Tuya compatible weather station

Hi all,

I’ve just ordered the following Bresser Weather Station which supports Tuya also :grin:

It’s going to be a little family project so my two kids will be helping with setting it up :+1:

I’ve been looking at different smart weather stations for a while now such as the Netatmo but only found this Bresser model recently which should allow me to add it as a sensor device through my SmartLife app which keeps everything under the same app.

I’m curious as to how it will appear under Apilio devices as my SmartLife account is already linked.

I’ll give a project update once I have it up and running but apart from weather information I’m hoping to use the UV sensor it has to determine if the lights need to be switched on and also possibly a push notification to tell me the best time to walk the dog tomorrow based on the forecast :paw_prints::umbrella:

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Please, keep us updated as I will be following this. I have Netatmo weather station which i used to control the indoor temperature. IE above 15c outside turn heating off. My boiler is due for replacement and I am looking at IR heating to replace central heating https://www.herschel-infrared.co.uk/ and these use the smartlife app to control temperature settings etc.

This could become an interesting project :+1:

Can you link the model you have purchased

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Looks a great device!

Thanks guys,

Yes, for info here’s a link to the model on the Bresser website:
Bresser | BRESSER ClimateConnect Tuya Smart | Expand Your Horizon

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Thanks, unfortunately they do not ship to the UK (suspect Brexit) unless you know of a UK stockiest

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I see some on Amazon.co.uk but I’m not sure that model is available there. Yeah mine is coming from Germany but I’m living in Ireland so there were no shipping issues.

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I saw 1 in 5 not the one in 7

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Hi all,
So I’ve configured and setup the new weather station now.
For anyone who’s interested I used a TV aerial pole and bracket that you would usually use for mounting an aerial to a chimney. I fixed the bracket to the concrete block supports under our oil tank - it worked out great.

The initial setup of the station is really easy and the instructions are good. It comes with different mounting options (horizontal, vertical and pole which I used).
The base station (screen) is plugged in on our kitchen counter and it connects via RF 868Mhz to the outdoor weather station.

In terms of SmartLife app setup it couldn’t have been easier.
When I powered on the base unit it was already in AP Wireless config mode so was advertising itself as a sensor. I simply opened the SmartLife app and without doing anything it found the device and asked if I wanted to register it. No different than adding a bulb or socket!

Tapping on the new device/sensor in the app brings up the sensor readings. You also get a history screen with trend graphs for data over the past day, week, month.

This is a screenshot from SmartLife from Christmas Day - The rain gauge was put to the test as we had over 50mm of rainfall that day within a few hours!

The only downside is that the app is missing one important piece of information which is the forecast for the next 12-24hrs (e.g. cloudy, rain, sunny etc.). This is displayed as a graphic on the base unit screen.
This is obviously calculated by algorithms in the base unit screen itself but it’s a shame that Bresser didn’t push this data as an output via Tuya so that it would show up in the app along with all of the other data values.

In Apilio the device showed up no differently to any other device.
Here you can see some of the available sensor values which are all available in Apilio for use in conditions. They all are part of the single weather station device but are available to select individually via the device dropdown when you configure a condition.

So far, I’m just using the UV lux reading to determine if it’s a dark day (cloudy) outside and if I should have Apilio turn on some lights. It’s working well and just needs a bit of tweaking to get the right lux level.
Here’s the condition I setup to check if it’s dark outside using the UV reading from the weather station.

Overall I’m pleased with the unit and it seems to be reading accurately and giving a reasonably accurate 12-24hr forecast also based on data readings. I might contact Bresser to see if they have any future plans of making the forecast data available via SmartLife/TUYA which would be of use.

Rgds,
Joe

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Great setup and info Joe, thank you for sharing :bowing_man: !

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Thanks DanT,

I’ve been playing about with the device status page in Apilio as I’d like to be able to read the values from the weather station such as wind direction, speed, pressure etc. so that I can do a bit of graphing or logging of the data myself.
Am I correct in saying that apart from the manual “Export CSV” option there’s no other way to retrieve the device data values - either via IFTTT or a webhook call? Or is there an API call available to export the data?
Ideally, if there was a way that I could push the device status value into a numeric variable in Apilio then I could read it using an API call ?

Rgds,
Joe

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Hey Joe, you’re right it doesn’t exist yet but we’re just planning 2022 developments now and that’s pretty high on the list!

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Excellent - great to hear!

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Interesting setup - thanks for sharing!

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