By Kestrel

Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter

The world's most complete weather meter and portable Weather Station.

$349.00 USD - $419.00 USD
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Availability: In stock
SKU: 0855OLV
Color: Olive
Model: Standard Non-LiNK
Regular price $349.00 USD
Regular price $364.00 USD Sale price $349.00 USD
Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter -
Regular price $349.00 USD
Regular price $364.00 USD Sale price $349.00 USD


  • Measurement

    • Wind Speed
    • Average Wind Speed
    • Maximum Wind Gust
    • Current Wind Speed
    • Temperature
    • Barometric Pressure
    • Relative Humidity
    • Wind Chill
    • Heat Stress Index
    • Dew Point Temperature
    • Altitude (Barometric)
    • Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)
    • Density Altitude
    • Wind Direction
    • Bluetooth (LiNK model)
    • Pressure Trend
  • Includes

    • (1) AAA Lithium Battery
    • Instructions
    • Lanyard
    • Padded carry case that holds vane mount & meter (Comes with LiNK model only)
    • Rotating Vane Mount for Tripod (Comes with LiNK model only)
    • Certificate Of Conformity (Spec Sheet)
  • Warranty

    5 year manufacturers warranty.
  • Country of origin

    Designed & Built in the USA.

Accurate environmental conditions, not from a distant weather station but from the palm of your hand with the Kestrel 5500 Handheld Pocket Weather Meter!

Wind speed, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind direction and density altitude plus logging capabilities – the indispensable tool for portable environmental monitoring. The Kestrel 5500 measures every environmental condition plus wind direction, crosswind and headwind/tailwind. Use it golfing, sailing, flying, spraying, shooting and more. Drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof and able to withstand extreme environments, your Kestrel weather meter travels with you anywhere you dare to go. The Kestrel 5500 has a larger, higher-resolution and contrast built-in dual color backlit display, made from extra-strong polycarbonate lens for improved font readability. Optional LiNK iOS and Android wireless connectivity and app support available. Like all Kestrel meters, the Kestrel 5500 is drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof and able to withstand harsh environments without damage – so it can so it can work or play as hard as you do, wherever you do.

Kestrel 5500 with LiNK and iPadIn addition to measuring the current environmental conditions, the Kestrel 5500 tracks and logs over 10,000 sets of time-stamped data. Your data log can be transferred to a iOS/Android device wirelessly with the LiNK wireless communication option and the Kestrel LiNK app, or to a Windows PC or Mac with either the accessory Kestrel LiNK Dongle or waterproof USB Data Transfer Cable (Both sold separately).The true versatility of the Kestrel 5500 becomes apparent with the addition of the Kestrel Vane Mount. This precision-engineered accessory securely mounts the Kestrel 5500 to any tripod or other ¼-20 fitted bracket. Once mounted, the Kestrel 5500 becomes a full-featured weather station. Select "Add LiNK (Bluetooth Connectivity) + Vane Mount" or select the standard 5500 and purchase the vane mount separately in our Accessories section.


  • Easy to read, high resolution screen (standard and NV backlit).
  • Time & date
  • Waterproof & floats
  • Exterior temperature, humidity & pressure sensors for fast & accurate readings
  • Humidity sensor can soon be calibrated in the field via cable or Dongle.
  • Min, Max & Average values
  • Automatically store measurements, when powered on or off
  • Manually store measurements with the press of a button
  • Customizable data storage - 10,000 data points
  • Graph & recall trends
  • Customize screens to display user-selected measurements
  • Data charting
  • Data upload to iOS & Android phones & tablets
  • Data upload to Windows or Mac computers with optional USB Data Cable
  • Data upload to Windows & Mac computers via wireless Bluetooth (LiNK Enabled Meters only with the optional Kestrel Dongle)
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish, German & Italian
  • User-replaceable impeller
  • impeller cover allows use of other functions & protecting the impeller
  • All instruments and accessories are completely assembled in the USA

Physical Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 5.0 x 1.8 x 1.1 in. / 12.7 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm
  • Weight: 3.6 Ounces / 102 Grams
  • MFG Part# 0855OLV, Model# 5500 (Olive Drab)
  • MFG Part# 0855TAN, Model# 5500 (Desert Tan)
  • MFG Part# 0855YEL, Model# 5500 (Yellow)
  • MFG Part# 0855LVOLV, Model# 5500 with LiNK & Vane Mount (Olive Drab)
  • MFG Part# 0855LVTAN, Model# 5500 with LiNK & Vane Mount (Desert Tan)
  • MFG Part# 0855LVYEL, Model# 5500 with LiNK & Vane Mount (Yellow)

