Canique Climat vs. Netatmo Smart Weather Station

We're going to compare 2 weather stations on the market and shed some light on the following topics:

Range

Netatmo states a range of 100 meters without obstacles using the 868MHz frequency band.
Canique Climat states a range of 400 meters through free air using the 868MHz frequency band.

Accuracy of temperature and humidity

Netatmo states an accuracy of ± 0.3°C for temperature and ± 3% for relative humidity.
A german review on Amazon.de reports that the accuracy figures stated by Netatmo are not met, though.
Canique Climat states an accuracy of ± 0.2°C between 0°C and 60°C and ± 1.8% for relative humidity (Accuracy Test on Youtube).

Internet Connection Required?

Netatmo states that a high speed internet connection is required, and public hotspots are not supported.
Canique Climat states that no internet connection is required if the gateway is being accessed from the local network.

Access to sensor data

Netatmo Weather Station provides an app for iOS and Android and an API in the cloud to access sensor data. There is no subscription fee.
Canique Gateway provides a webpage in the local network (HTTP), an MQTT server in the local network, and an HTTPS webpage at cockpit.canique.com. The local and remote webpages can be used from any device (mobile or computer). For the first 5 years Canique Gateway offers a free subscription for its cloud offering at cockpit.canique.com.

Battery Lifetime vs. Measurement Interval

Canique Climat
Netatmo Indoor
Battery Life
10-20 years
max. 1 year
Number of batteries
1 AA
4 AAA
Measurement interval
every 30 seconds
every 5 minutes
Canique Climat
Netatmo Outdoor
Battery Life
10-20 years
max. 2 years*
Number of batteries
1 AA
2 AAA
Measurement interval
every 30 seconds
every 5 minutes
*) An Amazon.de reviewer reports that he had to change the batteries 3 times in 24 hours at low temperatures.
A review on german conrad.at reports about similar problems.

Measured parameters

Netatmo Weather Station measures: temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, CO2, sound level.
Canique Climat measures: temperature, humidity.

Third Party Integrations

Netatmo Weather Station integrates with Amazon Alexa/Echo and Apple Siri.
Canique Climat does not mention any third party integrations.

Security

Netatmo Weather Station does not make any statements about encryption of 868 MHz radio traffic.
Canique Climat uses a 256 Bit AEAD cipher to encrypt 868 MHz radio transmissions and has replay attack prevention.

Maximum number of accessories per base station

Netatmo Weather Station allows for 5 modules (3 indoor, 1 rain gauge, 1 anemometer).
Canique Gateway allows for 20 sensors.

Price: 145-200 €

The Netatmo Weather Station Set consisting of an indoor sensor and an outdoor sensor costs 145€ at Amazon, or 190€ at Netatmo (04.01.2022).
A set consisting of 2 Canique Climat sensors (2x 50€) and 1 Canique Gateway (1x 100€) costs 200€ in total (04.01.2022).

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