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This comparison is meant to help you to decide which of the data logging and weather serving embedded products fits your needs best. As every comparison it has some subjective element, especially when comparing with competing products. We tried to be fair, but might not highlight the specific strengths of competing products. If you suggest changes/additions, please drop us a mail.

Comparison below includes the per-minute permanent storage option for Meteobridge PRO, NANO SD and RPI we are currently finalizing. Having this Meteobridge RPI might be a very good upgrade alternative for Meteohub users, as Meteohub coming a long way from its start in 2007 is a bit outdated in new features and weather station support.

comparison of embedded weather logging systems
Basic Information Meteobridge Meteohub WiFiLogger
on router platform NANO NANO SD PRO red/black on RPI 3B, 3B+, 4B on RPI 1, 2, 3, 3B v1 and v2
Product Picture Tl-mr3020.png Meteobridgenano-front.jpg Meteobridgenano-front.jpg Mbro-red-front.jpg Rpi3-4.png Rpi3-4.png Wifilogger.jpg
Manufacturer smartbedded GmbH
(software only)
smartbedded GmbH smartbedded GmbH
(software only)
private person
Link to more details www.meteobridge.com www.meteuhub.de www.wifilogger.net
Operating System OpenWrt (linux derivate reflecting demands of embedded HW) Raspbian (debian linux adaption to RPI) ESP32 microcontroller toolchain
Cost SW: 65€ perpetual license
HW: various router from TP-Link and D-Link abt 40€
abt 200€ incl. perpetual license abt 270€ incl. perpetual license red: abt 380€
black: abt 330€
both incl. perpetual license
SW: 65€ perpetual license
HW: abt 100€ (incl. mandatory SLC microSD card, case, power supply)
SW: 59€ perpetual license
HW: abt 100€ (incl. microSD card, case, power supply)
abt 160€ incl. perpetual license
SW Updates 2 years of free updates,
19€ for additional 2 years
lifetime free 2 years of free updates,
19€ for additional 2 years
no more updates planned currently free
Network Connectivity
  • LAN
  • WLAN 2.4 GHz
  • WLAN 5 GHz (depending on HW)
  • WLAN 2.4 GHz
  • LAN
  • WLAN 2.4 GHz
  • LAN
  • WLAN 2.4 GHz
  • WLAN 5 GHz
  • LAN
  • optional WLAN
  • WLAN 2.4 GHz
Supported Weather Station Connectivity
  • USB (some HW does need a USB hub)
  • TCP/IP
  • console plugin
  • TCP/IP
  • console plugin
  • USB
  • TCP/IP
  • USB
  • TCP/IP
  • USB
  • TCP/IP
  • console plugin
Number of weather stations to be handled in parallel

up to 5 (of same or different brand)

up to 10 (of same or different brand)

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Supported Weather Stations MB on router platform MB NANO MB NANO SD MB PRO red/black MB RPI 3B,3B+,4B MH RPI 1,2,3,3B WiFiLogger
Davis Instruments
  • Vantage PRO2, Vue, Envoy (allows pass-through of data to PC)
  • Envoy8x
  • WeatherLink Live
  • AirLink
  • Vantage PRO2, Vue, Envoy (allows pass-through of data to PC)
  • Envoy8x
  • Vantage PRO2, Vue, Envoy (allows pass-through of data to PC)
Direct RF read-out of Davis Instruments sensor arrays
  • Meteostick needed to read RF data directly
  • red: RF module (US/EU/AU/NZ) included
  • black: Meteostick needed to read RF data directly
  • Meteostick needed to read RF data directly

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Oregon Scientific
  • WMR 928/968
  • WMR 100
  • WMR 200
  • WMR 300
  • WMRS 300
  • WMR 89

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  • WMR 928/968
  • WMR 100
  • WMR 200
  • WMR 300
  • WMRS 300
  • WMR 89
  • WMR 928/968
  • WMR 100
  • WMR 200
  • WMR 300
  • WMRS 300

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Fine Offset
  • WH1080 (aka WS1090, WS2080)
  • WH2600 (aka Ambient ObserverIP)
  • WH2310, WH4000
  • GW1000 (aka Ecowitt)
  • GW1000 (aka Ecowitt)
  • WH1080 (aka WS1090, WS2080)
  • WH2600 (aka Ambient ObserverIP)
  • WH2310, WH4000
  • GW1000 (aka Ecowitt)
  • WH1080 (aka WS1090, WS2080)
  • WH2600 (aka Ambient ObserverIP)
  • WH2310, WH4000

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Peet Bros
  • Ultimeter 100, 800, 2100

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  • Ultimeter 100, 800, 2100

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Rainwise
  • MKIICC
  • CC-3000

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  • MKIICC
  • CC-3000

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Lufft
  • WS200/500/600/601/700
  • Ventus V200A
  • WS10
  • WS10
  • WS200/500/600/601/700
  • Ventus V200A
  • WS10
  • WS200/500/600/601/700

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Thies
  • Clima Sensor US

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  • Clima Sensor US

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Gill
  • GMX600

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  • GMX600

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Weather Flow
  • Air, Sky, Tempest

