Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
For a comfortable stay in a house or apartment, you need to monitor the relative humidity level. This indicator is also important when growing indoor plants, creating the necessary microclimate in a bathhouse or greenhouse. The easiest way to control air humidity is with a hygrometer. A wide range of devices is presented on the domestic market, they differ in design, cost, functionality. To find the right hygrometer for a particular room condition, you should study the recommendations of experts.
- How to choose a quality hygrometer
- Rating of the best hygrometers
- The best electronic hygrometers for an apartment
- Testo 608-H1
- BRESSER 923261 3775
- WENDOX W2075-S
- Boneco X200
- Ramili Baby ET1003 1490
- Best mechanical hygrometers
- Helo premium line
- Sawo 260-thd 2890
- Glass device VIT-2 420
- Boneco А7057
- Sawo 290-HR
How to choose a quality hygrometer
- Hygrometer designs. Ever since school, Russian children are familiar with psychrometric devices. They are highly accurate, but difficult to determine moisture content. Mechanical devices look as simple as possible. They are autonomous in operation, and it is convenient to take readings from a clear dial. Electronic hygrometers are distinguished by their multifunctionality. Many of them allow you to measure temperature, some are equipped with a clock. But the operation of such devices depends on the battery or accumulator.
- Measurement range. In living rooms, the humidity level drops dramatically in the winter season, when the heating is turned on. You can monitor the microclimate in a children's room or bedroom using a device that works in the range of 20-70%. Such a device is also suitable for growing indoor plants. But in wet rooms (baths, saunas, cellars), a hygrometer with a scale of up to 100% is required.
- Accuracy. Relative humidity meters are very accurate. For a simple layman, you can recommend a hygrometer with a division of up to 2-3%. It can be a common mechanical device. When measurement accuracy is important, it is better to choose a model with a 1% graduation. Such a level can be provided by an electronic device or a psychrometer.
- Design. Many potential buyers want to choose not only a functional device, but also a stylish accessory that will fit into the interior of the room. For a bath, models with a wood or stone finish are most often chosen. In the living room, plastic products will look harmonious, and for a nursery, decoration in the form of a toy will be an ideal option.
We have selected the 10 best hygrometers for our review. All of them are sold in the trade network of our country. The rating was compiled taking into account the opinion of the expert community and feedback from Russian consumers.
Rating of the best hygrometers
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best electronic hygrometers for an apartment||1||Testo 608-H1||RUB 6 805|
|2||BRESSER 923261||RUB 3,775|
|3||WENDOX W2075-S||RUB 2,490|
|4||Boneco X200||RUB 1,590|
|5||Ramili Baby ET1003||RUB 1,490|
|Best mechanical hygrometers||1||Helo premium line||RUB 7,171|
|2||Sawo 260-thd||RUB 2,890|
|3||Glass device VIT-2||450 RUB|
|4||Boneco А7057||490 rbl.|
|5||Sawo 290-HR 1090||RUB 1,090|
The best electronic hygrometers for an apartment
Electronic hygrometers for living rooms have the maximum functionality and clarity. Manufacturers additionally equip them with internal and external thermometers, clocks, built-in memory. The experts identified several high-quality models.
The electronic hygrometer Testo 608-H1 will help you to monitor the microclimate in the room of your apartment or house. The German device allows you to control not only the humidity level in the range of 10-95%, but also the temperature (0 … + 50 ° С). The device is distinguished by autonomous operation; a crown-type battery is used as a current source. Thanks to this, humidity and temperature can be monitored in different rooms. In the upper part of the liquid crystal display, the information on humidity is displayed in large numbers, the temperature is indicated in smaller print, but the readings are clear enough to see them from afar. The experts gave the model the first place in our rating.
The high measurement accuracy and large screen are also noted by users. The only drawback of the hygrometer is the high price.
- large screen;
- high accuracy;
- high-quality assembly;
- determination of temperature.
- high price.
BRESSER 923261 3775
A multifunctional home appliance is the BRESSER 923261 hygrometer. It provides residents of a house or apartment with information about the air humidity in the room and outside, as well as the temperature level inside and outside the house. Batteries are used as a power source; they remain operational both at high (+ 60 ° C) and low (-20 ° C) temperatures. The weather station is equipped with wireless external sensors that detect temperature and humidity outside the room. The range is 30 m. The hygrometer comes with 3 sensors.
Users cannot immediately understand the readings of the weather station. The top three lines show the temperature and humidity from three sensors, and the bottom line is the microclimate in the room. The model ranks second in our ranking.
- 3 external sensors;
- accurate measurements;
- quality workmanship.
- short-lived batteries in sensors.
Another set of useful functions is available in the WENDOX W2075-S hygrometer. The indoor unit only detects the temperature and humidity inside the house. In addition, it is equipped with a clock and an alarm clock. The manufacturer has provided several installation options, wall and desktop. The experts highly appreciated the built-in memory in the device. Thanks to this option, it is possible to save the readings for a certain period of time. The weather station screen looks nice, all the numbers are clearly visible on a blue background. The air temperature is indicated at the top, and humidity at the bottom. Moreover, they have the same font.
The hygrometer is on the third line of the rating, since it is quite rare so far in the stores of the country.
- large print;
- clock and alarm clock;
- built-in memory;
- stylish appearance.
