In 2014 BloomSky introduced their Sky weather station using a Kickstarter campaign. The campaign was more than successful and gathered $128,007 (the goal being $75,000). The Sky device is a 5-in-1 weather station which includes a HD camera that captures real-time sky image. The five available sensors are:

  • temperature
  • humidity
  • barometric pressure
  • UV
  • sensing when precipitation occurs
  • HD camera

We have the Sky device in our weather stations reviews which you can find here: “In Search For The Top Home Weather Station”.

You can also still buy the BloomSky weather station from here and we highly recommend it. Some of its competitors you can see below.

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After the success of Sky model, Bloom is now launching Sky2 and Storm, and is there a better advertisement than Kickstarter? The goal was to gather $80,000 and currently they are at $593,333 from 2,636 backers! If you would like to participate hurry, as there are only 9 days till the end. Just follow the link for more info.

Sky2 and Storm devices
Sky2 and Storm devices

About Sky2

The upgraded device has a bluetooth connection for easier and faster install. The UV sensor has been removed (i.e. moved to STORM) – the company is citing accuracy issues. Thus the main features are:

  • temperature sensor (range: -4°F (-20°C) to 131°F (55°C); accuracy ±0.3°C)
  • humidity sensor (range 0-100% RH; accuracy ± 3% RH)
  • barometric pressure sensor (range 300 – 1100 hPa)
  • sensing when precipitation occurs
  • HD Camera (170º viewing angle)

About Storm

The all new device has a similar to Sky/Sky2 pleasing design and also comes with solar panels.  The new features that we get are wind speed & direction and rainfall total. A tipping bucket is used in order to measure rainfall accurately.  In order to use Storm you will need to have Sky or Sky2.

  • rainfall total (without limit on the range and 0.2 mm per tip)
  • wind speed (1 m/s or ±5%; Start-up speed: 0.5 m/)
  • wind direction (8 compass points)
  • UV (range: 280nm – 400nm)

If you want to pre-order from Kickstarter you will need to do it before Aug 30 2016. The current price is at $240 and for this amount you will get:

  • SKY2
  • 2 solar panels
  • complimentary mount
  • tripod stand for SKY2 and STORM respectively

Delivery is expected to take place ahead of the 2016 holiday season. The MSRP price of the kit will be $299, so presumably you will save around 50 bucks. Not bad:)

However, watch out! There are limited amount of available kits. Thus, the more you wait the more pricey the kit becomes. There is even danger that you wont be able the pre-order one.

It is nice to see that BloomSky knows how to appreciate its customers. There is a special offer if you already own Sky1:  you can order only the Storm device for the price of $89. This also includes solar panel and tripod stand. The MSRP is valued at $139. The delivery date for this is Oct 2016.

If you happen to miss the Kickstarter campaign don’t get gloomy. The information is that the Sky2 and Strom devices will be available for normal purchase towards the end of this year.

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