La Crosse Technology WS-9160U-IT Digital Thermometer Review

Overview :    
La Crosse is a multinational company, their consumer electronics products include radio-controlled clocks and watches, wireless weather stations, power monitors, and other measuring devices.  

Outdoor temperature digits measure 1 inch tall for easy to read viewing. View up to 3 wireless sensors (sold separately) per indoor display. Monitor in different rooms, such as a basement,  greenhouse, garage, and so much more. Press CH (channel) for viewing specific sensor.


  • Wireless outdoor temperature (°F or °C)
  • Monitors indoor temperature (°F or °C)
  • MIN/MAX value of temperature
  • Wall hanging or free standing
  • Can receive up to 3 sensors Time display (manual setting)
  • 12/24 hour time display
  • Low battery indicator icon for both units
   At a Glance
User Rating :
Category : Outdoor
Model : WS-9160U-IT
Size : 1 x 3.2 x 5.5 inches
Weight :  1.6 ounces
Batteries : 2 AA  + 2 AAA
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Pros :
  •  Easy to setup, large display
Cons : 
  •  Some of users complained about outdoor sensor doesn’t work properly.
Final Rating :     89


Useful Information About La Crosse Technology WS-9160U-IT  Thermometer

Insert 2 fresh AA, batteries into the TX29U-IT sensor according to the polarity marked in the battery compartment. Insert 2 fresh AAA, Alkaline batteries into the wireless thermometer according to the polarity markings. After 5 minutes place sensor outside in a shaded location. Set up Video

 Set 12/24 Hour, Temperature Units, Time

1. Hold the SET button to enter time set mode. 2. Press the + button to adjust values. 3. Press the SET button to confirm adjustments and move to next item. Settings order: 1. 12/24 Hour Format 2. Hour 3. Minutes Note: 12h = ºFahrenheit & 24h = ºCelsius Press SET to exit, or wait 30 seconds without pressing buttons to return to the normal time display.


The temperature is displayed in Fahrenheit when in 12-hour time format and in Celsius in 24-hour time format. 1. Hold the SET button to enter time set mode. 2. 12h or 24h will flash. 3. Press the + button to change the time format (temperature display). 4. Press the SET button to confirm. Note: 12h = ºFahrenheit & 24h = ºCelsius

View/Reset MIN/MAX Readings

1. Press the MIN/MAX button once to view the minimum indoor and outdoor temperature. 2. Press the MIN/MAX button once more to view the maximum indoor and outdoor temperature. 3. Hold the MIN/MAX button for 3 seconds to reset all MIN/MAX temperatures. Note: When using multiple sensors, press the CH button then the MIN/MAX button to view the MIN/MAX reading on a different channel

Outdoor Temperature Reception Icon/Channel Indicator

The outdoor temperature reception icon will flash every second when searching for the sensor. Once connected, reception icon will show for 3 seconds once the outdoor temperature update is received. The channel indicator will show below the outdoor temperature. Press the CH button to view sensors on other channels. Note: Channel 1 will not show if only one sensor is connected.

Setup with Multiple Sensors

1. Insert batteries into sensor 1. 2. Insert batteries into wireless thermometer. 3. When outdoor temperature appears, insert batteries into sensor 2 4. When channel 2 appears insert batteries into sensor 3 5. Keep wireless thermometer and all sensors together for 15 minutes.

Low Battery Icon

When the TX icon is displayed replace batteries in the outdoor sensor. When the RX icon is displayed replace batteries in the wireless thermometer

Position Outdoor Sensor

Mount the outdoor sensor on a north-facing wall or in any well shaded area. Under an eave or deck rail is preferred. The maximum transmitting range to the wireless thermometer is over 330 feet (100 meters) in open air, not including walls.


If the outdoor temperature shows dashes, remove batteries from the station & outdoor sensor. Press any button on the station 20 times. After 15 minutes, return to Step 1.

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