Anemometers: accurate wind measurement info

Anemometers and wind speed meters are very important in windsurfing and kitesurfing. These measurement devices might give you critical information about the right conditions to hit the water and enjoy a sailing session.

Wind sensors not only analyze the speed, but they also can show how and which way the wind is blowing. Are there regular wind gusts? Is it blowing steadily from North? helps you sweep all doubts.

The anemometer market is vast and there are many brands putting out several models. Pocket-sized unites, equipments prepared for multiple wind speed units (km/h, knots, mp/h, m/s), with or without backlight, waterproofed, resistant to high or very low temperatures and accurate to Swiss standards.

When choosing an anemometer, you should also take in consideration the absolute and relative air pressure, a weather forecast tool, calibration and compass issues, humidity levels, as well as an air temperature overview.

Some anemometers are incredible weather stations with fully packed skills. The best anemometers and handheld wind measurement sensors are available from $16 to more than $350.

Ambient Weather offers four great choices for different pockets and provides instant wind speed and temperature measurements. Kestrel has several professional wind meters, with a full range of high-end characteristics.

The Skywatch Xplorer 4 measures and tracks windspeed, maximum windspeed, temperature, windchill factor, altitude, and barometrick pressure for only $75.

The Kestrel 4500NV Pocket Weather Tracker w/ Wireless Bluetooth Technology is the jewel of the crown. Features exposed sensors for fast and accurate readings, it is waterproof and floats, and manually stores measurements with the press of a button.

The Caldwell 112-350, the Extech 45158, and the Tech 4 O HH2 Handheld are also great choices.

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The anemometer review has been updated on the 26th February 2014.