Subjective and Meter Features Review
Ease of use:
- Is the meter intuitive to learn how to use?
- Documentation: are the manual and other documents comprehensive and easy to understand?
- Is the meter able to store and/or hold readings?
- How fast can the user obtain consecutive readings?
- Is the battery easy to install without tools?
- For pin meters, are the pins easy to install?
- Is the temperature compensation automatic or require the use of a table?
- Is the meter casing likely to break with normal use?
- What type of case or carry pouch does the meter come with?
- For pin meters, is it likely that the pins will come loose?
- For meters with cable connections, how functional is the cable?
- For pin meters, how likely are the pins to break or bend?
- Ergonomics: how does the meter feel in the hand related to shape, size and materials?
- Transportability: does the meter include a carrying case, belt case, and/ or fit in a pocket?
- Does the meter have a large enough display to read from a distance?
- Button quality
- Modes: does the meter offer both pin and pinless modes?
- Species settings: is this programmed or require the use of a correction table?
- How easy is it to view and record data when working in tight or awkward spaces?
- High and low: can the meter take measurements at the high (30% MC) and low (5% MC) end of the moisture content range?
- Does the meter feature an alarm?
- Precision: does the meter read to the nearest 1% or better?
- Does the meter indicate when the battery is low?
- Can the meter store data?
- Can the meter be used to retrieve individual readings?
- Is the meter capable of retrieving statistics (average, maximum, minimum)
- Can the meter hold the current reading?
- Does the meter offer download of data to a computer?
- Is the meter capable of calibration by the manufacturer?
- Can the user verify whether the meter is within calibration specifications?
- Manual: Are the manual and all required conversion charts available online?
- Warranty: Is the warranty greater than, less than or equal to one year?
- Email response: How fast is the response to questions and inquiries submitted by email?
- Telephone response: How fast is the response by telephone?
- Service repair: Does the manufacturer offer a service center for repairs?