Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter
The Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter (tripod NOT included) is Kestrel’s environmental meter. This is a mini weather station in itself. The Kestrel 5500 upgraded from the Kestrel 4500 in November of 2015. Functionally, you’re getting more environmental features with some big improvements to the overall meter.
Bluetooth LINK works with your computer via Dongle
Bluetooth LINK to Smartphones
Takes 1 AA battery
Battery door is in the back, sealed away from the motherboard, should your battery leak as was common with all the 4000 series
Improved high resolution screen for any lighting (even sunlight) and easy on your eyes.
Intuitive user interface screen navigation
Scratch and breakage resistant window
All meters include both options of Red and White back lights.
Fits same cases.
Includes vane mount with 5500 LiNK option
Roughly 12,000 data points.
The Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter has these distinct monitoring functions over the other 5000 series
Headwind / Tailwind
If you select the Bluetooth Kestrel LINK model, your meter includes custom communication software designed to quickly and easily configure your data transmission frequency, download logged data, graph data and transfer data to other applications. It is no longer necessary to purchase an interface separately, the new Kestrel Meters with Bluetooth include the software necessary to communicate wirelessly at a range of up to 100 feet with a clear line of site.
Note, you will need a Dongle. A workaround if you don’t have this with you would be to upload your data to your mobile smartphone and email it to yourself and open it on your Mac or PC. On the 4000 series you did not need the Dongle.
All 5000 series meters will have both a bright green back light, which is great for even high sunlight conditions, and a night vision preserving back light. The red night vision (NV) back light incorporates optical filter to reduce overall brightness and minimize blue and green spectrum light to preserve night vision. Basically, with the red back light, your eyes don’t need to adjust when looking from your meter to the horizon in night time use.
Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter measures features
Headwind and tailwind
Wet bulb temperature
Relative humidity in %
Heat stress index
Air, water, and snow temperature
Current, average, and maximum air velocity
Time and date
Easy to read back light display
Customization to your data storage
Minimum, Maximum and Average values
Multi Function 3 line display
Outer temperature, humidity, and pressure sensors for fast and accurate readings
Customize screens to display user selected measurements
Graph and recall trends
User replaceable impeller
Flip top impeller cover lets you use other functions while protecting the impeller
Five languages including English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian
Rugged and waterproof
Put together in the USA
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