Hello, and welcome to the La Crosse Technology family. Your new connected weather station has many unique features, and we’re excited to show you how they work. But first, let’s walk you through how to setup your station and add it to your La Crosse View app. First, you’ll want to power-up your sensor,
or sensors, by installing new batteries according to polarity in them. Depending the station model you have, these
can come in all different shapes, sizes, colors and offer a wide variety of different monitoring
solutions. So make sure you’re prepared with the correct
number and size of batteries you’ll need to get your system up and running right away. If you’ve purchased additional sensors that
did not come packaged with your station, we will cover how to add those in a later video. Next, you’ll want to power-up the weather
station itself, by first inserting the provided power cord into an outlet, and then into the
back or side of your display. In some models, you also have the option to
insert batteries. These will backup your time and date information
during power-loss, but are specifically designed for backup purposes only. They will not run your Wi-Fi, sensor reception,
or many other critical functions your station needs to run properly. Now, with everything powered-up, you’ll want
to make sure your station is correctly receiving your sensors’ transmission. You’ll know this is true when your outdoor
information turns from dashes to numbers on screen. For a single sensor setup, this process should
take no longer than three minutes. But if you have a system with multiple sensors,
it can sometimes take up to 10 minutes for all of their data to appear on screen. One final thing you’ll also want to double check before we begin the process of connected your station to the Internet, is the Wi-Fi Indicator Icon. Your Wi-Fi Indicator Icon may be located in
a different area on your LCD screen, but its function will work the same no matter which
model you have. For your station to connect to the Internet,
you must first make sure it is searching for an Internet connection. This means that your Wi-Fi Indicator Icon
must be flashing. If this icon is not already flashing on your station’s screen, simply hold down both the PLUS and MINUS button for three seconds This will have it begin searching for a Wi-Fi
connection again. Alright, now that your station is up and running,
let’s take a look at your mobile device and make sure it’s ready to connect with your station. For demonstration purposes, we will be showing
the following steps using an iOS device. So if you own an Android device, please note
that there may be some slight differences in layout and therefore specific instruction,
but for the most part, the two should function the same way. Alright, let’s get started. On your mobile device, open your settings
app and find your “Wi-Fi” settings tab. Here you’ll want to make sure you are connected
to the same 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network you plan to connect your weather station to. It is important to note here that during this
connection process, you must use a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi band in order to connect your station
to the Internet. The station itself cannot accept a 5GHz Wi-Fi
band, which are used by many dual-band routers. Once you’re connected to the correct network, the next step will be to download the La Crosse View app from Apple’s App Store, for iPhone users, or Google’s Play Story, for those on an Android. You can do this by simply searching for “La Crosse View” in the search bar. Once your download is complete, exit the download
page and launch the app. The first page will ask you to either log
in, or to create an account. Assuming you’re a new user, let’s select the
CREATE ACCOUNT button to get started. The next page will ask for a first and last name, e-mail
address, and password. Once entered, agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy by pressing the check box to the left, and select “Create Account” to continue. After a few seconds, a “Account Created” dialog
box should appear, asking if you would like to continue through the setup process to add
your device now. Again, assuming you’re a new user, looking
to connect your station, we will press “Continue”. Doing so, will start a looping video detailing
the station setup steps we just completed. So since you have your station up and running,
press the “NEXT” button at the bottom. Another video will show here to demonstrate how to scan the bar-code on the back of your station. Press the “NEXT” button to do so. On this page you actually have the option
to of course scan your device ID, which will automatically move you to the next page, or
to enter it manually by tapping inside the text box and pressing “SEARCH”. After choosing the option that best suites
you, the next screen should show you a picture of the device you just scanned or typed in. If the image and device ID match your product, confirm this by pressing “YES”. The following page will ask you for both a
device and location name. Device names should help you identify the
type of information your station or sensors offer. So for instance, if you have a basic station,
something like “Temp Humidity Station” would work great. Location names should identify the device’s
placement in a broader sense. Something like “Home”, “Cabin”, or “Parents
House” for instance could be good choices. Keep in mind, these names can easily be modified
after this initial setup as well. Once you have your Device and Location names
entered, the app will ask you to select your Time Zone, and enter your ZIP Code. This information is needed to provide accurate
weather forecasting data from the NWS, and to sync your display to the correct time and
date, provided by the NIST. There is also an “Opt Out” check-box for those
who do not wish to use these connected services, or for those who live outside of the US. But for most of you, you’ll likely want to
leave this unchecked. Once you have this information entered, select “Continue”. The next page will allow you to connect your station to your home Wi-Fi network. If you have followed us along throughout this
video, you should know and already be connected to the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi band you want your station
to use. This will be listed under the “Wi-Fi Network
Name”. All you have to do now is simply type in your
Wi-Fi network’s password and select “Done” or “Configure”. This will connect the station to your Wi-Fi
network, and in turn, allow you to see your station’s data in the La Crosse View app. The next screen that comes up will ask
you if you’d like to add additional sensors now, upon initial release, you will actually
have to scan in each of your sensors’ device IDs as well. So, let’s press “ADD DEVICE” to start this
process. The next “Add Device” page should look familiar. But this time, instead of scanning your station,
select a sensor and scan its device ID. These can be found on the back, bottom, or
even inside your particular device. Once scanned or typed in, you should once
again be brought to a page that correctly displays your sensor’s image and device ID. If these match, select “YES” to move to the next page, where you can give the device a name, and likely select the previously created
Location Name given to your station. However, you do have the option of creating
a new location here as well. Once entered, select “DONE” to be brought to your Devices page within the app. Here you’ll see a list of the two devices
you have already connected to your app. If you have a station with multiple sensors,
select the “ADD DEVICE” button at the bottom to continue this process. Once you’ve finished
adding all of your station’s sensors, and you’re back on the Devices page, select “Done”
in the upper right corner, if you’re on an iOS device. If you’re on an Android, simply press the
back arrow in your upper left. This will bring you to your app’s main screen. After you have your station connected, you should notice some differences on its LCD screen First, your time and date information should
have automatically been updated. Second, your Wi-Fi Indicator Icon should have
gone from flashing to solid on screen. Indicating that your station is indeed connected
to the Internet. And third, depending on the model you have,
you should see a difference in the amount and type of forecast information displayed. And for those that may be wondering, after
your station is connected, you do NOT have to keep your mobile device on that same Wi-Fi
band, or even the same network that matter. So if you had to adjust them, feel free to
change your mobile device’s Wi-Fi settings back to where you had them before this setup. So congratulations! You have just gone through the hardest part
of setting up and using your new weather station. And now that you are connected, you’re free to enjoy all of the benefits the La Crosse View app has to offer. So please follow us along in the next video, where we show you just how easy this app is to navigate. We’ll cover how to find your device information, and introduce you to the app’s most useful features. But once again, welcome to the La Crosse Technology
family. We’re glad you’re here.