It should be noted that for the human body, the range from 45 to 60% is considered ideal for air humidity.
In order not to make a mistake with the choice, it is necessary to study the main aspects that you should pay attention to when choosing a measuring device.
- Mechanical, which show data with an arrow. These devices are budget-priced, but they are slow to respond to changes and may show data with minor deviations.
- Electronic — all indicators are displayed on the scoreboard. They are more expensive, but they quickly respond to changes in humidity indicators and give a clearer result.
According to the principle of operation, currently popular hygrometers are divided into:
- Hair, which at the heart of measuring technology use the properties of a human hair under the influence of humidity to change their state. This relatively inexpensive technology is often used in mechanical models.
- Film — use all the same properties of some synthetic fabrics to change their state depending on humidity and temperature.
- Weight — it is based on hygroscopic substances that can actively absorb water from the air.
- Condensation hygrometer — it cools the surface for moisture to settle. The relative humidity displayed on the display is highly accurate.
- Psychrometric is based on comparing the readings of several thermometers, one of which is in a humid environment. The evaluation of the result in such devices is carried out using a special table, which requires considerable mental effort on the part of the user.
The body material can be plastic, wood and iron. The latter is characterized by increased durability, while natural materials emphasize the high status of the owner.
We present the rating of home hygrometers 2021. The top 11 models, which were selected by our experts based on user reviews and ratings.
|Rating (2020)||Prices, ₽||Country|
|The best mechanical hygrometers for the home|
|1.TFA 45.2033||from 2500₽||China|
|2. Harvia SAC92200||from 1900₽||Finland|
|3. Boneco A7057||from 600₽||Germany|
|4. Sawo 115-HA||from 450₽||Philippines|
|5. Glass appliance VIT‑1||from 330₽||Russia|
|The best electronic hygrometers for the home|
|1. Hama EWS-3200||from 2800₽||China|
|2. Oregon Scientific BAR206S||from 2900₽||China|
|3. Xiaomi Mijia Temperature And Humidity Electronic Watch||from 1600₽||China|
|4. Beurer HM 16||from 1600₽||China|
|5. Rexant 70–0520||from 650₽||China|
|6. Xiaomi Mijia Hygrometer Bluetooth||from 830₽||China|
Principle of operation
Hygrometers are divided into several models that are different in structure and principle of operation:
weight A hygrometer is a collection of tubes filled with a special substance that changes density depending on the saturation of the air passing through them with water.
Hair determines the moisture coefficient based on the property of the hair to change its length from moisture, the device represents a stretched fat-free hair (often horse) and a special scale.
Film model — a special film that stretches from moisture and shrinks in its absence, according to the location of the center of the film, the amount of moisture in the room is determined by means of an arrow connected to it.
Electrolytic the device works on the degree of dilution of the electrolyte applied to the glass, taking readings with an internal device, the main drawback of the model is the dependence of readings on air temperature.
Electronic hygrometers measure optical and electrical measurements, this model is quite common in stores.
ceramic the device operates on the basis of the conductivity change properties of the ceramic mass removed by the device.
psychometric the model looks like a thermometer with an additional scale; a specific substance is placed in the tube cavity, which changes its temperature depending on the water content in the air.
The best electronic hygrometers for an apartment
Electronic hygrometers for living rooms have maximum functionality and visibility. Manufacturers additionally equip them with internal and external thermometers, clocks, built-in memory. Experts have identified several high-quality models.
The electronic hygrometer Testo 608-H1 will help you monitor the microclimate in a room of an 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 ° C). The device differs in independent work, as a current source the krone battery is used. Thanks to this, you can monitor the humidity and temperature in different rooms. Humidity information is displayed in large numbers at the top of the liquid crystal display, temperature is indicated in smaller print, but the readings are clear enough to be seen from afar. Experts gave the model the first place in our rating.
Users also note the high measurement accuracy and large screen. The only drawback of the hygrometer, they consider the high price.
- big screen;
- high accuracy;
- quality assembly;
- temperature determination.
Rating TOP 7 best hygrometers for home
Choose a hygrometer should be based on its purpose in a particular field of activity. The most favorable ratio of price and quality, the best reviews and performance have the following 7 models:
- Stadler Form Selina;
- BM52 white weather station;
- Xiaomi Mijia Hygrometer Bluetooth;
- Suomen Lämpömittari Klima 8230;
- Kromatech NG-FY12;
- HAMA TH50;
- Pro Hydro Premium.
