April 2014 Issue

Smartphone Wind Meter: Speed, But No Direction

We think Vaavud’s plug-in anemometer and smartphone app could be more useful if it measured wind direction.

Talk about an impulse purchase. When we spotted the Vaavud digital wind meter for smartphones in the Sporty’s catalog, the marketing photos made it easy to justify dropping $49.95 plus shipping on the thing. Turns out it didn’t provide the level of utility we anticipated, at least for our flying missions.

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