While we love a good one-liner by Al Roker or staring at Sam Champion’s perfectly coifed hair, we admit to getting a little frustrated when we get stuck in the rain with no forewarning. But a new product called BloomSky lets you control your own meteorology destiny through a crowdsourced, hyperlocal weather information system. The personal station comes with an outdoor module and an app, and its nifty functions include: a rain sensor that can tell exactly when it starts and stop raining; weather pattern push notifications (never be caught without an umbrella again!); a wide-angle HD camera that captures weather scenes; an auto-generated timelapse video of every sunset; and subscriptions to worldwide BloomSky stations.
In addition to the module and app, BloomSky offers optional add-ons like a solar panel, extended battery life, mounting supplies, and an indoor module. The product’s state-of-the-art BloomSky sensors constantly track temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, and UV light exposure, allowing users to check the weather on their smart phone from any spot where a weather detector is installed. Additionally, the app is easily able to switch from F° to C°.
BloomSky was created by a team of 12 and recently surpassed its $75,000 initial Kickstarter goal, reaching the $100,000 stretch goal. The additional $25,000 will be used to release a wind monitoring sensor by early 2016. Watch the video above to see BloomSky in action, and check out their crowdsourcing page here.
Images courtesy of BloomSky