Below we will consider each of the models in more detail, with the provision of reviews and advanced features.
Stadler Form Selina
Stadler Form Selina is a compact weather station that displays air humidity, room temperature and time on a single panel. The device runs on autonomous batteries, the charge level is easy to determine by looking at the display of the model. The thin vertical screen is easy to use, fits easily into the design, does not take up much space. There are 5 different colors to choose from. A special built-in stand minimizes the size of the device, maintains it in an optimally comfortable viewing position.
|Type of hygrometer||electronic|
|Temperature Range||-10-+ 50°C|
|humidity indicators||from 25 to 98%|
Price: from 3500 to 3700 rubles.
hygrometer Stadler Form Selina
- despite its compactness (90 by 93 mm), most of the device is occupied by a wide screen;
- a wide range of colors (black, white, red, light gray and dark gray);
- the kit includes CR2016 batteries, which are self-powered devices;
- has additional functions (temperature measurement, time display).
- a small range of humidity (from 25 to 98%).
Just an indispensable thing in the house! In winter, I often experience skin problems, it cracks, flakes, is very dry, and in general, due to heating, the air is stale, the solution to the problem is an air humidifier. The device helps to determine the start time of using the humidifier and the intensity of its work, thanks to the hygrometer, the parquet does not swell and the wallpaper does not become damp. The design is ergonomic, simple, easy to fit into any room, pleases the absence of wires and binding to the outlet, moving it from room to room is not difficult!
BM52 white weather station
Model-weather station with an unusual design: elongated shape, wooden case, glazed mechanical measurement scales. The device resembles a spatula, on the handle there is an ordinary scale mercury thermometer that displays the air temperature, below, two rounded scales of a hygrometer and a barometer are placed on an expanded area. It will ideally fit into a wooden bath (the necessary appliances are available), the design is a bit vintage, without unnecessary additional details, clippings, inserts, simply and concisely.
|Country of Origin||Russia|
|Hygrometer scale size||70 mm in diameter|
- the model is sold in two shades: brown and white wood;
- one model combines several functionally different devices (hygrometer, barometer, thermometer);
- the upper part of the device is equipped with a part for fastening to the surface;
- fully mechanical, does not require charging, durable.
- lack of a stand, it is necessary to fix it on a horizontal surface (wall).
Price: from 4800 to 4950 rubles.
hygrometer BM52 white Weather station
I have a country house with a large perimeter, I decided to build a bathhouse. For the first few weeks it was difficult to understand the reason for the constant inconvenience: the boards were cracking in some places, the air was too dry, it was impossible to breathe. After reading articles on the Internet, I realized that I missed an important detail, I forgot to purchase a hygrometer. The choice fell on the BM52, I liked the design, it’s nice to support the domestic manufacturer with the purchase of a high-quality and useful thing. It is convenient that temperature, pressure and humidity are immediately visible on one panel. I chose a mechanical one, in high humidity the electronic one will not survive, an excellent model!
Xiaomi Mijia Hygrometer Bluetooth
A small device will help you remotely monitor the indicator of humidity and temperature by linking the device with your bluetooth gadget! Incredibly convenient to use for terrariums, incubators, greenhouses — places that require constant control of temperature and air saturation with water. The sensor is easy to use: it runs on AA batteries included in the kit, it is easily attached to vertical and horizontal surfaces, there is no need to look into the terrarium every minute, you can simply track the necessary parameters on the smartphone screen!
|Temperature range||-10 to +60°C|
|The size||90x90x18 mm|
- synchronization with phone, tablet or computers;
- wall mount (on the back of the screen);
- displaying the charge level on the screen;
- complete set (includes fasteners and a battery of independent power supply).
- not detected.
Price: from 1100 to 1348 rubles.
Xiaomi Mijia Hygrometer Bluetooth
I am fond of reptiles, three terrariums are installed at home, it is necessary to maintain different climatic conditions everywhere. I was looking for the most convenient and practical device, I found Xiaomi Mijia Hygrometer Bluetooth, I was not disappointed. Bought the first device to try. The model is miniature, fits in the palm of your hand, the kit includes a convenient magnetic mount, concisely built into the terrarium without disturbing the overall composition. There is no need to peer through the glass and take readings with the eyes of the device, it is enough to check the data on the phone without looking up from work or rest. I am pleased with the wide range of readings and the accuracy in measurements, I ordered two additional models, the cost was fully justified!