- deficit in the Russian trade network.
The Boneco X200 digital hygrometer has all the advantages of electronic devices. The model is designed to measure the relative humidity in rooms and air temperature. The information is transmitted to the user through the LCD display, where the temperature is indicated at the top and humidity at the bottom. The device has a small (in volume) memory, it stores only the minimum and maximum values. Experts note the high accuracy of the device, the possibility of wall mounting or desktop installation.
Users are satisfied with the readable display, large indication, lightning-fast response to changing climatic conditions. But the lack of backlighting will be a clear drawback when you want to take readings in the dark.
- large indication;
- ease of use;
- quick response to climate change;
- high accuracy.
- the screen is not backlit.
Ramili Baby ET1003 1490
A worthy place in our rating is also taken by the Ramili Baby ET1003 hygrometer. The British developer has taken care of ease of use, high measurement accuracy and affordability. Along with the usual numerical values, a cute baby face appears on the display. The character gives a charming smile at a temperature range of 18 … 26 ° C and a relative humidity of 40 … 60%. Otherwise, the animated image starts to grimace or cry. Since the range of measured temperatures is 0 … 50 ° C, it is not always possible to make measurements on the balcony in winter.
Young mothers are pleased with the hygrometer's ease of use and high measurement accuracy. Among the shortcomings, there is a lack of backlighting, a narrow operating temperature range.
- pleasant appearance;
- high measurement accuracy;
- animated image;
- affordable price.
- no backlight;
- narrow temperature range.
Best mechanical hygrometers
Mechanical hygrometers have an affordable price and autonomy. These devices cannot boast of high sensitivity to changes in microclimate and measurement accuracy. Experts have appreciated the properties of the following models.
Helo premium line
The perfect combination of functionality and aesthetics is noted by experts in the Helo Premium Line mechanical hygrometer. The Finnish manufacturer used beech wood for finishing the appliance. The model is made in a classic style, the user is provided with information about the temperature and humidity in the room. The dials are made in the form of a circle with arrows, the upper one shows the temperature, and the lower one – the relative humidity. The hygrometer becomes the winner of our rating for its beautiful appearance, accuracy and reliability.
Domestic users speak out flatteringly about the workmanship, the informativeness of the dials and the rich finish. The disadvantages include a high price and an unsuccessful temperature range (+20 … + 140 ° С).
- stylish design;
- informative dials;
- high quality;
- accurate readings.
- high price.
Sawo 260-thd 2890
The Finnish manufacturer used cedar wood to finish the mechanical thermometer-hygrometer Sawo 260-thd. The experts gave the device an honorable second place not only for aesthetics, but also for high measurement accuracy. The division of the temperature scale is 1 ° С, and the relative humidity is 1%. The device can be installed both in rooms and in steam rooms. The temperature range is 0 … + 120 ° С, while the hygrometer shows any humidity (0-100%). The clock is located in the middle part of the rectangular case. The manufacturer does not recommend using the appliance inside a steam bath.
The model is inferior to the winner in the design of the case, which is noted by many users. But the functionality of the device is commendable.
- high measurement accuracy;
- high-quality manufacturing;
- mechanical watches;
- humble design.
Glass device VIT-2 420
A psychrometric hygrometer Steklopribor VIT-2 can be purchased at the most affordable price in Russian stores. Its advantage is the accurate determination of indoor humidity. It is these devices that are used in chemical and biological laboratories, in metrology and healthcare institutions. The design in the “retro” style may not be to everyone's liking, as well as the need to determine humidity using a table with a set of numbers. The device is in third place for versatility, except for humidity, it is possible to determine the air temperature in the room.
Users note the unusual appearance, accurate moisture readings and an affordable price. Of the minuses, the owners highlight the need to check the readings, periodically add distilled water and bulkiness.
- accurate moisture measurement;
- large numbers;
- retro style;
- affordable price.
- the difficulty of taking readings;
The Boneco A7057 hygrometer stands out from the competition with its maximum simplicity and affordability. The mechanical device works autonomously without batteries or accumulator. The product is equipped with a large pointer dial, the readings are perfectly visible at a considerable distance. The scale starts from a humidity level of 20% and ends with a maximum limit of 100%. The price of one division is 1%. The Swiss manufacturer has provided the possibility of wall mounting with Velcro. The model does not fall into the top three of the rating due to its limited functionality and a short warranty period (2 weeks).
Users appreciate the hygrometer's simplicity and reliability. The compactness and autonomy deserve praise. The downside is the need for calibration at the beginning of work.
- compact size;
- large dial;
- low price.
- disposable mount;
- short warranty period.
The Finnish Sawo 290-HR is a classic hygrometer with a sophisticated finish. The mechanical device is made on a stone base. On a perfectly flat surface in the form of a circle, a scale with numbers is applied. The device displays the entire humidity range (0 … 100%). The classic design allows you to harmoniously fit into the interior of a living room or bath room. The experts included the original product in our rating for accurate readings and quality workmanship. But the narrow specialization and high price did not allow to bypass the leading group.
The advantages of the hygrometer include a solid stone base, durable paint, and measurement accuracy. But for the price they would like to have a more functional device.
- stone building;
- accuracy of readings;
- high quality;
- not the best combination of price and functionality.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.