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Bloomsky adds a view, smarts to personal weatherThe new Bloomsky Sky2 weather station and Storm add-on combine plenty of meteorology tools and an HD camera with smart home controls.
[MUSIC] The blue sky, Sky 2 camera weather station is smart and capable. The Sky 2 has the same ability to measure uv levels Humidity, temperature, barometric pressure, as well as detect rain all in real time. The gizmo has an ultra-wide angle HD camera like it's predecessor. The camera snaps a picture every half hour, which the SKY2 stitches together into a short video clip at the end of each day. To add more weather gathering abilities to the SKY2, BloomSky sells the, Storm. This add on unit costs extra, but samples wind speed, wind direction, and even has a rain gauge for tracking rainfall in 0.02 millimeter increments. BloomSky lets the SKY2 talk to other smart home products As well. Through the IFT platform you can, for example, you can have the Sky Two turn indoor lights on when it starts to rain, and off when the sun begins to shine. Like most home weather stations, the kit is big, especially if you count the large solar panel. You'll most likely want to place it on your roof too, which will offer a better view and more accurate data collection. The Sky 2 is only officially compatible with 2.4 Gigahertz of Wi-Fi networks not 5 Gigahertz ones. That means you may run into problems getting it working on Advanced system,s such as the Google WiFi. If you're okay with all these things though, the Blue Sky 2 is a very compelling system. It blends it's smart home capabilities with the abilities of pricy set ups for everybody's serious obvious. Even so the Sky 2 is relatively easy to put together and to deploy. [MUSIC]