Suomen Lampömittari Klima 8230
A weather station that allows you to track humidity and temperature in four rooms at the same time! The set consists of three small sensors for collecting indicators and the main screen that displays readings from your own and from sensors. Three wireless sensors are equipped with a stand to hold them upright and separate small screens showing humidity. The main panel captures sensor readings at a distance of 100 meters.
|Temperature Range||-40 to +60°C|
|The size||128x32x128; 44x24x160mm|
|Country of Origin||Germany|
|Principle of operation||electronic|
- the screen is divided into four parts, individual indicators are displayed simultaneously;
- the device remembers the maximum and minimum temperature;
- the kit includes paper strip stickers, it is easy to sign the location of the sensors on them and stick them to the corresponding parts of the screen;
- control of indicators of humidity and temperature in several rooms.
- by pairing the device with the WeatherHub system, the indicators will be displayed on the phone screen.
- not detected.
Price: from 7000 to 7300 r.
hygrometer Suomen Lämpömittari Klima 8230
A mother with many children, we live in a multi-storey country house as a family and the children sleep in three rooms, intensive heating is required in winter, the air is dry, a hygrometer helps to monitor humidity and take measures, the model is comfortable, the sensors are calm in the nurseries, I can see the indicators of all rooms in the bedroom at once very convenient and comfortable.
The device consists of a compact display and a remote sensor connected by a wire. The overall design weighs no more than 50 grams, by installing the sensor in the required place, the screen with the measurement results can be easily placed in a convenient place for viewing.
|The size||48x28x14 mm|
|Cord length||150 mm|
|Food||2 AA batteries|
- small weight (36g);
- multifunctionality (the device combines a clock and a hygrometer);
- the remote sensor simplifies work, making it more comfortable.
- not detected.
Price: from 460 to 620 r.
hygrometer Suomen Lämpömittari Klima 8230
I often work in the field, knowledge of air humidity is necessary. The device was attracted by its size (it fits easily into a backpack), light, compact. The temperature determines up to 110 degrees, fire and water went through — safe and sound, an excellent wireless model.
The device is similar to a watch, but with a filling consisting of many devices. The screen displays temperature and humidity, calendar, weather forecast for the day. The display is installed on a functional, convenient stand, the kit includes instructions for installing and adjusting the indicators.
|Principle of operation||electronic|
- compactness (48x28x14 mm), concise design, easily fits into the general environment of the room;
- the kit includes an instruction containing explanations of the norms of indications, permissible norms of humidity;
- has additional functions: weather forecast (compiled according to the collected indicators), clock, calendar;
- saving indicators.
- slow (about 1 time per minute) data update.
Price: from 860 to 985 rubles.
hygrometer HAMA TH50
Compact, lightweight, set up at the beginning of use, the device did not go astray in two months. Humidity and temperature shows exactly for home use, I have three identical ones in different rooms, the readings are similar, the plants grow perfectly, the device fully justifies the cost.
Pro Hygro Premium
The device is small and practical, the screen occupies almost the entire surface, divided into parts: display of atmospheric humidity and temperature (accurate to tenths). Along the bottom edge are buttons that display the maximum and minimum temperatures, nothing more, everything you need!
|Food||AA batteries, 1.5 V|
- combination of several functions (hygrometer, thermometer);
- daily synchronization of indications;
- powered by AA batteries, easy to purchase in the store;
- small dimensions (90x65x18).
- small range of humidity (25–90).
Price: from 1260 to 1380 r.
Hygrometer Pro Hygro Premium
I bought the model for the sake of interest, I wanted to conduct a couple of experiments, all the necessary indicators are present, it shows exactly, it is easy to put it in your pocket or bag, it is light. I use it all the time, thanks to the readings of the device I regulate the operation of the air humidifier, it is convenient, practical, it has been working properly for more than half a year.
The best mechanical hygrometers for the home
Most mechanical hygrometers for the home use the so-called hair method, which is based on the properties of human hair to change its state depending on the level of moisture and ambient temperature. In addition, there are also “film” models, which have a dense fabric as a basis, which clearly responds to changes in the water level in the air. Such devices are more expensive than hair analogues, but are more sensitive to fluctuations in indicators.
Mechanical devices are often “sharpened” only for measuring the level of air humidity, but sometimes there are also models with a thermometer.
