No. The CRVW3 has built-in memory and can be configured in a variety of ways. It can measure data frequently and communicate the data at a slower rate (for example, measure every 10 minutes and communicate the results once per day). The CRVW3 can also communicate data after each measurement is taken. The ability to configure the communications on a network to an application's specific needs allows the user to better manage the power consumption on the CRVW3, as well as on the base data logger.