A PERSONAL METEOROLOGY STATION
The rugged and electronic-free Vaavud™ wind meter turns your smartphone into a high-tech meteorological tool. With a design inspired by professional cup anemometers it is accurate, practical and truly pocket friendly with its compact two cup design. The Vaavud™ wind meter has a one piece durable plastic rotor and low friction PTFE bearing. Reliability and long service life are assured through the use of revolutionary electronic-free technology, communicating directly with the magnetic field sensor in your smartphone.
The Vaavud™ App measures and displays wind speed in a popular units of measurement. It has a neat and clean interface that shows the most important wind characteristics: actual, mean and max wind speeds. The smoothed graph provides additional data on variations in strength as well as a quick overview. The graph supports both drag and pinch to zoom so data can be viewed in fine detail.
A live map gives you access to measurements made by other Vaavud users around the globe within the past 24 hours. You can zoom in to pinpoint the reading location and tapping on a map measurement reveals further details and other nearby measurements.
The Vaavud wind meter can also be used to input measurements to the Weendy app, the world’s fastest-growing community-based weather network.
The Vaavud wind meter works with all iPhones from 4 and onwards, and all iPads from 2 and onwards, running on iOS 6 or 7. With regards to Android phones we have currently confirmed it to work with Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4, HTC one and Google Nexus 5, as well as a number of other devices. Check out this post to see the complete list.
The Vaavud design is inspired by professional cup anemometers, but with two cups instead of three, in order to make it truly pocket friendly. The one piece, molded rotor and the low friction Teflon bearing makes the Vaavud wind meter extremely durable. If sand or dirt gets inside the Vaavud wind meter it can easily be cleaned out with water. And The Vaavud wind meter can take quite a beating – it is built for action!
The Vaavud App
The Vaavud app gives you a clear overview of average, actual and maximum wind speed, as well as a real time graph – in fact the first real time graph in the world on a hand held anemometer! And you can scroll and pinch-zoom on the graph, if you want to taker a closer look at something.
The unit of measure can be changed on the fly by simply tapping the screen. (Available units: m/s, Kmh, mph, Kts and Bft.)
A live map gives you access to measurements made by other Vaavud users globally. Tap on a measurement to see details and a map thumbnail of the location. Tap on the map thumbnail to zoom in and see exactly where the measurement was made or tap on a nearby measurement on the list to see it’s details.
New features will constantly be added to the app. Measurement history will be available soon, and much more will follow.
Finally, you can use the Vaavud wind meter together with the Weendy app to tap into the world’s fastest-growing community-based weather network.
The Vaavud wind meter has a wind range of 2 to 20* m/s. Precision is the least of +/- 4% or 0.2 m/s. The wind meter has been tested and calibrated in a professional wind tunnel at the Technical University of Denmark.
Because of the cup-anemometer design, the precision of the Vaavud wind meter is not affected by changes in wind direction (unlike a propeller based anemometer, which must point precisely up against the wind to measure correctly). And the Vaavud app taps into other sensors in your phone, to ensure that the device is held correctly, so the risk of incorrect measurements can be minimized.
*Up to 24 m/s for iPhone 5S and up to 48 m/s on some Android phones
- Measures wind speed from 4 to 48 knots (2-25 m/s)
- Reliable electronic-free technology
- Durable construction
- Highly accurate: +- 4% or 0.4 knots (0.2 m/s)
- Clear, neat App interface
- Free Vaavud™ App
- Neoprene storage pouch included
- Compact, pocket-friendly design