Ultrasonic Wind and Temperature MeterJun 13, 2008
Sailors and boaters can now measure wind and temperature using a handheld device with no moving parts and nothing to wear out or break. The sophisticated WindScribe from Davis Instruments uses patented ultrasonic technology to read wind speed, temperature and wind chill. An ultrasonic wind barrel employs advanced sensors and microprocessor circuitry.
Simple to operate, the portable WindScribe just has to be pointed into the wind. The versatile unit calculates wind speed from 0 to 150 mph, highest positive speed (headwind), lowest negative wind speed (tailwind), 5-second average and running average. Users can select from mph, km/h, m/s (meters per second), f/s (feet per second), f/m (feet per minute) or knots. It's accurate within ±3%.
The state-of-the-art WindScribe can determine current temperatures from -40° to +150°F, maximum and minimum temperature and wind chill. The precision instrument measures temperatures in tenths of a degree and can also display temperatures in °C.
An easy-to-read, large LCD display has an update interval of 1.25 seconds. Convenient buttons allow for quick change of temperature and wind display modes and units.
Compact, the 5" L x 3" W x 9/10" D unit weighs only 4 oz. The resilient unit is constructed from durable ABS plastic. A CR2032, 3-volt lithium cell battery has a life over 600 hours. To save power, after 5 minutes of no button use and zero wind speed the unit will automatically shutdown.
The user-friendly WindScribe doesn't require calibration. For multiple application and installation options, the unit includes a lanyard, tripod mount and mounting bracket.
The suggested retail price of the innovative WindScribe from Davis Instruments is just $129. Incredibly handy, the WindScribe is an advantageous tool in a variety of fields and sports, including windsurfing, aviation, mountaineering, weather forecasting and numerous other uses.
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