The Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter is a uniquely powerful measuring and data logging compact instrument. The Kestrel 5500 provides trusted accuracy, reliability for measuring weather data such as; temperature, humidity, altitude, barometric pressure, density altitude, heat index wind chill, wind speed, wind direction, crosswind and headwind/tailwind.
When paired with the rotating vane mount and a tripod (both sold separately) the meter becomes an independent monitoring station. Note: The rotating vane mount is included with the 5500 (LiNK-enabled) meter. The rotating vane securely mounts the Kestrel 5500 to any tripod or other ¼-20 fitted bracket. The large wind vane and precision pivot keeps the meter oriented into the wind for continuous measurement and logging of wind speed/direction and all other key weather variables. Use it for research, safety, expeditions, agriculture and many other profession or activities that require accurate monitoring. The meter features a large, high-resolution and contrast display along with a dual color backlight. It is drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof and able to withstand harsh environments without damage. The Kestrel 5500 monitors and logs over 10,000 weather data sets that are time-stamped.
All Kestrel 5 Series meters allow a wired communication between the meter and a PC or Mac. Use the USB Data Transfer Cable (sold separately) and Kestrel LiNK free software to install firmware updates and upload data logged from your Kestrel meter in a comma delimited text file format. Save/View in a spreadsheet, database or text-editor software program. Communication between the USB cable and Kestrel meter is optical. Therefore does not jeopardize the Kestrel's watertight seal.
With the Kestrel LiNK free App, you can wirelessly connect any LiNK-enabled meter via Bluetooth to an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device. View real-time measurements, receive on-screen alerts and download your data. Logged data can be viewed, analyzed, archived and shared via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. The App also enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters. The LiNK USB Bluetooth Low Energy Dongle (sold separately) is required to connect the meter to a PC or Mac.
Note: The meter and mobile device or computer must be within a range up to 100' line of sight for adequate Bluetooth connection. If planning to wirelessly connect the meter to a PC or Mac, a non-OEM USB dongle will not work with this meter.
Kestrels have been put to the test in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. U.S. Special Forces, combat weather teams, wildland firefighters, smoke jumpers, Mt. Everest expeditions and auto pit crews are just a few who rely on a Kestrel to provide them with the crucial environmental data they need. Watch any on-screen meteorologist during a hurricane, and you're sure to spot a Kestrel in action. Be your own meteorologist, anywhere in the world, with a Kestrel 5500.
Kestrel Weather Meters are proudly made in the USA and come with a 5-year manufacturer warranty.
Apps for LiNK-enabled Meters:
Firmware: iOS versions 6 and higher
Firmware: Android 4.3 and higher
Kestrel 5 Series Meter Comparison Chart