- Cool Gadget
- Easy to Carry with You
- Great for Weather Buffs like me
- Great Gift Idea
- Android App lacks features
- Lacks Software to accurately use device
- Constant Beeping While Accessing Temperature and No Settings to Turn it Off
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Me and my Gadgets. I love them. I think throughout my life that I have progressively become more interested and fascinated by technology and what it can do all the time. One of my growing hobbies is dealing with Weather on an amateur level and trying to discover all I can about it on my own. I could also say I am probably one of those storm chaser types, and one day wish to have my own weather equipment set up in the back yard for me to do my own studies.
For today though, I am going to talk about the Thermodo. It’s a neat little device that fits into the audio port of you iOS or Android phone, device, or tablet. The software is free to download from either Apple or Android and was easy to install.
It comes on a key chain ring that could be easily added to your existing set, or you can hook it to your backpack, travel bag, or where ever you want to put it where you won’t lose it. I was given the non anodized version and the extension cable for the purpose of this review, all opinions are mine and are not influenced by anyone else.
Again, with my fascination with weather, I knew this was going to be a hit with me, I love the purpose for which it was made for, and like that it can measure indoors and outdoors just the same. A couple of things you have to keep in mind with this, is that while it is a sensor, it is sensitive to many things, including body heat and heat coming from the device. There are settings in the app to adjust for this, but I like the idea of the extension cord so that you might be able to control some of those problems a little better.
The app can report the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit. After a few attempts to use the device I can realistically say I like the thought of it, and give it a thumbs up. Where the problem lies, is in the lack of software support for the android operating system. The app from the company is basic. No advanced way to track results, or previous temperatures. However, you do get more functionality on the iOS version.
I think it would make a great addition to those who like information all the time, maybe if you are hiking, or camping, or do road trips, or avid weather buffs like me. Would also make a great gift idea, grab your Thermodo here for $35.99, or pick up the Thermodo Premium here for $49.99 that comes in an aluminum anodized finish. (Better for long term outdoor use). Check them out on Twitter and Facebook as well. They are slightly cheaper on Thermodo’s website, but if you have Amazon gift cards, grab them there.