Turn your smartphone into a wind meter

Now your smartphone can display real-time wind readings by plugging a new compact meter from Sporty’s into your phone’s headset jack and downloading a free app.

The app gives you a clear overview of average, actual and maximum wind speed, as well as a real-time graph. The unit of measurement — m/s, Kmh, mph, Kts, Bft — can be changed on the fly by tapping the screen, Sporty’s officials said.

The wind meter is a one-piece molded rotor. The low-friction Teflon bearing makes the meter extremely durable, officials said, noting it can be cleaned with water.

The Smartphone Wind Meter works with all iPhones and iPads running on iOS 6 or 7. The meter also works with Samsung Galaxy S2, S3 and S4 phones.

The Smartphone Wind Meter [4712A] is available for $49.95 and may be purchased at Sportys.com.

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