Being feature rich can take a thermometer from being a boring utility to an interesting decoration. Here are three core features that you should consider when purchasing your outdoor thermometer.
Solar power seems to be on an unstoppable rise in popularity and rightly so. Not only is our source of sunlight practically guaranteed for life, but it's usually enough to power an outdoor utility like a thermometer even when the weather is gloomy.
Solar power ensures that your thermometer will always have enough charge to give you accurate temperature reports while maintaining its other functions. You'll also be saving yourself the stress of frequent battery changes, required by non-solar powered thermometers.
Analog temperature displays can be complex, especially in thermometers that have large dial displays. Often these displays are complicated by having multiple temperature readings - both Fahrenheit and Celsius - and other measures that may not be as relevant to you, like humidity.
Digital displays almost always simplify the process of interpreting the temperature and condense all of the "extra" - and often unnecessary information - into an easily digestible format. Digital displays can also be customized to be read from multiple distances, so you'll be able to read the temperature from the comfort of your living room or kitchen without straining your eyes or braving the outdoors.
Whether you choose a digital or analog display for your thermometer, having a clock is a useful feature in an outdoor thermometer. As time goes by, you'll come to know what temperatures you can expect depending on the time of day, especially as the peak of each season rolls by.