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Skywatch Xplorer 2 Electronics Weather

by JDC

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Product Description

JDC\'s SKYWATCH Xplorer series was launched in 2004, and has proven to be the most exciting line of windmeters yet! Packed with features essential to monitoring the environment, the Xplorer series breaks price barriers and is simple to use.

Designed for consumer and professional use, the Xplorer does not include complicated and seldom-used features such as downloading and storing. Press one button, and instant readings are at your fingertips. Designed in Switzerland and built to our demanding specifications, the SKYWATCH Xplorer series is engineered to provide a lifetime of accurate and dependable use.

Skywatch Xplorer Series Measure:
Wind Speed - current and maximum
Ambient Temperature - current, windchill, maximum, minimum, water (Xplorers 2, 3, 4)

Details:

WINDSPEED:


All Xplorers
Balanced impeller is integrated into wind meter
The impeller is magnetized, producing a magnetic field when rotating which is measured internally
Damage to the impeller is unlikely due to the small opening, but repair can be performed

TEMPERATURE:


Xplorers 2, 3, 4
Internal thermometer is attached to the stainless steel back
Temperature adjusts quickly, although drastic temperature changes may require several minutes for accuracy
Temperature is read quickly by touching the back to an object of the same temperature
Water temperature is read quickly by submerging the unit briefly

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000BNLK8W
  • Item model number: Xplorer 2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,103 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By captain critical on September 20, 2008
This is a handy little device I can keep in the pocket of my boardshorts. Since I am not too familiar with approximate windspeeds by "feel" (no previous sailing or other experience), this is/was a good way for me to build memory and put a "number" to the strength of the breeze. This helps to pick the right size kite for the conditions. The wheel/propeller gets stuck after the salt water drys, but is easily remedied by rewetting it. I recommend it to those with no experience with wind, or those having to choose the right kite size, and want a pocket device.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John V. Wright on June 16, 2008
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Very good tool. Have used it on my days sailing and at work.
Easy to use and waterproof. The temp. function may not be quick
and you must hold from the sides so not to read the heat from your
finger. But in summary for the price can't beat it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By hrh1945 on February 9, 2011
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The product arrived before anticipated delivery date and was securely contained in shipping box. My only concern after a few days of use on the golf course is the difficulty of setting wind speed (MPH vs KPH & FPS), temperature (C or F), Chill Factor, and "max wind speed" vs. "temperature display preferences with a "single button" to navigate thru multiple menus displayed on the screen in several locations (plus CF at third spot). After stumbling into "MPH" wind speed setting at top of display and "F" temperature read-out below that in lieu of "max wind speed" (measured), I limit my button presses to a single "power-on" press (it uses an auto-off feature). Note: the manufacturer provides a flow chart of sub-menus on their internet site per guidance from the 1/4-inch thick user guide booklet (used for Xplorer 1, 2, 3 & 4 models). This small (pocket) size wind, temp, and CF gage meets my needs quite adequately and can be used to measure water and solid surface temperatures by direct contact.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CoopB. on November 28, 2012
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I use this to take measurement when I got kiteboarding, sailing, parasailing, and even when I go rock climbing, this thing is accurate quick and I love the temperature piece, lets me have a better idea of what gear I need when I get out of my car. Skywatch is the most important piece for any kiteboarder its efficient.
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By Novice3 on March 24, 2014
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This is a great "Wind" meter. I purchase this Wind meter, because I just started to kite board and needed to know the winds velocity,
in order to fly my kite. Being a novice at wind speeds, I had no clue what 14 mph wind would feel like on a beach. Now I have something to measure the velocity for future reference. The Meter also shows you the temperature of the air or water. It will take a
few minutes for the Meter temperature to become stable.

I do recommend this product
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