An indoor-outdoor thermometer allows you to measure temperatures in 2 separate locations – typically indoors and outdoors.
Indoor outdoor thermometers are therefore great for understanding the temperature difference between your home and what the weather and temperature feels like outside.
Some outdoor indoor thermometers come with remote or wireless temperature probes to allow complete freedom on the placement of the second temperature measurement. The primary temperature measurement is taken on the indoor outdoor thermometer display or “base unit” as the thermometer is integrated into the casing.
This thermometer comes with a 1 metre cable meaning the outdoor temperature probe can be placed up to 1 metre away from the indoor outdoor thermometer display unit.
This in/out thermometer is, therefore, best placed on a window sill or close to a doorway where the wired external temperature probe can be passed through the window or door and remain in place whilst the window or door is closed.
Being battery powered the placement of the indoor/outdoor thermometer is extremely flexible and allows for complete freedom and mobility – including moving from season to season if you’re particularly interested in the temperature in certain parts of your home.
It is also possible to use an “indoor outdoor thermometer” to measure the temperature in 2 rooms inside your home.
For instance, measuring the temperature inside your hallway AND inside your child’s bedroom.
Can an indoor outdoor thermometer be placed outdoors?
Typically indoor outdoor thermometers are designed to be placed indoors and the remote temperature probe (wired or wireless) is then placed to measure temperature outdoors.
This means that indoor outdoor thermometers aren’t typically waterproof or designed to be left out in the rain.
What is the best indoor outdoor thermometer?
We believe, after extensive research and testing we’ve found the best indoor outdoor thermometers on the market. This is one of our selected few indoor outdoor thermometers that’s proven to meet the needs of someone wanting to measure temperatures indoors at the same time as the outside temperature.
What to look for in an indoor outdoor thermometer?
When selecting an indoor outdoor thermometer, make sure you choose a brand that has a solid reputation and backs its quality with a guarantee. Many Chinese replicas of quality thermometers do exist, but accuracy, longevity, and consistency are likely to be issued with these Chinese Copies.
Buying an indoor-outdoor thermometer with batteries included is a great idea since most indoor-outdoor thermometers don’t make use of typical household battery sizes such as AA or AAA.
Can an indoor-outdoor thermometer be used as a Room Thermometer?
An indoor outdoor thermometer, to all intents and purposes, is a room thermometer. The temperature probe integrated into the LCD Temperature Display unit is measuring the temperature of the room where it’s placed. The additional functionality of an indoor-outdoor thermometer means it can also measure the temperature outdoors when the remote temperature probe is plugged into the temperature display unit