Price Paid: $79 on sale
I bought my first one in 2010 for use in my kayaking business in SW Florida. The Kestrel worked fine for measuring temperature, but stopped working when left in a kayak cockpit with an inch of water for about 2 minutes.
I returned it to the company as it was still under warranty and got excellent service as they shipped me another one right away. This one stopped working as well when in contact with water for no more than a minute.
I want to believe the company has a great product but have found it unreliable twice.
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KESTREL POCKET WEATHER METERS: Extremely sensitive units for accurate weather readings. All are water resistant to 1 m, float, and include 1 yr warranty. 1000: measures current, max and average wind speed. 2000: add temp. and wind chill to 1000. 3000: add rel. humidity, heat stress index, and dew point to 2000.
The Kestrel 2000 Pocket Weather Meter is the most elementary temperature and wind monitor in the Kestrel Meter collection. Capable of measuring both wind and temperature phenomena, the Kestrel 2000 Thermo Anemometer is a compact and durable weather meter that puts essential weather information in the palm of your hand.Thanks to Kestrel's sensitive impeller technology, you get accurate wind speed info. In addition, the Kestrel 2000's external temperature sensor and waterproof casing (it even floats) allow you to gauge the temperature of water and snow, as well as open air. A hard slide-on case, lanyard, and battery are included. Features: * Protective cover with sure-grip molding * Data hold function * Large easy-to-read display * Waterproof and floats * Quick-response, external thermometer * Innovative design for stability and accuracy in abrupt condition changes * Patented, user-replaceable impeller (no tools needed) * Ultralight impeller is mounted in jewel bearings for precision, wide range of speeds and low startup speed * Impeller is shock-mounted in a glass-reinforced plastic housing * All instruments and accessories are completely assembled in the USA * Actual size: 4.8" x 1.7" x 0.6 " (size w/out case)The Kestrel 2000 accurately measures: * Wind Chill * Air, Water, and Snow Temperature o Displayed in Fahrenheit or Celsius w/ accuracy of +/-1deg * Current Wind Speed * Average Wind Speed * Maximum Wind Speed o Wind Speeds displayed in: Beaufort Wind Scale; Knots; MPH; KPH; or Feet Per Minute
- Mountains Plus
The Kestrel 2000 is a great all around, basic pocket weather meter. Measures wind speed in 6 units. Measure Temperature in F and C with a range of -50 to 260 degress . Measures wind speed, temperature and wind chill with a backlit display. Rugged and easy to use. Waterproof and it floats too!. Comes with lanyard, hard cover and batteries. 5 year warranty. Color: Green
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
Extremely sensitive units for accurate weather readings. Large, backlit display. Patented, user-replaceable impeller. External temperature sensor for fast, accurate readings. Operates on one CR2032 battery. Slim ergonomic design with a rugged case and neck lanyard. All are water resistant to 1 m, float, and include 1 yr warranty. Limited quantity #355107 & #355183.
- Vargo Outdoors