A wind meter for your smartphone

WeatherFlow has introduced the WeatherFlow Wind Meter, an anemometer that fits in your pocket. The meter is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod, and all major Android devices.

Download one of the company’s free apps for iOS or Android and plug in your wind meter. Hold it up high facing into the wind. Your phone does the rest by recording the wind speed (average and gust), wind direction and location.

You can share onsite reports with WeatherFlow, Instagram, Vine, Twitter, SMS, email, and Facebook — and view all of this crowd-sourced weather in one of the company’s consumer applications.

The Wind Meter’s operating range extends from the smallest puff (2 mph) to well over hurricane force winds (125 mph), according to company officials.

Calibrated at the University of Florida’s Aerospace Engineering Department, the Wind Meter is accurate to the larger of +/- 0.5% of the reading or 0.2 mph at up to 15° off-axis. That means even if you don’t hold it directly into the wind, you’ll still get very accurate wind speed information, company officials say.

Price: $34.95.

For more information: Weatherflow.com


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