Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 95
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SWAD Not worth the effort
Unit came without the pin needed to mount the swivel inside the exterior housing. Worked about six months and then quit.
September 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1912 Rain guage review
This was our second Digital Rain Guage. The first one worked fine for a couple years until it quit sending a signal to the base station inside. We replaced it with this new one, which is exactly the same, at it works fine.
September 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hasw05 Excellent guage, although calibration was a pain.
This rain guage is very accurate, it's always within 0.01" of my regular guage. I love it. I've had it for 4 months now and it's still going strong, I haven't had to change the batteries yet, but the plastic shell is beginning to turn yellow and feels a little brittle. The worst part for me was the tedious calibration process, the cup method didn't work for me, I had to wait two weeks for rain and compare it with my regular guage, it took nearly a month to properly adjust it. I would've rated it 5 stars if it came properly calibrated.
August 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Denise want my old one back
it is not easy to use and cannot figure how to clear as when I push the clear button it does not work so will have to get the directions back out - sorry
September 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by satisfied so far so good
I have only had it a month, so don't know about its long-term durability and reliability. Checked the calibration twice as per instructions and it was perfect. I have it 15' away in a direct line of site through a window. We have an insulate concrete (ICE block with rebar) house so any other location could have been a problem.
September 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jenny "Christmas in July for Dad!"
I finally found the product number for this particular product and although the design has changed enormously, Dad is very happy to have a working rain gauge again!! All you do is pull two small pieces out of the box, insert the batteries, put the rain gauge outside and the 'control center' inside the house and Dad has what he wants - the amount of rain you get (or do not get)! He's very happy and that makes me very happy!
August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AcuRiteQualityControl Quality Control Issues
Had this rain gauge and happily used it for 6 years (after several tries, I found one that worked even back then). Recently the case broke (my fault) and I tried to get a new one. I have recently purchased 3 online - all defective!! #1 - I did the calibration test as indicated in the manual several times. It was way off so I tried to calibrate it. The calibration screws were frozen and would not move. Returned. #2 The "clear" button was frozen in the depressed position when it was removed from the package. Therefore nothing worked. Returned. #3 - Thought 3rd would be the charm. It did not register rainfall. I don't know if the problem was the collector or the main unit. Returned. Clearly this product has had quality control issues for many years. Why have they not been addressed and why has Home Depot continued to carry it with such issues ?
July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1ronic Quite satisfactory
Received the rain gauge, installed it and have enjoyed being able to see how much rain we have received without having to go out and dump the gauge between rains. It seems to be pretty close to the old rain gauge that I have to dump. There is only a hundredth or two difference between them. I am well pleased with this gauge. Will know more by this time next year.
July 26, 2016