What is a Data Logger (and Who Cares)?

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What is a Data Logger (and Who Cares)?

If you have arrived at our website, not knowing the answer to this question, we are happy to introduce you to the world of data logging!HOBO products for indoor, outdoor and water applications

So the correct and technical answer to this is…

“A data logger is a compact, battery-powered device equipped with an internal microprocessor, data storage, and one or more sensors, or sensor ports. Data loggers can be deployed in a variety of environments to record measurements at set intervals for up to years at a time, unattended.”

But now you may wonder, where are they used and who uses them?

Another correct and technical answer, coming at you…

“Data loggers are used in a broad range of indoor, outdoor, underwater, and temperature-controlled environments – essentially anywhere data is needed and the convenience of battery power is preferred.”

HOBO Data Loggers are used in indoor, outdoor and water applications

Learn more about the basics of data logging.

So whether you’re a facility manager trying to measure and improve indoor air quality, an agricultural engineer trying to find out how to grow your crops more efficiently, or a PhD student trying to measure the effects of water level inundation on sea turtle nests, data loggers can help you.

Let’s take a closer look at the environments where data loggers are most often used.


In the indoor space, did you know…?HOBO Indoor Data Loggers

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Outdoor and Water

For outdoor and water environmental monitoring, did you know…?HOBO Outdoor and Water Data Loggers