When choosing such devices, be sure to consider the manufacturer’s recommendations for placement. This is important for accurate interpretation of the result.
5 Glass appliance VIT‑1
The rating is opened by the most budgetary hygrometer in our selection — the VIT‑1 model from the domestic company Steklopribor. This is a psychometric type device that shows the temperature and humidity in the room.
The device is made of plastic in turquoise colors. The dimensions are quite compact — 32 cm wide and 12 cm high, the device will take up a minimum of space. It is provided for wall mounting. The measuring temperature range is from 0 to 25 °C. The thermometer has an alcohol structure, while the humidity measuring instrument is based on the psychometric method. Toluene is used here as a thermometric liquid.
In addition to the psychometric hygrometer itself, the basic equipment includes a wick, a feeder and detailed instructions for use.
Customers noted the rather high accuracy of temperature and humidity measurements. Many were pleasantly surprised by the detailed instructions and the availability of all the necessary documentation confirming the quality of the product. But, some complained about the complex calculations of indicators from the table.
- Shows humidity and temperature.
- Minimum deviations.
- Detailed instructions.
- All documentation included.
- Cheaper than analogues.
- It is necessary to study the principle of calculations.
- Periodic calibration required.
Hygrometer Steklopribor VIT‑1
4 Sawo 115-HA
The original hygrometer from Sawo in the form of a house with a round dial inside, is located on the fourth line of the rating. It is noteworthy that the body of the product is made of natural pine wood, which exudes a natural aroma and gives positive energy to the room.
The width of the model 115-HA is 165 cm, and the height is 185. The manufacturer positions its device as an excellent product for measuring the moisture level in a steam room, a bath. At the same time, the measuring scale in the form of a round dial with black arrows will show fluctuations in values from 0 to 100%. The device is manufactured in the Philippines, the manufacturer gives a 3‑year warranty for the product for measuring humidity. Additionally, it is possible to buy a thermometer in the same style, thus assembling the original set.
Customers are generally satisfied with the quality of the original Sawo hygrometer. Many noted the high accuracy and the case made of natural wood. Most of the respondents rated the device as multifunctional — for home and sauna. But, some were confused by the lack of glass to protect the dial.
- Unusual design.
- High accuracy.
- Ease of use.
- Suitable for home and bath.
- Body made of natural wood.
- There is no protective glass for the dial.
- There is no thermometer.
3 Boneco A7057
The top three hygrometers for the home are opened by the A7057 model from Boneco. The compact device in a white plastic housing can be wall-mounted. The diameter of the round base is 5 cm, so the device does not take up much space in the apartment.
It should be noted that the manufacturer is Germany, the humidity meter is of good build quality and minimal error. The mechanical device shows the humidity range from 20 to 100%. It is important to consider that the product focuses on minimum, not maximum values. At the same time, the A7057 model is capable of operating at ambient temperatures up to 120 degrees Celsius. The parameters optimal for the human body are highlighted in a special color, which greatly simplifies the interpretation of the indicators.
Among those who have tried the Boneco home humidity meter, most were satisfied with the quality. Many liked the convenient interpretation of the result, most buyers highlighted the compact size as an advantage. However, there were those who complained about the fragile case.
- Highlights the optimal scale.
- Easy interpretation of the result.
- German quality.
- No need to set up.
- There are measurement errors.
- Afraid of blows.
Hygrometer Boneco A7057
2 Harvia SAC92200
The second in the ranking of home humidity meters is the device from Harvia. The SAC92200 features high precision and a stylish, eco-friendly design.
A laconic, lightweight case in the form of a rounded square with a clear dial inside attracts attention. The width of the wall of the device is 13 cm, so it takes up a minimum of space on the table. The value scale displays a step of 10 units. The body is made of natural birch, a characteristic reddish-brown hue. The principle of operation here is based on the hair method. The device from Harvia is able to measure the ambient humidity in the range from 0 to 100%. For maximum reliability of information, the manufacturer recommends installing a hygrometer at a considerable distance from the front door and at least 1.5 meters from the floor.
Most owners of the SAC92200 have rated it as the ideal indoor humidity measurement device. Users find the product to be quite accurate. And only a few noted inconvenient the fact that the device must be correctly installed, in accordance with the requirements of the manufacturer.
- Rounded square shape.
- Birch body.
