If you don’t already know, the Personal Weather Station accurately measures household and outdoor environments, including temperature, humidity, air pressure, indoor air pollution, noise level, rain and wind. This data is then wirelessly transmitted through Wi-Fi to the Netatmo Weather app.
With the introduction of Amazon Echo, users can simply ask Alexa for information on any of these conditions in real time (“Alexa, ask Netatmo what the outside temperature is”). Amazon Echo also integrates with the Weather Station accessories: the Netatmo Rain Gauge, allowing users to monitor rainfall (“Alexa, ask Netatmo how much it has been raining today”) and the Netatmo Wind Gauge, measuring wind speed and direction (“Alexa, ask Netatmo how windy it is outside”).
“Our customers can now benefit from the convenience of using Amazon Alexa voice-control to improve their comfort at home”, says Fred Potter, Founder and CEO of Netatmo. “Integrating Amazon Alexa demonstrates our ability to provide our customers with the most innovative technologies.”
The Netatmo Weather Station is the company’s second device to integrate with Amazon Alexa, after Netatmo announced the compatibility of its Smart Thermostat with Amazon’s platform last year. The Smart Thermostat allows users to save on energy to heat their home.
The Netatmo Personal Weather Station retails for £139 and is available at John Lewis, Maplin, Argos, Very.co.uk, Amazon.co.uk and Netatmo.com. Amazon Echo retails for £ 149.99 and Amazon Echo Dot retails for £49.99. Both are available at Amazon.