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Meade, Mebus, Irox, Nexus, Ventus
  • TE923, TE827, TE821
  • DV928, W831
  • W835

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  • TE923, TE827, TE821
  • DV928, W831
  • W835
  • TE923, TE827, TE821
  • DV928, W831

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LaCrosse, ELV
  • WS300PC/440/500
  • WS550/777/888
  • WDC7000, WS1610
  • RS500

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  • WS300PC/440/500
  • WS550/777/888
  • WDC7000, WS1610
  • RS500
  • WS300PC/440/500
  • WS550/777/888
  • WDC7000, WS1610

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Supported Standard Uploads MB on router platform MB NANO MB NANO SD MB PRO red/black MB RPI 3B,3B+,4B MH RPI 1,2,3,3B WiFiLogger
Weather Networks
  • Weather Underground
  • AWEKAS
  • PWSweather
  • MetOffice WOW
  • Windfinder
  • Windguru
  • CWOP
  • Open Weather Map
  • Previmeteo
  • Idokep
  • Weatherflow
  • Wetter.com
  • WeatherCloud
  • Agroclima
  • Meteonews
  • Terre-net
  • AnythingWeather
  • Wetterring
  • Meteoagro Net
  • Ambient Weather Network
  • Windy
  • Wetterwarte Sued
  • Schleswig-Holstein-Netz
  • Weatherlink Cloud (for Davis stations only)
  • Weather Underground
  • AWEKAS
  • PWSweather
  • MetOffice WOW
  • Windfinder
  • Windguru
  • CWOP
  • Open Weather Map
  • Previmeteo
  • Idokep
  • Weatherflow
  • Wetter.com
  • WeatherCloud
  • Agroclima
  • Meteonews
  • Terre-net
  • AnythingWeather
  • Wetterring
  • WeatherLink Cloud
  • Weather Underground
  • MetOffice WOW
  • Weather Cloud
  • Windy
  • WeatherForYou (aka PWS Weather)
  • AWEKAS
  • CWOP
  • GLOBE

Additional Weather Services

  • Weather Underground Weather Camera
  • Meteobridge Weather Camera
  • Meteoplug Cloud Graphing
  • user defined APRS
  • Meteotemplate Format
  • Weather34 Format
  • Meteoplug Cloud Graphing

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Supported Individual Uploads MB on router platform MB NANO MB NANO SD MB PRO red/black MB RPI 3B,3B+,4B MH RPI 1,2,3,3B WiFiLogger
Upload Technology
  • HTTP, HTTPS
  • FTP, SFTP
  • email
  • twitter
  • mysql feed
  • HTTP, HTTPS
  • FTP
  • email
  • HTTP
  • FTP
  • MQTT
Upload Trigger
  • interval
  • fixed time
  • user-defined condition
  • data availability
  • Interval
Upload Content
  • user-defined strings with sensor data included
  • web cam pictures with user-defined weather data annotation
  • user-defined strings with sensor data included
  • web cam pictures with user-defined weather data annotation
  • user-defined interactive HTML/Javascript graphs
  • database exports in user-defined format, resolution and time frame
  • user-defined static graphs

unknown

Sensor Data Handling MB on router platform MB NANO MB NANO SD MB PRO red/black MB RPI 3B,3B+,4B MH RPI 1,2,3,3B WiFiLogger
Data Display in GUI
  • current sensor data
  • min/max values for current hour/day/month/year
  • current sensor data
  • min/max/average values for day/month/year
  • historical min/max/average sensor data in resolution hour/day/month/year
  • interactive graphs on current data (last 48h) down to per-minute resolution
  • interactive graphs on historical data down to hourly resolution
  • local graphical weather34 dashboard (not on MB PRO)
  • current sensor data
  • static graphs on all ever received data down to per-minute resolution
  • current sensor data
  • reflection of historical to the extent it is provided by the Davis console
Data Management
  • all sensor data kept in RAM for abt 24 hours
  • persistent storage of min/max/average values for current hour/day/month/year
  • min/max/average computations are done immediately
  • all sensor data kept in RAM for abt 48 hours
  • persistent storage of min/max/average values for any hour/day/month/year
  • NEW: when suffcient storage capacity available, data can also made permanent on per minute level
  • min/max/average computations are done immediately
  • storage capacity > 10 years
  • each received sensor data is stored permanently
  • min/max/average computations are done by delayed time schedules
  • storage capacity > 10 years
  • reflects data as provided by the Davis console.
  • storage capacity of a few thousand entries (resolution is determined by the Davis console)
Data Editing
  • min/max/average values for current hour/day/month/year can be edited via GUI
  • persistent storage of min/max/average values for any hour/day/month/year can be edited via GUI
  • raw data can deleted, but not edited via GUI

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Data Import

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  • Meteohub raw data
  • Meteoplug exports
  • WSWIN exports
  • CUMULS exports
  • Meteotemplate exports
  • weewx exports
  • Meteohub raw data
  • WSWIN exports

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Data Export

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data in user defined time resolution and time frame

  • NOAA text format
  • WSWIN format
  • any user-defined format (CSV, JSON, XML, ...)

monthly data

  • Meteohub raw data
  • WSWIN exports

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