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Author Topic: What wind meter?  (Read 6298 times)
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Victrinia Ridgeway
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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2010, 07:54 PM »

Skywatch Eole is about $100 and works great. It also can be mounted to a tripod so you can use it as a reference (likely more useful at a competition than the beach) without having to hold it. Also does temps too I think... haven't needed that feature though.


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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2010, 10:25 AM »

I have a Skywatch Xplorer 1.  It is a very simple device. It's accuracy is according to Swiss standards.  I don't know what it mean it sounds quite professional - Swiss Standards. Wink Wink Wink  I use it to calibrate my senses to the actual wind speed in real time.  Battery life is 20 years when it is off and approv. 30,000 measurements of one minute use(auto-off).  Weight: 51g. and operational temp. are from -30 degree C to +60 degree C.  The meter is sealed and can survive in 2 to 3 ft. of water.  Smiley
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Skywatch 1 wind meter
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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2010, 03:50 PM »

Thanks everyone.
I'm the sort of newbie who leaps in and buys everything that seems likely to make him an expert without the bother of getting the experience.  But I think you've all saved me upwards of 50!  I'll rely on my neck!

For now, anyway ...
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