A hygrometer is an instrument that measures humidity. It's also an essential device at every level of meteorology.
Hygrometers in Brief
Although weather specialists still use analog hygrometers, digital models are fast replacing their older cousins. The difference is in their versatility.
- Analog: These classic hygrometers resemble wall-mounted clocks. Instead of time, the face reads temperature and humidity.
- Digital: The latest hygrometers are small, lightweight, and blessed with wireless capability. A reading taken in one place is easily sent elsewhere.
More Digital Advantages
At as little as $20 for a basic digital hygrometer, they are also quite affordable. Also, a digital hygrometer may also come with some especially handy extras including:
- Time/Date functions
- Interval data reading/tracking
- Indoor/Outdoor humidity reading
- GIS/GPS enabled (important for mapping functions)
- Weather forecasting capabilities
The Best Hygrometer for You
Which hygrometers are best for you depends on your purposes. Review why and how you plan to use your hygrometer. If you just want to check humidity measurements, go for an inexpensive hygrometer. Hygrometers also make interesting objects for outside décor.
People who are enthralled with gadgets will definitely want to invest in a digital hygrometer. There are many styles of hygrometers on the market, so narrow your search down to models in your price range.