What is the best Kestrel Meter for me?

What is the best Kestrel Meter for me?

Kestrel Weather Instruments have become known worldwide as the most dependable and durable handheld weather instruments on the market. We are often asked which meter is the best one to buy? Well, that depends on a multitude of factors. The first being price. Secondly would be what measurements do you require? Different models offer different environmental measurements. Some specialty meters also do calculations specific to it's job function such as the Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter. With the 5500FW Fire Weather Meter, you will get all of the same environmental readings as the 5500 Weather Meter as well as FDFM and PIG calculations. These two calculations are specific to Wildland Firefighters. There are two main categories of Kestrel Meters. The first being the Basic Meters and the second being the Advanced Meters. All Meters from the 1000 to the 3550 are considered basic. This doesn't mean they are cheaply made. On the contrary, they are just as durable, waterproof and drop proof as the Advanced Meters and use the same sensors.

The Kestrel Basic Meters have a large, high contrast easy to read LCD screen and just three buttons to make your selections. Most are backlit as well.

The Kestrel Advanced Meters all start with the number 5, such as the Kestrel 5000. The Advanced line of Meters will all log date and time stamped environmental data into memory. This historical data can be viewed on the Meter itself or can be downloaded to either a PC or MAC computer using the Kestrel Data Transfer Cable or with the LiNK (Bluetooth) models, data can be wirelessly transferred to a smartphone using the Kestrel LiNK app or the newly released Kestrel app. Once the data is downloaded into the Kestrel app, you can send the date and time stamped data using your phones email with just a click of a button. This data formatted as a CSV file which most spreadsheet programs can easily open. Both the standard and LiNK enabled 5 series meters can use the Kestrel Data Transfer Cable. The cable is specific to Kestrel 5 series meters and can be found in our store.

If at any time you have Kestrel questions, please let us know. You can find our contact information here or use the chat button. We are always happy to answer Kestrel questions!

Kestrel Basic Handheld Meters:

Product: Kestrel 1000
Price: $74.00 USD
Measures: Wind Speed
Colors: Blue
Class: Wind Meter
Product: Kestrel 2000
Price: $94.00 USD
Colors: Green
Measures: Wind Speed, Temperature
Features: Backlight (blue white)
Class: Wind Meter
Kestrel 2500 Weather Meter
Product: Kestrel 2500
Price: $149.00 USD
Colors: Orange
Measures: Wind Speed, Temperature, Pressure
Features: Altitude (pressure based), Barometric Pressure, Pressure Trend, Wind Chill, Backlight (blue white)
Class: Weather Meter
Kestrel 2500NV Weather Meter
Product: Kestrel 2500NV
Price: $154.00 USD
Measures: Wind Speed, Temperature, Pressure
Features: Altitude (pressure based), Barometric Pressure, Pressure Trend, Wind Chill, Night Vision Preserving Backlight
Colors: Olive Drab (OD Green)
Class: Weather Meter
Kestrel 3000 Red Weather MeterKestrel 3000HS Weather Meter in Orange
Product: Kestrel 3000 (red), 3000HS (orange)
Price: $149.00 USD
Measures: Wind Speed, Temperature, Humidity
Features: Wind Chill, Heat Stress, Backlight (blue white)
Colors: Red, Orange (3000HS)
Class: Weather Meter
Kestrel 3500 Weather Meter in yellow
Product: Kestrel 3500
Price: $194.00 USD
Measures: Wind Speed, Temperature, Humidity, Pressure
Features: Wind Chill, Heat Stress, Altitude (pressure based), Pressure Trend, Barometric Pressure, Dew Point, Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric), Backlight (blue white)
Colors: Yellow
Class: Basic Weather Meter
Kestrel 3500NV in Olive Drab Green with Night Vision Preserving Backlight
Product: Kestrel 3500NV
Price: $199.00 USD
Measures: Wind Speed, Temperature, Humidity, Pressure
Features: Wind Chill, Heat Stress, Altitude (pressure based), Pressure Trend, Barometric Pressure, Dew Point, Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric), Night Vision Preserving Backlight
Colors: Olive Drab (OD Green)
Class: Basic Weather Meter
Kestrel 3500DT Delta T Agriculture Weather Meter
Product: Kestrel 3500DT
Price: $199.00 USD
Measures: Wind Speed, Temperature, Humidity, Pressure
Features: Wind Chill, Heat Stress, Altitude (pressure based), Pressure Trend, Barometric Pressure, Dew Point, Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric), Delta T, Backlight (blue white)
Colors: Yellow
Class: Basic Weather Meter
Kestrel 3500FW Fire Weather Meter
Product: Kestrel 3500FW
Price: $199.00 USD
Measures: Wind Speed, Temperature, Humidity, Pressure
Features: Wind Chill, Heat Stress, Altitude (pressure based), Pressure Trend, Barometric Pressure, Dew Point, Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric), Backlight (blue white), PIG Reference Card
Colors: Orange
Class: Basic Fire Weather Meter
Kestrel 3550FW Fire Weather Meter with Bluetooth and Wind Direction
Product: Kestrel 3550FW
Price: $199.00 USD
Measures: Wind Speed, Temperature, Humidity, Pressure
Features: Wind Chill, Heat Stress, Altitude (pressure based), Pressure Trend, Barometric Pressure, Dew Point, Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric), Backlight (blue white), Wind Direction, Bluetooth, PIG Reference Card
Colors: Orange
Class: Fire Weather Meter
Kestrel 3550AG Agriculture Meter with Delta T, Bluetooth and Wind Direction
Product: Kestrel 3550AG
Price: $199.00 USD
Measures: Wind Speed, Temperature, Humidity, Pressure
Features: Wind Chill, Heat Stress, Altitude (pressure based), Pressure Trend, Barometric Pressure, Dew Point, Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric), Backlight (blue white), Delta T, Wind Direction, Bluetooth
Colors: Green
Class: Basic Agriculture Meter

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