Everyone wants to know what the weather is like at home, so we generally have a weather app on our phone or tablet. What if that weather app was live, direct from your house, not from a weather station that’s miles and miles away? What if that weather station that had a live camera on it, and could also alert you to changing weather conditions at home? That’s exactly what Bloomsky aims to do! Bloomsky has several features, ranging from just telling you the temperature, to alerting you with a push notification if it starts raining, becomes sunny, or other major changes in the weather.
Bloomsky uses a combination of its app’s interface and push notifications for you to monitor the weather at your house. Through the app, you can view things like pictures taken by the Bloomsky outside of your house, the current temperature, weather reports, and more. The app also allows you to view other Bloomsky devices, if they are set for public, of course. This lets you see what the weather is like wherever you are in your town, or across the globe!
Through push notifications, the Bloomsky app alerts you to changing weather. I got several notifications when it started raining, when there was a huge temperature shift, and other events like that. This is great if you’re not home, and you want to know what’s going on, without having to open up the app all the time. This is also beneficial if you have things like Internet-connected sprinklers or thermostats, as you can change the temperature of your house, or if the sprinklers are running, based on what’s going on at your house. No more relying on the weather report that is going most likely to be wrong, or is only going to impact half of the city (and never the half that you’re in), as you have your own personal setup right in your own back yard!
Setup took me a little bit, but I also had a unit that was having issues. Make sure your Bloomsky is close to your router, and the instructions are fairly simple. Power it up, open the app, and the app walks you through the setup process. If you have any issues, their support team is amazing, and should be able to help you out!
The Bloomsky is powered by a normal 120-volt outlet, unless you have the (sold separately) solar power kit. This kit comes with mounting brackets, so you can mount Bloomsky (and the solar panels) to your roof, giving the device a beautiful camera shot and freeing it from needing to be near an outlet.
The app is fantastic, too. With the notifications, viewing other Bloomsky devices, or just the daily review where you can watch, save, and then share the timelapse made from the camera on the Bloomsky, it shines. The app is great and easy to navigate, very straight forward, and honestly, very well made.
Now, this camera doesn’t provide you a live feed (sadly), but it is updated often enough to where you generally get a good idea of what the weather outside is. And, at the end of the day, that timelapse.. Oh man, that timelapse.. It’s so beautiful!
Should you buy the Bloomsky? If you love the weather, then yes! It’s a very worthwhile investment, especially if you get the roof kit. At $149.00 for just the Bloomsky, and $229.00 if you want the solar panels and mounting bracket, it isn’t cheap; but in this reviewer’s opinion, well worth it.
We would like to thank SproutUp for making this review possible!