How many times have you had to grudgingly go out to your barometric pressure gauge, that is sitting somewhere deep in the woods on the side of some mountain, in some other state, and replace its batteries so you can continue to collect pressure data for another few months before it dies again?
My guess is that you’ve probably never had to do something like that.
I actually have, I’ve experienced this firsthand while working in the ecosystem restoration industry. Where site specific data is needed on a continuous basis in order to monitor a restored site’s effectiveness in handling water and rainfall events. Something like a pressure gauge will be used to log data every minute of every day.