    Sensor Specifications

     Wind Speed

    Units of Measure: mph | kt | B | m/s | ft/min / km/h 
    Specification Range:
    • 0.6 to 40.0 m/s
    • 118 to 7,874 ft/min
    • 2.2 to 144.0 km/h
    • 1.3 to 89.5 mph
    • 1.2 to 77.8 knots
    • 0 to 12 B*
    • 2-131.2 F/S*
    Operational Range:
    • 0.6 to 60.0 m/s
    • 118 to 11,811 ft/min
    • 2.2 to 216.0 km/h
    • 1.3 to 134.2 mph
    • 1.2 to 116.6 knots
    • 0 to 12 B*
    • 2-196.9 F/S*
    • 0.1 m/s
    • 1 ft/min
    • 0.1 km/h
    • 0.1 mph
    • 0.1 knots
    • 1 B
    Accuracy (+/-): Larger of 3% of reading, least significant digit or 20 ft/min
    Notes: 1 inch|25 mm diameter impeller with precision axle and low-friction Zytel® bearings. Startup speed stated as lower limit, readings may be taken down to 0.4 m/s | 79 ft/min | 1.5 km/h | .9 mph | .8 kt after impeller startup. Off-axis accuracy -1% @ 5º off-axis; -2% @ 10º; -3% @ 15º. Calibration drift < 1% after 100 hours use at 16 MPH | 7 m/s. Replacement impeller (PN-0801) field installs without tools (US Patent 5,783,753). Wind speed calibration and testing should be done with triangle on impeller located at the top front face of the Kestrel. *F/S only in Ballistics units. Beaufort not available in Ballistics units.

    Ambient Temperature

    Units of Measure: Fahrenheit, Celsius
    Specification Range:
    • -20.0 to 158.0 °F
    • -29.0 to 70.0 °C
    Operational Range:
    • 14.0.0 to 131.0 °F
    • -10.0 to 55.0 °C
    • 0.1 °F
    • 0.1 °C
    Accuracy (+/-):
    • 0.9 °F
    • 0.5 °C
    Notes: Airflow of 2.2 mph|1 m/s or greater provides fastest response and reduction of insolation effect. For greatest accuracy, avoid direct sunlight on the temperature sensor and prolonged sunlight exposure to the unit in low airflow conditions. Calibration drift is negligible for the life of the product. For further details, see Display & Battery Operational Temperature Limits.


    Units of Measure: inHg, hPA, mb
    Specification Range:
    • 25°C/ 77°F
    • 750-1100 hPa|mbar
    • 22.15-32.48 inHg
    • 10.88-15.95 PS
    Operational Range:
    • 0.30 to 48.87 inHg
    • 10.0 to 1654.7 hPa|mbar
    • 0.14 to 24.00 PSI
    • 14.0 to 131.0 °F -10.0 to 55.0 °C
    • 0.1 hPa|mbar
    • 0.01 inHg
    • 0.01 PSI
    Accuracy (+/-):
    • 1.5 hPa|mbar
    • 0.044 inHg
    • 0.022 PSI
    Notes: Monolithic silicon piezo-resistive pressure sensor with second-order temperature correction. Between 1100–1600 mbar, unit will operate with reduced accuracy. Sensor may not operate above 1600 mbar and can be damaged above 6,000 mbar or below 10 mbar. Calibration drift is negligible for the life of the product.

    Relative Humidity

    Units of Measure: %
    Specification Range: 5 to 95% 25°C non-condensing
    Operational Range: 0 to 100% 
    Resolution: 0.1 %RH
    Accuracy (+/-): 3%RH
    Notes: To achieve stated accuracy, unit must be permitted to equilibrate to external temperature when exposed to large, rapid temperature changes and be kept out of direct sunlight. Calibration drift is typically less than ±0.25% per year.


    Units of Measure:  Compass Heading in True or Magnetic
    Specification Range: 0 to 360°
    Operational Range: 0 to 360°
    Resolution: 1° 1/16th Cardinal Scale
    Accuracy: ±5°
    Notes: 2-axis solid-state magneto resistive sensor mounted perpendicular to unit plane. Accuracy of sensor dependent upon unit’s vertical position. Self-calibration routine eliminates magnetic error from batteries or unit and must be run after every full power- down (battery removal or change). Readout indicates direction to which the back of the unit is pointed when held in a vertical orientation. Declination/variation adjustable for True North readout.

    Calculated Measurements



    Accuracy (+/-):
    • typical: 23.6 ft/7.2 m
    • - 50 to 1100 mBar
    • max: 48.2 ft/14.7 m
    • – 300 to 750 mBar
    • 1ft
    • 1m
    Sensors employed:
    • Pressure
    • User Input (Reference Pressure)

    Dew Point

    Accuracy (+/-):
    • 3.4 °F
    • 1.9 °C
    • 15-95% RH. Refer to Range for Temperature Sensor
    • 0.1 °F
    • 0.1 °C
    Sensors employed:
    • Temperature
    • Relative Humidity

    Wet Bulb Temperature - Psychrometric

    Accuracy (+/-):
    • 3.2 °F
    • 1.8 °C
    • 0.1 °F
    • 0.1 °C
    Sensors employed:
    • Temperature
    • Relative Humidity
    • Pressure

    Wind Chill

    • 1.6 °F
    • 0.9 °C
    • 0.1 °F
    • 0.1 °C
    Sensors employed:
    • Wind Speed
    • Temperature

    Density Altitude

    • 226 ft
    • 69 m
    • 1ft
    • 1m
    Sensors employed:
    • Temperature
    • Relative Humidity
    • Pressure
    Sensors employed:
    • Temperature Relative
    • Humidity
    • Pressure

    Heat Index

    • 7.1°F
    • 4.0°C
    • 0.1 °F
    • 0.1 °C
    Sensors employed:
    • Temperature
    • Relative Humidity



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