Still, as $70 sensor that really only integrates with HomeKit there were definitely some areas we felt the Degree fell short. For one thing, the screen is virtually unreadable in direct sunlight—or any kind of bright light. There's no backlighting, either (presumably this would have sapped its battery life), which means it's also unreadable in the dark. Neither of these details mean that much ultimately as you'll usually be accessing the sensor's data via an app. But if you're going to go to the trouble of including a screen on a device, it's a good idea to make it legible.