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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby brokenarrow » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:06 pm

Check this leak out,

Weather Flow Wind meter app will soon have Instagram & Vine export capabilities, coming soon! Onsite reports - everywhere, anywhere, any time.

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby weatherflow » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:05 am

https://vimeo.com/74974334


Check out the WeatherFlow Wind Meter testing in Gainsville, Fl. The WeatherFlow Wind Meter is an anemometer that fits in your pocket. It works with iOS devices like, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPads. This short edit contains everything from tunnel assembly to the second we started testing, right down to final smoke and aerodynamics visualization. Much more to come!

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby ryanroberts1983 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:39 pm

Here is a full review / article from board-mag.

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New on the shelf for 2014 the Weatherflow Wind Meter http://weatherflow.com/windmeter gives any Android or iOS smartphone user a portable and reliable anemometer in your pocket.

The idea behind the Weatherflow Wind Meter http://weatherflow.com/windmeter is to give avid weather watchers accurate wind readings without any hassle. This compact device simply plugs into the headphone jack of your iPhone, iPad or Android handset without the requirement for batteries or any other accessories.

WeatherFlow Wind Meter

Once the Wind Meter is plugged into your headphone jack launch the “Wind Meter” http://weatherflow.com/windmeter application (free on iTunes and the Play Store) from your home screen and you are ready to go. The app is very basic but not in a bad way. Settings, history and readings are all easily accessible from the main menu. Inside the settings menu you can change your primary activity ie. kite, surf, windsurf.

Full article: http://www.board-mag.com/2014/03/weathe ... er-review/

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby BWD » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:34 pm

That's cool. Theoretically nice potential for crowd-sourcing nowcasts, or even guiding models/developing human interpretations.
But. Lack of at least a 3m stick to put it on, and likely a somewhat random user base,
suggests GIGO. Fun to share and log sessions though...

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby POACHER » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:23 am

So I bought one of these and it doesn't work with 2 of my phones and only on one of my friends 'phone. (Androids)

So not sure if there's a disclaimer anywhere in the Google Play Store about needing Android 4.0 ICS or above for it to work. If there isn't, there should be......
Bummed this thing doesn't work. The Google PlayStore reviews are pretty poor due to compatibility issues.

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby Vin Stefanelli » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:22 am

I like the ten dollar
wind meter that is a
tiny ping pong ball
inside a plastic tube-omometer

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby ryanroberts1983 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:33 pm

tautologies wrote:
Laughingman wrote:Neither are usefull beyond your standard hand held meter.
Think outside the box and bring something really unique to the market!


I think you are wrong here. Since Vaavud has an API that you can access all you really have to do is make your own app, and access the information from the device to make it far useful beyond any handheld windmeter that I have seen.


Tautologies, we have *arguably* the best weather API on the planet. This includes the ability to make onsite reports with the http://weatherflow.com/windmeter, get forecasts across a multitude of models etc. There is a hugely significant design flaw in a particular competitors product, this has already sealed their fate with a handful of large industry players. Inertial mass, and aerodynamic design come into play more than you could ever imagine in a product like this. Our design is accurate to +/- 0.5% of the reading or 0.2 mph at up to 15° off-axis. We also provide access to report data from just about any device.

Our friends at TUAW have done a great job comparing & reviewing our http://weatherflow.com/windmeter.

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/03/15/weatherflow-wind-meter-turns-your-iphone-into-an-accurate-anemom/



Here are some photos from our random wind meter testing, fun or staged shoots etc...

http://imgur.com/a/JEgaN/all

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby ryanroberts1983 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:36 pm

POACHER wrote:So I bought one of these and it doesn't work with 2 of my phones and only on one of my friends 'phone. (Androids)

So not sure if there's a disclaimer anywhere in the Google Play Store about needing Android 4.0 ICS or above for it to work. If there isn't, there should be......
Bummed this thing doesn't work. The Google PlayStore reviews are pretty poor due to compatibility issues.



Poacher, here is a current list of supported devices. What phone are you using? Also, you are entitled to a no questions asked return - send me a PM with your address and ill send you a return label and we will refund you and take care of things regardless of where you purchased the wind meter. Sorry for any confusion...

iOS Compatibility:
iOS 7.x, iOS 6.x, iOS 5.x
iPhone 5 / iPhone 5s
iPhone 4S / iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPad (Gen 1 - 4)
iPod Touch (Gen 3 - 5)

Android Compatibility:
Android 2.3, 3.2, 4
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S4
HTC Evo 4G
HTC Evo 4G LTE
Motorola Xoom
Droid 4
Droid Razr, HD, M
Droid Maxx & Ultra XT1080
and more!

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby POACHER » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:05 pm

Ryan,

A return isn't necessary, but I appreciate the offer to stand by the product and take it back. I would like to hang onto it as I'm due for a new phone very soon.
I currently have a Sony Xperia Mini Pro and a Sony Xperia Active. The Weatherflow does work off my wife's Sony Xperia Sola. So I know the device itself works, it just doesn't want to play with my "older" Droids.

I am purchasing a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact when they hit the States in a few weeks, I'm hoping the WeatherFlow is compatible with this phone.
I think the product is very cool and will save me $80 from buying a Kestrel anemometer, so I'll hold out for it working in the future.

Maybe I missed it somwhere on the WF website, but I didn't see a compatibility list.

Thanks for working with me.

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby chirojoseph » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:23 am

hate to be the naysayer here...I JUST bought this unit brand new..was super psycched to use it..have samsung galaxy3 and ICS operating system. downloaded the free APP. Thing works right away but CONSIISTENTLY reads at least 3-4 KNOTS less than my skywatch..and less than my eyes and the water texture tell me. Ive been windsurfing, kiting and paragliding for over 13 years...so I know what 12 knots feels like.

Thought for SURE there would be a way to CALIBRATE the meter...at least through the softtware interface...but there is NOT.

My friend bought one about the same time, used it with his Iphone...same results..reads low. YES we are facing the wind, YES we are not in front of buildings, YES we have been reading the wind for many years.

anyone else have this issue? anyway to Calibrate?

its a great idea....wish it gave me true readings.
thanx for any insight...

kyrojoe


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