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Kestrel 1000 Pocket Wind Meter / Digital Anemometer

The Kestrel family of weather and environmental meters began in 1996 when NK co-owner Richard Kellerman needed a dependable wind meter for flying his glider. Recognized today as the standard for accuracy and reliability by professionals and enthusiasts alike, Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters can be found at the top of Everest, on Special Forces missions, chasing tornadoes and in your backyard. All Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters are designed and built in the USA to stand up to years of rugged use, calibrated to NIST-traceable standards and come with a five-year warranty.Simple and compact, the Kestrel 1000 fits right into the palm of your hand and weighs a mere 65 grams. It’s also extremely durable and totally waterproof, allowing you to measure wind speeds in even the harshest weather conditions–and it even floats. Convenient and reliable, the Kestrel 1000 is the perfect tool for model plane pilots, kite boarders, and other outdoor enthusiasts that rely on accurate wind speed information. It accurately measures current, average, and maximum wind speeds. The Kestrel 1000 uses a sensitive user-replaceable impeller to measure the wind. The clear and durable LCD screen can be changed at any time to display wind data that suits a variety of applications. Beaufort Wind Scale Knots Miles Per Hour Kilometers Per Hour Feet Per Minute

Features: Protective cover with sure-grip molding Data hold function Large easy-to-read display Waterproof and floats Patented, user-replaceable impeller (no tools needed) Ultralight impeller is mounted in jewel bearings for precision, wide range of speeds and low startup speed Impeller is shock-mounted in a glass-reinforced plastic housing All instruments and accessories are completely assembled in the USA Actual size: 4.8 x 1.7 x 0.6 inches (size without case) Power: User-replaceable CR2032 coin cell battery with average life of 300 hours

All Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters are made in the USA and covered by a 5-year warranty against manufacturing defects. Additionally, every single Kestrel manufactured is calibrated for every single value, either directly against NIST-traceable standards or against an intermediary standard that is calibrated daily.

What’s in the Box?
Kestrel 1000, slip-on protective cover, neck lanyard, CR2032 coin cell battery, Kestrel Certificate of Conformity

Product Features

  • Accurate, rugged handheld wind /airflow meter with large, replaceable impeller
  • Measures and displays maximum, current and average wind speed in m/s, ft/min, km/h, mph, kt, B on large, clear LCD
  • Waterproof (IP-67), floats, drop-tested to military standards (MIL-STD-810G), patented
  • Includes slip-on protective cover, neck lanyard, CR2032 coin cell battery and 5-year warranty
  • Used in construction, HVAC, industrial hygiene, sailing, boating, wind surfing, kite boarding, hang gliding, para-sports, ballooning, aviation and more

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Neil Isenberg says:

Excellent value for an air flow meter, durable, accurate, good company Review for: Kestrel 1000 Pocket Wind MeterOVERVIEW:———–The first of 14 Kestrel models ranging in price from $75ish to $900ish covering amateur and commercial/government uses, the Kestrel 1000 appears to be a SWEET SPOT FOR VALUE for those primarily interested in airflow/wind measurement. The $75ish Kestrel 1000 uses the same quality impeller, bearings, and mechanism as their higher end commercial and ballistics units.Before committing to this…

Jeffrey Rodriguez says:

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Susan says:

Good solid meter I’ve used Kestrel wind meters for years and in my experience they are well made, reliable and accurate.I’m an engineer and I use the Kestrel for measuring flow rates. Accuracy is important to me. Each Kestrel wind meter is individually calibrated at the factory and comes with a certificate of conformity guaranteeing plus/minus 1.6% accuracy on velocity readings.At one point, I had a question on whether the lower density of high altitude air effects the Kestrel…

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