- Indicators from 0 to 100%.
- High accuracy.
- available result.
- Requires proper placement in the room.
- Responds slowly to changes in humidity.
Hygrometer Harvia SAC92200
1 TFA 45.2033
The best mechanical hygrometer for the home is model 45.2033 from the TFA brand. In addition to assessing the level of humidity, this device is able to display additional temperature readings on the scoreboard.
The measuring device is made in the form of a circle, ringed with brass material, which gives resistance to mechanical damage and a long service life. Evaluating the indicators is as easy as shelling pears, an informative dial that has markings for comfort zones will help. Thus, the correct interpretation of the result becomes a truly easy task that even a child can handle. The device from TFA informs about the level of humidity from 0 to 100%, and the temperature in the room — from ‑15 to +55 °C. The principle of operation is based on the properties of synthetic hair to change its length under the influence of moisture vapor. The product, with a diameter of 102 cm, is recommended to be mounted on the wall.
Customers liked the thermohygrometer 45.2033. It is praised for its informative indicators, durable case and accurate results. Most appreciated the fact that no additional batteries are required here. Few, though, said that when sunlight hits, the data is distorted.
- Metal body.
- Attaches to the wall.
- Shows humidity and temperature.
- Round dial.
- The accuracy is pretty high.
- Must be installed away from sunlight.
Hygrometer TFA 45.2033
Comparison table of characteristics
A table containing the main characteristics of all previously presented models will help you choose the ideal model for you:
|Model name||price, rub.||Principle of operation||Humidity measurement range, %||Dimensions, mm|
|Stadler Form Selina||from 3500 to 3700||electronic||25–98||93x90x38|
|BM52 white weather station||from 4800 to 4950||weight||0–100||470x112x28|
|Xiaomi Mijia Hygrometer Bluetooth||from 1100 to 1348||electronic||0–100||90x90x18|
|Suomen Lampömittari Klima 8230||from 7000 to 7300||electronic||1–99||display 128x 32×128; transmitter 44x24x160|
|Kromatech NG-FY12||from 460 to 620||electronic||1–99||48x28x14|
|HAMA TH50||from 860 to 985||electronic||20–95||80x80x12|
|Pro Hygro Premium||from 1260 to 1380||electronic||25–90||90x65x18|
How to DIY
The easiest way to make a hair hygrometer at home. You need to assemble a simple design from a scale printed from the Internet, an arrow and a fat-free hair connecting the arrow and the surface of the scale. The hair, depending on the humidity, changes its length and deflects the arrow to the required value. The second option is to fix the hair at the base of the vertical scale, pull it and throw it over the nail located above the scale, attach a light weight to the free end, stretching, the hair lowers the weight indicating the value on the scale.
What to look for when choosing
Hygrometers are purchased for various applications: from amateur to professional, the main parameters when choosing:
- Accuracy and measurement range. It is possible to maintain a suitable humidity in the room with relatively inaccurate indicators (+ ‑2%). Professionals should choose a model without error.
- Dimensions and power system. Wireless compact devices are easy to install anywhere in the apartment or on the street.
- External design (color, style, material). Here, choose individually, based on your preferences.
- Availability additional features (temperature measurement, clock, calendar) will be a great addition to the device.
How to choose a quality hygrometer
- Hygrometer designs
. Russian children have been familiar with psychrometric devices since their school days. They are highly accurate, but difficult to determine humidity. Mechanical devices look as simple as possible. They are autonomous in operation, and it is convenient to take readings from a visual dial. Electronic hygrometers are multifunctional. Many of them allow you to measure the temperature, some are equipped with a clock. But the operation of such devices depends on a battery or accumulator.
- Measuring range
. In living rooms, the level of humidity drops sharply 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 operates in the range of 20–70%. Such a device is also suitable for growing indoor plants. But in wet rooms (baths, saunas, basements) a hygrometer with a scale of up to 100% is required.
. Relative humidity meters are distinguished by their measurement accuracy. For a simple layman, we can recommend a hygrometer with a division of up to 2–3%. It may be a conventional mechanical device. When measurement accuracy is important, it is better to choose a model with a division value of 1%. This level can be provided by an electronic device or a psychrometer.
. 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, most often choose models with wood or stone finishes. In the living room, plastic products will look harmonious, and for a nursery, the design in the form of a toy will be an ideal option.
We have selected in our review the 10 best hygrometers. 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.