperature will change.

Temperature trend indicator

Ensure maxium comfort for you and your family with a glance, simply by reading the temperature conditions in your home and adjusting your thermostat.


Q3: Barometric pressure in simple figures

The unit for barometric pressure is hPa, with the key pressure level at 1013 hPa. If the number displayed is lower than this, it is likely to rain. If the number is higher, it is likely to stay clear. It’s that simple. A bar graph also allows you to see the barometric pressure trend for the previous 24 hours. With this information, you can easily tell what weather is heading your way.


Q4: Do I need to water my plants?
Will it be too wet to go hiking?

You now have all the answers with rainfall information. There are four measurements for rainfall: millimeters (mm), millimeters per hour (mm/hr), inches (in) and inches per hour (in/hr). You can view the rainfall for the current hour, accumulated rainfall or the history for the past 24 hours.


Q5: Will I get burnt?

Too much sunlight can be harmful. With the UV index, you will know how much is the exposure and what type of sun block you will need. The index predicts UV intensity levels on a scale of 1 - 11 and above, from a low risk of overexposure to an extreme risk respectively.



Q6: Radio-controlled timing for reliability and accuracy


The Oregon Scientific logo indicates that the product features radio-controlled timing, and will synchronise its calendar and clock automatically. With it, your time will always be reassuringly accurate.



Q7: I cannot see my data on my PC.

Make sure your main unit is connected to the PC.
Your PC might be in sleeping mode. Press any key on your PC to wake up. If this problem persists, unplug and then plug in the connection cable again, then wait for several minutes as it takes a while to receive data from the main unit. For a steady data collection, turn off the sleeping mode on your PC.
The PC software might be minimized to the taskbar. Right click the PC software icon and then select Open.

 

Q8: The time and date recorded on the PC software is different from the PC.
The PC software is capable of recording data despite the difference, but the time and date recorded follows the time and date set on the main unit. To make sure the time and date are the same on both devices, adjust the time and date manually on the main unit.

Q9: A pop up window appears when I open the exported excel file.
WMR200 PC software generates .xls file. It is compatible with the later Microsoft Office Excel versions.

Q10: Can I switch to the other programs when the PC software is opened?
Yes. You may switch to the other programs by clicking minimize button on the PC software window.

Q11: Why the max/min data in my main unit is different from the data in the PC software?
The max/min data on the main unit bases only on the data stored since the last memory clear operation, whereas the PC software bases on the data stored in the PC regardless of the memory cleared on the main unit.

Q12: The background picture in the PC software doesn’t change after receiving the latest weather forecast.
The background changes the picture according to the weather forecast when you go to other pages in the software.