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WeatherHawk SM-18 SkyMate Hand-Held Wind Meter, Yellow

by Skymate
50 customer reviews

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  • Portable wind meter has been a bestseller for more than 10 years
  • Pocketknife-style case makes for easy portability, water-resistant, floating
  • Accurate to 3% with wind speeds, measures wind from 0.5 to 99 MPH, user-replaceable lithium battery
  • Tripod adaptable, data lock feature, auto-shutoff, replaceable, non-corroding impeller
  • Includes limited two-year manufacturer's warranty
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In production for over 10 years the Skymate has been a popular wind meter choice for both professional users and recreational consumers. Used by wind sport enthusiasts, boaters, environment monitors, shooters, agriculture professionals and fans of portable electronics the SM-18 is accurate and reliable.

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In production for over 10 years, the Skymate has been a popular wind meter with professional and recreational users alike. Often used by wind sport enthusiasts, boaters, environment monitors, shooters, climbers, campers, and agriculture professionals, it's accurate and reliable. A handy, pocketknife-style case makes for easy portability, while also improving accuracy by placing the user's hands further from the wind impeller and temperature sensor. The unit is water-resistant, and its bright yellow case makes for easy retrieval if it ever goes in the drink.

Accuracy is the most crucial component of any weather meter, and the SM-18 is accurate to 3% with wind speeds. It can measure wind from 0.5 to 99 MPH, and captures current, average, and maximum wind speed over five-, ten-, or 13-second intervals, and additionally measures temperature and wind-chill in both Fahrenheit and Celsius.


Features
  • Water-resistant, floating
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Data lock feature
  • Auto-shutoff
  • Replaceable, non-corroding impeller
  • User-replaceable lithium battery


Warranty
This WeatherHawk unit includes a limited two-year manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.


About WeatherHawk
WeatherHawk, a division of Campbell Scientific, Inc., produces a wide-ranging line of personal weather stations typically used by schools, government agencies, agriculture, industry, homeowners, resorts, and consumers in a wide variety of applications.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B0000AY6UV
  • Item model number: SM-18
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,822 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By gGuthrie on July 13, 2007
This is a good product, convenient and accurate. It is a bit expensive, but typical for similar products. The screen tends to get scratched by the swivel holder cover.

The big complaint that I have is that it is not waterproof. Their rep. said it will float, and is water-resistant, but is not water proof, cannot go under water. A dubious distinction, since their web page says: ""water resistant to 3' ". Many of their sales sites say "waterproof". but it is not. the repair person made a fuzzy claim that it would float, and withstand rain, but not submersion. i reminded him of the specification on their site, and he basically disclaimed it.

I put it in a breast pocket of a life jacket, and after one spill, it was flooded & ruined.

Anyway, be warned!!
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Popelka on July 16, 2010
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We have a Skymate Hand-Held Wind Meter on every one of our work trucks. We are required by the law to know the wind speed and air temperature at every job where we make a chemical application. This little Wind Meter does the job nicely. We have re-purchased them when they have been lost or when we have added vehicles.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By normalzebra on May 23, 2010
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This is a decent wind meter for the money. I bought it to get rough estimates on air temperatures and velocities coming out of AC registers. It would be absolutely perfect for my usage if it measured humidity too. The case protects it nicely while in my tool bag. Mine did arrive with dead batteries, so that's why I rated it as a 4.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Wrigda on February 11, 2011
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I purchased the hand-held skymate to measure wind speed to improve my sail selection before heading out for a windsurf. It is excellent. Simple to use and now takes that little bit of doubt out of my mind about average wind strength and gust strength. It looks robust enough to handle being thrown in my box of equipment.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Spartan on September 6, 2012
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A great must have for RC Flying. I Fly Ultra Micro planes to larger gliders. Once you get good with the smaller planes of today, you will enjoy flying them in the wind but you need to know how much wind is blowing to decide if you want to take it up. Very sensitive at very low wind speeds. Nice measurements of different averages with max wind speed. Temperature gauge is helpful in the winter as it may change your flying time due to batteries having less power in the cold. The cover protects the wheel completely, so close it and throw it in your tool box. Want more protection, get the leather case. Set it on a table tri-pod at the park picnic table or on a full length tri-pod at the field.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By jess e on December 5, 2012
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This tool seems to do the job i purchased it to do. I think its a little pricey and I wish i had shopped around a little more for a better deal but it is pretty useful if your out sailing.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Musicman44mag on February 29, 2012
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My package came on time. Unit is pretty neat and easy to use. Contacted Steve at the telephone number provided on the package and explained that there were no directions. He told me how to change the unit mesurement from centigrade to ferinhight and said that I could find the directions on the internet at the address provided on the package. Satisfied with that, I went to throw out the package and low and behold, the manual slipped out from between the cardboard insert and I did find the manual on the internet.

I gave this a four star only because I am confused about the power off feature and how it reads in the manual. I want to make sure it is on so my unit will turn off automatically after 5 min of non-use. Called and left a message with Deon. If he is half as nice as Steve I should have my problem resolved with a simple push or two of the switch. Great customer support.

This is my first unit so I cannot compare it with others but I will mention that I read the reviews and the fact that this is used at track and field events and another person uses a higher priced unit by this company to measure wind speed on top of the mountian if his professional windometer freeze's up was good enough for me. Purchased from Amazon.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By David M. Wenning on March 23, 2013
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OK, I am going to be the East German judge here. Right out of the package, I am not able to change the wind speed units. Following the instructions, I was able to change the temperature units, but the wind speed unit is stuck on Beaufort. I have an email into tech support at weatherhawk.com. Their response will determine what I post here next. Frankly, I am very disappointed.
UPDATE: After 12-15 tries, I was finally able to change the wind speed units. I am adding another star because of this. There is an even bigger problem now. I contacted WeatherHawk tech support more than 2 weeks ago and have still not received a response. For this reason, the device will not get more than two stars.
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