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fanaticultrahawk



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:41 pm    Post subject: iphone windmeter device reviews please Reply with quote

anyone try the wind meter that keeps popping up in the adds section that connects to you iphone or android in the audio jack?

with all the wind apps and real time date thats free now, do people even need these anymore?
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geohaye



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ultrahawk, the iWindsurf/WeatherFlow SmartPhone Wind Meter is brand-new and just shipping out now, so this is all just starting.
http://weatherflow.com/windmeter/

The idea here is that you can be at any beach or lake in the country, and with your phone you can take your own wind reading to help pick your sail-board-fin size, but also you can save your wind reading to have it appear immediately on the maps on the new Global.iWindsurf.com -- along with all of the weather stations. (More info about the new Global.iWindsurf.com is here):
http://www.iwindsurf.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=27166

These wind meters are almost like portable weather stations -- adding to the total picture. Weather stations update like machines (they are machines!) day in and day out, so they are totally different and crucial, but the crowdsourced Onsite Reports are right now already adding a whole new dimension to iWindsurf.com.

For example, today there are 3 guys in New York with recent reports, including a guy just a short while ago at Goose Creek Beach where it's hitting 17. See screen shot below, and click here:
http://global.iwindsurf.com/en-us/Search/ViewResults.aspx#41,-72.51,9,obs

From that page, to enable the OnSite reports, click the CUSTOMIZE button. Under Crowdsourced Data, click the OnSite Reports checkbox. (By the way, also under the Customize button, I prefer the Map Background = Terrain, which is not the default.)

A display / list of nearby Onsite Reports will be added to the "iWindsurf" iPhone and Android apps soon. Right now the place to see our Onsite Reports is on global.iwindsurf.com.

Also, when taking a wind reading with your wind meter and leaving an Onsite Report, you can add a few words like "At Goose Creek Beach, swell is fun, wind is getting steadier, this beats work."



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a review of the WeatherFlow SmartPhone WindMeter on the 'Tube, that gives you a bit more of a look at the device:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5_iNQNlZsI



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't wait to use it with my leaf blower, just like at the Sailing Site in the 2008 Summer Games. Everyone on wind hold, not a ripple, but those wind blades kept whirring along like it was blowing 20. Smile
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rangerider



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The leaf blower is a good idea. I'm going to mount one to the front of my car and report how fast I'm driving all over the state.

Seriously though, this looks like a bargain
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KevinDo



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm I'd be interested in trying this thing out. How much is it?

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geohaye



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin, $35, here's the page with the 411:
http://weatherflow.com/windmeter/
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